Grand Cayman Hell and Turtle Farm Orientation

West Bay Hell Day Trip & Turtle Farm Tour in Grand Cayman
Price: $49.00
Children (Ages 3 and under) are free but must be accounted for.
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 to 10 minute walk from the cruise ship tender pier.
Food/Beverage Provided No
Recommended Dress Beachwear and swimwear.
Restrictions None

Grand Cayman Turtle Farm Excursion & Island Orientation Tour

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.

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5  |  152 ReviewsReview This Tour
turtle farm
April 18, 2020
we have done the stringray adventure before so opted for something different. turtles farm was awesome. hell was not that exciting but turtle farm made up for it.
Reviewer: Scott Marshall
4 Stars
Yah, mon!
March 30, 2020
A great excursion, in what turned out to be a unusual time. The day of this tour, March 9, 2020,there was a huge dump fire on the island, which caused major traffic issues. Nevertheless, we were able to do and see everything that was on the schedule. The driver was knowledgeable and personable, outgoing but not obnoxious. His enthusiasm for Cayman was obvious. The size of the tour was just right for personal interaction. Would definitely recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Deb
5 Stars
the hell stop
March 12, 2020
the tour was very private with 1 group of 5 with the bus driver telling us about grand Cayman.
Reviewer: caryn l aronson
5 Stars
the hell stop
March 12, 2020
the tour was very private with 1 group of 5 with the bus driver telling us about grand Cayman
Reviewer: Susan Beth Ouslander
5 Stars
Grand Cayman Hell and Turtle Farm Orientation
March 03, 2020
This was a very informative tour. In our view there was a very balanced approach to turtle restoration, and the culture of the area including the reef ecology.
Reviewer: John and Margo Tritt
5 Stars
Grand cayman turtle farm
February 19, 2020
Very nice tour. Tour guide very knowledgeable regarding the island and customs . Turtle farm was self guided but very good
Reviewer: Madeleine Malchow
4 Stars