My wife wanted to visit the Turtle Farm while in GC but now I am reading that the farm is now being held in an attraction called Boatswains Beach which is like a theme park- with theme park prices $60 for adults and $35 for children. I'm not even sure if it is open yet.
Does anyone have any other information/experience with this park?
I know there are other things to do in the park, but my wife is just interested in the turtles (she doesn't snorkel and not a bird lover) and $155 for the 3 of us to see some turtles is out of the ball park.
We did the Turtle Farm, Town of Hell and Tortega Rum Cake tour but it's been a few years. I didn't know they were opening a park either which is pretty neat, but not if you just want to see the turtles. When we went in 2002 the tanks looked old and paint was chipping off them and such, it just looked like it needed some repair. We had a good time and I even got to hold one of the baby turtles. Maybe you could find out from the cruise line if you have to do the whole park or if you can pay for certain areas of the park like with Disney. You might even do a search and see if there are any other turtle farm tours in the area that do just the turtles.
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we did the hell/rum factory/turtle farm tour at the beginning of may this year. the sign out front said "boatswain's cayman turtle farm" but there was no sign of any building of an amusement park anywhere nearby. i can't even imagine that there would be room, since the area had quite a few buildings nearby that didn't seem to belong to the turtle farm.
they WERE, however, building bigger habitats for the turtles while we were there. the turtles were kept in big tanks and they were building some kind of sandy beach thing for them to make it a more realistic "mating" habitat.
since i keep EVERYTHING, i took another look at the pics and found the wrist bands they gave us. their web site is listed on there as www.turtle.ky and the email address is listed as firstname.lastname@example.org. maybe you can check out directly from the source if there are new plans in the works.
either way, enjoy the cruise and don't forget to take some GREAT pics when they let you hold the baby turtles!
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Yes I got that info from the Boatswain people in an email.
What a shame that they will lose out on customers who just want to see the turtles(like us-a family of 4). They should think about a turtle farm only admission charge.
I know we could do the $25 tour with say- Cptn.Marvins-but we only wanted to see the turtles and do our own thing by taking the local bus to Seven Mile Beach,etc.
I am hoping they think about the Turtle Farm admission only; but that is a great idea to search to see if there are turtles to view at any of our other ports like Roatan/Belize/Cozumel!!!
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