There are many ways to visit the cats at Big Cat Rescue but there are some things that are always cruel and you can NOT do here. You cannot see cubs or pet big cats. Find out why that is ALWAYS abuse at BigCatRescue.org/cubs
Visit Big Cat Rescue
Reservation & prepayment is required for all visits. No Pets! Kids under 5 are only allowed on Kids Tours or Private tours and must be in strollers, carried, or held by the hand at all times.
Tours fill up quickly (especially Private Tours) so please book in advance to save your spot!
Visit Big Cat Rescue by booking your tickets here. Please enter any coupon, voucher or discount code at time of purchase. You will be required to show the physical coupon, voucher or proof of AAA or proof of Military / First Responder employment which are only good on Day Tours or Kids Tours, you will need proof at check in, or will have to stand in line to pay the additional sums, if you do not bring in your physical form of proof for your discount. If you have pop ups blocked, and the buttons don’t work, please go here to book tickets instead.
Hotel: For discounted rates at the Courtyard just outside our gate opening 9/2/18 visit bigcatrescue.org/hotel.
For another view of tours, including more options and longer descriptions:
|TourType||Days||Times||Reserve & Prepay||Cost @ Person||Restrictions|
|Day Tour||M,T,W,F||3 pm||Book Online Now!||$39.00||No children under 10|
|Day Tour||Sat. & Sun.||10 am & 3 pm||Book Online Now!||$39.00||No children under 10|
|Kids Tour||Sat. & Sun.||NOON ONLY||Book Online Now!||$29.00 Kids under 10||Must have parent or guardian. 10 yrs and over pay $37.00 per person.|
|Feeding Tour||Fri. Sat. & Sun.||9 am||Book Online Now!||$67.00||No children under 10|
|Private Tour||any day but Thur. based upon availability. Check calendar.||Book Online Now! or||$152.00/$52||This tour is one hour long. $150 for the first person then $50 for each additional person. Must pre-pay and schedule.|
|Keeper Tour||Fri. Sat. & Sun.||10 am||Book Online Now!||$127.00||No children under 10|
|Photo Tour||any day but Thur. based upon availability. Check calendar.||9-noon||Book Online Now! or||$152.00/$52||This tour is one hour long. $150 for the first person then $50 for each additional person. Must pre-pay and schedule.|
|Group Tour||M,T,W,F based upon availability. No weekends. Blackout dates in Dec, March, & April.||Scheduled between 10am – 1:30pm (time may vary)||E-Mail 813 393-6066||$37 adults / $27 child||For large community groups & large homeschool groups. Min. 10 / Max. 60 guests. All ages.|
|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. No weekends. Blackout dates in Dec, March, & April.||Scheduled between 10am – 1:30pm (time may vary)||E-Mail 813 393-6066||$27 per child. One free teacher per 20 kids. $37 adtl adults.||For schools & scouts. Min. 10 / Max. 60 guests. Must be 5th grade & older.|
|Night Tours||Quarterly. Check our calendar for times||at dark||Book Online Now!||$67.00||No children under 10. Must be in good health.|
The ONLY days we are closed are Thursdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
For those who cannot walk an hour and a half, we offer limited space on our golf carts for $20 more per person. This is on a first come, first served basis and is ONLY for those who physically cannot manage the walk.
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 rules:
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In Florida, the 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 raincoat or poncho if it looks like rain. Tours will be canceled during lightning 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. Check out our Tour FAQ and Tour Policies.
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