Sea Turtle, Inc., South Padre Island

4.7
#1 of 242 in Wildlife in Texas
Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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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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  • What a cool place. South Padre Island and the Laguna Madre is a hot bed for sea turtle activity. Sea Turtle inc. protects those turtles and takes in injured turtles, nurses them back to health and... 
    What a cool place. South Padre Island and the Laguna Madre is a hot bed for sea turtle activity. Sea Turtle inc. protects those turtles and takes in injured turtles, nurses them back to health and...  more »
  • Such an amazing facility of goodness, love and caring. Fun for the whole family! The best time to arrive was 10am, just before the family crowds arrived and the resident presentation and turtle... 
    Such an amazing facility of goodness, love and caring. Fun for the whole family! The best time to arrive was 10am, just before the family crowds arrived and the resident presentation and turtle...  more »
  • Wonderful! Take your whole family and enjoy the beauty of these amazing creatures. The help they need is real, and it brings you to the reality of how the rehabilitate. All of the employees were so.....  more
    Wonderful! Take your whole family and enjoy the beauty of these amazing creatures. The help they need is real, and it brings you to the reality of how the rehabilitate. All of the employees were so.....  more »
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  • I love this place. Beautiful sea turtles deserve to be saved. They have that right to live like we do. The museum is awesome, and the gift shop is great too. They also have Alligators. If they want to come out , I didn't see them this time . I still wonder why they even have Alligators. I never remember the island having alligators at all. Gators are super dangerous..😱Remember to come by and support anyway you can to keep helping and saving Sea turtles.. Happy Health to All....
  • We had a fabulous time here! There are lots or adorable turtles to see at different ages, and each turtle has an equally heartwarming and unique story. The employees/volunteers are very knowledgeable and were happy to share turtle information with us. We would definitely come back and check out this place again! I wish we had asked her name, but there was a woman who talked to us and had tons of info about Sea Turtle Inc. We were there on Saturday June 4, around 2pm. She was so great we loved talking to her! Our entire group of 7 highly recommends everyone check our Sea Turtle Inc and donate generously as well!
  • This place was awesome! There is a ton of information about how to be involved in rescuing and rehabbing sea turtles and protecting and restoring our oceans. Overall, it's a great place to take the whole family to see and learn all about sea turtles and other ocean critters. We will definitely visit again.
  • What a nice place to visit. Staying on South Padre Island you hear so much about "save the turtles" but to actually see them up close was so cool. What Sea Turtle Inc is doing for these beautiful animals is amazing. Definitely stop by to see what they are all about. If you can, make a donation to keep their great work going.
  • This was a good experience. We enjoyed being able to see the turtle patients and their turtle 🐢 talk information. You don't get to touch or interact with them. But they do have some resident turtles in tanks that are super cool to observe. The volunteers are all super sweet.

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