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Sea Turtle, Inc.

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A memorable experience

Seeing the sea turtle rescue was something I won’t forget. The facility itself is not very large... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Shawna B
via mobile
Great new facility!

The new amphitheater, viewing tanks containing the permanent residents, gift shop, and indoor... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Harlingen, Texas
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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
+1 956-761-4511
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 June 2006

I came across the Sea Turtle rescue center while on south pardre we had driven up to the end of island and as we were driving back to our hotel we noticed the sign and though it was worth a look but when we arrived...More

10  Thank hattersmad
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I visit South Padre often and have been to Sea Turles Inc a few times over the years. I have always had good experiences until the last time I visited. The staff was very unfriendly and seemed very annoyed when my kids asked them questions...More

4  Thank mrssanders878
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 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 29 September 2018

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
Reviewed 28 September 2018

A friend and I went here and it was a lot of fun. There are plaques that tell you the sea turtles names, their story about why they are there at the rescue, their rehabilitation plan and if they plan to re-release them to the...More

Thank Ericka C
Reviewed 23 September 2018

These people are miracle works. This is such an interesting place to visit. The turtles are very well cared for. It did make me very sad to see what happens to turtles when people throw their trash in the waterways. But the people who work...More

Thank Traveler807250
Reviewed 21 September 2018

some great survivors from the sea. These turtles have been through some struggles and have survived. The a Sea Turtle facility does a great job saving and rehabbing.

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 20 September 2018

These beautiful turtles help you understand the ocean and our connection to it. You’ll never want to use a plastic straw again!

Thank CatherineC2832
Reviewed 19 September 2018

This is a great stop for visitors of all ages. You learn a lot about the turtles and how difficult it is to help with their conservation.

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 19 September 2018

I wasn't sure exactly what to expect when we decided to visit Sea Turtle, Inc., but I had a great time there! Just realizing the magnitude of what these people do to help the turtles boggles the mind. It is a wonderful place to visit...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Nice air conditioned building. Knowledgeable staff. Very worthwhile endeavor. We certainly left knowing more about sea turtles and their challenges.

Thank larrya240
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Sad to see that at least 1 turtle was kept for teaching purposes when she could be out in the wild. Seems like they also have hefty investors as this is a very nice facility

Thank Sean W
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Cathy D
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Response from Mypush | Reviewed this property |
No fees or payment is needed to enter. Just a recommended donations
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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!