Sea Turtle, Inc., South Padre Island

4.7
#1 of 218 in Wildlife in Texas
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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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  • My husband and I visited in August 2020. We appreciated the educational presentation, viewing of the rescued turtles, and the resident turtles as well. The gift shop has a little something for...  more »
  • This was a really cool experience. We loved seeing and learning about the rescue center, the hospital and the resident sea turtles!  more »
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  • Always nice to help out a good cause. The admission is pretty cheap! The place has a section for turtles that will go back to the wild, and a section of tanks for turtles who will not go back. There is also a gift shop, small amphitheatre, a nice little boardwalk to stroll down and bathrooms. All the staff was friendly and passionate about the turtles. They even did a feeding which was cool to watch. This place would be great for kids!
  • I grew up around South Padre and it had been awhile since I had gone to see the Sea Turtles. The new building is incredible...it’s new to me! It’s quite impressive! We are all impressed by the show at the amphitheater. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly.

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