Sunset on Seven Mile Beach
Posted on October 30, 2012
Cayman Facts 12/30 : The Turtle Farm
Posted on October 01, 2012
The Cayman Islands Turtle Farm is located in West Bay on Grand Cayman. Founded in 1968, the farm set out to try and replenish Cayman’s extremely endangered sea turtle population. 31,000 turtles have been released back into the wild since the project began. Controversial in some eyes, the farm also acts as a commercial-breeding facility. Providing the Islands
with the meat to make such cultural dishes like Stew Turtle. This program also helps with conservation, as it reduces the amount of poaching in local waters. Visitors are welcome to come observe the turtles in every stage of growth, from six ounces to six hundred pounds! Keep an eye out for opportunities to see turtles released into the wild.
Cayman Facts 9/30 : Tourism
Posted on September 21, 2012
Tourism accounts for 70-75% of the annual GDP of the Cayman Islands. Of the millions of tourists that visit the islands annually, 99% visit Grand Cayman. George Town also serves as a major cruise ship port, welcoming 2,000 to 22,000 tourists a day, four to five days a week, depending on the time of year and number of ships in port. Little Cayman and Cayman Brac are predominantly scuba dive destinations, although Cayman Brac is becoming known within the rock climbing community.