Sea Turtle, Inc., South Padre Island

4.7
#1 of 241 in Wildlife in Texas
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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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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  • This was such a great informative experience. A truly heart warming experience to see all the work that’s being done to help rescue and rehabilitate injured sea turtles. We were lucky enough to get... 
    This was such a great informative experience. A truly heart warming experience to see all the work that’s being done to help rescue and rehabilitate injured sea turtles. We were lucky enough to get...  more »
  • A good rainy day activity. We were impressed with the buildings: amphitheater, hospital, etc. They obviously have had tremendous financial support, unlike the humane society which is also... 
    A good rainy day activity. We were impressed with the buildings: amphitheater, hospital, etc. They obviously have had tremendous financial support, unlike the humane society which is also...  more »
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  • This place was so much more than we expected! All of the exhibits inside were informative and fun to read. The kids loved watching the big sea turtles in the inside tanks and learning about the injured ones they saw in the hospital. Their favorite turtle was Alison with the prosthetic fin. All of the staff was so friendly and engaging with the kids. Would recommend this place to anyone in the area. We will be going back!
  • It was great to get to visit Sea Turtle Inc again. We were there 5 years ago, early January 2016. We donated so we could get a brick with our families name on the walkway of what is now the new and improved Sea Turtle, Inc. They really do great work for the preservation of the sea turtles, helping them recuperate, and then release them back into the wild, when possible. Friendly, knowledgeable staff on hand to answer questions about sea turtles. It's always a great experience to come for a visit. I highly recommend it to anyone! By the way, the brick was there!!!

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