Cayman Turtle Farm: The gift that keeps on giving

If you’re looking for fun and adventure on-island this Christmas season, look no further than the Cayman Turtle Farm: Island Wildlife Encounter in West Bay for entertainment, education, and a fun-filled day out for all of the family.

The Cayman Turtle Farm is the largest land-based attraction in Cayman, and streams of both tourists and residents visit the farm each year to take advantage of its exhibitions, tours, animal encounters and water slides and lagoons.


Visitors can learn about and interact with Green Sea Turtles, even swimming with young turtles in the Turtle Lagoon; become mesmerized by sharks and other fish at Predator Reef; watch our feathered friends go about their business in the Caribbean Aviary; or visit Smiley the crocodile in her saltwater lagoon.

These attractions make for an educational and fun excursion throughout the year. The Farm’s Cayman Street also allows visitors to immerse themselves in Cayman’s past, with traditional Caymanian homes and sand gardens lining the street.

Retail gifts

In the run up to Christmas, not only does the Turtle Farm provide a fun haven for parents and children, but its Splash gift store is also a perfect location for unique stocking stuffers.

Splash stocks a variety of goods, including T-shirts, soaps and lotions, sea salt, coffee, hot sauce, hand painted glassware, pepper jelly, paintings, jewelry and ornaments among numerous other offerings. The shop is a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind items, and what makes them even more special is that a large number of them are made locally in Cayman, with plans afoot to have 70 percent of the store’s products made here, showcasing the diverse talent of the many local artisans and manufacturers that Cayman boasts.

Perfect as an extra special stocking stuffer, the Turtle Farm also offers annual passes, giving residents year-long access to the park for one single fee. For the reasonable price of $50 for adults and $25 for children, pass holders will be able to pop in and enjoy all the park has to offer throughout the year, saving them a lot of money and providing a lot of fun. Along with this unlimited admission, pass holders can enjoy discounts in both Splash gift shop and the online store, as well as the Turtle Farm’s outdoor restaurant, Schooner’s Bar & Grill, which offers an array of local and international dishes.

The annual pass, and the Turtle Farm itself, really are the gifts that keep on giving all year.