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Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter

#2 of 27 things to do in West Bay Features Animals
786 North West Point Road, West Bay KY1-1303, Grand Cayman
+1 345-949-3894
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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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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
786 North West Point Road, West Bay KY1-1303, Grand Cayman
+1 345-949-3894

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is good to support conservation and education. Take kids here. Spend time to let them learn about the efforts put into to turtle breeding.

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great time at the turtle center. We swim in the lagoon with the turtles and plenty of fish. There is also a great pool to swim and relax and the great waterslide. There is plenty to do and lots of turtles to...More

Thank Eric V
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice place to visit. Lots of wildlife to look at. Turtles are neat they have birds and iguanas as well.

Thank joshuak889
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our last stop with the Best of Cayman Tour with Webster's Tours. It was really interesting to see the turtles at different levels of development and then at the end be able to hold a small turtle. I highly recommend checking this out.

Thank Z2ofus
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wasn't my favorite experience on the island. Water was kind of dirty. Kids loved it so that is what matters. :)

Thank judyklym
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting the turtle sanctuary was very cool experience, we were able to swim with turtle and other tropical fish in a huge lagoon. The have an adjoining aquatic tank with sharks and other native species.You get to hold the turtles from one of the breeding...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Cayman Turtle Center is a great attraction in the Cayman islands. I really liked how the Turtle Center has released over 30,000 turtles back into the wild. But was a little disappointed with the nursery. I had hoped for a more in depth look...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A cool place to check out some turtles and other wildlife. The aquarium had a couple nurse sharks barracuda and other fish. There was a spot to see some birds and swimming with the turtles was fun!

Thank cardude656
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family sent a memorable morning here during our recent vacation. Our kids loved getting up close with the turtles and even picking them up. We paid extra for the premium package, and did not even do any of the additional things. The shark and...More

Thank Karin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

First thing to remember is that this is a 'Turtle Farm.' They do in fact harvest turtles. The animal exhibits themselves are great for kids of all ages/size, as they are large and easily viewable from all vantage points. The swimming area and slide are...More

Thank CAYTLien
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Marie S
25 July 2017|
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Response from CayManTrip | Property representative |
Ground transportation is provided from and back to the cruise terminal IF you book your shore excursion through your cruise line. Cayman Turtle Centre does not sell "transportation-included" tours directly to cruise... More
Bryttnie D
22 July 2017|
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Response from daalgr5 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Bryttnie, I'm sorry, my patner cannot swim, so we didn't use that package. Try emailing the turtle centre. Regards David
Trina S
17 July 2017|
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Response from CayManTrip | Property representative |
You can purchase the admission tickets at the Ticket Counter when you arrive on site. Alternatively, if you purchase the admission tickets in advance on the Cayman Turtle Centre's website, you can get 20% discount off the... More