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Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter is a first-of-its-kind attraction and conservation organization that boosts endangered green sea turtle populations. Along with learning about these majestic creatures, guests can swim and snorkel with turtles, zip down a 40-foot-tall waterslide, explore a nature trail, free-flight bird aviary or Butterfly Garden, and more.


Monday-Sunday 8am-5pm

Last admission at 4.30pm

Please check for special events, holiday hours and shuttle service timetable.

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What to Expect

Interesting place. Got to actually touch turtles! Beautiful lagoon to swim in. Tony the tour guide was great, informative and funny. Usually don't pay attention to gift shop, but this one was very nice, fair priced and lots of local and unusual things. The staff were very pleasant & nice. Whole place definitely worth time & money to stop at.

Tripadvisor reviewer

If you love turtles, this place is an absolute must. They also have the largest freshwater pool on the island. We spent the entire day here snorkeling with the turtles, watching some of the feedings, and spending time relaxing at the pool. It was just my husband and I, but I would also recommend this to families. Super polite, helpful, knowledgeable staff. Clean facilities. Plenty of shady spots for a break from the sun. Two different options inside for food or go outside for some authentic cuisine. Easy to come back in with arm bands. My favorite part was wading with and petting the younger turtles. Overall a very good day!

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  • Cayman’s largest land-based attraction, focusing on sea turtle conservation and education
  • Free-flight aviary, butterfly garden and nature trail
  • Snorkel with turtles and reef fish in the Saltwater Lagoon
  • Participate in a sea turtle release
  • Ride the Turtle Twister waterslide into Cayman’s largest freshwater pool
  • Free shuttle to and from SMB hotels


Most Fun! Full Access

Enjoy full access to the entire park, including snorkelling with turtles, the lagoons, water slide

  • Adult (12+)
    US $46
  • Child (3-12)
    US $26
Turtle Safari

This land-based tour gives access to view the turtles and more

  • Adult (12+)
    US $29
  • Child (3-12)
    US $20

Payment Terms

Cash, Travellers Cheques, Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover

Exhibits & Animal Encounters

Greens breeding pond

Green's Breeding Bay

The Bay is home to our sea turtles that have reached reproduction age, about 16 years old. A few are 60 years old and weigh more than 500 pounds!

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Turtle Encounters

Here you will find yearling turtles swimming and playing. You can even reach in to gently touch the turtles for the experience of a lifetimes.

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Breakers Lagoon

Breakers Lagoon is the largest pool on island, which boasts two waterfalls, our Turtle Twister water slide, and its own underwater viewing panel.

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Predator Reef

Predator Reef is home to a variety of tropical predatory reef fish, including jacks, snappers, tarpon, a barracuda named “Houdini” and nurse sharks.

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Turtle Twister

Make a splash down our Turtle Twister Waterslide which stands at just over 15ft high and 100ft long!

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Smiley's Croc Cove

Our 11 foot and growing and over 300 pounds American saltwater crocodile resides here!

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Caribbean Free-Flight Aviary

Colourful birds of Cayman and the Caribbean fly freely in our Aviary including our national bird, the Cayman Parrot.


Blue Hole Nature Trail

Stroll along this trail and view the beautiful nature that Cayman has to offer, including the national flower and native trees.

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Schooner's Bar & Grill

Schooner's Bar & Grill is our cornerstone onsite restaurant. This large, screened-in outdoor eatery features an outdoor kitchen and a large bar.

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Splash Gift Store

Beautiful handcrafted local treasures, plush toys, turtle-themed souvenirs, resort wear, books, and gifts.


Full Turtle Centre Park Admission

An all access pass for all exhibits, animal interactions, pools and shows

Recommended for all ages

3 hours
From US$41.4 $46 10% off

Turtle Safari Admission

Access to the Turtle Centre, cafe and the education centre

Recommended for all ages

1.5 hours
From US$26.1 $29 10% off

Additional Information

Feeding Times

Bird Feeding: 10am-3pm
Shark Talk:
10.30am, Monday-Friday
Shark Feeding:
11am, Monday-Friday
Turtle Feeding:
11.30am and 3.30pm
Crocodile Feeding:


786 Northwest Point Road
West Bay, Grand Cayman KY1-1303

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