Grand Cayman (Georgetown) Turtle Farm Excursion Reviews

Much more than a turtle farm, this habitat features Grand Cayman’s most popular and unique species including butterflies, sharks and, of course, turtles.
Awesome place
Sail Date: July 2019
Awesome place
Awesome place Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We love snorkeling at the turtle farm and enjoying the fresh water pool.
Sail Date: July 2019
We love snorkeling at the turtle farm and enjoying the fresh water pool. Always fun!
We love snorkeling at the turtle farm and enjoying the fresh water pool. Always fun! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
More than turtle farm, there was a pool and snorkel area.
Sail Date: June 2019
More than turtle farm, there was a pool and snorkel area.
More than turtle farm, there was a pool and snorkel area. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Again, part of the single overall excursion.
Sail Date: June 2019
Again, part of the single overall excursion. A highlight of the trip! My 16-year-old and I were delighted to get to (gently) hold a small turtle and see so many larger ones swimming. Our guide was also very candid with us about growing ... Read More
Again, part of the single overall excursion. A highlight of the trip! My 16-year-old and I were delighted to get to (gently) hold a small turtle and see so many larger ones swimming. Our guide was also very candid with us about growing up on turtle meat, and the fact that this center still provides it as a staple to locals. He was a lovely man overall, one of many very hardworking guides! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Turtle Center was fun if you like turtles.
Sail Date: May 2019
Turtle Center was fun if you like turtles. Bus ride was an adventure, but it was nice to be able to see quite a bit of the island.
Turtle Center was fun if you like turtles. Bus ride was an adventure, but it was nice to be able to see quite a bit of the island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We loved the turtle farm, there was so much to see and only wish we had more time.
Sail Date: April 2019
We loved the turtle farm, there was so much to see and only wish we had more time.
We loved the turtle farm, there was so much to see and only wish we had more time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The turtle far was fantastic as was the Hells Post office etc but there was no time at the beach.
Sail Date: April 2019
The turtle far was fantastic as was the Hells Post office etc but there was no time at the beach. This excursion was just too short
The turtle far was fantastic as was the Hells Post office etc but there was no time at the beach. This excursion was just too short Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Interesting visit with the sea turtles
Sail Date: March 2019
Interesting visit with the sea turtles
Interesting visit with the sea turtles Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We took the tour of the island and the turtle farm.
Sail Date: March 2019
We took the tour of the island and the turtle farm. Great for families . Rescue and breeding of endangered turtles
We took the tour of the island and the turtle farm. Great for families . Rescue and breeding of endangered turtles Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Took a $9 shuttle bus from the port to the Turtle Farm.
Sail Date: March 2019
Took a $9 shuttle bus from the port to the Turtle Farm. Learned quite a bit and enjoyed our visit. Lunch there was surprisingly good. Took the $2.50 public bus back and it was a fun experience! Got to see where the locals lived, the driver ... Read More
Took a $9 shuttle bus from the port to the Turtle Farm. Learned quite a bit and enjoyed our visit. Lunch there was surprisingly good. Took the $2.50 public bus back and it was a fun experience! Got to see where the locals lived, the driver was funny, and we felt perfectly safe. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Hadn't been to the "new" turtle farm yet.
Sail Date: March 2019
Hadn't been to the "new" turtle farm yet. Enjoyed very much
Hadn't been to the "new" turtle farm yet. Enjoyed very much Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very neat experience.
Sail Date: March 2019
Very neat experience. We felt rushed, but enjoyed the short time we were there.
Very neat experience. We felt rushed, but enjoyed the short time we were there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This was an excellent experience showing the fantastic job that they are doing to bring back the ...
Sail Date: February 2019
This was an excellent experience showing the fantastic job that they are doing to bring back the Giant Green Sea Turtle from near extinction
This was an excellent experience showing the fantastic job that they are doing to bring back the Giant Green Sea Turtle from near extinction Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Holding a sea turtle was on my bucket list and I thoroughly enjoyed this excursion.
Sail Date: February 2019
Holding a sea turtle was on my bucket list and I thoroughly enjoyed this excursion.
Holding a sea turtle was on my bucket list and I thoroughly enjoyed this excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very cool.
Sail Date: February 2019
Very cool. Able to pick up baby turtles
Very cool. Able to pick up baby turtles Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
It rained heavily on the day of our excursion (in Grand Cayman), and so we couldn't do the turtle ...
Sail Date: February 2019
It rained heavily on the day of our excursion (in Grand Cayman), and so we couldn't do the turtle swim. We did visit the turtle education center and got to find out about the turtles (and hold the younger sea turtles), but we ... Read More
It rained heavily on the day of our excursion (in Grand Cayman), and so we couldn't do the turtle swim. We did visit the turtle education center and got to find out about the turtles (and hold the younger sea turtles), but we weren't able to do one of the highlights of that part of the excursion. The staff at the turtle education center were *very* helpful, in terms of explaining about the turtles. There is also an aviary on the turtle farm, and so we got to see some native birds. The staff in the aviary were also very helpful and happy to answer questions. I give this an "average" score primarily because we were looking forward to the turtle swim and were disappointed that we couldn't do it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I'm not sure there are any superlatives that suffice.
Sail Date: February 2019
I'm not sure there are any superlatives that suffice. Swimming with the sea turtles was the highlight of my trip (well, aside from my beautiful wife, of course).
I'm not sure there are any superlatives that suffice. Swimming with the sea turtles was the highlight of my trip (well, aside from my beautiful wife, of course). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
It was less boring for me after I got right in the guide's face so I could read his lips.
Sail Date: February 2019
It was less boring for me after I got right in the guide's face so I could read his lips. Excellent info, though.
It was less boring for me after I got right in the guide's face so I could read his lips. Excellent info, though. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We were at the turtle farm for 4 hours it wasn't enough time to see everything I got to play with ...
Sail Date: February 2019
We were at the turtle farm for 4 hours it wasn't enough time to see everything I got to play with turtles basara the bird sanctuary I got to swim with the fish for 5 minutes I got to go down the waterslide twice.
We were at the turtle farm for 4 hours it wasn't enough time to see everything I got to play with turtles basara the bird sanctuary I got to swim with the fish for 5 minutes I got to go down the waterslide twice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Turtle farm was nice and got to take a picture with a turtle.
Sail Date: February 2019
Turtle farm was nice and got to take a picture with a turtle. The swim was disappointing with just snorkeling view of a limited amount of turtles who avoided us of course. I applaud the overall goals and actions of the group thought. Kudos!... Read More
Turtle farm was nice and got to take a picture with a turtle. The swim was disappointing with just snorkeling view of a limited amount of turtles who avoided us of course. I applaud the overall goals and actions of the group thought. Kudos! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This is the facility where they breed, raise, release, and harvest sea turtles for meat.
Sail Date: January 2019
This is the facility where they breed, raise, release, and harvest sea turtles for meat. It's a fun trip to see the turtles swim and interact with the touchable ones.
This is the facility where they breed, raise, release, and harvest sea turtles for meat. It's a fun trip to see the turtles swim and interact with the touchable ones. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The excursion started late because a bus broke down.
Sail Date: January 2019
The excursion started late because a bus broke down. Was rushed thru the turtle farm
The excursion started late because a bus broke down. Was rushed thru the turtle farm Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This excursion gets a bad name with listing as the Turtle Farm.
Sail Date: January 2019
This excursion gets a bad name with listing as the Turtle Farm. It's more of a conservation center. It's true that some of the turtles are sold for food, but turtles have been a food source here for hundreds of years. It was ... Read More
This excursion gets a bad name with listing as the Turtle Farm. It's more of a conservation center. It's true that some of the turtles are sold for food, but turtles have been a food source here for hundreds of years. It was the same when I lived in Key West many years ago. They showed us the excellent progress they've made on mating and repopulating the green sea turtles there. They actually have traced the DNA of turtles released from this center to over 40% of the green turtles worldwide. Don't miss Sparky, the 81 year old and 600 pound turtle in the main breeding pond. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The turtle farm was a lot of fun.
Sail Date: January 2019
The turtle farm was a lot of fun. You get to hold the babies and swim with some of the larger ones. The tour group was extremely too large, though, and it was difficult to have time for everything. We'd love to go back and just ... Read More
The turtle farm was a lot of fun. You get to hold the babies and swim with some of the larger ones. The tour group was extremely too large, though, and it was difficult to have time for everything. We'd love to go back and just explore on our own, as we had no time to explore the gift shop or eat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The turtle farm is interesting but the excursion wasn't worth what the cruise line charged.
Sail Date: January 2019
The turtle farm is interesting but the excursion wasn't worth what the cruise line charged. After a bus ride and a 15 minute tour we were told the bus would not return to the port for nearly three hours. We were welcome to visit the ... Read More
The turtle farm is interesting but the excursion wasn't worth what the cruise line charged. After a bus ride and a 15 minute tour we were told the bus would not return to the port for nearly three hours. We were welcome to visit the gift shop or restaurant (or anything else that cost extra) but after walking through the farm and aviary we still had nearly two hours left so we opted to take the public bus back to the port for only $5.00 us. The excursion gave us priority tendering but that was not necessary either since the tenders were not busy due to cool weather. Grand Cayman is easy enough to explore on your own so next time we will just take the public bus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line