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Sea Turtle, Inc.

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Address: 6617 Padre Blvd, P. O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7742
Phone Number:
+1 956-761-4511
Today
10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Description:

Ila Loetscher, the "Turtle Lady of South Padre Island",...

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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Up close and Personal!

This was a great place to bring my two year old son and four year old nephew! They loved being able to see all of the sea turtles, big and small swimming around in their tanks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great place to bring my two year old son and four year old nephew! They loved being able to see all of the sea turtles, big and small swimming around in their tanks. There is a story for every turtle and you can see how they are being rehabilitated. Its a great experience for everyone. No cost,... More 

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Thank angel p
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of rescued turtles being lovingly cared for. No admission however donations are appreciated. Educational programs and hands on information. Helpful information posted near each turtle pool provides factual information on how the turtle was injured, their treatment plan and whether or not they can return to the wild which I found very interesting.

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Thank Cathy L
Huntington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Super nice place, very educational. The greatest staff are there working very hard to answer all question. It was a lot of fun feeding some of the turtles.

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Thank Ronald K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a sea turtle rescue. If you want to see sea turtles up close, this is a great place to do it and stay dry in the process. They had several turtles in at the time due to a flash freeze a few weeks prior to our visit. They operate 100% on donations and that money definitely goes to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great experience. All of us really enjoyed learning and seeing the turtles. Short program is worth sitting through...Great job keeping it simple, short, and relevant for kids and teens to listen too. Listen to program first, they will tell you about some of the turtles they have. Gift shop was also great with good prices.

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Thank Joyce B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting and educational. The staff were excellent and took time to answer questions and provide information about the sea turtles on display. Great job & thank you so much for rescuing the sea turtles.

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Thank clayjp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were very excited about coming here because we know what amazing work these folks have done with this "turtle hospital". I was so amazed by the personal stories these turtles have had and how many have been fully rehabilitated and released back into the wild. These people have had a major impact on the numbers of wild turtles. It... More 

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Harlingen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an amazing place. They rescue sea turtles and cure them of their problem. From getting caught in nets to having amputations by boats. They have lectures that all ages enjoy. You can feed some that are in a large tank. Their gift shop has appropriately sea turtle shirts, etc. that are moderately priced. When the moms come ashore... More 

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Thank Joann M
Champlin, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughter who loves nature, checked out the Turtle Rehab/Sea Turtle Inc to get information on it & found out that they were having a Turtle Release not far from our hotel. We went to it & it was one of our highlights to our week long trip to SPI. We than visited the center & the presentation was so... More 

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Beamsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place deserved a return visit we often bring our friends and family to hear and see the turtles , history and information available for all ages .

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