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.
- 3,782 Ratings
i was very pleased with my day tour. the overall message of the rescue came through in each cat's story. i felt like it was a very personal look at what the social problem of people improperly housing exotic animals means to these cats. some had been privately owned. i found myself nodding with everything our tour guide said, and came out of it with sobering stories to share. with that in mind, i was glad to be able to enjoy watching the cats roam about their enclosures. the bobcat and one of the jaguars we saw was very outgoing and loved to strut for the cameras. we even got to see a tiger laying on her back with her paws up and eyes closed like a house cat. the whole tour was enjoyable and made up for the florida heat and humidity.
Very informative and interesting. Happy animals and staff.
We found it very i informative and the keepers not only knowledgeable but very caring
I loved our time and Sherrie (driver) was a delight to talk to. So many of the cats where napping, But that's okay. I will enjoy watching them on my home device. That trip was one off my bucket list. Meant lot to me. Thank you, Vina Korman
Great place doing good things for needy animals. All the cats look well taken care of.
Making this trip to the Big Cat Rescue was on my bucket list and I loved every minute of it! The guide was amazing and the staff too. Thank you for an amazing experience! I loved seeing the tigers 🐯 ❤️
Tour guides very informative & able to answer any questions, the headsets are a great idea to give the cats stories as this was not available on our previous tour.
The experience was informative, extremely interesting and the animals are beautiful. Big Cat Rescue treats these animals with a lot of empathy & respect. In all, a wonder to see.
Loved the purpose of the establishment and the very intensive care the animals receive. It’s very clean and informative and would love to go again for a feeding time tour. Two thumbs up!
I was impressed with how clean it was and was even more impressed when I heard some of the stories of how the cats got there. Some were heart-breaking, but to see how well they are now treated now with the staff, facilities, etc. was gratifying to know they will never be mistreated any more.
I learned a lot about the cats and how they were rescued. It was very interesting and informative.
Best sanctuary in florida!
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.