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: P. West
Nothing spectacular about this tour. The turtle farm was interesting. Gift shops were well stocked and the tour guide was knowledgable and entertaining.
Reviewer: Robert V
It was an enjoyable excursion for our very first cruise/excursion. The kids loved catching the turtles at the farm. Could've spent a little more time there, maybe. But Tim, the tour guide, was excellent. Very knowledgeable and fun. Hell was a neat experience. Could've spent a little less time there, maybe. Otherwise, great excursion if you've got kids or older people in your group. Great tour of Grand Cayman. Ya, mon!
Reviewer: Patti Lynn Diamond
Wonderful, knowledgeable guide. Would book again in a heartbeat!
Reviewer: Richard Scalise
Hell was a bit of a let down, this is not the excursions fault, it is what it is. short visit but really didn't need that much time. I suggest making your post card labels in advance. Turtle farm is amazing.
Reviewer: Teresa s Yohman
We adore the earth and the ocean so we would have paid so much more to go actually hold one than what we did pay. The museum is small and it doesn't take long to attend. The tour is self-guided so have low expectations.