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“Sweet Sea Turtles ”
Review of Sea Turtle, Inc.

Sea Turtle, Inc.
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Owner description: 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.!
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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"injured turtles"
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"gift shop"
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"large tanks"
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"permanent residents"
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"turtle rescue"
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"small donation"
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"suggested donation"
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"small place"
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"these folks"
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"learning experience"
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"great place to visit"
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"all ages"
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"whole family"
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"great job"
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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Reviewed 5 weeks 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
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 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
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

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 used to just ask for donations only, but with the new facility comes actual entry fees. Seems like some very nice tanks and they have a giant fancy amphitheater now. Feels like maybe something has been lost along the way though, in terms of intimacy with the turtles though.

Thank Shawn M
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