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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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Sea turtle, Inc.

Very fun for little kids. They gave a brief presentation to the group and then followed that by... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
Blaine B
via mobile
Great to see these turtles up close

Spent a few hours here talking to the volunteers and learning about the turtle rescues. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
Northern New Jersey
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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.!
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (126 reviews)
“rescue center” (25 reviews)
“small donation” (26 reviews)
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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 31 December 2016 via mobile

Very fun for little kids. They gave a brief presentation to the group and then followed that by allowing everyone to look at all the tanks and watch the turtles eat.

Thank Blaine B
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Spent a few hours here talking to the volunteers and learning about the turtle rescues. Lovely people doing great work.

Thank 973B
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The new plans for this place look AMAZING! Not sure how long Sea Turtle Inc. has been in this location but I can tell it has been here many, many years. There are periodic educational talks which are truly wonderful. Walking around might not be...More

Thank gabi_kansas
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We went to the Sea Turtle hospital. It's great to see them so up close. But you can't touch them. There is a doctor who is giving a class on how they care for the sea turtles, but my kids were not interested. They just...More

Thank danny_2345
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We came to Sea Turtle, Inc. And we weren't sure what to expect. The admissions was free and donations are accepted and appreciated. We saw several sea turtles that were rescued and we watched one of the employees feed them while he told us about...More

Thank Emily L
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Free self tour. It can last about 30 min. Great operation in saving see turtles in action. I recommend strongly!

Thank Don P
Reviewed 25 December 2016

This organization does very admirable work. They work hard to try and save the endangered Ridley Turtle that was almost hunted to extinction in the first half of the century. There were many tanks with turtles in various states of recovery. Many turtles that were...More

Thank TapAway
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We didn't stay more than 15 minutes, but we got the cutest video of our trip with the huge turtle (the same kind as Crush in Nemo) coming over to say hi to us in his window and frantically clapping his flippers as if in...More

Thank alohalife
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We loved this place! It is a hospital for injured sea turtles that have been rescued off of the beach. The ones that are healthy enough are on display. Some are able to be put back into the wild, while others are life-long residents. Allison...More

1  Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Cold, wet, all tanks were covered understandably so. Gift shop was a bust and they desperately need to update and restock shirts/ sweaters. We got to see three turtles through observation tanks. No fee to visit but donations accepted

Thank Robnkrisking
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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!