Sea Turtle, IncCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- 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
- Ted’s Restaurant
- Bada Bing Bagels
- Padre Island Brewing Co.
- Davey Jones Ice Cream Locker
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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
10 AM - 11 AM
94.94% of people start their Sea Turtle, Inc visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Sea Turtle, Inc
92.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sea Turtle, Inc
Sea Turtle, Inc Trips
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Sea Turtle, Inc, South Padre Island Reviews
This appears to be a great organization that is growing. We enjoyed our visit. It's maybe not as picturesque beautiful as Texas Aquarium or similar tourist stop, but it's interesting to step into the rescue work of a hands-on organization. The educational show is great. Must-go if you or someone in your family loves turtles. Easy to find location in a scenic part of Texas.
Please support this organization. They are doing amazing things for sea turtle conservation on and around South Padre. Take the tour, see the cool sea turtles up close. Visit the hospital and see how they are helping rehabilitate and restore several turtles to their natural habitat. Well worth the money.
Loved it! Its very heart warming to see that they rehabilitate injured sea turtles and the ones they can't release they keep as residents. Definitely recommend that anyone who is passing through or staying awhile go and see the turtles...we didn't get to see one of their main residents named Allison because they didn't have a lifeguard for her when we went. Will definitely go back next time we're on the island. They also have an educational lecture that you can attend to learn how you can help save the sea turtles
Sea turtle has really changed since a year ago. My wife and I visited last year at this time and none of the new buildings were finished. Now there is this great Amphitheater for their presentation and huge tanks behind it for the resident Turtles. They've built a really nice store and another viewing area with some interesting history on the turtles right next door to the amphitheater. There's a nice long Pier that's been built from the original old building out to the new which is very nice. You can stop and see the fish and some of the local wildlife in the area. It's right next door to the bird sanctuary. There is now a $10 fee for adults and $4 for children. I don't remember what it was last year, but I know it has increased.
Sea Turtle Inc. was a fun and educational! They had lots of sea turtles and some of them are really huge!! They all have their story about how they ended up there that you can read. We really enjoyed walking on the wooden walkway over the water and watching the fish jump out of the water! It was not too expensive which was nice! You can watch the workers feed them, but we didn't make it to that show.