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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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Nice what they do

It's a small place off the main SPI road, free parking, allow about 30-45 minutes, asking a small... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Houston, Texas
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Go see the turtles and donate!

PLEASE GO HERE! And donate! So worth it!! They are soooo adorable. So many turtles, it is turtle... read more

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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
+1 956-761-4511
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a small place off the main SPI road, free parking, allow about 30-45 minutes, asking a small per person donation at the door. A small gift shop to visit. It's gratifying to see what these folks do to save and rehab various turtles but...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

PLEASE GO HERE! And donate! So worth it!! They are soooo adorable. So many turtles, it is turtle heaven. They are well cared for and recuperated back to health. And see The world's first prosthetic limb for a sea turtle, crafted by an intern and...More

Thank AlynaAusley
Reviewed yesterday

Very popular with the younger children, but interesting and enjoyable by everyone. Gift shop great place to buy souvenirs.

Thank jon p
Reviewed yesterday

We really loved this sea turtle rescue. We were able to view all the animals and read their stories. THe kids really enjoyed it and so did I.

Thank aibar2015
Reviewed 3 days ago

These aren't the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This was a reality check of what can happen in the wild as well as when nature and humans can meet. A very good change to the various tourist's attractions as we learned about the eight different species...More

Thank Donald Y
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is always a fun place to visit. Kids enjoyed it and the staff is always friendly. Definitely recommend making a stop here in your trip.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is a center for wounded and seek turtles.It's a small place and becomes crowded easily. When we came to visit there was a school field trip, which explains why it was crowded. But, I don't really mind. There were volunteer/guides who can answer...More

Thank Lizrosa2001
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a blast learning about their efforts to help these amazing creatures. The option to adopt a sea turtle is an awesome way to help.

Thank Mikel M
Reviewed 5 days ago 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 5 days ago

We really enjoyed our visit. It was very interesting to see the rehab efforts for the turtles in person.

Thank Thomas A
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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.
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!