Big Cat Rescue

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  1,796 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 171 406 8 = 398 96% 4.6
Last 6 months 431 1,053 12 = 1,041 98% 4.7
Last 12 months 746 1,818 22 = 1,796 97% 4.7
All 1,051 2,574 26 = 2,548 98% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue 1,331 98% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Feeding Tour 142 95% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Private Tour 111 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Kids Tour at Big Cat Rescue 104 95% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Keeper Tour 98 95% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Wild Eyes at Night Tour 10 100% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Great overall experience!
Mon, Jul 28  3:00 PM clevewallace Male 60-69 Combination Couple on a Date
Great stories associated with the rescue of these beautiful cats. Only negative was that the volunteer tour guide wore her headset microphone around her neck instead of on her head which put the microphone well away from her mouth. Could barely hear her but the prerecorded stories about the individual cats was at full volume. Otherwise a wonderful experience.
Rating: 5
Sun, Jul 27  1:00 PM marty2115 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Very enjoyable and educational My wife and I loved it, and plan on going back in the future It's well worth the time and money
Rating: 4
Nap time !
Sun, Jul 27  1:00 PM patdanielle Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
Unfortunatly at 1pm in summer all those beautiful big cats were sleeping.....
Rating: 4
Good place to visit
Sun, Jul 27  10:00 AM bhatplace Female 20-29 Local Unspecified
Good place to get upclose with the cats.
Rating: 5
Sat, Jul 26  5:30 PM rrobles Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My hubby and I loved the experience and am happy the money goes right back to the cats!
Rating: 5
Great Time
Sat, Jul 26  1:00 PM Bigwade2862 Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Get real close to the cats. It was a great time but recommend going when its cooler out.
Rating: 5
Great time at the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary
Sat, Jul 26  9:00 AM ewbaldwin Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
My kids (especially my seven-year-old son who is passionate about animals) and I really enjoyed our visit to Big Cat Rescue. The one hour tour was a good length for my two kids (ages 7 and 8), and they had the opportunity to ask questions and can't wait to come visit again. Older visitors may prefer a longer tour/visit, but the one hour was a good length for us. The kid tour is tailored to kids and included high level reasons why the large cats need a sanctuary without going into the details of the regular adult tour I imagine. It helped teach my kids about the perils and inhumane treatment of animals by circuses, owners, fur factories, etc.
Rating: 5
Incredibly informative - highly recommend
Fri, Jul 25  3:00 PM angeldharmon Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I've been wanting to visit BCR for a long time, and I'm so thankful I finally made it! Even though I was familiar with the stories of some of the cats, I didn't realize until I visited just how important the work of this organization is. Actively seeking a ban of private ownership is one of the most important things we can do as a society to prevent the cruelty that is occurring everyday. Until you see them for yourself, you can' t imagine the brutality they have endured for the sake of being someone's entertainment. It's time to stand up against this kind of cruelty by joining BCR in support of HR1998 – S1381. During this walking tour, you come in close proximity to previously abused and mistreated cats that have come to live in peace at BCR. You can see for yourself how they are now living out their days in a place where they will be loved, well fed and cared for, and most importantly respected for the wild animals they are. It especially warmed my heart the lengths that BCR went to in order to allow Cameron and Zabu to live as mates/companions without the risk of further mixed breeding of Ligers. Nikita is a rare beauty - a majestic and proud lioness who is now healthy and loved. Even though Sassyfrass the cougar is still obviously effected by his previous abuse, it's nice to see him living a safe life at BCR. While we were on the tour, we were fortunate to see TJ on route to his new Cat-A-Tat. It was sobering to realize the small cage used to transport him from one side of the property to the other is all that federal regulations allow for a cat to permanently LIVE IN - barely enough room to turn around, and only required to step out once every 60 days for "exercise." Please join BGR in support of HR1998 – S1381 to stop private ownership and roadside zoos. Thank you, BCR, for the amazing work you do, and for allowing us a small glimpse into your world with the Day Tour experience.
Rating: 5
Great way to see rescued Big Cats
Wed, Jul 23  3:00 PM pnf6169 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We all love Big Cats and so a trip to Big Cat Rescue during our holiday was a must. Although we have been to Florida many times we have not made it to BCR until now. The tour was very well organised and the guide was exceptional and very interesting. I liked the fact that stories were played about each cat that you could actually see. It was a busy day whilst we were there, I think there were 3 tours going on, but we only crossed paths a couple of times. All in all a great trip and one we will be repeating again.
Rating: 5
Fun Visit
Tue, Jul 22  3:00 PM deistgw Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Enjoyed the day at Big Cat Rescue. Information was interesting. The Cats even more so. Again, enjoyed the visit.
Rating: 5
Woonderfull experience for young and old
Sun, Jul 20  1:00 PM HeroThgeCat Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
It was a great time seeing the cats and hearing their stories. At times it was difficult to hear the sad histories, but refreshing to know that the cats are now in a good home. It's WELL WORTH THE TIME AND MONEY, much more so than a zoo! If you're not going, you're missing out!
Rating: 4
Better in cooler weather
Sun, Jul 20  10:00 AM sharonesmith Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The stories of the cats past lives break your heart. They are so lucky to be here. It is a beautiful place, and well run.
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Sun, Jul 20  9:00 AM rproseberr Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Well worth the price of admission, I would recommend you go and visit this location if you want to see big CATS close up!
Rating: 5
Super tour!!
Sun, Jul 20  9:00 AM dculbertson Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was fantastic!!! We went on the Sunday kids tour at 9:00. All the employees were very kind in getting us checked in, and our tour actually started a little early bc everyone in our group had arrived. We had 2 guides, both worked very well w all the children in the group and answering any and all the questions they had.... We had several water stops along the way if people needed it which was nice. The kids lived seeing the cats up close and even hearing them roar!! At the end if the tour almost all of the adults from our group signed the petition to ban road-side zoos and personal ownership if these cats, the guides were beyond grateful for it. We bought a couple items in the gift shop which were priced fairly (even a little too low) for some items I believe! It was informative and fun and will definitely be back the next time we are in tampa!!
Rating: 5
Great Experience for Kids of All Ages
Sat, Jul 19  9:00 AM ralphwarmack Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
I was amazed that people choose to harbor wild animals in their homes. Obviously common sense is lacking among many. My 5 year old grandson enjoyed seeing the animals up close. He'll remember it for a long time.