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Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter

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786 North West Point Road, West Bay KY1-1303, Grand Cayman
+1 345-949-3894
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USD 33.75*
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“water park” (201 reviews)
“breeding pond” (58 reviews)
“predator tank” (48 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
786 North West Point Road, West Bay KY1-1303, Grand Cayman
+1 345-949-3894
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit to learn about sea turtles of all sizes, from hatchlings to very large adults. You get to hold the small ones.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an experience of a life time. I found the education of these turtles extremely interesting. The grounds were clean and the staff friendly. When I finally got to the man made lagoon, I found it nice but only a few turtles and or...More

Thank steven d
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to go to the turtle farm on a Saturday, as there were no cruise ships due into Port that day. Little did we know that since there weren't any ships docked, the turtle farm would be nearly deserted....very few customers...More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the Cayman Turtle Centre and were very impressed. So many turtles and lots to learn. Easy to walk around too.

Thank JALToronto
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a fun visit and got to have some great new experiences. Got to snorkel with juvenile turtles, hold a baby turtle, and feed two birds at the aviary and the adult turtles in the breeding pool. Fun trip that took a few hours.

Thank Kayla Y
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's probably a good place for children and those not confident enough to swim in the ocean. But it seemed a little too tame. We expected more of an educational / conservation destination, and I'm sure they do that good work. But I felt sorry...More

Thank WaterGirlDreaming
Reviewed 6 days ago

very fun place in the turtle lagoon to snorkle with the sea turtles and fish in the crystal clear water, to see the sharks feeding, to holding the baby turtles, ...Flight Aviary, pool area, predator's reef, atractions, great souvenir shop - nice place to enjoy...More

Thank csilla1111
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took one of the best pictures I ever took with my GoPro at the Turtle Farm. It's an awesome place to go and interact with baby sea turtles and snorkel with adult ones. I highly recommend this activity but go on a Sunday when...More

Thank Camila M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a turtle FARM, but you can see sea turtles upclose and get to hold one. Turtles are held in captivity and allowed to breed, some for release, others for the table. There is a turtle nursery, but it is only active from April...More

Thank Khagan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Turtle Center with my 11,14 year old and my parents who are in their 70s. Everyone enjoyed feeding the big turtles and holding the little turtles. My parents enjoyed the interesting plants/trees we saw on the nature trail. Everyone but my...More

Thank Schaufs
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20 November 2017|
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Response from CayManTA | Property representative |
Yes, you can upgrade your admission ticket on site. BUT please note: if you buy your full-park ticket online from the attraction's website at least one day in advance, you can take advantage of their 20% off offer on the... More
Nico L
24 October 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth V | Reviewed this property |
We were picked up from and brought back to the hotel by shuttle bus "free". (I assume the ticket price included the transport.) We did tip the driver. Could not be more convenient!
Nico L
24 October 2017|
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Response from travellista1 | Reviewed this property |
I'd just hop on the bus.