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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 24 May 2012 via mobile

Kids and adults had a blast. Lots of different turtles. The woman doing the presentations took the time to talk to our son and take him around to different tanks to show him special things about the turtles. Husband got to feed one. Everyone there is nice. It is open, so it doesn't smell. There is a box when you walk in for donations. No actual charge for this place. A gift shop with nice stuff that helps keep the place going. My son adopted a hatchling which you can name-he thought that was so cool! Going back today so we can see Alison swim with her prosthetic flipper!

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Reviewed 22 May 2012

My Mom and I went to Sea Turtle,Inc. last Friday and I must say that we were very impressed with the place and the work they do to help protect the Sea Turtles...A trip to Sea Turtle,Inc. is a educational,informative and fun trip..There is no admission price,although donations are always welcomed and much appreciated...They have a small gift shop there and the prices are very reasonable,at least in my opinion.

Thank Dawn H
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

This was one of everyone's favorite places we visited while on the island. The presentation by the volunteers was informative and it was amazing to get to see the turtles so up close. My kids got to feed the turtles and loved it. We will definitely be back!

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Reviewed 20 May 2012

We really recommend a visit- you will learn alot. This is a great organization fueled by volunteers. However, for me, it was a tearjerker- because of the harsh and dangerous reality that turtles face in the wild in particular due to manmade causes such as pollution and boating.

Thank GlutenIntolerant
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

This is a great place if you want to learn about turtles! It is absolutely amazing! They have many different types of turtles and great stories about them! We loved the turtle hospital! You can see and read and hear about the turtles that have been rescued. Although we took our Grandson there as we thought it would really be a better place for kids to see - it made all of us adults lovers of sea turtles and Sea Turtle, Inc! Good for all ages! We will definitely be back the next time we come to South Padre!

Thank Tori L
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