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Visit Big Cat Rescue

Reservation & prepayment is required for all visits.
No Pets!

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! $37.00 No children under 10
Day Tour Sat. & Sun. 10 am & 3  pm Book Online Now! $37.00 No children under 10
Kids Tour Sat. & Sun. NOON ONLY Book Online Now! $27.00 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! $65.00 No children under 10
Private Tour any day but Thur. based upon availability. Check calendar. Book Online Now! or

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$150.00/$50 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! $125.00 No children under 10
Photo Tour any day but Thur. based upon availability. Check calendar. 9-noon Book Online Now! or

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$150.00/$50 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 and March. 10am – 1:30pm (time may vary) E-Mail 813 393-6066 $37 adults / $27 child For community & 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 and March. 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! $65.00 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

How to Get to Big Cat Rescue

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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:

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

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.

View Comments (37)

  • @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

  • 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.

  • Have not visited, live far away, but it would be an honor to be peed on by a big cat :)

  • 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.

  • 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....:)

  • 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

    • 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 https://bigcatrescue.org/abuse-issues/issues/pet-cubs/