Sea Turtle, Inc., South Padre Island

4.7
#1 of 153 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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  • Sea Turtle Inc has a long and interesting history you have to read about yourself! Entrance is free but a donation can be left in the donation box. They house and rehabilitate sea turtles that have be...  more »
  • I love what this company does. The presentation was good, the turtles that you can see in the tanks are well cared for and most wouldn't be able to live on their own.  more »
  • Enjoyable and very informative.. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. We would recommend for children, adults or anyone.. glad to see animal preservation and rescue for marine animals. Great...  more »
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  • Super cool organization. Right off the main drag and easy to find. They are currently constructing new facilities on site and transitioning to them. It was nice to see however their prior facility. Very pieced together, showing that all of their resources bring to their protection and rehabilitation of sea turtles. They have a variety of educational tours appropriate for people of all ages. A definite must see while you're on the island
  • Cute little place that has a lot of cool things to see. They have many tanks with many sea turtles and also have an auditorium, an education center, and a nice dock. The organization is really cool and I like how they rehab Injured turtles and then release them afterwards. You can also keep an eye out to go with them onto a sea turtle nesting experience.
  • Very educational but ran though the entire exhibit in less than an hour. When we went it was packed during spring break so we couldn't see or read all information on each exhibit. Nonetheless it was cool to see all the sea turtles that they've rescued including some fairly large ones in the building near the back.
  • What a great experience to see and learn about the sea turtles. I was saddened by it as well. I like what they are doing by educating the public about the turtles and our role in their lives. They only ask for a donation which I was happy to give. The staff was very friendly and answered all our questions. They also have a nice gift shop. They are expanding so I'm glad to see they are doing well.
  • The work these people do is so essential to the long term survival of the sea turtle it is inspiring and heartwarming. Listening to the stories they tell about patrolling the beach and coastal areas for distressed turtles in the event of cold weather makes me wish I could stay forever! Miss you all, especially the girls, hugs and kisses, love, B & M
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