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Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter

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Open today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Swimming with Turtles

We had a great time with 3 grandchildren holding the turtles and snorkeling with them in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gina T
Huge and beautiful turtles

There is a large amount of sea turtles at this center. Their is a beach like pool with many 4 foot... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MichaelH6811GY
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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+1 345-949-3894
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great place to experience a great flavor for the rest of the island. Snorkeling in the saltwater pool was a great way for our kids to get used to snorkeling and become more comfortable with the fish and turtles. The freshwater pool...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great time with 3 grandchildren holding the turtles and snorkeling with them in the lagoon. If you like sea turtles - this is definitely the place to go!

Thank Gina T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The condo that we rented gave us 2 passes to the turtle center. I called to find out what kind of tour they were for. I was told that it was the passes that let us look & touch the turtles but could not swim...More

Thank Jen R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There is a large amount of sea turtles at this center. Their is a beach like pool with many 4 foot long turtles. Surrounding the main pool are small concrete tanks with small to baby turtles. It was fascinating to see. They are beautiful creatures....More

Thank MichaelH6811GY
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As part of our dolphin experience we also spent time in the turtle center. We had rhe ability to hold young turtle, see some amazing large sea turtles swim and babies as well! There were other things to do that our excursion did not cover...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would go to the turtle center again in a heartbeat. I keep telling everyone how much I enjoyed swimming in the lagoon with the turtles. We had fun at this park and got a chance to learn about the turtles, and we also enjoyed...More

Thank Jobi J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huband and I are staying on island decided to do the $18 walking tour of the turtle farm. It was a fun experience. The education center shows how eggs are incubated and eventually the turtles are let out in the ocean. Being able to hold...More

Thank cables
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this tour as a shore excursion from Carnival Horizon. An overall pleasant and fun experience, especially for families and children. I myself didn't hold any Sea Turtles, but I was more than content with viewing the Turtle's wading pool and getting snapshots. Also...More

Thank Graham G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You essentially pay $18 to see the sea turtles, and only see turtles. Any other activities require “full park” admission (like swimming with turtles) and this costs $45. Still very cool.

Thank pnbarnes79
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed my walk through here, besides the fact it rained the whole time...the turtles were amazing and so huuge! Best part was getting in the touch tank to catch one, the breeding area has the largest ones. They also had an aviary here, but...More

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WelshChickjones
29 July 2018|
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Response from CayManTA | Property representative |
If you purchase the Turtle Adventure Tour at least one day in advance on our turtle ky website, there is a 20% discount as advertised on the website. If you are referring to the Turtle Centre Exploration Tour (US$18 for... More
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WelshChickjones
29 July 2018|
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Response from CayManTA | Property representative |
If you purchase the shore excursion from your cruise line, the ground transportation is included and the timing is all coordinated with the cruise ship representatives. That's the most straightforward, "least worry... More
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M4514DMjasonc
17 July 2018|
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Response from CayManTA | Property representative |
Yes, if you take the "Turtle Adventure Tour (Entire Park)" admission you can snorkel in a lagoon which has approximately two dozen juvenile turtles (typically between one and two years old) swimming around in it. CTC... More
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