About Cayman Turtle Centre
The Cayman Turtle Centre in West Bay offers unique opportunities for educational and interactive animal based activities.
Since 1968, Cayman Turtle Centre has released more than 34,000 captive bred and raised sea turtles back into the sea to help replenish Cayman’s wild population. The Centre, which is dedicated to the conservation and education of the Green sea turtle, is home to turtles of all ages, from six-ounce hatchlings to 500lb adult breeding turtles.
During your visit to the Centre you can learn about the turtles in the exhibits, the breeding and rearing process, touch and snorkel with the turtles and reef fish, swim in the freshwater pool and visit hatchlings during the nesting season.
You will also be exposed to local and regional wildlife, such as flora along the nature trail, the Cayman Parrots in the Caribbean Aviary, sharks in the Predator Reef and their rescued crocodile, Smiley.
Visitors can enjoy bird, shark, turtle and crocodile feeding, a nature trail, snorkelling with turtles and the popular waterfalls and Turtle Twister waterslide. They will be able to learn about and observe sea turtles up close and take the photo of a lifetime in one of the turtle touch tanks. Swim or snorkel with yearling green sea turtles and other colourful marine life, experience hand-feeding birds in the Caribbean Aviary, watching the Predator Reef Feeding Frenzy or join Smiley’s Croc Encounter on specific weekdays. Eat lunch in the restaurant overlooking the lagoon and the resident peacock family and then swim in the Island’s largest pool with its two waterfalls, underwater viewing panel and Turtle Twister water slide.
The resident rate for adults is CI$15 and CI$10 for children 12 years and under with free admission for children two years and under. There is a courtesy shuttle bus that picks up guests from hotels along Seven Mile Beach or plenty of parking if you drive.
The Cayman Turtle Centre offers a unique setting to say ‘I do’. Whether you’re looking for an intimate wedding or an elaborate affair, the Turtle Centre offers a perfectly distinctive ceremony and reception location in a beautiful natural setting with unique photo opportunities. They also offer full-service catering and a full bar.