We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sea Turtle, Inc.

Features Animals
Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Save
Share
Review Highlights
A must to do while visiting South Padre Island

Sea Turtle Inc. is an amazing place to see and learn of the sea turtles (including the Ridley Sea... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
seni0r
,
michigander
Very nice facility

This is a very nice facility and far exceeded my expectations for the $6 entry fee. Highly... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
dmsellars20
,
Thornville, Ohio
via mobile
Read all 2,548 reviews
849
All photos (849)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“injured turtles”(80 reviews)
“gift shop”(153 reviews)
“large tanks”(26 reviews)
About
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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
See all hours
Contact
6617 Padre Blvd, P. O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7742
Website
+1 956-761-4511
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around South Padre Island
from USD 228.50
More Info
from USD 222.79
More Info
from USD 114.25
More Info
Reviews (2,548)
Filter reviews
2,514 results
Traveller rating
1,819
565
115
8
7
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
1,819
565
115
8
7
Show reviews that mention
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
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,514 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank seni0r
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a very nice facility and far exceeded my expectations for the $6 entry fee. Highly recommend visiting when you are at SPI. Very educational and interesting.

Thank dmsellars20
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank leahb1999
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fun and informative activity in Padre! You are able to see all sizes of sea turtles and hear their rescue stories! Very reasonably priced too!

Thank goobette75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit this island gem every year & are happy too see they’ve expanded. This is a great educational opportunity for curious island visitors of all ages.

Thank MeaganRH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent about 30-45 min here. It’s amazing what they are doing to help the turtles. A must do in Padre.

Thank fronterhouse81
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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!

Thank _shall260
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Shawn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Shawna B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank kaoddvm
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 32 nearby hotels
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites- South Padre Island
352 reviews
.36 km away
Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island
1,818 reviews
.47 km away
La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Island
1,520 reviews
.50 km away
Ramada by Wyndham & Suites South Padre Island
775 reviews
.63 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 105 nearby restaurants
Barry's International
318 reviews
.47 km away
Ted's Restaurant
273 reviews
.88 km away
Clayton's Beach Bar and Grill
459 reviews
.57 km away
Cafe Karma
43 reviews
1.45 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 107 nearby attractions
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
1,112 reviews
.24 km away
Andy Bowie Park
288 reviews
.70 km away
Laguna Madre Nature Trail
116 reviews
.40 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Cathy D
6 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Mypush | Reviewed this property |
No fees or payment is needed to enter. Just a recommended donations
1
Vote
mariasandova
10 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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!
0
Votes