Our family thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Sea Turtle Inc. They have very educational presentations about the endangered sea turtles that they protect, along with all the other species of sea turtles that they help rehabilitate. While we were there, they brought out a special turtle that had been fitted with a prosthetic leg/fin. I believe that was a first! And...we got to watch him swim.
The area on South Padre Island is protected, as it is one of the only nesting places for the endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtle.
After the presentation, everyone gets to feed the giant sea turtle, and get a great photo!
The visit is free, donations are requested.
A neat place for the whole family to see. They rescue and try to rehabilitate injured sea turtles. There are always at least 4-5 big turtles swimming in large tanks. They ask a $3-a-head donation and give you about a half hour talk on their history and work. A high light is to be there for feeding time. On occasion they also have a small kiddie pool full of hatchlings waiting to be let loose in the open water.
You probably won't spend more than an hour there, but it's a nice place to go when you want to get out of the Sun for a while.
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