Adopt A Sea Turtle

You can support Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Center by “adopting” your very own sea turtle, starting at just $10 a month. Your adoption directly benefits the continued care and treatment of our breeding and release programs for green sea turtles.  Your turtle adoptions and donations also support the further research and study of the various marine sea turtles including green, hawksbill, and loggerhead sea turtles that nest in the Cayman Islands.

Adopt in-store or online.

Questions?

Email: adopt@turtle.ky

Adoption Packages Type

Adopt A Hatchling 

These adorable little cuties are waiting for you to give them unique names and with each nest having around 100 eggs or so, well, that’s a lot of names! You can support Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Center by figuratively naming a sea turtle hatchling! Hatchlings come from eggs laid on our breeding beach in the breeding pond where we have 285 adult Green Sea Turtles. Hatchlings can participate in one of 5 different release programs at the Centre.
– Official nesting season in The Cayman Islands is March 1 – Oct. 31⁠
– There are approximately 100 eggs per nest, with an average 55 day incubation period.⁠
– It is not known how many hatchlings reach adulthood. However, many years of research have lead experts to predict that, in the wild, it is approximately 1 in 1,000.

Adopt a Head-Started Turtle

These juvenile Green sea turtles have been raised at our Centre for the first year or two of their life and they are big and strong now.  They are ready for release into the wild and independent research and studies prove that they have a great chance of survival.  You can adopt one of these head-started turtles and give them a unique name before they are released into the wild.  Each turtle released from our centre is micro-chipped and if they return and lay eggs many years from now – this may be detected.  For more information on the Head-started release programs at the Centre.

Adopt A Breeder Turtle

You can support Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Centre by “adopting” one of our Turtles in our Breeding Pond.  You’ll get to name your own sea turtle and receive updates on your turtle regularly.  This is one of the only ways in the world to be able to observe these beautiful creatures in this environment and learn about their breeding habits.

Adoption Plan

  • $10/month

    Adopt a Hatchling Basic Package

    1. Educational materials (Link)
    2. A personalized adoption certificate
      (PDF)
    3. Subscription to our Monthly e-newsletter
    4. Updates via email on your hatchling progress
    5. PLUS:  Earn Splash Cash!

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  • $25/month

    Adopt a Head-start Turtle Package

    1. Educational materials (Link)
    2. A personalized adoption certificate (PDF) & Via Mail (Allow 2-3 weeks)
    3. Subscription to our Monthly e-newsletter
    4. Updates via email on your sea-turtle progress
    5. Sea Turtle Bracelet (via Mail)
    6. 4X6 Photo of your Hatchling (via Mail)
    7. PLUS:  Earn Splash Cash!

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  • $50/month

    Adopt a Breeder Turtle Package

    1. Educational materials (Link) & Via Mail
    2. A personalized adoption certificate (PDF) & Via Mail (Allow 2-3 weeks)
    3. Subscription to our Monthly e-newsletter
    4. Updates via email on your hatchling progress
    5. Sea Turtle Bracelet (via Mail)
    6. 4X6 Photo of your Hatchling (via Mail)
    7. Stuffed Turtle to love forever (via Mail)
    8. Poster (via Mail)
    9. Reusable Straws (via Mail)
    10. Magnet and Sticker (via Mail)
    11. Hat and T-shirt (via Mail)
    12. PLUS:  Earn Splash Cash!

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Choose how much you want to donate!

 

Custom Amount!

Top 3 Reasons to Adopt an Endangered Sea Turtle!

1. You can’t find a more unique gift than this. Whether you choose to adopt a hatchling or a head-started sea turtle, it’s a gift that will be cherished by all. Sea turtle adoptions are a fun way to show your loved one that you care!

2. You’ll be helping save a threatened or endangered species. All sea turtles are either threatened or endangered. With your donation, you will be providing the food, any medication or hospital care, as well as the tank maintenance critical to your adopted turtle’s health.

3. You’ll be an official CTC Ambassador. No matter what sea turtle adoption package you purchase, you will have a way to show your love for ocean and sea turtle conservation. It could be in sticker, hat, photo, or magnet form.