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“A must to do while visiting South Padre Island”
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

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 renovation with a terrific education center, home for the "resident" sea turtles, you will learn so much and be warmly welcomed by the staff and volunteers. Learn about their conservation efforts. If you are lucky you may be able to participate in a sea turtle release.

Thank seni0r
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"large tanks"
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"turtle rescue"
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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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Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 shop and small aquarium inside the new building i enjoyed as well.

Thank leahb1999
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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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Reviewed 5 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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