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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
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 3:15 pm
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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 new building small place these folks learning experience great place to visit all ages entrance fee whole family great job facility rehabilitation
This is the 2nd time we’ve visited since 2012, the first since the addition of the new building & facilities. Not to be missed is the presentation in the education complex - quick & informative! I would’ve rated this a five, but it can get...More
We visited the day after Christmas as the weather wasn’t very nice. The facility is really nice and they gave a very informative presentation about what they do. There are several permanent turtle living there and they have big tanks to live in. The real...More
We enjoyed our brief visit but were disappointed since we expected a much newer, more updated experience. The turtle tanks were large but it was difficult to really see them most of the time. It was nice to be able to see how sea turtles...More
Every time we go down to the Island, we stop by to say hi to the Seaturtles. I, personally, love these beautiful creatures and am so proud of this establishment for the traditions they have carried on and the work they do to help the...More
We were looking for a low key family activity on a cool and breezy day in SPI. When we first walked into the facility, we were very underwhelmed by the handful of tanks, mostly covered with solar pool covers. Our four year old was happy...More
Our first time to SPI and as a sea turtle lover, this was my FAVORITE part of our trip!! Will Definitely recommend to everyone and return again!!
Thank you to everyone on staff for what you do for these beautiful creatures!! ❤