Sea Turtle, Inc, South Padre Island
About Sea Turtle, Inc, South Padre Island
Sea Turtle, Inc, South Padre Island - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 6617 Padre Blvd., P.O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Ticket Price: 3 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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It would be a wise decision to visit the world renowned Sea Turtle, Inc on a visit to the South Padre island. It is an organisation formed for the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sea turtles. It was formed in 1977 by Ila Fox Loetscher, better known as “The Turtle Lady of South Padre Island”. Sea Turtle, Inc was originally formed to aid in the protection and rehabilitation of the endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle which was on the brink of extinction. Today, it is a hospital with a mission to rehabilitate and release any injured sea turtles, increase awareness about their safety and habitat, and increase conservation efforts for all sea turtle species. It is a non-profit organisation and it generates its income from public donations and its gift-shop sales.
Educational presentations are offered throughout the day. These “Turtle talks” teach one about the mission of Sea Turtle, Inc. and about the various species of sea turtles found in the area.
On South Padre Island, April through November is identified as a sea turtle nesting season. Sea Turtle, Inc. identifies these nests and moves them to a safe compound until hatched. There are dozens of planned releases during the summer months. One needs to contact them for the exact dates.
Visitors are also able to do a self-guided tour.
Sea Turtle, Inc Information
- South Padre, Inc. asks its visitors for a donation of $3 per adult and a donation of $2 per child above the age of 4.
- The educational presentations are offered in both, English and Spanish.
- March, April and May are the busiest months.
How To reach Sea Turtle, Inc by Public Transport
- One can also use taxi’s that start with a fare of around $5.
Restaurants Near Sea Turtle, Inc
- Ted’s Restaurant
- Bada Bing Bagels
- Padre Island Brewing Co.
- Davey Jones Ice Cream Locker
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Sea Turtle, Inc, South Padre Island Reviews - Write a Review
This is a small non-profit organization that rescues turtles which happens to let people visit. And this is good! You aren't going to get a velvet rope museum tour because everyone is working on rehabilitating turtles, and you get to see that first hand. There's a wealth of knowledge to be had from just talking with the staff. This place is worth stopping by if you're on the island. It's not expensive and mostly donation driven.
Sea Turtle inc is a must while at South Padre Island! Where better to go learn about the endangered sea turtle and the causes of their demise, than at this life support center where you can see them live and watch many of their rescued turtles. This center had been growing at an exponential rate since it was first established due to the many good folks who commit to the sea turtles preservation as well as the many visitors who flock here in support of their very critical work here! Families definately walk away with a new appreciation for this enchanting creature!
Excellent little non-profit organization rehabilitating sea turtles. They have several turtles in pools that they are either rehabbing or that they can't release because they are too impaired to survive in the wild, but they are being well cared for and serve to educate the public. You can even sponsor a turtle egg nest and I think it's an excellent idea. Sea Turtle Inc is definitely helping the sea turtle population and hopefully our children will see these magnificent creatures for generations to come.
This was the highlight of our vacation! I happened across this on a website and we decided to give it a shot. Our 3yr old had a BLAST and my husband and I now feel like turtle experts, lol. They had TONS of info and you can tell this is really their passion! Admission is by donation - recommended $4 per adult, $2 per child. They are opening a new facility this year and I think admission pricing will go up but based on the experience we had at the current center it would have been worth much more than the suggested donation! We saw so many turtles and were even able to watch them feed them and they pulled one female out for a quick biopsy. Too fun!
Beautiful place to visit, had to take my little girl for a visit as well... Very heartbreaking for me but also heart warming as well. It's been a while since I visited and I would love to revisit.
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