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“What you all do for those turtles is AMAZING!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sea Turtle, Inc.

Sea Turtle, Inc.
6617 Padre Blvd., P. O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX 78597
+1 956-761-4511
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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-- For rehabilitated sea turtle and hatchling release text message notifications, please see our website membership page. See you at Sea Turtle, Inc.!
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“What you all do for those turtles is AMAZING!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

My husband and I came to South Padre for our anniversary, the best part was seeing all the hurt turtles being cared for and healed. This is a must see. Very educational and fun.

Visited March 2013
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Educational, great cause”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Free unless you choose to place a donation in the jar upon entering or exiting. We enjoyed this diversion and appreciate the good work they are doing.

Visited March 2013
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Romeo, Michigan
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Help the turtles”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This is a small turtle rescue with a handful of residents and some in recovery tanks. They take good care of the animals and know the stories behind each of them without having to look, so its very personal. We adopted Bordeaux who has only two opposing fins and will have to be in captivity with the facility. Great cause if you are looking for something different while visiting SPI.

Visited March 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Support turtle rehab and see the recipients up close!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We were impressed by the efforts of the center to save these amazing animals, and the chance to see the turtles up close is not to be missed. We were touched by some of the "survivor" stories, amazed at the technological advances (come by at 10am to see Allison's prosthesis practice), and we loved watching one little guy (about to be re-released) surfing the jetstream in his pool. You can spend as much time here as you like, but it's worth even 15 minutes and a donation of a few dollars to support this worthy cause!

Visited March 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Worth a quick visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We go here each time we're in S. Padre, mostly to support their "cause." The facility houses some turtles in tanks, OK for young kids to see them, but nothing spectacular.

Visited July 2012
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