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Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter

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Address: 786 North West Point Road, West Bay KY1-1303, Grand Cayman (Formerly Boatswain's Beach Adventure Park & Turtle Farm)
Phone Number:
+1 345-949-3894
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08:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Cayman's most-visited and perennially popular land-based attraction, Cayman...

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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Nice day with kids

This is a nice little facility that is a good tour with kids or adults, with interactive displays. The snorkeling in the lagoon is a nice touch and is a great way to easily see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here on a cruise ship excursion and did not know what to expect. It was described only as a "turtle conservation center" in the cruise ship excursion literature. Looking back, I should have done more research. Even though the facility is partially geared toward conservation of sea turtles, they also breed, raise, and sell turtles for meat. We... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a nice little facility that is a good tour with kids or adults, with interactive displays. The snorkeling in the lagoon is a nice touch and is a great way to easily see fish and turtles. The pool area and water slide are a good way to cool off. The aviary and nature trail are good additions. Do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Because the winds on the island we were unable to swim with the stingrays so we decided to check out the turtle farm. We had a blast. We got the full package and we were able to snorkel in the lagoon with the sea turtles and fish. We got to hold some baby turtles and feed some of the larger... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely go when no cruise ships are in town and you will have the place to yourself. We were really excited to learn all about the Turtles and see them up close and personal. Unfortunately the staff is not as excited to talk about the turtles, they seem bothered when you ask them a question. We learned the most when... More 

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Caledon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Toured this attraction while on an island tour. It's a great way to see the turtles of all sizes as they are raised for release to the ocean and to eat. Once inside there are many tanks to see and touch the turtles. It is nicely set up across the street from the ocean and has a wonderful gift shop... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First the amazing - you will be able to pickup a baby sea turtle which is an amazing thing, although the turtle may disagree and smack you repeatedly with its flippers (does not hurt). We went with an excursion from a cruise ship and had full run of the place, I understand you can purchase different options so I cannot... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The turtle farm was a neat place to visit. We chose to go on the shortened version of it. It was $18 USD/ person. I felt that it was worth it. You can catch and hold the baby sea turtles. You can also Wade with them if you choose to do so. VERY kid friendly.

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Bushland, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did not pay for the all-inclusive tour of the facility. Our time was limited, so we paid $17USD per person to visit. We were able to see full size adult turtles as well as babies (which you get to handle after washing hands and using sanitizer for the safety of the animals). My children loved getting to hold them... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First, neat to be able to see so many sea turtles. My 12 yo son was in awe. But after we made our rounds to the various enclosures and had an opportunity to hold a younger sea turtle, we probably could have departed (30 mins). But instead we moved onto the swimming part of the park because we sprung for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed seeing all the turtles and native wildlife. Kids (teens) really enjoyed it. We just did the limited tour, but there was plenty to see and do.

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