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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 2013
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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Seattle, Wa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed reading the stories of the "patients" in this "turtle hospital". This is a no-frills, hard look at the dangers sea turtles encounter in their world. Kids might get to help feed the turtles. Good luck to Sea Turtle, Inc in their capital campaign to expand their much needed facilities. Be sure to visit.

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Nanuet, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Wow, an abundance of rescued turtles who are being nursed back to health!! We saw a turtle with one flipper who wore a prosthetic to swim. Some turtles were not able to be released back to the ocean, so this is their permanent home.

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South Padre Island, Texas
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Your trip to the island is not complete if you haven't stopped by to see the turtles. Very informative and interesting. Especially for children 12 or younger. Be sure to take your camera in with you so you can get a few pic's of your kids enjoying the turtles. Took my granddaughter and she enjoyed it so much she wrote... More

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Little Elm, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Nice stop on the trip - not alot to see or do, but great info on sea turtles. Place was small , more of a kid attraction, was in and out in about 20 minutes

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Please check this out! Feel free to donate more $ to the jar! We enjoyed our visit very much! Keep up the great work! My kids fell in love with the poor turtles, and we are very aporeciative of all the work they do there for these sweet turtles. A must see!

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Keller, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

I have thought about this place since leaving. They do such great things and some of their stories are so sad. I am happy to know they are saving lives and doing such great things for the turtles. Admission was based purely on suggested donation $3 for adults and $2 for kids so our visit was a mere $11 which... More

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Very interesting. They help with the rescue of injured sea turtles. They have various tanks to view them up close. Funding is through donations. $3/person donation to get in.

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Shakopee, Minnesota, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Very inexpensive. Get there for a presentation to learn all about the types of turtles and their stories.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Make sure you arrive to hear the entire "turtle talk so mm you get the most out of the visit. The staff are invested in each turtles life and recovery. Some of the stories could break your heart. This place is doing amazing things to rehabilitate sea turtles!

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Edinburg, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Such a great place to visit and take kids. They have hourly presentations on all the different types of turtles in the Gulf Coast area and large tanks where they house the sick turtles they are nursing back to health. Sometimes they have events to help benefit the turtles, and donations are always welcome. It's a perfect pace to visit.

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