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Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter

#2 of 27 things to do in West Bay Features Animals
786 North West Point Road, West Bay KY1-1303, Grand Cayman
+1 345-949-3894
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We did the turtle only option. It was nice and our kids enjoyed getting to hold sea turtles. Your... read more

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Lhutch72
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Dacula, Georgia
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Turtles are huge with no space to swim freely. It's sad. Baby turtles hatching was very interesting... read more

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Cayman's most-visited and perennially popular land-based attraction, Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter hosts more than 300,000 visitors each year. Conservation of sea turtles and other island wildlife with associated research and education are at the heart of the company's mission. The park is also a vital component of the country's economy, providing a world-class tourist attraction that is truly one-of-a-kind: the only institution in the world that successfully breeds green sea turtles, releases captive-bred sea turtles into the wild, and allows visitors to get "up close and personal" with sea turtles in various exhibits and supervised encounters. Local and Caribbean birds, marine predators, crocodile and other island wildlife are also featured in this Grand Cayman island favorite "must-see".
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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786 North West Point Road, West Bay KY1-1303, Grand Cayman
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+1 345-949-3894

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did the turtle only option. It was nice and our kids enjoyed getting to hold sea turtles. Your money helps support the conservation and breeding of turtles so don't think you are going to Disney. Its a small park and if you do the...More

Thank Lhutch72
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Turtles are huge with no space to swim freely. It's sad. Baby turtles hatching was very interesting though ...

Thank gabi a
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We opted to do the whole attraction rather than the cheaper experience. You get a 20% discount with airlines ticket stub or rental car contract. Get to swim & touch sea turtles in the snorkel lagoon. See sharks & other predators. Go to their huge...More

Thank rxratedz71
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great experience at the Cayman Turtle Center. The work that this centre is doing is positively impacting sea turtles. The snorkeling wasn't rear but everything else was!

Thank Blake H
Reviewed 2 days ago

I think this was probably the highlight of our trip. Breeding pool with huge sea turtles was amazing and then the experience to snorkel in the pool with them is pretty amazing. Family loved this place.

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Family had a trip to Grand Cayman & one of our stops was the Turtle Centre. Family loves animals & the outdoors, so with my son in mind we decided to make this an excursion. He loved it, my wife loved it, I loved it....More

Thank 97dsmbishi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was well worth the trip. Everyone including our teens thought it was very cool. Holding the sea turtles was amazing.

Thank kccmh23
Reviewed 4 days ago

we only stayed to see the turtles which we injoyed but felt they should be in the sea not in pools, they had a swimming area for you to swim but we didnt stay for that only about 45minutes in total so not one for...More

Thank KarenUbsdell
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been to Cayman twice and I can say that the Turtle Centre has changed. When we went 3 years ago, you could access much more of the park for the base fare. When we went recently, the base ticket didn't get you anything other...More

Thank jeffbtracy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We love turtles and are involved with a Turtle Conservatory in the U.S. So we were excited to hear about this place. After reading reviews and hearing about the sale of turtle for food we decided to have only one of our group go. Only...More

Thank Linda M
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Jeff_Sloan
Are there changing rooms there?
June 23, 2017|
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Response from Robert W | Reviewed this property |
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Chez261247
Why do you also farm the green turtles to be sold for eating?
May 26, 2017|
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Response from Bob5460 | Reviewed this property |
Turtle is a traditional Cayman Island meat. The turtle farm's primary purpose is re establishing the turtle population in the wild. I'm not sure if they still sell some for meat or not. The one restaurant I had turtle at... More
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ModernWanderers
Hi there! I am wanting to visit the Turtle Farm next week (when the cruise ships are not in!) and am wondering if there is somewhere to leave valuables (eg. lockers) whilst swimming in the lagoon? Thanks!! :)
May 7, 2017|
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Response from Dale W | Reviewed this property |
Yes lockers...for a small fee. A few bucks I think
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