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Sea Turtle, Inc.

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Address: 6617 Padre Blvd, P. O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7742
Phone Number:
+1 956-761-4511
Today
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Ila Loetscher, the "Turtle Lady of South Padre Island",...

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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Very interesting and educational. The staff were excellent and took time to answer questions and provide information about the sea turtles on display. Great job & thank you so... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting and educational. The staff were excellent and took time to answer questions and provide information about the sea turtles on display. Great job & thank you so much for rescuing the sea turtles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were very excited about coming here because we know what amazing work these folks have done with this "turtle hospital". I was so amazed by the personal stories these turtles have had and how many have been fully rehabilitated and released back into the wild. These people have had a major impact on the numbers of wild turtles. It... More 

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Harlingen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an amazing place. They rescue sea turtles and cure them of their problem. From getting caught in nets to having amputations by boats. They have lectures that all ages enjoy. You can feed some that are in a large tank. Their gift shop has appropriately sea turtle shirts, etc. that are moderately priced. When the moms come ashore... More 

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Champlin, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter who loves nature, checked out the Turtle Rehab/Sea Turtle Inc to get information on it & found out that they were having a Turtle Release not far from our hotel. We went to it & it was one of our highlights to our week long trip to SPI. We than visited the center & the presentation was so... More 

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Beamsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place deserved a return visit we often bring our friends and family to hear and see the turtles , history and information available for all ages .

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Thank Vacation Lover Diva
El Paso County, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So nice to see the volunteers here really helping these poor creatures, it's free and a great place to visit!

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Thank allenrob271
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to learn all about sea turtles. The staff are great with stories and facts so everyone can learn and be amazed. The plan is to build a new home and by going and donating this dream will come true.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very fun place to visit lots of turtles to see and interact with. Learned a lot about Texas sea life that I did not know.

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Boyne City, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice way to see the sea turtles. Staff very knowledgable. Many of the turtles are rehabbed and returned to the ocean. Fun place to get some pictures

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend several hours here at the rescue, with our kids (ranging in ages from 6 to 18) learning all about the turtles, rescue efforts, medical and rehab processes, and release. All the staff was friendly and spent as much time with the kids as needed to answer all their questions. There's no entry fee, but they request whatever donation... More 

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