Reservation & prepayment via Zerve is required for all visits to Big Cat Rescue.
No Pets! Note blackout dates for Free Passes between Dec. 19 and Jan 1 whether stated on pass or not.
Please book your tour here: https://www.zerve.com/BigCatRescue/calendar or call 1-888-316-5875. Add appx. $3.00 per ticket price below for booking fee.
|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||Fri. Sat. & Sun.||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||Fri. 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. Minimum 10 guests. All ages.||Intended for community and homeschool groups. Must E-Mail or call 813 393-6066 to reserve|
|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||10 am – 1 pm (time may vary)||E-Mail 813 393-6066||$19 per child||Schools and Scouts Outdoor & Max. 60 in party|
|Night Tours||Quarterly. Check Zerve for times||at dark||Book Online Now! or call 1-888-316-5875||$65.00||No 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
Download the FREE Tour App
With this free tour app you can see and hear the stories of all of the cats at 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.