Sea Turtle, Inc

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  • Address: 6617 Padre Blvd., P.O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX 78597, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9567614511
  • Ticket Price: 3 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Educational Site, Tour, Family And Kids, Specialty Shop

Sea Turtle, Inc - Review

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

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TripHobo Highlights for Sea Turtle, Inc

  • Sea Turtle, Inc Address: 6617 Padre Blvd., P.O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX 78597, United States
  • Sea Turtle, Inc Contact Number: +1-9567614511
  • Sea Turtle, Inc Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Sea Turtle, Inc Price: 3 USD
  • Best time to visit Sea Turtle, Inc(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sea Turtle, Inc: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sea Turtle, Inc

  • 95% of people who visit South Padre Island include Sea Turtle, Inc in their plan

  • 91.21% of people start their Sea Turtle, Inc visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Sea Turtle, Inc

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

94.2% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sea Turtle, Inc

People normally club together Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center and South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center while planning their visit to Sea Turtle, Inc.

People also prefer to start their day with Sea Turtle, Inc.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Sea Turtle, Inc, South Padre Island Reviews

  • What a wonderful place!! The people there really care about the cause and they've saved countless sea turtles' lives. It's extremely well put together with signs and pamphlets filled with information. You can really see the positive impact Sea Turtle, Inc has had on the turtles and on the people - making them more aware and (hopefully) more conscious of their actions and how it changes other creatures' natural habitats.

  • Really enjoyed the time we spent here. They have a lot of different sea turtles and the staff is very friendly and explain every turtle's story. The tanks are very clean and most the turtles come up to the glass to say hello. Great price to get in, definitely worth it. Would recommend for anyone in the area. Also there is a amphitheater where they do shows and give more information

  • Took our niece here. Love the new education complex and the huge tanks! It was great being able to learn about each turtle’s history. They also let us know when the next hatchling release would be. My husband and I got to see one once by luck, and it was an amazing experience! We will be visiting again.

  • The best place to visit on the island! We first visited years ago when my husband and I came to south padre for our honey moon. Now we came back with our children and we were amazed by how much it has grown! It was my children's favorite part of out trip. My daughter wanted to know everything. It's a place rich in information. It's clean, fun, informative, and we'll cared for. You can tell the people who work there love their job. My daughter wants to work there when she grows up! That's how much of an impact it had on my family. It's a place I know my family will always visit when we come to south padre.

  • Must see if you are interested in turtles, animal conservation or rehabilitation. Brand new building shows videos and gift shop. Proceeds go towards maintaining and rehabilitating sea turtles which are injured. Those that cannot be self sufficient are permanent residents. If your lucky, you can see the turtles at feeding time. They love lettuce! Smaller tanks also have puffer fish. Low admission cost. Been twice and didn't disappoint. The volunteers working there are knowledgeable and very sweet.

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