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Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter

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Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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The touristy thing to do.

My family and I visited the turtle center on a summer cruise ship stop. After parking in the free... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Burlington, CT
Fun quick stop

Stopped in for a quick stop on shore excursion. Lots of turtles to see and even hold. They will... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nancy L
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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 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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 today via mobile

Been coming back for years now. Friendly staff and the kids love it. Pricy, but well worth it. Highly recommend!

Thank Aaron D
Reviewed yesterday

My family and I visited the turtle center on a summer cruise ship stop. After parking in the free lot across the street, we purchased tickets for the turtle conservation center. Access to additional areas is possible for an additional cost. We figured the $20...More

Thank RoadtripCowboy
Reviewed yesterday

Turtle farm is a very nice place where you can spend with your family the whole day or just a few hours. Take you time while looking the feeding of turtles and sharks. Feed turtles or birds. You can take a bath with little turtles...More

Thank Daydream718577
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick stop on shore excursion. Lots of turtles to see and even hold. They will take your picture holding a turtle or you can. Very nice restaurant with full bar if you need a snack. The conch fritters were so good!...More

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank LoveTravel89080
Reviewed 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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October 16, 2018|
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Response from kedder77 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There are city busses and taxi cabs on the island, but i woud check with Guest Services on your cruise ship. When we were there we saw many tour groups in smaller buses/vans and I know cruise ships were in port that... More
July 28, 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
July 28, 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