Awards and Kudos

We are thrilled that you, the public, love us so much and enjoy sharing our passion for sea turtles and conservation. We love having each and everyone one of you at our facility.

Here are some awards and reviews we have received:

STI and UTPA win Golden ADDY award

We are proud to announce the “Sea Turtle, Inc. Activity Book” has won a Golden ADDY award for its design and layout! ADDYs are awarded by the American Advertising Federation. The activity book is full of activities and puzzles for children ages 5 to 11, and

Activity booksm meets TEKS learning requirements for levels Kinder to 5th grade, with TEKS reference numbers included. University of Pan American's professor, Leila Hernandez, and her students, designed this activity book for Sea Turtle, Inc. from 2011 to 2013.

The 11 students also acknowledged in the Golden ADDY award are: Ernesto Salcedo, Karina Alvarado, Edgar Diaz, Pamela Garza, Eric Gonzalez, Jack Kaufold, Crystal Martinez, Maripili Menchaca, Ana Moreno, Baldomero Perez, and Carlos Perez.

Please join us in thanking this wonderful team from UTPA for creating such a wonderful, award- winning, and educational activity book for Sea Turtle, Inc!

To see the activity book in our gift shop, click here.


2013, 2014, & 2015 Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor Award

Thank you to all of our visitors for rating us so high on TripAdvisor. We are truly humbled. We received a 2013 and 2014 Certificate of Excellence award for being in the top 10% of businesses rated on their site! Wow!

2014 Trip Advisor Award

15 Best U.S. Spots for kids in 2014

CNN shared a story about the Gogobot's 15 Best U.S. Spots for kids in 2014; Sea Turtle, Inc. was ranked as number 6 nationwide by Gogobot users!

Gogobot is a social travel website, where people can plan their trips and activities based on the recommendations and reviews of other users.

We are ranked as the Number 1 destination on South Padre Island! Thank you, Gogobot users!!


Take a look at these other great websites, to see what people are saying about us:

1. Yelp gives us 4.5 stars

2. U.S. News Travel list us as #2 attraction in the South Padre/ Laguna Vista area.

3. We have been selected as a Top Choice on Lonely Planet