Caicos Conch Farm

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bugsbunny
Toronto, Canada286 contributions
We took our 7 year old and 3 year old there last week with another family with a 2 young kids. It was interesting for adults and kids. They got to pick up the shells and see conchs that were 6 months old to 6 years old. Whole tour only takes about 20-30 minutes. Nearby is the new mini-golf course so we went golfing afterwards to keep kids occupied. It was a fun few hours break from the pool. Note the conch farm closes at 4pm and isn't open on Sundays.
Written February 21, 2005
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Inspiration35577
Vienna, VA1 contribution
The drive there was a bit rough down a dusty dirt road, but the experience was wonderful. It's a very sophisticated operation. The tour and guide were very informative and friendly. We learned about the process from egg masses, feeding stations, outdoor tanks, and open sea beds. Also about the commercial aspects of their business. Our daughters (ages 2 and 5) loved it. Especially the opportunity to touch the live conch at the end of the tour.
Written March 23, 2003
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Having been preoccupied with the conservation of nature and ecosystems for a large part of my adult life, I was delighted to see the activities of Caicos Conch Farm at first hand. Not only is it proving the benefits of ecotourism, it is also a number 1 attraction in the success story of the booming island of Providenciales.
Written August 20, 2001
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Rene D
9 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
We tried to find this place three times. Twice by car and once biking after asking locals and employees at our resort. We finally found a sign on a locked gate on a remote access telling us it was closed. I understand that bad storms will do that sort of thing. but maybe information should be put out to the tourist industry on their own web page and signage on the road instead of hidden from the road so people don,t waste their time.
Written December 8, 2017
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Christine C
Hanson, MA18 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Unfortunately, none of the conch farms exist any longer - hurricane Irma destroyed them. So disappointing.
Written August 26, 2018
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Elle_dubs
Louisville, KY175 contributions
I visited the Conch Farm in May, and it was an interesting experience. It was a little weird that some businessman is farming these poor little animals, but then again they do it with salmon, chicken, and on and on. While it was interesting, it was bizarre. The coolest part of the tour was when he held a live old conch and had it's "body" slide out. It is a weird animal. Its eyes pop out seperately, and it is a funny sight. It was also neat to see the men working on the shells. They just kick them around. Not sure how I felt about it, but for Provo, that's about as touristy as it gets. not much else to see on the island besides Blue Hills area and beaches.
Written June 8, 2006
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susanmaryl
9 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
The conch farm is closed indefinitely because of damage from a hurricane. We saw it in the early 2000s but were disappointed that we could not visit it again this trip.
Written March 30, 2019
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Tina S
Saratoga Springs, NY36 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
If you are wondering if you should take this short tour; DO IT! We thought it would be a cheesy touristy thing to do, but it turned out to be interesting. The tour is short 30-40 minutes (goes by fast) and only cost $12 each. I see some reviews said $10? There is a short presentation of a conch life cycle, then an introduction to a male & female conch they say are trained to come out of their shell and they really do come all the way out. You can get up close with these conchs and others. It's a fun little tour. Recommend!
Written May 7, 2017
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Jimm B
Dallas, TX51 contributions
Jun 2012 • Family
My wife, 2 kids, 1 baby, and in-laws went to the Conch Farm for the tour. The farm is located all the way at the northeast corner of Provo near the Walkin Marina, so it's a bit of a drive. No big deal for us since we had a rental minivan. Upon driving up the sharp rocky unpaved road, I was a little worried about popping my tires, but we made it up there (and out) without incident.

We went inside the small gift shop area and we were greeted by our guide named Denver. I could already tell that this probably wasn't going to be the most organized or lengthy tour b/c he was the only one working there and he put up a sign on the door that said he'd be out on tour and be back in 10 minutes. So I knew it was going to be quick....so that means cheap, right? Nope. $12 for each adult and $8 for kids. My father in law opted out because he has trouble walking and there were steep steps in places (which also meant my wife and I had to carry our baby's stroller down some steep steps). So 3 adults and 2 kids for 15 minutes of a tour cost me $52.

Oh well, we were there, so we did it. The tour was informative about the stages of development about the conch. And my kids loved handling live conchs. For the price, I'd think they'd take you to the holding ponds out in the ocean, but that was glossed over and I actually had to ask what those 200 circles were out in the ocean. We asked lots of questions and Denver answered most of them.

The place is somewhat run down due to age and hurricane damage suffered a few years ago. A lot of the tanks and ponds on the premises actually are not in use anymore due to damage (four years later much of it sits out of commission). They have a couple fish that they are starting to farm and want to farm grouper and yellow tail snapper, too. It sounds a little far fetched, but they want to build a big museum/gallery/info center along with a restaurant, too. Another cool thing was seeing sea turtles that they rescued a couple years ago.

Overall, don't expect too much. But, we did have a good time and learned a lot more about conch. I'd give it 3.5 stars, but that's not an option and 4 stars is too high.
Written June 12, 2012
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Julie H
Plymouth, MA33 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
Lack of information on island, due to hurricanes this attraction no longer exists. No one including dude we rented from shared the information
Written January 27, 2018
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