Grand Cayman Hell and Turtle Farm Orientation
Hell Tour & Turtle Farm Cruise Trip
This quick orientation tour will give you a great taste of Cayman, with a visit to the famous Turtle Farm and an additional trip to Hell and back - so to speak.
Setting out from downtown, your Grand Cayman tour will take you to the most popular sites on the island's west end. A stop will be made at the Turtle Farm. Originally built as a farm to keep up with the demand for turtle meat and other products, it has since become a conservation center focused on reducing the dependency on the wild population of sea turtles. The facility is used as a scientific and research center, and also is a breeding facility, so that more turtles can be released into the sea. Here, you will see hundreds of turtles at every stage of development on display in various sized tanks, as well as a breeding beach next to a large lagoon where breeding turtles lay their eggs.
Hell, in the district of West Bay, is an outcropping of jagged dark limestone, which looks like someone's imagined vision of its namesake. You will visit the rock formation and walk past the red, Netherworld-themed post office. If you'd like to purchase postcards, just ask your guide to stop.
During your Grand Cayman excursion, photo stops will be made in front of the stately Governor's House, and also in front of the tin-roofed Old Homestead, a traditional, island-style house which is one of the most photographed sites on the island. You will also make a quick stop at Seven Mile Beach, world-renowned for its beauty and considered one of the Caribbean's best beaches.
Reviewer: Kim Weisbrodt
We had Tim as our guide, he was nice and we were given free time at the turtle farm. He’ll is just some Rick formations and a quick stop. The turtle farm was way better than when I’d been there 30 some years ago. There were absolutely huge turtles.
Reviewer: Pamela Maddess
I highly recommend this tour. The directions to get to the office were effective, the tour driver informative about the sites and his special country and there was more than enough time at each location to see what they offered, take pictures and shop. It was interesting to see a turtle meat butcher shop a block from the preserve but what should I have expected given the popularity of Turtle soup! I also appreciated this tours length. There was enough time after it for a walking tour and shopping downtown. Get your head out of your shell (pun intended) and have fun!
Reviewer: Pat Kline
My husband was sick and unable to go on the tour with me. So I tendered in, and walked about a block to find the tour office. The five of us rode in a small bus. The driver was informative. We stopped in Hell for pictures, info, and postcards. Then on to the turtle farm. It was wonderful. We saw and held turtles of all sizes. The facility had lovely pool and grounds for you to enjoy on another trip. The price was right. And being alone, I felt very safe with the driver and the trip. This was my first Costco trip and will continue to look to them first for day trips and other travel needs.
Reviewer: Pat Dando
Greg was a wonderful guide. He truly knows Grand Cayman and it’s history. We had visited the island before and had toured with a different company. We left feeling nothing about GC. However this time was different, Greg was awesome and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Can’t wait to visit again.
Like the title says our tour guide was very friendly and showed us around the island. Hell was a bit underwhelming. I did send out 2 postcards from Hell so that was interesting. The turtle farm was educational and we got to hold onto some baby turtles. Supposedly there is another package where we could go into the water with the big turtles but this one was just with the baby turtles. Not an exciting excursion but I was satisfied with learning about the island and seeing what life was like.