do it on your own, no need to book and excursion, just grab a cab. The turtle farm is very interesting, especially for young children, they seem to love it. If you get there just after a hatching their are little baby turtles everywhere. The huge old sea turtles are very interesting to look at, they don't do much they are just huge and lumbersome. Its not something that would take all day.
We cruised last week and did the Stingray City Sandbar/Turtle Farm/ Hell tour. The Turtle Farm was interesting but it is not very big and you won't spend much time there. I hightly recommend doing the Stingray City Sandbar. My son (14 years old) and I swam with the stingrays and even held one. It was an awesome experience.
I agree with you -we went last year - the turtles were good to see and it amazed me how they went all sleepy when you stroked them under their chins!
The stingray swim was a once in a lifetime experience I will never forget - slightly scary - there was a lot of screaming going on - and a bit wierd when they tried to suck the salt of you - a stingray love bite! but was really good. Sending postcards from Hell also appealed to the child in me, so sent several cards, just because I could!
There is a Grand Cayman turtle farm webcam. We have been on it before. Now after the hurricane, it may not be operating for the next while. I think we found it through the earthcam(???) website. It was kind of cool to see some of the GCTurtle farm!!!
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VALOR Jan/05-our first family cruise was great!
Don't mean to dampen your plans, but according to early reports of hurricane damage in grand cayman, the turtle farm doesn't exist anymore. I'm sure they will rebuild it...hopefully it will be sooner than later. The web cams will probably be down for a while too. I was there about two weeks ago and did the stingray city tour...just wondering if that sandbar still exists too. In any case, it was an awesome experience.