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Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter

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Open Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
786 North West Point Road, West Bay KY1-1303, Grand Cayman
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful drive and lots of historic information. Truly an island wildlife encounter. Highly recommend this excursion! Carlton Sinclair did a great job!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 55loveroflife
Reviewed 3 days ago

We try and cruise about once a year, and the Western Caribbean is our favorite itinerary. We've been to Grand Cayman on multiple occasions, and have come here each time. It's a really awesome excursion for people of all ages - I've seen everyone from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mra82
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing place and to the best bit is to be able to snorkel with the turtles . . You are told not to touch them but it seems no one told the turtles not to touch us :-) We came here 10...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank RCMadShane
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a fabulous way to spend some time learning about beautiful sea turtles and their preservation. You can hold turtles and learn about their life cycle. Beautiful gardens, hatchery and museum are part of the tour.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Manazefa
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was part of our excursion for the day and it was really neat to see all of the turtles! They have a snorkel area in the back so that you can swim with the fish and the turtles that won't bite you. It was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Beccadoan
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing place. The turtles themselves are absolutely fascinating. There’s opportunities to interact and feed the animals as well as to gently hold the smaller younger turtles. We also had the opportunity to swim in the lagoon with turtles as well as other...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Docsmartie
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife loves sea turtles so we knew this was a must see on our trip. Nice mix with being able to see, hold and feed the turtles and then being able to go to another section and snorkel with them. They provide the snorkel...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Pete B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on a cruise excursion. Saw all sizes of turtles, very fascinating and informative. Also able to hold one of the small turtles for a photo by one of their photographers. They send you your picture through e-mail. I was expecting the picture to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 1 week ago

WE got picked up and returned to the hotel(comfort suites) by a courtesy minibus.We just went into the turtle part of the center,but there is a much larger leisurepark attached for 45$KY.With water slides,snorkelling with turtles etc.I think the turtle part was 18$.The large breeding...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank phake2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We already had a feeling that we were going to enjoy our day at the Turtle Centre, but we were actually blown away with the experience. After walking around the turtle tanks and picking up a few small turtles from their tanks, we grabbed our...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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March 28, 2019|
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Response from Travelwithintention | Reviewed this property |
We were on a cruise excursion. Did not take a taxi. Sorry I could not help
January 21, 2019|
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Response from Dianaleeb | Reviewed this property |
I understand that Taxi's are really expensive. I agree with the first reviewer that you may want to consider a beach day instead.
January 18, 2019|
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Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Westin on seven mile beach, and the turtle centre had a free shuttle pick us up at the front door.