Plan your visit to Sea Turtle, Inc.​

Dive into the unique world of sea turtle conservation!

Sea Turtle, Inc. is open year-round for visitors to meet our rehabilitating patients and non-releasable residents. Self-guide through our rehabilitation and education facilities to learn all about sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico, and enjoy our daily presentations and turtle feedings.

COVID-19 Update: No group rates or presentation reservations will be offered at this time. 


Off Season

August 16 - May 31


Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday Closed for Maintenance

Off season Admission

Summer Season

June 1 - August 15


Tuesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday Closed for Maintenance

summer Admission

Location & Parking

Location:   6617 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX  78597
Mailing Address:   P.O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX  78597
Phone:   956-761-4511

What to Expect Before Your Visit


Our facility is self-guided and visitors can navigate through our rehabilitation and education centers at their leisure.

Educational presentations are offered throughout the day. “Turtle Talks” educate the public about the mission of Sea Turtle, Inc. and the species of sea turtles found in the area. Presentations are typically offered every hour but the schedule is subject to change without notice. To check daily presentation times, please call our main number at 956-761-4511.

Our outdoor turtle viewing areas are shaded but open to the elements. The museum and gift shop are in a climate controlled building. Please come prepared for all weather conditions. Beverages are not sold at the facility .

Notice: During the winter months, if the temperature is below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, our outdoor tanks will be covered to maintain the necessary water temperature for the turtles. The Education Complex will be open, which includes our indoor museum displays, resident tanks, and gift shop.

Daily Schedule at Our Facility

Breakfast for our Residents

Done Virtually via Facebook

Breakfast for our Residents

Feedings done virtually on Facebook at this time

Patient Enrichment Feeding

Done Virtually via Facebook

Dinner for Our Patients

Feedings done virtually on Facebook at this time. Join us in the rehabilitation center and learn about our enrichment feedings. This is an excellent opportunity to see the turtles mimic some of their natural behaviors. Enrichment feedings help stimulate their minds and allow them to practice essential skills needed to return to the wild safely.

Meet Allison's Lifeguards

10am-4pm Daily

Meet Allison's Lifeguards

Allison wears her prosthesis & swims in her large tank everyday from 10am-4pm. One of her personal lifeguards is present at her tank to share the turtle's story and answer any questions you might have. Allison's lifeguards are also familiar with many other areas of Sea Turtle, Inc. and can be a valuable resource during your visit. Please stop by and say hello!

Turtle Talks & Presentations

Beginning at 10:30 am Daily

Turtle Talks & Presentations

Turtle Talks begin daily at 10:30 am in our outdoor amphitheater. Presentations last 20-30 minutes. Topics and additional talks for each day vary.

Frequently Asked Questions​

We have created a list of frequently asked questions that will help you in planning your visit.

Annual Memberships

Your STI membership helps fund our mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured sea turtles, educate the public, and assist with conservation efforts for all marine turtle species.

All members receive a membership ID card, 10% discount at our
Gift Shop, hatchling and rehabilitated turtle release text message and email notifications.

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