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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...more
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6617 Padre Blvd, P. O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7742
All reviews injured turtles gift shop large tanks permanent residents turtle rescue small donation suggested donation small place these folks learning experience great place to visit all ages entrance fee whole family great job facility rehabilitation
Sea Turtle Inc. is an amazing place to see and learn of the sea turtles (including the Ridley Sea Turtles) Your tour includes the Sea Turtle hospital where injured, stranded or sick sea turtles are cared for. This facility just had a multi million dollar...More
We were here several years ago, then it was just a small building, this time they had an entire addition to the rescue center behind the original building. We sat in on a 'turtle talk' which was informative and interesting.
There is a new gift...More
This turned out to be much better than I expected. They are really doing great work here and have a beautiful amphitheater and facility. They gave a very nice presentation about the sea turtles and really seem to be doing great work!
Had been a couple years since we'd been here, and in the meantime they've built a whole brand new facility. The old facility has been repurposed to house turtles that are being rehabilitated for release, while the new facility houses the longer term residents. They...More
Seeing the sea turtle rescue was something I won’t forget. The facility itself is not very large and was pretty crowded on the day we went, but it was the middle of the summer. Great educational programs and a chance to see these amazing creatures...More
The new amphitheater, viewing tanks containing the permanent residents, gift shop, and indoor displays are very impressive. The presentation was well done, informative, concise, and not too long for the many little kids in attendance. Last time I visited Sea Turtle, Inc was when it...More