The Animal Lover’s Dream Vacation Winner has been notified and we are making plans with her now. To see what last year’s winners said about winning the Animal Lover’s Dream Vacation, visit this link: http://bigcatrescue.org/2012/25198
To enter all you have to do is sign up at the far right side of the page toward the bottom where it says:
You are also welcome to come, with a guest for any of our regular tours for free which are weekdays at 3 PM or on Sat and Sun at 10 am or 1 pm. We are closed on Thursdays.
The Dolphin cruises are available every day, year round, so we can book it in between your Big Cat excursions.
You will be flying in to Tampa International Airport which is about 15 minutes away from Big Cat Rescue and about 45 minutes from the world famous Sirata Resort. http://www.sirata.com/
Here is an example itinerary but you can choose what you want.
On the last day of any month you can fly in.. Get your car and go check in at the Sirata on St. Pete Beach. Grab some dinner at one of the many restaurants next door to the sanctuary and then join us for the night tour at 8pm.
The next day, on Saturday, come out for the regular 10 am tour for an hour and a half. Go to lunch and come back for the Keeper Tour at 2 pm. There is a huge mall across the street with shopping and food. After your Keeper Tour (2-4) you can join us for the Feeding Tour which heads out at 4:30 and runs till 5:30
The next day, on Sunday, you can do your Dolphin Cruise. There are two good ones to choose from and we will just give you the cash to go on whichever one you prefer because they won’t let us book them ahead of time. There is one that leaves from the Florida Aquarium in Tampa and one that leaves from Clearwater Beach which is closer to the Sirata.
You can use the rest of your day on Sunday to do other non included things like the kayaking and swimming.
Monday you can enjoy the beach at the Sirata before heading back to Tampa International Airport to return home.
Your only expenses are your car rental, your meals and any other things you choose to do that are not in the free stuff above. Some people like to kayak with the manatees at Ft Desoto Park which is 10 minutes from the Sirata, swim with the manatees in Crystal River (about an hour north) or go parasailing on St. Pete Beach, etc., while here, so we can give you a list of other animal friendly things to do, but if you want to do those additional things, it would be at your own expense.
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