Friday, September 26, 2008

Turtles at Boatswain's Beach

It's not often that one gets the chance to hold a turtle, unless you're a Marine Biologist. So, I highly recommend this trip to the Turtle Farm at Boatswain's Beach, where you can walk on over to their many 'Touch Tanks' and get up close and personal with baby turtles and see just how heavy a mid size turtle can be. And if you're really strong and have packed on some serious muscle action, then try them out by carrying an adult turtle. And so, no trip in Grand Cayman is complete without this visit. There's loads more than just turtles too, including a Predator Reef exhibit, the Caribbean Bird Aviary & a Nursery. Also, check out my Turtles tag on the left, to read about my prior posts on turtles. For this post, I couldn't resist snapping up pics of these kids, who were so daring, not watching where their fingers were placed once underwater, not minding the hoards of turtles that crowded to their reach. That's some moxie they have.

4 comments:

Antony said...

Do u have a request counter? wanted to see pics of the Predator Reef exhibit and the Caribbean Bird Aviary & a Nursery. I remember my childhood days, whenever we went to Kerala, I always ran to one of my Aunts Neighbors place coz they used to have a cage where they used to keep Tortoises.....

bermudabluez said...

Cool looking turtles! And yeah...those kids have....umm...MOXIE! Couldn't they have had their arms and/or fingers bitten off??? I would have been afraid to stick my arm in there! I'm still lovin' Picasa and just found out that you can select it to automatically print your watermark on each picture you upload! Love it!

Tryangle said...

wow, Turtle Farm sure has grown since I was there... it's a total complex now! :-) If I manage to visit again maybe I'll try the larger turtles, last time the small ones were a handful (no pun intended)...

Marie said...

Glad you're enjoying Cayman but shocked you would promote this place. Yes they breed turtles and release a small amount into the wild. Unfortunately though the other 85% end up as turtle soup at the restaurant up the the street. I have never been and certainly woudln't but i heard the conditions there are very cramped for all the sizes of turtles.
Most types of turtles are now endangered because of destructive fishing methods and pollution.
It's all very sad.
hope you guys are both well