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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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Great Place, Great Mission

They are doing great work rehabbing sea turtles here. Very nice place to visit and learn about... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
TrippinYogis
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Amazing Place!

This a great place to visit.They do an incredible work with the turtles. We learned a lot about... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Viviane76
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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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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  • Average4%
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“injured turtles” (76 reviews)
“gift shop” (148 reviews)
“turtle rescue” (68 reviews)
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6617 Padre Blvd, P. O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7742
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+1 956-761-4511
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"injured turtles"
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"gift shop"
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"turtle rescue"
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"small donation"
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"small place"
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"learning experience"
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"all ages"
in 88 reviews
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"rehabilitation"
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

They are doing great work rehabbing sea turtles here. Very nice place to visit and learn about while supporting their cause.

Thank TrippinYogis
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

This a great place to visit.They do an incredible work with the turtles. We learned a lot about their work and how they help the turtle. It is free, but they ask for donations. My kids loved! Cool place to go!

Thank Viviane76
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

What a cool place. The opportunity to see different species of sea turtles up close. Turtles that would not have a chance if not for Sea Turtle Inc. Love that you can read about their individual stories as you travel through the center. A must-see!

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

The work they do here is amazing. The fee to get in is a recommended donation, but so worth it when you learn about what this rescue does for the turtle population.Check out the gift shop too. They have fund souvenirs for all.

Thank fjpmax
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

There aren't a lot of activities or attractions on San Padre island. This is a great place to stop in and learn about the sea turtles. The suggested donation is reasonable and goes toward keeping this species off the endangered list. Plus who doesn't want...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We spent 15 minutes here walking around and looking at the turtles. Totally worth the stop. It's certainly not a big place and was pretty crowded when we arrived.

1  Thank Chadndee
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

very pleased with the information given and the staff is very friendly and willing to answer questions

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Had a great presentation given by a first timer. Enjoyed the talk. Learned lots of facts. Nice gift shop. Inexpensive, they have a suggested contribution.

Thank straughnindian
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

It was a great presentation and wonderful to see them doing such good work. We went back more than once and chose to purchase our gifts there as we were so impressed. Interesting, entertaining and inspiring to do more to help the animals and environment.

Thank Gail M
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Free Admission, but donations are asked for. Great experience and so interesting how these Large Animals struggle to survive in the ocean.

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Cathy D
5 February 2017|
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Response from Jeff G | Property representative |
We suggest $4 for adult and $2 for children as a donation.
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mariasandova
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!
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