All Big Cat Tours

All Big Cat Tours

 

get info & book at zerve

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:  https://www.zerve.com/BigCatRescue/calendar  or call 1-888-316-5875

TourType Days Times Reserve & Prepay Cost @ Person Restrictions
Day Tour M,T,W,F 3 pm Book Online or call 1-888-316-5875 $36.00 No children under 10
Day Tour Sat. & Sun. 10 am & 3  pm Book Online or call 1-888-316-5875 $36.00 No children under 10
Kids Tour Sat. & Sun. NOON ONLY Book Online or call 1-888-316-5875 $19.00 Kids under 10 Must have parent or guardian. 10 yrs and over pay $36.00 per person
Feeding Tour Wed. Fri. & Sat. 9 am Book Online Now! or call 1-888-316-5875 $65.00 No 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/$65 This tour is one hour long. $65 Per additional person per hour.  Must pre pay and schedule
Keeper Tour Sat & Sun 10 am Book Online Now! or call 1-888-316-5875 $125.00 No children under 10
Photo Tour any day but Thur. based upon availability. Check calendar. 9-noon Book Online Now! or call 1-888-316-5875 $125.00/$65 This tour is one hour long. $65 Per additional person per hour.  Must pre pay and schedule
Group Tour M,T,W & F based upon availability 10am 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
Weddings any day but Thur. based upon availability any time E-Mail 813 962 3837 call for quote Outdoor & Max. 200 in party
Parties any day but Thur. based upon availability any time E-Mail 813 393-6066 call for quote Outdoor & Max. 200 in party
Field Trips M,T,W,F based upon availability any time E-Mail 813 393-6066 $19 per child Outdoor & Max. 60 in party
Night Tours Last Friday Ea. Mo. at dark Book Online Now! or call 1-888-316-5875 $65.00 No children under 10.  Must be in good health

tickets

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.

 

 

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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.

 

37 Comments

  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 http://bigcatrescue.org/abuse-issues/issues/pet-cubs/

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