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: David and Charmaine Huculak
This excursion was worth the visit. It was very informative with the turtle exciting to watch. The visit to Hell was exactly as described seeing the black formations.
Reviewer: Robert F Stierwalt
Pleasant trip in perfect weather. Turtle farm was very interesting. Tour guide from Marvin's was very good.
Reviewer: Rachel Rivlin
Now I can truly say I've been to Hell and back. The Turtle Farm was excellent and very interesting. It was worth going. All those turtles big and small. Wow!
Reviewer: E C WATSON
Overall I thought it was a very good tour. There was a little confusion at the beginning as to the distance of the walk to the office and which bus was the proper one, but once the tour got started I thought it was very good. Our guide, whose name I can no longer remember, was excellent.
Reviewer: Bill Epsky
First of all our tour guide was Great! Local, colorful, and very talkative 😃, which when your somewhere you've never been is exactly what you want. Second the Turtle farm is Great, to see up close these magestic (and somehow cute) animals was really a treat and very nice facilities. Third we've always heard about Hell (and have gotten post cards from friends from there) but, now we can say we've been to this local iconic spot(not a lot to see or do there - just cool to see and have been - and yes the Devil himself was there like he has been for all these years)