Big Cat Rescue

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  1,800 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Negative
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% Positive Average
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Last 3 months 115 290 3 = 287 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 297 720 12 = 708 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 748 1,821 21 = 1,800 98% 4.7
All 1,159 2,849 29 = 2,820 98% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue 1,371 98% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Feeding Tour 129 95% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Kids Tour at Big Cat Rescue 108 95% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Private Tour 99 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Keeper Tour 87 94% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Wild Eyes at Night Tour 6 100% 4.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great outing for anyone that supports animal rescu
Sun, Oct 19  1:00 PM tfield41 Female 50-59 Local Other
I like the way that the tours are set up with the guides and audio support. The length of the tour was appropriate. Appreciated being able to sign a petition and call my congressmen while I was there.
Rating: 5
Very educational and inspiritional
Sun, Oct 19  1:00 PM annbahri Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Really enjoyed getting up close to see so many different kinds of big cats and learning about them. Glad Big Cat Rescue is there to help them.
Rating: 4
Cool
Sat, Oct 18  10:00 AM acmotanya Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Cool place.
Rating: 3
Tour was rescheduled the day before
Fri, Oct 17  4:30 PM andreacann36 Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I purchased tickets for a feeding tour the week prior, I then received an email the day before the tour was supposed to take place that the tour had been cancelled and we had been rescheduled to the end of the week. I had to extend my car rental to even attempt to make this date and time but got caught on the interstate as it was late day on a Friday and not mid-week like we had originally planned. Arrived severely late and the park was closed. I was traveling from Canada to see the cats and I was completely crushed.
Rating: 5
Wonderful sanctuary for Big Cats
Wed, Oct 15  3:00 PM onspithia Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was our second visit to Big Cat rescue. We were happy to be back. The cats are magnificent and the interns (staff that took us on our tour) were nice. On our first visit the intern did all the talking which was great and more interactive; this visit we were given headsets to listen to the back story of each cat, so it was a lot less interactive. The interns did still talk with us but we prefer it the old way. Still we enjoyed it and would go back.
Rating: 5
A Great Experience
Wed, Oct 15  3:00 PM jnhoke Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
These folks are providing a tremendous service to all the abused, abandoned and injured big cats in the USA.
Rating: 5
a must -do experience for all ages
Tue, Oct 14  3:00 PM BradBayer Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We attended BIG CAT RESCUE with 8 people from Canada. The ENTIRE experience was fantastic and we went away with excellent education about Big CATS and an understanding why they should never be kept as pets and deserve our respect. The staff are warm and friendly and the tour is open and relaxing. This is NOT a zoo! You do not get to pet or play with the cats!! It is a wonderful experience that will change your perspective of these great animals and of yourself. Thanks for the experience of a lifetime. You will go away wishing you could have stayed longer...
Rating: 5
Gorgeous animals
Mon, Oct 13  3:00 PM Indyelle Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The 90 minute tour was great. The cats are beautiful and the staff clearly cares about them and give them the best care possible. One feature I really appreciated was that each guest got the use of a radio receiver and earbud so we could clearly hear everything our guide said. Definitely worth a visit.
Rating: 5
Beautiful tour
Mon, Oct 13  3:00 PM kpg111061 Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Great tour for a great cause....the tour guide was insightful and knowlegeable...but not very energetic or personable.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience
Sun, Oct 12  1:00 PM gporterfield Unspecified 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Educational and unique. It was very nice to see the animals, and though I didn't get to see all of them, I appreciate that they have enough respect for the cats to not try to force the cats to be visible (even tigers need personal time).
Rating: 5
Food for thought
Sat, Oct 11  5:30 PM MarkCerasaro Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Having done the day tour twice and over a period of several years, I thought it was time to try one of the other tours at Big Cat Rescue. The feeding tour is a great way to be sure that you see the cats when they're active... feeding time! It's a good way to learn about the cats, and nice to see that they're happily fed. During the day, a big cat typically rests and doesn't want to do a whole lot. You're kinda' invading thier bedroom on the day tour. At feeding time, they all come out to see what's for dinner, and they're typically in a good mood. You'll be sure to see the cats up close, and you'll be able to see that even the people taking care of them have a healthy respect for keeping a certain distance. Big Cat Rescue is a "no touch" facility, and the feeding is done utilizing specialized "lockouts" for greater cats, and cats who still have thier claws. This ensures everyone's safety, and also that you'll know right where to stand to get the best view of the happy cat while he's chowing down! It was a very enjoyable and worthwhile tour. One day, I look forward to trying the other tours that the facility has to offer.
Rating: 5
EXCELLENT but pricey
Sat, Oct 11  2:00 PM SteveHC1 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The Big Cat Rescue in Tampa is a WONDERFUL place to visit as an alternative to a typical zoo. Their "Keeper Tour" *is* excellent but pricey - with tax etc. it comes to $127/person for an in-depth tour of a stated length of two hours; while their basic 1.5-hr tour is only about $37 or so. Other than the difference in length of time - my Keeper Tour actually went well over the two hours - each Keeper Tour is a much smaller group tour and is led by a Master Animal Keeper plus a couple of assistants and/or interns. No petting, touching, etc. of the cats is allowed, and the animal caging is designed such that it keeps both the animals and visitors VERY safe. As the Rescue is a true non-profit that utilizes a good number of volunteer workers and what revenue and donations it gets pretty much goes straight to their rescue and care of their big cats, the tour fee should be considered to be a donation (but tax-wise is not, as I understand it, because you get a service - the tour - in exchange for your money).
Rating: 5
Money well spent...
Sat, Oct 11  10:00 AM Jilllwagner Female 60-69 Local Other
I highly recommend Big Cat Rescue,as one of the stops on anyones vacation in Florida.it is a wonderful sanctuary for big cats,and all wild cats.They all have their own compounds,unless 2 cats prefer to be together,the place is clean and well looked after.The very best is done here for these beautiful creatures,to live out their lives as wild and free as they can be,whilst in a sanctuary.They are well fed,and everything is done for them to be happy and content...don't miss it.It is well worth the visit and not too expensive either..Jill W
Rating: 4
A worthwhile visit
Sat, Oct 11  10:00 AM MarkCerasaro Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
If you've never been to Big Cat Rescue, the day tour is a good start. Depending upon the guide, you may get tons of trivia about cats and insights into conservation and care of Big Cat species, or you may get lots of interesting stories about specific cats there, or both. There is deffinately an underlying philosophy of how Big Cats should be treated by humans which permeates everything that goes on there. It's a great learning experience, and a chance to see several happily retired Big Cats (who have seen the pains of human industry prior to being there). I wish that the tour could have been longer, and included more of the cats on premesis. It would also be neat to get a look at the cats in the vacation enclosure, but I suppose that part of going there is freedom from being gawked at by humans. My first tour ever there was with "Denny" or "Danny" and he was a fount of knowledge and insight. After going here, you'll never look at a theme park or circus cat quite the same way again.
Rating: 5
Take Action!
Sat, Oct 11  10:00 AM mo76er Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The tour was phenomenal for my 18-year old daughter and I. You really want to take action in making a difference for the care of these and other exotic animals alike. Loved the stories, safety features and enclosure settings. Great volunteer opportunity for college students.