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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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Beautiful new facility!

Interesting for the entire family. Very informative on how we can support the safe return to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leslie P
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Burr Ridge, Illinois
Remodeled Sea Turtle

Great job with this new addition, love the fish tank and much bigger tanks for resident turtles... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lauren H
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Brownsville, Texas, United States
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“injured turtles” (76 reviews)
“gift shop” (148 reviews)
“turtle rescue” (68 reviews)
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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

Interesting for the entire family. Very informative on how we can support the safe return to the wild of injured sea turtles. Learn about their habits and see recovering turtles up close. You'll fall in love with these gentle creatures.

Thank Leslie P
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Reviewed yesterday

Great job with this new addition, love the fish tank and much bigger tanks for resident turtles. Great wetlands viewing area too.

Thank Lauren H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We usually come to So. Padre every year. We rarely make it here. It was a very good place to spend a few hours. Lots to see. Very educationsl.

Thank Penny C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been coming to SPI for years. We always stop by to see the turtles. The place has transformed over the years----new buildings etc. Great mission and wonderful way to learn about these creatures. They should also combine efforts with the bird center next...More

Thank Joseph D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you get in on one of the educational pieces in the outside auditorium to fully appreciate the work and learn more about the turtles.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I arrived around 1:45pm on April 4th. It was a misty rain day, and it seemed to be very busy on this day. I had called and checked on the Turtle feeding schedule, which they said was around 3pm. So we timed...More

Thank iowacityia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sea Turtle, Inc, was possibly my favorite part of my entire trip to South Padre. Getting to see these beautiful creatures and all the work they do for them was so inspirational.

Thank Meli P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This location has large kiddie pools to view the turtles from above. A few have windows lower so you can crouch down and see them at eye level. There are steps for smaller children to be able to see. Knowledgeable and helpful staff walk around...More

1  Thank Laurie L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was not well organized as an attraction, but more as a research center. But then again it is a research center -primarily. The new buildings add some to the center entertainment aspect, but still do not add what I would say is worth or...More

Thank scifi1952
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Those that are complaining that it is a rescue center and not a tourist attraction, obviously did not do their homework before visiting. Their brochure and online information clearly states what their mission is. That being said....it is a small place that focuses on rehabing...More

Thank ethansmom06
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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.
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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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