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Sea Turtle, Inc., South Padre Island

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, South Padre Island holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Sea Turtle, Inc. and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Our boys love sea life and all animals. We took them to Sea Turtle Inc and learned a ton about turtles and rehabilitation. The cost is a suggested donation. We sat through a presentation (our choice t...  read more »
  • This is an absolute must do. It's free and the kids love it. It is a great learning experience for them to see turtles generally but also understand how we can hurt the turtles unintentionally by what...  read more »
  • Loved learning about each turtles history and watching them play around. Would love to go back during hatching season. 
  • This place is truly amazing! I am so glad they are expanding, because it is much needed. But, my kids loved every second and came home with stories to tell! Thanks to all the hard workers who take care of these rescue turtles! There is no charge to come see them, but donations are needed. We made a $50 gift shop purchase to help out.
  • We love turtles, and Sea Turtle Inc.! Sea turtle Inc. Is a great resource for the area beaches. They help protect egg nests, and rehabilitate injured wild turtles with hopes to release as many as possible back into the wild. There are turtles in holding tanks on view to the public while healing. Many informative exhibits on different species of sea turtles including a very cool turtle skeleton. Merchandise is available. There is no admission charge, but please leave a donation. We go with every island visit.
  • Save turtles, learn, and adopt a hatchling. That's just the beginning of what you can do here. Nice gift shop, excellent viewing of turtles, clean, and convenient. Staff are friendly, fun, and caring.
  • This is a must-see for anyone visiting SPI, especially with kids. I learned that leatherback sea turtles eat jellyfish, which makes them my favorite animal.
  • This is a great place to take the kids with the entire family! Wonderful experience every time I go. I would recommend anyone visiting the island to come at least one time to witness these beautiful creatures. 5 stars mang!
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