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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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Not fancy but doing a wonderful service

Very knowledgeable staff be sure and listen to the informational demonstration. Cute little gift... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Fort Worth, Texas
via mobile
An Interesting and Worthwhile Visit

This refuge for injured sea turtles operates entirely by donations, yet offers a wonderful service... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Craig B
Owen Sound, Canada
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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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“large tanks” (23 reviews)
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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 26 February 2017 via mobile

Very knowledgeable staff be sure and listen to the informational demonstration. Cute little gift shop with profits going back to the sanctuary

Thank AAtraveler
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This refuge for injured sea turtles operates entirely by donations, yet offers a wonderful service for threatened sea creatures. Staff is friendly and very willing to answer questions - many are volunteers. Certainly worth up to an hour of viewing, especially at feeding time.

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The turtles were amazing. The center does incredible things to save injured turtles who otherwise would not have a chance of survival.

Thank Roberta W
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

They're doing such great work here to rehabilitate and return the sick and injured turtles to the wild.

Thank Donna R
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Very informative. My husband and I love all animals and are so grateful for the people that help them. Great place to take children so they can learn about what beautiful creatures are in the ocean and to be aware of what humans are doing...More

Thank Belinda B
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This was one of our more interesting points of interest on our trip. We learned a lot about the problems the sea turtles experience. We also got to see the rescued turtles up close. They were very large and colorful. We happened to be there...More

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Well worth the visit, close up views, very interesting, no charge, just donations, friendly people..

Thank Harold U
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Presentation was very interested and informative. Glad they will be getting better facilities. Very worthwhile visit and organization.

Thank Billie W
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This place does an excellent job of informing the visitors about the declining turtle population. Can hardly wait for their new facility. Their goal is to rehabilitate them if possible so they can be returned to the Gulf. If that is not possible then they...More

Thank CathyDArizona
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This tiny gem of a non-profit turtle sanctuary will be the highlight of your South Padre Island vacation. Even if you only have an hour to spend there, your time will be well spent standing within inches of the turtles and learning the difference between...More

Thank WanderingWebbs
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Cathy D
6 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!