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 rehabilitation patients and non-releasable residents. Self-guide through our rehabilitation and education facilities to learn all about sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico, while enjoying daily presentations and turtle feedings.


Off Season

August 22 - 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

Admission Price
Credit/Debit Card Only

Summer Season

June 1 - August 21


Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 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 resident habitats and patient rehabilitation 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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Resident Chat

Meet our residents and learn their history.

Resident chat

The 2:30 PM resident chat will take place on top of Poppy's tank. It will be a 10-12 minute talk on how our residents joined the Sea Turtle Inc. family.

Meet Resident Sea Turtle Education Ambassadors

9am-5pm Daily

Meet Sea Turtle Education Ambassadors

Meet our sea turtle education ambassadors - our knowledgeable ambassadors are available to answer questions in the resident center and talk all things sea turtle.

Turtle Talks & Presentations

Beginning at 9:30 am daily.

Turtle Talks & Presentations

Turtle Talks begin daily at 9:30 am in our outdoor amphitheater. Presentations last 15 minutes. Topics and additional talks for each day vary. 9:30 AM Turtle Talk 11:30 AM Turtle Talk 12:30 PM Turtle Talk 1:30 PM Turtle Talk 3:30 PM Turtle Talk

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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