Cayman Turtle Farm: 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 Farm: 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 Farm: 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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  • Lots of sea turtles to see, and even hold. The feedings at 11:00 and 3:30 are really fun to watch. They have changed their name to emphasise the research and turtle release into the wild rather than t...  more »
  • The Turtle farm offers two options: limited access to just the turtles for $18, and a full pass for $45. We chose the first option, and really enjoyed the visit. The turtle area consists of multiple t...  more »
  • Went to the Turtle Farm in 1998 when there wasn't much there but now it is a place I would go to on any return trip to Grand Cayman. There are 2 price points for entry. One, the cheaper one, allows yo...  more »