Big Cat Rescue

Zerve Seller: BigCatRescue

Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  1,702 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 241 600 4 = 596 98% 4.7
Last 6 months 433 1,051 9 = 1,042 98% 4.7
Last 12 months 700 1,717 15 = 1,702 98% 4.7
All 843 2,076 17 = 2,059 98% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue 1,265 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Feeding Tour 137 93% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Keeper Tour 106 95% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Private Tour 103 98% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Kids Tour at Big Cat Rescue 80 94% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Wild Eyes at Night Tour 11 100% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
An intimate, and serene, hour with big cats
Sat, Apr 19  2:00 PM Ceherbig Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Visiting there was an incredible experience, for both my husband and I, and for our two animal-loving children (5 and 7 yrs). Because there are no throngs of people - just a dozen or so from the group and private tours - the reserve itself is very peaceful and serene. The guides were clearly very dedicated and knowledgable. We learned so much about the cats. But what was even more valuable and impressive for me, was the feeling of intimacy with these amazing cats. Not for one second did I think "oh that cub is so cute, I want to pet her!!" That's not what I am talking about. I am talking about watching an animal that is only 10 feet away, as she wanders, stretches, and plays, in an environment that feels (and is) so natural. It does not at all feel like a zoo. Rather, it is as if you pay a fee to be able to share some time and space with these magnificent cats. It is a beautiful experience. We took a private tour, which was quite wonderful. I would recommend that, unless the group tour better suits your needs. Either way, there is no such thing as a "crowd" there, as everyone has to reserve for a tour.
Rating: 5
Great tour
Sat, Apr 19  2:00 PM jnedwards Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were very impressed by the hard work of the Big Cat Rescue volunteers. We have 4 volunteers on our tour, and they shared a lot of information about the cats as well as the important agenda of animal protection activists. My 15-year old son and I both enjoyed it.
Rating: 5
Wonderful place!!!
Sat, Apr 19  1:00 PM Bully12 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The Big Cat Rescue is a wonderful learning experience! The animals are beautiful and thank God they were brought to this place for their forever homes! The guides are very knowledgeable and caring. I defiantly recommend with my whole heart!!!
Rating: 5
Better than advertised!
Sat, Apr 19  9:00 AM bkozuma Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Well worth the trip!
Rating: 4
Very interesting tour; I will probably go back.
Fri, Apr 18  5:30 PM FairbanksGrl Female 60-69 Combination Family With Children
Took my two grandsons and they were very excited about the Feeding Tour. They really wanted the whole prey feeding tour but it was cancelled the week of their visit so we settled for the regular feeding tour. The intern conducting the tour was very knowledgeable and told stories about the backgrounds of the animals we saw. My grandsons liked the fact that all the animals were rescued. It was great to get so close to the cats, notwithstanding the rain (no umbrellas allowed). I am seriously considering scheduling a regular tour so that my granddaughter, who at age 9 is too young for the feeding tour, can see and hear about the animals.
Rating: 5
Really Good Experience
Fri, Apr 18  5:30 PM sydney10 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a great event. We had fun on the tour and the feeding Tour, everyone was informative and it was great being up close to the animals while they ate.
Rating: 5
Happy to Attend
Fri, Apr 18  3:00 PM sydney10 Female Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I enjoyed the tour and learning about the cats. I learned things I didn't know and can't wait to tell my friends at school. Excellent for kids my age.
Rating: 5
Highly recommended
Fri, Apr 18  3:00 PM dymy41 Male 70+ Local Family With Children
The tour was extremely educational, exciting and my grand daughter was absolutely thrilled. Other that the rain being a factor, your staff made a bad weather day into a very good one, Thank You for a great afternoon!
Rating: 5
Wonderful Tour
Fri, Apr 18  3:00 PM MSLOSSER Female 70+ Combination Group of Friends
I loved this tour. The guide was well-informed and shared so much information with us. The animals are beautiful and seemed so well-cared for. It was a rainy day, but still a great experience. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes animals.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour
Wed, Apr 16  3:00 PM renee2293 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our tour guide did an excellent job of making sure we got the most out of the tour. She was very knowledgeable and helpful. The sound system kept cutting out which was a bit annoying but she made up for it by filling in the gaps. We could tell that the animals are well taken care of and are happy and content. It was lovely to see. What a great cause!
Rating: 4
Cats in the Cradle
Wed, Apr 16  3:00 PM fritzavis Male 70+ Combination Other
Had become interested in Big Cat Rescue's work a year ago, and my daughter gave me a Sand Cat sponsor kit for my recent birthday. When she and her husband came to visit us we all agreed a visit to your facility was the order of the day. These rescued cats are certainly in a cradle of love as shown by all the volunteers we came in contact with, and we had a thoroughly enjoyable outing on a cool Florida day that was perfect for the visit. It was so nice to see these beautiful creatures in a semi-natural environment instead of in cramped cages which are too common in zoo settings. Only regret: not having the sand cat as a featured animal on this particular tour. Being a new sponsor, I would like to have had a little longer viewing of this incredible cat. "Canyon" did grace us with his presence, coming to his water bowl for all to see. All cat people should make the effort to see the good you all are doing. Thanks, so much!
Rating: 3
Not what was expected
Sun, Apr 13  1:00 PM MrandMrsDuke Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I thought the habitats would be a little more spacious,some of them seemed a little small. Overall I felt the cats were well cared for and the staff very informative,friendly,and professional. I think the price is a little high for what you get. But respect the work done.We need more places that care for animals besides zoos.
Rating: 5
Terrific and informative experience
Sun, Apr 13  1:00 PM woodlewis Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were very impressed with our guide, and with the facilities for the cats, and we learned a lot. They're doing important work, and these gorgeous animals are lucky to live out their days with dedicated and loving staff. Well worth the price.
Rating: 4
Fantastic Tour and Very Informative!
Sun, Apr 13  10:00 AM dulce1281 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I loved that the tour guides used modern technology- the iPad and individual headset combination was fantastic! And the pre-recorded stories were informative and innovative. The guides were very knowledgeable and I appreciated how they educated us about white tigers- I didn't know that they were genetic aberrations! The only thing I would suggest is having a photo rest or several at each enclosure. To take a good photo, one has to steady their camera and the natural place is the fence line, for which one is yelled at each time. People want to take photos- it's good for your business! I'm posting mine on my blog and Facebook- it helps spread your message and increase visitors. :-)
Rating: 5
Absolute must see!!!
Sat, Apr 12  1:00 PM mhammerx Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was absolutely wonderful!!! I am so glad that we booked this tour. Our guide was informative very informative of these beautiful creatures. We learned alot. Nice setting and nice gift shop. I would highly recommend this tour.