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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  • Nice stop, especially for children. it's on the northwest end of the island. Right near the dolphin experience. It was fun to see the turtles and educational. You can also snorkel in their cove, which...  more »
  • Safe, perfect, family friendly. Good educational stop to learn of the water wildlife in the area. The workers there seem to be knowledgeable.  more »
  • We were staying a week in the caymans and heard good things about the farm. Our kids enjoyed seeing the turtles and being able to walk into a small tank to pick one up and hold it. They are the smalle...  more »