Cayman Turtle Farm: Island Wildlife Encounter, West Bay
(3.1/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • You don't need more than 1-2 hours to see the farm. $18 gets you entrance to see the turtles, touch tanks and education centre. Fir the full experience you need to spend $45 which seems a bit pricey. ...  more »
  • If you love nature and interactive animal activities. This is a Cayman "must do". You will see sea turtles in all stages of the life cycle and even pick them up and hand feed them if you wish. The tur...  more »
  • My family and I visited the turtle farm as an excursion booked through our cruise line, Carnival, under the name Amazing Turtle & Wildlife Adventure. It was such a treat to see the turtles up close an...  more »