Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter, West Bay

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Groups of sea turtles and an array of exotic animals appear during a visit to Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter, a turtle meat farm and conservation park. Established in 1968, the farm aims to protect the depleting population of wild green sea turtles from poaching through a combination of breeding for the meat industry, and the annual release of captive turtles into the wild. Stretching over 9.3 ha (23 ac), the farm is also home to a 2.7 m (9 ft) saltwater crocodile, an exhibit called “Predator’s Reef,” and the largest swimming pool on the island. Despite having attracted controversy in the past, there are also numerous spots where you can hold and touch yearling turtles--a rare opportunity to see the beautiful creatures up close. To visit Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter and get the most from your holiday in West Bay, create itinerary details personal to you using our West Bay holiday planner.
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  • We took the turtle farm shuttle to the farm and we had fun! It was hot but fun! Lots of turtles to see. My daughter wanted to hold a turtle and she got to. We only paid to see them feed the turtles an...  more »
  • This was fairly underwhelming. Entry to the front of the park allows you to see various sized turtles in very small ponds, and one large mating pond that looked very very crowded with turtles. They al...  more »
  • The tour was a little rushed. Unsure if this was due to our excursion or if this is the norm. Did get to hold a sea turtle! They have one tank you can climb into and others where you can pull them out...  more »