Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Cayman Islands - Turtle Farm

The Cayman Island's Turtle Farm is another special attraction close to Hell in the West End. It is very large and turtles are not the only thing that you can see and do.

The first thing you see when you walk into the Turtle Farm is a mini beach with giant sea turtles. You can buy little packs of food to feed those giants. In the mini pools of water (behind the mini beach) there are smaller turtles, that you can go in the pool with, and hold them.

There is a big salt water lagoon with coral, small fish, turtles, and nursery sharks that you can snorkel in. The turtle farm lets you borrow a snorkel and a inflatable life vest. Don't be alarmed when you see the nursery sharks, they wont harm you. Even though it is a man made lagoon, it feels like I was actually in the ocean swimming with sea turtles and the other sea life.  

 If you don't like that idea, there is also a chlorine pool that has a waterfall and a slide. In this pool you don't need a snorkel. You may see native lizards on the rocks and in the water, but they will run or swim away if you get to close.

We also learned that the turtle farm has been releasing turtles to the wild, and now twenty-five years later those turtles have been coming back to the Cayman Islands beaches to lay there eggs.  

If you are in the Cayman Islands I highly suggest you visit the Turtle Farm, it's a experience of a lifetime. 

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