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Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter

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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
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786 North West Point Road, West Bay KY1-1303, Grand Cayman
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the turtle center. We had not seen turtles this large before so that was a great experience. Handling the young turtles was also a good experience for everyone. We enjoyed the bird exhibit and the aquarium exhibit was also neat....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Nick V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the highlights of out trip. Im not confident enough to snorkle with the turtles on Spotts beach so this was great for me

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jsheff64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite things I’ve done in Grand Cayman!! You can play with baby turtles, ride on a water slide, and many other fun activities!! You should definitely come here!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank itz-soph
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience for all ages. Wish I had the opportunity to snorkel with the turtles. My 4 year-old niece enjoyed touching the baby turtles as well as us adults. Learned that they love their anterior necks rubbed. The centre has the best gift shop though...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank E8461NHjustinp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close ups with a lot of turtles of all sizes! There's a huge breeding pond with an artificial beach where the turtles lay their eggs. The educational centre and incubationroom/hatchery explains in detail how the centre functions and how the turtles are raised and selected...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TripletA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here and while I think they are doing a great job working on conserving the turtles, the park is a bit sparse for the price. We saw turtles and the hatchery was cute bit hard to see. The aviary had only a few...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Momof2andCooper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is more of a turtle torture center than anything else. My fiancé and I booked the excursion while on a cruise with MSC. We love animals and were excited to see these incredible creatures up close. We failed to do our research. When we...More

Date of experience: May 2019
4  Thank Scarlow4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not swim or snorkel, but, we bought the $40 package anyway, (20% discount with amex), because we wanted to see the whole park. It was definitely worth it. Holding the turtle was a exciting experience. The shark feeding and aviary were interesting. At...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank parrots2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband swam with the turtles and I enjoyed their beautiful coloring from a bridge as they swam just beneath the surface. The encounter area where you can hold a sea turtle (supervised) was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. They present lots of information in a fun,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank leeleezvv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in mid-May and virtually had the whole place to ourselves. Time your visit to avoid cruise ship docking times and pay the extra money to snorkel with sea turtles.

Date of experience: May 2019
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teakitty
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
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Tourist48835357576
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.
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TimmyBhags
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.
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