There is news in that construction is well underway on one of the most ambitious and exciting developments in the Caribbean in recent years, Boatswain’s Beach. The new 30-acre expansion of the world famous Cayman Turtle Farm, recently opened Phase One with the entire project due for completion in January 2006. Uniquely Caymanian in its design, the multi-million dollar park will combine a state of the art research facility for the conservation of sea turtles with attractions such as a Sal*censored*er Snorkel Lagoon, where visitors can swim with turtles.
Other attractions include a Predator Tank, an Aviary, an Iguana Sanctuary, and a Caymanian heritage street with local craft stalls, restaurants and a nature trail. An educational pavilion completes the park making it a rounded, full day experience for visitors and locals alike.
Don McDougall, Regional Manager Europe for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism comments,
“Boatswain’s Beach represents the next stage in the development of the Cayman Turtle Farm, transforming this unique and popular educational attraction into a world-class adventure marine park.”
“The design of the Sal*censored*er Snorkel Lagoon is particularly ingenious in that a dividing glass wall will allow snorkelers to view the aquatic wildlife from the comfort of a separate swimming area.”
The only one of its kind in the world, the existing Cayman Turtle Farm is home to over 16,000 sea turtles, ranging in size from six ounces to six-hundred pounds each.