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.
August 16 - May 31
Credit/Debit Card Only
June 1 - August 15
Credit/Debit Card Only
Location & Parking
Location: 6617 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX 78597
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. Water is sold at the facility for $2.
Daily Schedule at Our Facility
All members receive a membership ID card, 10% discount at our
Gift Shop, hatchling and rehabilitated turtle release text message and email notifications.
Recent Reviews on Google
This place is amazing! The work they do is awesome. We stopped here on our first day on the island and it really impacted us. The kids were concerned about ensuring the beaches were clear of liter to save the sea turtles! The education and back stories that provide really enhance the experience. A must visit!
Such a fun place to visit! Our aquatic friends are some very lucky sea turtles getting the help they need to survive from the injuries they have sustained while living in the ocean. Here they get the medical attention needed and a chance to recover then once again return back to the sea. Wonderful ❣️😊
April through November is sea turtle nesting season on South Padre Island. Sea Turtle Inc. identifies these nests and moves them to a safe compound until hatched. There are dozens of scheduled releases during the summer months. There is no better way to teach your children the importance of protecting sea life than to attend a release and watch as tiny sea turtles enter the ocean for the first time! Here are a variety of turtles. It's a very educational activity and it's a great place to take children or the whole family.
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