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
June 1 - August 15
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. Beverages are not sold at the facility .
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!
Non profit organization and a great little spot to stop while in SPI. Was very pleased with their attention to COVID precautions. Everyone was wearing masks and hand sanitizer was available in lots of places. Good informational presentation that’s only about 15 minutes. Staff are extremely friendly and available for questions. Ginormous turtles were super cool to see- one was 220lbs! Also check out the cool evolution of prosthetics they made for one of their residents. We plan to try out their adoption program. Thanks for a great educational and fun experience.
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.
Recent Reviews on Trip Advisor
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