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Grand Cayman Turtle Farm Excursion Reviews

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Much more than a turtle farm, this habitat features Grand Cayman’s most popular and unique species including butterflies, sharks and, of course, turtles.

travellanamama

1 review

This was by far the TOP experience for the kids aged 10, 11, 15, and 16. They are all girls. The LOVED LOVED LOVED the turtle farm. Keep in mind, it was the cute turtles that made it so special. It was super nice that there were some little pools with several turtles and only 4 could be in that little pool holding turtles. It worked out perfect. We have many many many photos that we were allowed to take there. And we weren't charged EXTRA for the photos. It was the BEST excursion of all. And Ernest T. Jackson, our bus driver was super awesome, friendly, and gave us much history of Grand Cayman. We were very thankful to have him drive us around in his personal bus.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Tobias10

1 review

Our tour guide was confused as to where he was to take us so we went to the dolphin experience across the road instead. we questioned him and finally he called his dispatcher who took 20 minutes to get us wrist bands so we could walk across the road to see the turtle farm. This was the highlight of the tour and worth the time - we only got 20 minutes there and arrived back at the dock very close to final boarding, which meant we had no time to shop at the dock and had to stand in a long line to get back on board the ship, but we are glad we spoke up and insisted to the guide that he was wrong and we were supposed to see the turtle farm.


Provider: MSC Cruises

rbflei

1 review

I wanted to touch the baby turtles and I was not disappointed. The guys that took us on the tour bent over backwards to make sure everyone got to enjoy the excursion. Apparently, there was a mix up and some handicapped passengers who required motorized wheel chairs bought tickets but there was no place on the bus to put them. No worries though, the guys used a personal SUV to haul the wheel chairs. Also, seeing and petting the turtles was awesome, the snorkeling with the turtles was great. No, the water is not pristine like a pool. It is saltwater with fish and turtles but it is not disgusting and the lagoon is actually rather large. The food there was good (Jerk chicken sandwich) and we even had a local beer. The trip to Hell was worth the exactly 5 minute stop. But the bus tour of the island was super interesting and fun.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

kuncelk

1 review

Part of the Island Tour was a trip to a Sea Turtle Farm where you could touch and hold little sea turtles. Our daughter LOVED that. They have a really large collection of sea turtles of all ages and they took the time to explain all about them. You end up in the gift store, so bring cash. Don't ask for a free gift coupon from your driver -- it was a cheapie key ring with the name of a business that had nothing to do with the Turtle Farm.


Provider: Disney Cruise Line

jme2628

2 reviews

Loved the turtle farm. I wasn't sure what to expect. In addition to interacting with some very cute turtles, there is a swim area, a restaurant, an aviary and a nature trail. It was beautiful and made for a lovely day.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

dkoop

1 review

Our tour guide was amazing! The trip there and back he explained enough about the island to give us a quick overview. The turtle farm was neat. Seeing all the turtles at different ages. There are small wading pools you can walk into where little ones are swimming and you can pick them up. There is also a pool there with waterslides to go on and another side where it's a mock beach and you can snorkel with some sea life (great way for our 8year old to experience snorkelling.)


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

smbarth

1 review

In Grand Cayman, we had pre-booked the Turtles, Turtles, and More Turtles Deluxe excursion through Carnival. We tendered in and got to the terminal very quickly, got our tour bracelets and lunch tickets, but we stood around sweating for about 45 minutes before we were ushered to a bus and taken to the turtle farm. Our bus driver, "Captain Morgan", was awesome. We were told to remember his name, that we were on bus number one, and that he was to pick us up at 11:30. When we got to the turtle farm, we were surprised at how bad the turtle poop smelled up the whole area! Sorry, just wanted to warn you. My six-year old daughter was gagging and did NOT want to stand around listening to the tour info! At the turtle farm, our tour guide was Tony. He was pretty good, but apparently he was jumping around among three tour groups, often leaving us standing around waiting for him, wasting time. To further confuse matters, he had another group that was supposedly on bus number one. So our groups eventually got mixed up, but it all worked out. I was personally glad when the tour part was over. Our family moved on to the saltwater lagoon, where you could snorkel with the turtles and the fish, but when walking in it was slimy. The kids and I don't swim very well, so we just kind of waded around for a while, before we heard someone say that there was a freshwater pool with a water slide. We headed over there, and wished we could have spent the whole day there! It was great, and also set up like a lagoon - It was a zero-entry rock pool, and the lifeguards at the waterslide were excellent! When one of our kids was about to come down the slide, the lifeguard would give us a thumbs-up so we would know to catch them. Sometimes we thought one of our kids was about to come down, and he would blow the whistle and tell us to get out of the way! After we got out of the pool and changed clothes, we went to the bar and restaurant to eat - They had a buffet of fried fish, BBQ chicken, dirty rice, fried plaintains, and punch, and it was good. The kids weren't really interested in that, so they also offered a cheeseburger, chicken strips, or hot dog - All with fries. One had the hot dog, and one had the chicken strips. We tendered back and got the kids all checked in at Camp Carnival, then hubby and I caught another tender back to go do a little bit of shopping. It was funny - That was about 1:00, and at that time most folks were heading back to the ship. We were two of only four people on our boat going toward the island, and our friends later told us that they were packed like sardines on their tender, and when we passed they said "Hey, look at that boat with only four people on it! WAIT! That's Steve and Sheila!!!" Hahaha...


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

dispachcops

1 review

For only $75 bucks per person we did Hell, Turtle farm, Rum Cake Factory, Stingray City, and snorkeling. The Stingrays were awesome and so was the turtles. Hell and Rum Cake Factory could be missed if needed...

The turtles were awesome.


Provider: Independent Operator

edeel5

1 review

I didn't think I would enjoy this but I really did. It was amazing to see those huge turtles. And the shells and the color of the turtles' bodies were pretty. Also liked the iguanas.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

trvlwithkids

1 review

I got the one that included food. avoid the food!!!! I didn't realize at the time it was not kept warm properly and when back at the ship promptly got sick as a dog for the rest of the night.. Better after vomiting. Turtle farm was ok, there were only a couple turtles in the lagoon area where you can swim. This was the least enjoyable of all the trips


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

robsmom

3 reviews

Ok stop. The turtles are interesting.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

NCSuz

1 review

Turtle farm was part of the Land & Sea tour. Wow, I had never seen so many gigantic turtles before!


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Winewench1

1 review

We had high hopes for this excursion but were very disappointed.. Getting tendered in went fine ti was waiting with 500+ others from 6 different ships in 90 degree heat that was not only unpleasant but could have ended tragically .. NOT because of anything that Carnival did but the tour company responsible for the busses nut being ready for that may people in the port.. There was many seniors and plus size people waiting for long periods of time with no water and the shade was disappearing quickly..
We finally for picked up and taken on very scary ride to the Turtle farm..the driver drives like a wild man( and my Husband is a professional driver).When we got to the Turtle farm we went thru the gates and over to the breeding tank then to the tank with the oldest turtle and then to the area where we could pick a turtle, then to the release tank where you can snorkel in the tank with the poop and slime from the Turtles YUCK!!! The predator tank was nothing but and big plate glass window with some fish and a Nurse shark as a Barracuda .. Boring!!!
We had the "Deluxe " tour with lunch.. not worth the extra $20 per person for Fish, Chicken, Rice and Coleslaw.. no battled water nothing to drink offered.. charged $2.00 for a 375ML bottle of water .
After lunch we went to the main gate and had Coconut water at $4,00 for 1 Coconut and left the park.. where just out side the entrance that bottle of water we paid $2 for was only $1.00.. NOT IMPRESSED!!!
Then the Ride back.. Wow.. make sure your life insurance is pad up for the ride back it was even worse..some of the passenger were screaming because the driver was taking the turns at such a high rate of speed..
I would not recommend this tour at this point in time


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

carolynp123

1 review

We rented a car thru Avis to tour the Grand Cayman by ourselves. We had spent a week here a few years ago and knew our way around, and wanted to show it to our kids. We were disappointed in Avis, they made us walk about 5-6 blocks thru town to a meeting place for a pickup to take us to rent the car. It was over 90 degrees and we had snorkel equipment and backpacks to carry. We finally rented the car and drove to the Turtle Farm. (waste of time!)It was $30/person ($20 for kids)for the little tour and over $45 if you wanted to see the whole farm, which included the lagoon and predator pond (the interesting parts). Our little tour was just tanks with different sized turtles. I thought their prices were way too high for what they had on display. They had one small petting tank where the turtles could be touched. The kids enjoyed chasing the wild iguana they found more than they did the turtle farm.


We left the turtle farm and drove to Cemetary Beach to snorkel. We had been before and snorkeling is okay, but not great. Most of the corral seems to be dead or dying near shore and we weren;'t comfortable going out as far as some groups did. The beach is secluded with no bathrooms, restaurants, etc. I think if we went back, we would go to one of the more popular snorkel beaches instead of Cemetary Beach. We ended up heading back a little early to the ship for lunch because we did not see any restaurants that we were interested in and we did not want to miss the boat back to the ship. We only had contact with a few islanders and they were not as friendly as when we were there a few years ago. I recommend using the tour operators at the exit to the port. There were several there doing private 2-3 hour tours in their taxis/vans for $15/$20 a person. If you have a chance to go to Rum Point, we really enjoyed it there during our last visit but didn't have time for the drive this time.


Provider: Independent Operator

galian84

3 reviews

Gorgeous port of call, especially the beaches. Went to the turtle farm for this excursion. Got to hold the younger turtles...very cute, and you can soothe them by stroking them under their chin when they start flapping their flippers. They also let you swim with turtles and fish in this little lagoon, which was a nice experience...and across the bridge was the shark tank. There was also a freshwater pool, which was a refreshing break after all the saltwater we were used to swimming in.

From there, we went to Seven Mile Beach. Crystal clear, warm water, but it was extremely hot outside. Apply sunscreen VERY liberally while you're here. Spent about two hours at the beach before hopping back on a taxi to catch the last tender back to the cruise.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

KFMCruiser

1 review

This was our 3rd trip to this wonderful conservation farm. On our first time we had our picture take with "Timmy" as we named him. On each returning visit we would pick out an aged appropriate turtle and take another picture. This year "Timmy" was a large 3 year old. Another picture for our vacation wall. The lunch that came as part of this excursion was very nice and the single attendant was very friendly. Gifts again were reasonable and the money went to the operation of this worthy cause. A must do excursion!


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

niteshift

1 review

This was a wonderful stop. The turtles are cute. It's very interactive; you hold them, and stand in the pool with them. GREAT!!


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

dchi72

1 review

It was entertaining but too long


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

shakes1616

1 review

The Turtle Farm and Stingray City tour was the best excursion I have ever been on. Swimming with the turtles and the stingrays were the highlight of this tour. The staff did a wonderful job and were very informative.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Frugalman

1 review

Hands on wonderful experience. They allow visitors to handle the young turtles.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

sweetnesscruises

1 review

Very cool place. You see turtles of all stages of life and can hold smaller ones.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

lgbill

5 reviews

Great island, great Turtle Farm. Very clean and lots of turtles. Large salt water snorkel feature and fresh water waterpark. Bring swimsuit. Snorkel feature is a huge circular natural water path. Next time I will be sure to use it.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

boxman75

1 review

This was an informative, fun tour of the turtle farm which is being used to help restore the population of green sea turtles in the Caribbean. It was fun and enjoyable, and offered a great chance to learn more about the history of the island and turtle farming. I think it is a great tour for families with kids and an opportunity to snorkel in a man-made preserve with young turtles being readied for release into the wild was very cool. The facilities and transportation provided were adequate and well maintained.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

LLA68

1 review

Very cool but we didn't have much time to enjoy. Very busy too.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

4daDA

1 review

Our guide/driver was excellent. However because we were a group of ten we got the last vehicle after all others and had to wait an extended period, but once the excursion started we were very happy. We were the only passengers on the vehicle which the grandchildren really liked.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

WooPigCruiser

1 review

The turtle farm was an excellent experience that the entire family enjoyed.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

Cruselover

5 reviews

Great facility where you can view and touch these magnificent creatures.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

doomisdelicious

1 review

Oh my God. This place is BEAUTIFUL! I *HIGHLY* RECOMMEND booking through Captain Marvin's Watersports! You SERIOUSLY can't go wrong with these guys! This port is wonderful, it's beautiful, everyone's friendly, you don't feel rushed! It's absolutely a great place to visit. OH, and if you'd like to save some money, the 7 Mile Beach is a FREE BEACH and is a short taxi ride away! Not bad at all!!

Provider: Independent Operator

BODICERIPPER

1 review

Part of a bus tour. Wish we could have spent more time here. Interesting place with pretty grounds. The staff are helpful and know their facts. Would liked to have had more opportunity to speak with them further.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

redxpanda

3 reviews

We bought our tickets directly from the Cayman Turtle Farm. They offer a discount on their website and will also provide transportation from the cruise port. We bought the full access to the park for 4 adults and our daughter (just under 2) was free. When we got to the pier, after a quick tender process from the Disney Wonder, we sought out the information booth and the nice lady working it pointed us toward one of the turtle farm employees in a teal shirt. We, and 2 other families, met up with him at the same time, so he called us our own bus transport to the farm. He said to meet at 8:30am at the information booth and he will escort us to a bus. On the bus ride, the driver gave us the quickie tour of George Town, Seven Mile Beach, etc. He pointed out everything along the route and some of the history of the island. Once at the turtle farm we were directed inside to claim our prepaid wristbands. Our Turtle Farm tour guide met us and gave us the tour of the breeding program they have and a history of the park and turtles that live there. We got to hold 'baby' turtles as advertised. It was a neat experience! After the turtle part, we were shown the entrance to the rest of the park. There is a snorkel lagoon, large pool with a big slide, an aviary, predator aquarium, and restaurant. We checked out the aquarium and aviary to feed the birds, it was all very nice, clean, and landscaped. After that we spent the rest of our time in the pool. We felt safe leaving our things on the lounge chairs, everyone working here or visiting seemed trustworthy enough. It was also not that busy as we got here first thing in the morning. The pool is huge and there are iguanas all around. Some even came in for a swim a few times. Our daughter can't go into the ships pools with a swim diaper, this place allows it. That is the main reason I selected this park as our excursion in Grand Cayman. I would return here for the use of the pool again. I think our daughter would enjoy coming back when she is older to hold the turtles for herself. We also didn't get into the snorkel lagoon this time around, it looked nice and clean, but we just didn't quite find the time to go in. Around 11 we decided to get out of the pool and start to dry off before our scheduled 12pm bus was set to bring us back to the pier. We shopped in the gift shop within the park and also in the small shops right outside (better selection of some items and prices), and walked across the street to the dolphin encounter to check out how that looked. The return bus waited for 10 minutes past noon, for any late travelers, then drove us back to the pier. Some families took the option of being dropped off at Seven Mile Beach, though, if you do that you need to take a bus or taxi back to the pier at your own cost. we were hungry and wanted lunch on the ship, so we went straight back. We enjoyed the farm and it was well worth the price we paid by going direct with the farm itself. The transportation was also very easy, nice staff, and well organized. Just seek out the information booth and they will direct you to who you need to find.

Provider: Independent Operator

ladyhawk415

1 review

Fascinating place. Beautiful location. The turtles (many varieties) were beautiful. You can even hold one.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

foxcardia

1 review

Interesting, but not very long.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

JMcgo1979

1 review

It was a wonderful experience to hold a baby sea turle and see them up close. The only thing that was somewhat bad is when you swim with the sea turtles, they're hard to find and aren't as friendly as the baby turtles that you just held.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Nsteerage

3 reviews

Was able to see sea turtles at all of their various stages. Very clean facility and not too crowded during our visit. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Rosethorn40

11 reviews

Rather tame, so thrill seekers will be bored. However, very informative, and there are activities at the facilities such as snorkeling in a man-made lagoon, and a very pretty fresh water pool to swim in, so I feel it's a good choice for families or larger groups traveling together as most should find something to occupy their time. Keep in mind that Grand Cayman is a tender port if mobility is an issue.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

DanWilJr

5 reviews

The next stop was the Turtle farm which was very interesting.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

pljonesey

2 reviews

very interesting - probably more so for kids as you can handle the turtles

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

hartsnvt

1 review

Because we tendered and had purchased this excursion, we met in the Stardust and had only a brief wait until we were on the tender cruising for the dock. Another brief wait and our guide met us and escorted us onto a full sized air conditioned bus. It took approximately a 1/2 hour with the guide giving us detailed information about Grand Cayman. Every home we went by was in pristine shape and you could really feel the pride of ownership on the island. We arrived at the Turtle Farm and were met by a guide who immediately showed us the large pond and other turtle tanks which housed different types of turtles. He explained the conservation efforts of the farm and really took his time to educate us about sea turtles. At the next portion of the tour we were able to hold young turtles and could use our own cameras to take as many pictures as we wanted. Once we were done with the babies, we were on our own! There was an aviary, a predator tank and my favorite, the yearling turtle lagoon where we could don a snorkel and mask (also included in the price) and snorkel through a fish filled (and turtle filled ) lagoon. I never saw a turtle but my daughter saw 6. The lagoon meandered around large rocks and coral all the way to the glass partition which separated us from the predator tank. It was like snorkeling in the ocean but calmer. I finally found that after following one or two fish near the man made beach, the schools of fish were next to the glass at the predator tank. So, don't waste time trying to get underwater pics in the water near the beach but go to the glass separator under the bridge and there are fish galore! It was also interesting to take pictures of the fish and in the background through the glass was a nurse shark that was about 10 feet long! I was glad that the glass was so thick! After snorkeling, we had lunch at their restaurant. Myself, my husband, and 2 daughters each had a drink (alcoholic), and simple food. I saw that the prices were up there even for the light lunch we had, but was a bit taken back by the $109 bill! The food was tasty but I thought it was very overpriced. Apparently some of the excursions from other ships had lunch included and I would have preferred to pay for lunch upfront. The gift shop was huge and decently priced but I did not buy anything. I also loved the wild lizards and the chickens that ran around the place. I would recommend this tour. I want to add that after we left our driver drove us to the town of He (double hockey sticks) where I was able to send a postcard to myself which was fun. It was a quick stop but we did see the reason they named it H*e*l*l which was behind the shop. We went back to the ship a different way so we could see more of the island. We got back to the pier with plenty of time to shop. and explore the waterfront a bit. It is a beautiful Island and when I win the lottery I would want to live there!

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

dusty1117

1 review

Well worth the money since you cannot book this on your own. Turtle farm first. We were the only ones there. Highly recommend. Couldn't believe how big those turtle are. You could pick up babies and get into the pool with them.

Provider: Princess Cruises

gowithkids

1 review

Four took Turtle Farm and Lunch excursion. Lunch was very good but swim with turtles includes only few fish and one small turtle and you cannot touch it. Turtle raising area interesting but could cut about hour out of this excursion. One took local bus and hiked a couple trails. People very fiendly and bus very inexpensive vs cabs and tours.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Farmington Dentist

3 reviews

Love the turtle farm. Fun to pet and hold the turtles. They now have a little wading tank that you can get into up to your knees and play with the baby turtles.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

miniflea

3 reviews

The turtle farm was cool, even though people seem to have a hard time following simple directions. When they tell you to hold the turtles over the water, there's a reason. Amazed me how many English-speaking people just ignored them. One note: "snorkeling" at the turtle farm is a waste of time unless you have little kids who've never done it before, so skip it and enjoy other parts of the place. Unless you bring your own, you don't get fins, and it's all a man-made pond anyway, with average fish.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

cupcake1010

1 review

Turtle farm was enjoyable, but not very big.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Mikey7989

2 reviews

The Turtles, Turtles & More Turtles Deluxe was appropriately named not only due to the thousands of turtles at the farm but also the lunch that was included with the Deluxe Tour. I had been there once before when there were just a couple of tanks that held the turtles, but the park/farm has really grown since! Even though it was quite rainy the day we were in port, the trip out to the turtle farm was worth it just to experience its massive growth with underwater viewing areas, scuba diving and many other actiivites.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

vips_va

1 review

Finally our day in Grand Cayman was pouring rain, which dampened things, but the 3-hour Best of Grand Cayman tour was very interesting and had some good stops. Amusingly, we realized much of the tour focused on the locations of the US-based hotels as their best landmarks, and we would have liked to have learned more of the rich history of the island, but the visits to Hell and the Tortuga Rum Cake Factory were nice. (The cakes are actually cheaper on the boat and cheaper again in Isla Roatan, though.) The highlight was the sea turtle farm, where you get to hold a young turtle and see Sparky, the 66-year-old turtle who spawned about 50,000 offspring and is now enjoying a well-earned retirement. There's a large downtown area for shopping which was less convenient and made it harder to find places on our 'organizer scavenger hunt', but there was a lot to offer at all price ranges if you looked around. And for those hungering for a taste of home by that time, you can find many familiar fast-food outlets there, including Burger King, Dairy Queen, Subway, and KFC.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Jenn_K

2 reviews

We really enjoyed the turtle farm. We booked directly through their website -- as the savings was enormous. When I emailed -- they said they would have transport for us at the port, just to ask anyone to point us in the right direction. There was some confusion -- as different people pointed us in many different directions! However there is an information building right in the port and we should have went there first. They were so helpful. They called the turtle farm for us and had them send our ride. Since it was just us and another small group who booked direct that day -- they picked us up in their personal cars. They said for over 10 people they would have used a bus. The turtle farm was about 15 minutes or so from the port. The employee who drove us was very informative on all things Grand Cayman. We had a very nice chat during our ride. We had all access bracelets for the day. There were no "tours" given for those who purchase direct -- it is self-guided. We were told that if we wanted to jump in on the tours given to those who booked through the cruise line we could do so. We decided to just do it on our own. We decided to walk around the turtle tanks first -- check them out. There were turtles of all ages / size in various tanks, We walked around the holding tanks for maybe 20 minutes -- just checking them out and petting them. I find when I was looking at the sea turtles they were all talking to one another in "Crush" voices Dude! Totally ! Then we found another set of tanks -- where you can get in with the turtles or pick them up (or both !) The ones you could wade with were more "Squirts" then they were "Crush" This was so exciting and probably my favorite part of the trip. After we toured the tanks we went over to an area where they had a beach and if you wanted, could get snorkel equip and snorkel with fish and turtles. My son is a bit young for this so we just dipped our feet in the lagoon and went on our way. The man who worked "The snorkel shack" had a tiny gecko that he was showing to the kids. After that we made our way to the swimming lagoon and water slide area. At the far end -- by the waterfall, there is a glass wall so you can view the "predator reef" that is on the other side of the wall. You can see sand sharks, fish, barracuda and other sea life. The water slide was awesome. I thought it went really fast! We just spent an hour or so lazily enjoying the water. Our tummies were rumbling so we went over to their bar/grill called Schooners. It was quite Americanized food wise -- but you could try some sea turtle if you were brave (sorry Crush). I am not brave! I had a quesadilla. Food was good -- pricing probably equaled your local chain sit down place (think Chili's or Ruby Tuesday). After that it was time to go back to the ship. All in all is was a great way to spend a short "in-port" day and something everyone should see once!

Provider: Independent Operator

melanierose327

1 review

Grand Cayman: We really enjoyed Grand Cayman. It was beautiful there and I would love to go back. We booked the Stingray Encounter and Turtle Farm and enjoyed them both a lot. We took a bus ride the boat that took us out to the stingray sandbar. The ride out to the sandbar is nice. They gave us info about how to handle the stingrays while we were on the boat. Once we got there I was a little concerned because there were already a lot of boats out there but there was plenty of space for us and we had plenty of interaction with the stingrays. Our guides did a great job making sure everyone got to hold, feed and kiss a stingray. We brought a waterproof digital camera and got some great shots of the stingrays swimming around us. We got back on the boat and went back to shore to get on our bus to head to the turtle farm. I wished our bus ride had included some info about Grand Cayman but I don't think the bus had a microphone or anything of the sort.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

khidhala

1 review

See the turtles. Learn about the turtles. Hold the turtles. Swim with the turtles. Even eat the turtles for lunch if you like. It is a farm, but run more like a zoo. There is plenty of education about sea turtles as well, but really the whole point is to see them.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

shanwoll

1 review

It was so cool and the turtles were so cute and so big. got to swim with them a few of our friends kids did and we got told hold the little turtles. they had a bar/ giftshop and the local bus takes you back to town for free. just tip them for taking you. we paid 35 for 5 of us to get to the turtle farm when we first got there. what a joke!! about 20 mins in to town

Provider: Independent Operator

Drewboy96

1 review

Very nice facility. Wish we had more time there. Got to snorkel with turtles and hold them which was great for the kids. Needed more time and there just wasn't any. Excursion was WAY too short.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Von Boyage

1 review

Excellent exposure to turtles. Very educational. Pool was fun. Lunch was included.

Provider: Independent Operator

Katafer

1 review

The turtle farm was just okay. I didn't realize that in addition to raising turtles to release, they raised them to EAT also! Ick. First the guide showed us the big turtle tanks. Then we went to the yearling tanks, and anybody in the group that wanted to could hold those little turtles - but the people holding turtles weren't monitored, and I dread to think how many poor creatures were actually dropped over the course of a day. Just made me sad. Afterwards you could swim in their "lagoon" with the turtles. But it grossed me out to be swimming in so much turtle excrement, so we just went and ate lunch in the restaurant there - food was good and spicy, and the servers were friendly. The only down side was that they actually had turtle food dishes on the menu.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

CoachJeffro

1 review

Taxied to and from the Turtle Farm. Beautiful park. Interacted with Turtles, snorkeled, and played at water park. Opted to shop and each lunch near the port.

Provider: Independent Operator

Maxine615

1 review

Very interesting, see large turtles up close. Kids had a chance to wade in a pool with turtles and hold baby turtles. They LOVED it.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

Roswell_IcePrincess

1 review

Lots of turtles. You get a tour of the property and get to hold the turtles and take your own pictures. There is a lagoon to swim with the turtles and also a pool area. Bar with food. Bird sanctuary and a pool with sharks and other fish.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

docmama

1 review

Kids LOVE this, adults not as much but such a positive for the kids.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

margaret mackell

1 review

this is a good tour...especially if you combine with a river snorkel,lunch, an aviary visit, and a swim in large pool with slide.some nature, some activity, food, and swimming...but not in sun all day.the boys age 12 and 14 enjoyed this.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

NanaJag3

1 review

If you love little to big sea turtles this is a great trip. Once I saw them, and the other critters...well. There wasn't much else to do. I support the work they do and really enjoyed the trip. Been there, done that - NEXT.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

caraboo1236

1 review

It was nice. Smaller than anticipated and tour shorter than anticipated. Not sure it was the best value.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

sunnyskies24

1 review

Wonderful, nature at it's best.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

cruisingwiththe family

1 review

Medtech2

4 reviews

In Grand Cayman we did the Turtle Farm excursion. The lady at the desk told me I would not need a bathing suit as there was only a wading pool for youngsters to get in and hold a turtle. Not So!! If you do the Turtles, Turtles and more Turtles trip you also get access to the Turtle Farms water complex. There is a freshwater pool with slide and a salt water pool with many fish and turtles swimming in it so you could snorkel. We totally missed that part. However we did get to hold turtles ranging in age from 4 months (so cute!!) on up to 11 months. After that they were too big to hold. They also had an aviary and we were given a cup of nectar to hold and some nectar drinking birds would come to sit on your hand. They were not hummingbirds but they were very similar and quite beautiful

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

LOVESCRUISING36

1 review

Turtle farm was awesome. This was one of our favorite excursions. They also had a big pool area with a water slide.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

gloryfun12

1 review

great experience.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

citasocita

1 review

The interaction with the turtles and birds were amazing!!!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

brewtoo

2 reviews

This was not real exciting to me. Was a bit bored and ready to get back to the bus. Others might love it. TONS of turtles!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

iaminadaze

1 review

Beautiful setting, held a turtle, had lunch/beer.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Bohnsman

1 review

The turtle farm in the Grand Caymans is fantastic. It was so much fun to get to touch the turtles and play with them. The best part of the whole park. The park was very beautiful and clean. We really enjoyed the swimming pool as well. Staff very friendly. My only concern is that there was only one sign on how to handle the turtles properly and once the area got congested people would mishandle the turtles which made me very concerned. There wasn't a whole lot to do in Grand Cayman. They got hit by a hurricane not too long ago so there are a lot of buildings shut down or blocked from public access.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

jmb1101

2 reviews

This was a fun introduction to the Cayman Islands. We had a nice guide and enjoyed interacting with the turtles.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

stonemanor

2 reviews

Outstanding visit where we learned about the green sea turtles and the efforts to save them from extinction. Islanders wanting turtle meat must purchase it from the turtle farm. We saw the turtles from when the eggs are incubated to the baby turtles and to the largest and oldest turtles. They also had turtles who were retired and no longer used for breeding.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

derekjp47

4 reviews

Concerned at first that it was a captive location for turtles, then excited to find out they are breeding them and returning them to the sea. Nice experience

Provider: Princess Cruises

tfmd

1 review

Interesting. Got to hold and touch a sea turtle. Then got to eat some sea turtle. Something I do not think I will ever do again!

Provider: Costa Cruises

mactrio

1 review

LOVED IT! We were able to hold the turtles of all sizes and got to see some really big ones.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

hannah_cruise

1 review

Excellent visit to the Turtle Farm - got to hold baby turtles and swim with some turtles and fish in a man-made lagoon. Very family friendly outing. Also you have free access to the Dolphin Swim area across the street (you can watch the dolphons for free, to actually swim with the dolphins you need to book a different excursion).

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

nolaphile

1 review

Loved it! So fun to hold turtles, see turtles of all sizes, snorkel and then swim in the huge pool with a slide.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

Jonk67

1 review

It was educational and fascinating. The progression of ages through the tanks boggled the mind. I held a baby in one hand that would one day be so large it would take two men to lift.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

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