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.

 

 

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.

 

37 Comments

  1. Love BCR. Can you please enlighten Mixon's in Bradenton that using big cats and elephants for the festival is inhumane and cruel. They need educated fast

  2. I'm for sure coming to Florida now! Oh boy, I can visit the big cats???? Yippee skippy! Hope the Amtrak goes to Florida. Woke up at 4 wondering what Mickey n Jumanji were doing. Maybe breakfast since it's earlier here than where y'all are. Oh, happy day….:)

  3. i could never use the word before because i dont think anything is, but IF i had to answer the question, '' what is perfection'' i would say these gorgeous magestic creatures.

  4. I love big cats :) Especially tigers

  5. I can't believe that China Doll is gone. My heart is broken as I am sure is Shere Khans and all who cared for her. RIP beautiful princess. You were well loved.

  6. @Dawn..then I guess you'll be supporting the scum that makes places like Big Cat Resuce a necessity for the castoffs from people who breed big cats so people like you can be stupid or think you're so cool..you need to do some research and stop showing the world just how uninformed you truly are..time to grow up and if you do love big cats then do something for them and become their voice

  7. That would be irresponsible. Only places that use the cats for profits allow that.

  8. Hello members greetings to ya all , just want to inform all members that i have a male and female persian kittens i want to give out for adoption to any good pets loving family , they are both 14 weeks old, vet checked and potty trained , they love kids and other home pets , they good home pets . pls if you nee these lovely babies kindly contact me at mbridgestone90@gmail.com for more details .

  9. My son LOVES big cats! He brings home every big cat-related library book that he can. He left a message for congress and donated to the cause. I am very proud of him and I hope to visit with him this summer. When he grows up he wants to help and work with them.

  10. cats are natures perfect animal,,they are beautiful,regal,powerful,agile and extremely intelligent..anyone who hurts a cat especially a big cat is lowlife scum

  11. Carole Baskin I get you need to make money but a person who is disabled and needs a scooter for assistance has to pay more just to get around?? Love the concept of your sanctuary, just not thrilled that you make money off of people who could ride their own scooters for free. If a person is in a wheelchair, do you charge them/force them to pay for the golf cart as well? I'm curious how that works.

    • Anyone can ride their own scooter, or take a wheel chair. The golf carts are provided in case they don’t have a suitable method of getting around. We have to charge for them because lazy people always want to say they are disabled to get carted around for free. This way the only people who get the carts are the ones who really need it enough to pay the nominal extra fee.

  12. Jacob M Harrison No, you can't paly with baby tigers there, this is a Sanctuary, not a torture chamber

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