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Sea Turtle, Inc.

6617 Padre Blvd., P. O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-761-4511
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Beaches, Islands
Owner description: Who is your favorite turtle?Ila Loetscher, the "Turtle Lady of South Padre Island", originally formed our organization to save the Kemp's ridley sea... more » Owner description: Who is your favorite turtle?Ila Loetscher, the "Turtle Lady of South Padre Island", originally formed our organization to save the Kemp's ridley sea turtle in 1977. Now we are a sea turtle hospital with a mission to rehabilitate and release any injured sea turtles, increase awareness concerning their safety and habitat, and assist with conservation efforts for all sea turtle species. We are funded by donations, grants and gift shop proceeds-- 80% goes to help sea turtles locally, and 20% funds other sea turtle projects around the world. For rehabilitated sea turtle and hatchling release text message notifications, please see our website membership page. See you at Sea Turtle, Inc.! « less
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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Our chances of seeing an exodus into the sea, of newborn hatchlings, was 20% but lo and behold, at 7:00 am we got to witness and be a part of assisting 40+ babies make their way to the sea. Awesome and wonderful! The actual rescue place is pretty worn, but hopefully some private investors couldsee their way to investing in... More

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Austin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Great educational experience for the whole family. We even got up early one morning when they had a turtle nest hatch and we got to help "escort" the babies to the ocean!

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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Sea turtles are majestic animals and it's a joy to see them up close at this rehab center. My kids thoroughly enjoyed learning about the rescued sea turtles and also feeding some of them cucumber pieces. Its cheap and a fun way to spend an hour (or less).

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We love going to see the turtles and have donated more than once because, what a great cause! Try to catch the hatchlings, also very cool and we have yet to be able to catch it but its something we'd love to see. Very nice staff. Small exhibit so its quick but so neat.

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Keene, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

I stopped in with my son and we enjoyed seeing the rescue turtles. Don't forget to take a photo with Gerry! Donation (suggested) is very reasonable. Staff was very friendly.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I meet the lady that started this endeavor back when I was 18. What a joy to see her legacy and love continuing. I love this place and loved seeing the turtle. How they are being help to get back to the sea. Very enjoyable but if you go please, please make a donation and I dont mean a dollar!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

On vacation we visited Sea Turtle Inc and had a great time. Turtles are so cute and was great to learn about them. I suggest to spent a lot of money in the gift shop because all the proceeds go for the saving of turtles, amazing cause! Bought all my gifts there!

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It's pretty low key but the staff are very knowledgeable & helpful. Great presentations for adults & kids

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We stopped by for a quick visit and ended up staying a long time. What a neat place. Everyone is so knowledgeable on Sea Turtles and it's neat to see how they locally rescue them and rehabilitate them to be released back into the wild. My kids absolutely loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great place for kids to go learn and see sea turtles. Entrance to center is donation and the staff is great!! They even have presentation which teaches children about turtles and the dangers that us humans put them in. Completely recommend this center.

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