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Sea Turtle, Inc.

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6617 Padre Blvd, P. O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7742
+1 956-761-4511
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Wonderful Effort on behalf of Turtles

A small rehab center for injured turtles that looks like they could use an updated facility. A... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kalispell, Montana

Like a lot of people, we went there on a rainy day when the beach was not an option. The parking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Urbandale, Iowa
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small rehab center for injured turtles that looks like they could use an updated facility. A number of turtles are beyond hope of being returned to the sea, but others still have a chance. What I found incredible was it was free to the...More

Thank Cusinario
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like a lot of people, we went there on a rainy day when the beach was not an option. The parking was difficult. Once we got inside we were not greeted by the staff, and in fact did not speak to any staff member the...More

Thank angryurbandaleman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t go until late in the afternoon and we had only an hour to visit. However, it was wonderful and we will return next time earlier in the day!

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The turtles were probably our favorite part of the whole trip! Loved that there were bio's associated with each turtle. So neat to see up close, would highly recommend a stop there!

Thank Tara B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by here after we saw while just out driving and exploring the island. It is a small place and only takes a few minutes to look around unless you spend time talking with one of the awesome volunteers or workers. The turtles are...More

Thank Shane H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I were on South Padre Island celebrating our anniversary and my husband's birthday. We stopped by Sea Turtle Inc. on Sunday, November 5, 2017 as they opened for the day. They do not charge to enter but take donations. The staff (I...More

Thank YCFavor
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here before and love the concept. They are there to save the turtles and help them survive. They are very informative. They were answering questions for the kids with patience and even more patience with us adults

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They're doing a great job here rest green the the turtles can't wait until the new building is completed facility of small but they're growing a must-see did not realize how big sea turtles get in the educational program that they had found out that...More

Thank Arthur P
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The sea turtles are amazing. Great educational and fun visit. Who knew a sea turtle with a prosthetic.

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Sea Turtle inc is a must while at South Padre Island! Where better to go learn about the endangered sea turtle and the causes of their demise, than at this life support center where you can see them live and watch many of their rescued...More

Thank Tony_DiCapo
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Cathy D
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.
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!