- 3,550 Ratings
Wild Cats Sanctuary Extended Tour
Visit wild cats that have been rescued from all over the world on a 90-minute tour. Explore the sanctuary that teaches you all about these stunning creatures and more.
What You Will Do
- Discover the world's wildest cats on a guided walking tour led by those who love them most
- Meet a pair of frolicking leopards and see a sunbathing serval
- Visit the kings of the jungle as you learn how the refuge provides these magnificent lions and tigers with the most natural habitat possible
- Support a great cause and find out what you can do to save these amazing creatures
- Guided 90-minute walking tour
- This tour is for ages 10+ only (kids under 10 may attend the guided tour for children)
- Guests may not smoke or bring food into the sanctuary
- Pets are not allowed
Closed-toe shoes are recommended.
- 3,550 Ratings
Very knowledgeable guide (Barb), well maintained shelter for these beautiful cats😊. Willl become a volunteer very soon!
Great to see some of the cats, friendly and informative staff. I didn’t love the electronic audio and liked to when the tour guides did the describing.
As always, we had a great tour. Thanks to Lisa for all the great information. We bring all out guests to BCR so we go at least 4 times a year.
Tour was on time, tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the mission of the Big Cat Rescue. Grand kids loved it!
We have visited Big Cat several times in the past and always enjoyed it. This time we brought friends from up north and they loved it! Your mission is wonderful and your respect for the animals shows through. We enjoyed the tour guide's comments and knowledge of each Cat. We will be back!
Highlight of our week in Tampa!
They do good work there trying to protect used and abused big cats. These majestic animals deserve better than to be raised for fur or exploited in circuses or petting zoos for profit. But greed is the nature of many human beings shameful as it is.
Very professional and very touching. I will be back☺️
It was great to have the tour and learn about the big cats' stories. Thank you for a great time, and it was great to see all the big cats!
Great place to go for learning about Wild Cats! A leisurely walk around the refuge where you get to see many varieties with Guides that are knowledgeable and very pleasant.
We loved that this was a sanctuary and not just another zoo. The walk-mans with the headphones were helpful and told the back story of some of the big cats. The tour guide was very knowledgeable (I forgot her name - short, brown hair, been at BGR for two years), and entertaining. You could tell that everyone there really love and care for the cats.
The staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating to our group. We had a great time and can’t wait to visit again.
We were very disappointed by how many cafes were empty You ought to warn people as if was a pricey day and mostly all we saw were empty cages A true rip off
Our tour guide Barb was amazing, so informative and very pleasant. The facility was much more than we expected.
I thought the guide should have a some type of sound set up so we could have heard her better. I enjoyed the tour and seeing the big cats.
I have had the pleasure of coming to Big Cat Rescue over 10 times. Always the highlight of my time in Tampa!
This rating is just a number, but the real experience that me and my son John had was amazing, so much information and the crew and guides are marvelously professional, 10 stars!!!!
The tour enlightened me on how many people abuse the lives of these beautiful animals. Thanks to rescue's like yours these animals have a chance to lead a peaceful life for their remaining years.
The tour is amazing!!!! Seeing the cats that close is almost unbelievable. It was such a great experience!!! The tour guides (who are all volunteers) are so friendly and knowledgeable and the grounds are beautiful. Visit the sanctuary if you can. All 100% of the tickets puchased and donations go towards helping these cats. We will definitely be back.
The tour was wonderful. We really enjoyed seeing all the cats and were impressed with how well cared for they are.
We greatly enjoyed the very informative tour and so appreciate the work of Big Cat Rescue. Highly recommended!
Although I wasn't able to see many CATS in action, I really was there for the purpose of being educated and what I can do to help stop the domestication, sale, inbreeding of wild CATS.
Big Cat Rescue was amazing, the stories and the tour guides were wonderful. Such an amazing experience and more tailored than a zoo for an educational experience. Mo was an excellent and friendly guide,it was worth the $40 admission. I recently recommended them on Facebook and posted about the experience. The big cats were awesome, especially the Canadian Lynx, so cool! Best Wishes on a successful 2019! - Mayor Charles Harbaugh IV
Informative & interesting to hear the touching stories of the various cats
I've been here multiple times and always loved it. Animals after well cared for and happy and it warms my heart
Very satisfied with the entire operation and it's outlook for the future of the cats.
The staff were very friendly and accommodating. They are passionate for the love of big cats which I share and the need for stronger laws. I go to Orlando annually and want to take others with me on future and longer visits. Also add better signage - it was hard finding the location. Give extra time to find it as it is easy to get lost. Wonderful place and I am happy to support it by visits and merchandize purchases.
Our Guides ( Pam and Sue ) were knowledgeable and delightful to be around. Pam took my boy under her wing and made him feel very special. This is our 3rd visit and look foward to when we will return to Florida and visit again.