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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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The Sea Turtle Inc. is a hospital for sick or injured turtles rescued from the sea. Their goal is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Seguin, Texas
via mobile
End of summer vacatiom

Fun to visit. No cost to go in just donations. Lots of turtles rehabbing. Great place to take kids... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cypress, Texas
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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

The Sea Turtle Inc. is a hospital for sick or injured turtles rescued from the sea. Their goal is to help these wonderful animals return to their home, and to inform people how our actions sometimes cause harm to them. We even saw a turtle...More

Thank irishgirl712017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fun to visit. No cost to go in just donations. Lots of turtles rehabbing. Great place to take kids. Easy access.

Thank StacyLevi
Reviewed 3 days ago

Doing a great service rescuing injured sea turtles. Funded by your donation. I would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We HAVE to stop by here every year we visit SPI. It's a fabulous organization that works hard to rescue, rehab and preserve precious breeds of sea turtles. Their dedication and love for sea life is amazing. Admission is free, but I encourage visitors to...More

Thank Shana H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As locals, we always make sure our guests visit Sea Turtle, Inc. They do such important work to save our sea turtles on SPI, and a visit there is so amazing. This past nesting season, they rescued a record number of nests to safely release....More

Thank steelex4
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's a Nonprofit and entrance is a suggested donation and well worth every penny. They are actually getting ready to open a new, amazing facility that I am super excited to come back and see my next visit to the island. The employees are attentive,...More

Thank Robbie M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sea Turtle, Inc. was one of the best parts of our vacation. Reading the stories of the turtles currently recovering was amazing. Our daughter enjoyed learning why they were there and when they might be released. Or, why they couldn't return to the wild. The...More

Thank htravis479
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place began the whole idea of turtle rescue and conservation back in the 1970s, and the famous turtles who put the idea in the mainstream are still there. The work they do is essential, and a visit with the turtles in the rehab tanks...More

Thank Brandi A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was right across the street from my hotel and after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor I knew we just had to stop in for a visit. It did not disappoint. I had two teens and a preschooler with me and all three were...More

Thank jcelwood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It rained on our trip, so we stopped in to Get out of the rain and were pleasantly surprised! Love this place and are happy to see a place like this open to the public for learning!

Thank Amanda C
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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.
10 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!