Located on South Padre Island, Sea Turtle Inc. is a rescue and rehabilitation center for injured sea turtles, where visitors can visit the turtles, learn more about them, and contribute to the conservation of all turtle species. It’s a great place for you and your guests to gain a greater appreciation of South Padre Island’s rich natural marine habitat and the sea turtles that live there. Find out more about Sea Turtle Inc. down below!
A Fascinating All-Ages Attraction for a Noble Cause
At Sea Turtle Inc., visitors of all ages can attend Turtle Talks, or educational presentations, about the species of sea turtles found in the waters of South Padre Island. Additionally, visitors can go on self-guided tours of the outdoor portions of the facility, which include educational displays with information and viewing tanks where you can see the turtles that are living and recuperating at Sea Turtle Inc.
There are also opportunities for watching the sea turtles during feeding time, as well as talks given on two of the turtle residents, Allison and Gerry, who undergo a special process each day. Allison has a prosthesis, while Gerry indulges in a snack simulated to reflect how sea turtles would dine on sea grass beds in the Laguna Madre in the wild. This is done in an effort to maintain the physical and mental health of the turtles at Sea Turtle Inc.
Admission is priced differently depending on which portion of the year you happen to visit. From June 1st through August 15th, entrance fees are priced between $4.00 to $10.00 depending on age and military status. For the rest of the year, admission costs between $4.00 and $6.00. Children ages 4 years and under are admitted for free.
Sea Turtle Inc. is open on Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with extended summer hours from 10:00am to 5:00pm and shortened hours for holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. The facility is closed for Christmas Day.
You’ll find Sea Turtle Inc. situated at 6617 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597. You can also reach the facility by phone at (956) 761-4511.
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