Sea Turtle, Inc550 Votes Currently Closed
- 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, Family And Kids, Specialty Shop
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 Travel Tips
- 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
- One can also use taxi’s that start with a fare of around $5.
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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 Reviews & Ratings
It's great. Lots of rescue Sea Turtles. Great up-close experience. Great facilities which are new (education center) and have huge tanks with side panel view ports. The "hospital" is much older but has very close up tanks. The daily feeding at 1500 is lettuce in special bottom "dive" feeders. We've visited a few times and have enjoyed each visit. Staff are nice, and helpful. Overall a great place to spend and hour.
The turtles are huge! We had some much fun seeing these marvelous creatures. They are beautiful. We have to do our part to keep the ocean safe for these majestic animals.
Always nice to help out a good cause. The admission is pretty cheap! The place has a section for turtles that will go back to the wild, and a section of tanks for turtles who will not go back. There is also a gift shop, small amphitheatre, a nice little boardwalk to stroll down and bathrooms. All the staff was friendly and passionate about the turtles. They even did a feeding which was cool to watch. This place would be great for kids!
It was so wonderful!! Getting to know how they do things, and how many turtles they try to save. Being able to see the turtle hospital was great! So glad we went!
I grew up around South Padre and it had been awhile since I had gone to see the Sea Turtles. The new building is incredible...it’s new to me! It’s quite impressive! We are all impressed by the show at the amphitheater. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly.