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Reservation & prepayment via Zerve is required for all visits to Big Cat Rescue.  

All tours require advance ticketing.


New Tour Times in 2015

Note our tour times have changed.  Please book your tour here:  or call 1-888-316-5875

TourType Days Times Reserve & PrepayCost @ Person Restrictions
Day TourM,T,W,F3 pmBook Online or call 1-888-316-5875$36.00No children under 10
Day TourSat. & Sun.10 am & 3  pmBook Online or call 1-888-316-5875$36.00No children under 10
Kids TourSat. & Sun.NOON ONLYBook Online or call 1-888-316-5875$19.00 Kids under 10Must have parent or guardian. 10 yrs and over pay $36.00 per person
Feeding TourWed. Fri. & Sat.9 amBook Online Now! or call 1-888-316-5875$65.00No children under 10
Private Tour any day but Thur. based upon availability. Check calendar.Book Online Now! or call 1-888-316-5875$125.00/$65This tour is one hour long. $65 Per additional person per hour.  Must pre pay and schedule
Keeper TourSat & Sun10 amBook Online Now! or call 1-888-316-5875$125.00No children under 10
Photo Tourany day but Thur. based upon availability. Check calendar.9-noonBook Online Now! or call 1-888-316-5875$125.00/$65This tour is one hour long. $65 Per additional person per hour.  Must pre pay and schedule
Group TourM,T,W & F based upon availability10am to 1:30pm (time may vary)E-Mail 813 393-6066$36 adults / $19 child < 18 yrs.  All ages.The only way to book this tour is to E-Mail or call 813 393-6066
Weddingsany day but Thur. based upon availabilityany timeE-Mail 813 962 3837call for quoteOutdoor & Max. 200 in party
Partiesany day but Thur. based upon availabilityany timeE-Mail 813 393-6066call for quoteOutdoor & Max. 200 in party
Field TripsM,T,W,F based upon availabilityany timeE-Mail 813 393-6066$19 per childOutdoor & Max. 60 in party
Night ToursLast Friday Ea. darkBook Online Now! or call 1-888-316-5875$65.00No children under 10.  Must be in good health


The ONLY days we are closed are Thursdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Get your tickets through Zerve Online or

Call 1-888-316-5875 or 212-209-3370 (int’l callers)

For those who cannot walk an hour and a half we offer limited space on our golf carts for $10. more per person. This is on a first come, first served basis and is ONLY for those with a medical need.

We are located at 12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625

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How to Get to Big Cat Rescue


We are a sanctuary, not a zoo, so our animals come first. We do not allow people to wander around unescorted. Our tours are all guided and provide an educational experience that includes the plight of big cats in the wild and in captivity and what you can do to save them.  You will be expected to follow these Tour Rules.



While you are in Tampabay visit some of these hotels, beach resorts, restaurants and places to play golf.

In Florida, weather is always an issue. In the summer it rains frequently, but often only for a few minutes. If you have paid for a tour and get rained out during your tour, we will give you a free pass to come back. Because the cats are spooked by umbrellas, they are not allowed but you should bring a rain coat or poncho if it looks like rain. Tours will be canceled during lightening storms. Paths are frequently muddy so closed toed, old, comfortable shoes are recommended.

You may bring your own cold drinks or buy ours but either way, be prepared for the heat.

You are welcome to take photos and video on the tour, but leave the tripods at home, or purchase a private tour. We ask everyone on the tour to stay together, no smoking, no cell phone calls and respect the tour guides warnings so that you have the best possible experience.

If you are traveling with pets, you cannot bring them onto the property. Florida law (and common sense) prohibit you from leaving them in your car, even with the A/C running.



  1. Is there a tour where we can hold some of the cats ?

    • Any place that lets you pet the cats is adding to the abuse and cruelty they suffer. Please, never put your desires to touch the wild over the cats’ desire to live free. The main reason so many big cats are bred for life in cages is because people will pay to touch the cubs. None of these captive bred cats serve any conservation value. They are only bred to be exploited for profit. Find out more at


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