Nobody can forget the incredible underwater encounter of getting up close and personal with a majestic, gentle sea turtle. They can be observed gliding gracefully through the clear blue waters and showing off their exquisitly intricate and unique shell patterns. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience for novice and seasoned divers alike. Another equally unforgettable experience in Cayman Brac is watching the tutles come lumbering up onto the beach to lay their eggs in the nesting season.
It is quite an accomplishment for these massive creatures to pull themselves far up onto the beach to a “safe” spot where they feel comfortable enough to scoop out a hole with their flippers and lay their eggs. Amazingly, it is turtles that have previously hatched on these beaches that return to lay their own eggs. As if being eyewitness to that were not enough, there is also the miracle of watching the eggs hatch between May and August. It’s awe inspiring to watch the courageous dash of the baby turtles as they surface from their nests and propel themselves as fast as possible towards the sea. It will be a long time before they are seen again on these shores when they are old enough to start laying their eggs.
If you are considering booking a trip to Cayman Brac at this time of year, then don’t forget to ask how you can be a part of this truly unique and enchanting experience.