I absolutely LOVE turtles so I was happy to see and pet them BUT I would not go again nor recommend that you waste the basic (there are two rates) $18 to do so.
It's one concrete pool after another of sad turtles of all ages just swimming around and around. The petting part made me feel like I was traumatizing the poor little turtles so I got out of the water fast (wear shorts). I walked past where you snorkel with the turtles and it was basic, icky, and not worth it (you'll only need a swimsuit for this part).
Please Note: The hatchery is not open until October so no itty bitty turtle viewing until then.
The educators here are very open that they raise some turtles for food so idk why some reviewers are spazzing out. In order to cut down on off-shore harvesting, this is like a .... controlled selling of their meat. Not everyone is a vegetarian/vegan. I do agree with you though that the young turtles should not be pet and regret not reading your reviews before I visited.
The store is reasonably priced but the FOOD is not so if you can't go a half hour without eating, then bring your own snack.
Feeding the turtles is $5 Cy
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