VISITOR INFORMATION

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.

Holiday Schedule

Nov 25 – Thanksgiving Day 10 AM – 2 PM

Dec 24 – Christmas Eve 10 AM – 2 PM

Dec 25 – Christmas Day CLOSED

Dec 31 – 10 AM – 4 PM

Jan 1 – 12 PM – 4 PM

Off Season

August 16 - May 31

Hours

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

Admission Price
Credit/Debit Card Only

Summer Season

June 1 - August 15

Hours

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

Admission Price
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
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. Water is sold at the facility for $2.

Daily Schedule at Our Facility

Breakfast for our Residents

Breakfast is served at 10:30 AM in the education facility daily

Breakfast for our Residents

Meet the sea turtles that call this place forever home. Learn and observe several different species of sea turtles enjoy their daily diet.
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Patient Enrichment Feeding

Join us for patient feedings at the clinic daily at 3:30 PM.

Dinner for Our Patients

Join us at 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.
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Meet Resident Sea Turtle Education Ambassadors

10am-4pm Daily

Meet Sea Turtle Education Ambassadors

Allison, a green sea turtle, wears her prosthesis & swims in her large tank everyday from 10am-4pm. A resident tank education ambassador is present at her tank to share the turtle's story and answer any questions you might have. The education ambassadors are also familiar with all of the rest of the sea turtles that live in the education center with Allison and can be a valuable resource during your visit. Please stop by and say hello!

Turtle Talks & Presentations

Beginning at 11:30 am Daily

Turtle Talks & Presentations

Turtle Talks begin daily at 11:30 am in our outdoor amphitheater. Presentations last 15 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.

Recent Reviews on Google

    5 star review  One of the best places I've ever been. The staff is friendly and it's been wonderful to see this place grow as much as it has. They take amazing care of their turtles and making sure they get better. Would highly recommend stopping in if your visiting the island. Tickets are inexpensive and this is great for kids.

    thumb berry jazz

    5 star review  Great place for the kiddos! Ours were free (under the age limit) and our tickets weren't expensive. Half the hospital was empty which is great for the sea turtles but the kiddos were upset they didn't see more turtles. The gift shop had a line because of the virus occupancy limits but once inside it was nice to freely move around. The staff were all friendly and informative.

    thumb Lauren Hayes

    5 star review  You must not visit Padre Island without visiting this amazing and impactful sea turtle rescue center. From the beautiful turtles to the dedicated staff and volunteers, you will leave better than you came when you walked through the doors and you will be forever changed! And make sure you see Gerry. The inspiration for the mission. And a turtle I helped raise!!

    thumb Lisa Winters

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