I was there last October. I've never been there before, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but my two kids just loved it. It was the highlight of Grand Cayman for them -- especially holding a turtle. My DD was 5 and DS 2 at the time.
According to the website it is quite a bit of difference. Around $98 for the disney excursion, i thought $45-50 if you do it on your own + a 20% discount for buying tickets ahead online. I would also like to do this on our own--any opinions out there? Even if we pay the cab, its still quite a bargain.
when we went in 9/08. It was great! The turtle thing looks cool too but I don't know if we should try that this time or stick with what we already know we loved,lol. I think the stingray thing is actually cheaper too.
We went to the Turtle farm during the renovations/repairs after the hurricanes in 2005. I should have done more research, because my turtle loving son (as well as the rest of us) were so sad to see turtle on the menu at the snack bar . We were oblivious to the fact that they ate them, if I had known we would not have visited, my son was really upset to learn that his favorite animal was nothing more than lunch over there! And of course that made me feel horrible ...
We just did it last week and had a great time. Yes, turtle soup was on the menu! Both of my kids (ages 5 & 8) had a wonderful time. We did the snorkeling after the turltles and that was great! Then we went over to their lagoon for some more swimming. By 2:00 (I think) our bus took us back to the ship, but we could have easily stayed there longer if we were on our own.