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Sea Turtle, Inc.

#1 of 46 things to do in South Padre Island Features Animals
6617 Padre Blvd, P. O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7742
+1 956-761-4511
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Not exactly as we had expected, was closing in 10 minutes when we got there, still had time to see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gene W
via mobile
Cool place.

This is a cool place but not much to see. It is free and they only ask for dominations. Essentially... read more

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Kirk C
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Joliet, Illinois
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Ila Loetscher, the "Turtle Lady of South Padre Island", originally formed our organization to save the Kemp's ridley sea turtle in 1977. Now we are a sea turtle hospital with a mission to rehabilitate and release any injured sea turtles, increase awareness concerning their safety and habitat, and assist with conservation efforts for all sea turtle species. We are funded by donations, grants and gift shop proceeds-- For rehabilitated sea turtle and hatchling release text message notifications, please see our website membership page. See you at Sea Turtle, Inc.!
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6617 Padre Blvd, P. O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7742
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+1 956-761-4511
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not exactly as we had expected, was closing in 10 minutes when we got there, still had time to see turtles, but that was about all. Not much interaction. But still a worthy cause, worth the donation.

Thank Gene W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a cool place but not much to see. It is free and they only ask for dominations. Essentially they rescue sick sea turtles and bring them back to health so you could see something different every single time you go. It's a good...More

Thank Kirk C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved our visit here. You get to meet a lot of turtles and learn their stories. It also has a nice gift shop. Proceeds go to saving the turtles! We are a family ranging in age from 9-71 and we all loved it.

Thank missH2525
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very impressed at the facility And especially the new one being built right around the corner. Having worked with sea turtles for 3 years in Australia I was happy at the conservation being done here in Texas. The place is clean and the rules clear!!...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful educational animal hospital. The staff answered all of our questions and were very friendly.

Thank allemanj
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Small place but looks like they are getting ready to expand. Kids loved seeing the sea turtles and reading the stories about how they arrived here. For sure a must see place!

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice place, glad they are expanding soon. Very educational and good to see so many turtles rescued!!!

Thank Bronwyn P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place for kids and family to enjoy a view of these beautiful turtles. Not expensive just a donation to enter.

Thank Leslie N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is fantastic! Very informational and a great cause. My daughter who is two loved it as well.

Thank Whitney W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed learning about the rescue, rehabilitation, and release program at South Padre Island. Sitting through The presentation makes it worthwhile in understanding the purpose of the place and the incredible work being done to help preserve sea turtles.

Thank Maggie H
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Cathy D
What are fees
5 February 2017|
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Response from Jeff G | Property representative |
We suggest $4 for adult and $2 for children as a donation.
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mariasandova
What is the charge to get in?
9 June 2016|
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Response from Life_Tourist | Reviewed this property |
They suggest a donation of $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors and $2.00 for children over the age of 4. Have fun!
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