Sea Turtle, Inc., South Padre Island

4.7
#1 of 231 in Wildlife in Texas
Since 1977, Sea Turtle, Inc. has grown from a concerned conservation group to include a hospital and rehabilitation center. Numerous sea turtles get hurt by predators or fishermen, and their eggs get lost due to urbanization. That threatens the balance of the ecosystem and leads to large reductions of sea life. At the center, you can hear about sea turtles and about the organization's efforts to protect all marine turtle species. You'll see tanks with different kinds of turtles--some injured and some nearly cured--and learn about the ways they are rehabilitated before being returned to the wild. Donations are welcome. Arrange your visit to Sea Turtle, Inc. and discover more family-friendly attractions in South Padre Island using our South Padre Island online trip itinerary builder .
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  • Please visit! You won't be disappointed. We learned so much and met some amazing turtles- and people!  more »
  • They have built a new facility which is incorporated with the existing. These people are doing some extraordinary work with the turtles. And you can get inches away from them.  more »
  • A very enjoyable educational experience. You can learn about the different kinds of sea turtles, and how polutions harms them.. It is handicap accessible. There are many large tanks that house turtle ...  more »
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  • This was a wonderful experience. It was amazing to be face yo face with a sea turtle. They do wonderful things there to save these creatures. Great people. Very interesting. All ages will love this.
  • This is hands down the best part of our trip to SPI! It was so cool to see all the turtles that are residents and the ones that are in the hospital getting fixed up with hopes of being released back into the ocean. It's amazing work what they do there and the knowledge that you get in the tour is very interesting for the whole family. Pretty cool to get to see Alligators,birds,pelicans,turtles and little fish.
  • I really love what they have done to this place since I was last here!! OMG its fantastic!! Great job guys and gals!! It is a must see if you are visiting the area. I really wish the " Turtle Lady" could have seen this with her own eyes. I miss seeing her on the beach back when I used to fish the surf more often; she was so friendly and nice. Keep up the great work guys.
  • It's wonderful to see staff caring for injured sea turtles. I swear one of them loves to show off for those folks watching the tanks of turtles. Very interesting educational program... good for all ages.
  • Amazing and educational experience! We left with so much more knowledge and appreciation for sea turtles than we could have imagined, and I fell in love with these beautiful creatures for all new reasons. The staff obviously cares so much about the turtles, and are very passionate about the cause. They do amazing work and if you're debating a visit - stop debating and just GO. This was the highlight of my visit to TX.
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