Big Cat Rescue

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  1,815 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 175 414 8 = 406 96% 4.6
Last 6 months 438 1,071 13 = 1,058 97% 4.7
Last 12 months 754 1,837 22 = 1,815 98% 4.7
All 1,041 2,550 26 = 2,524 98% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue 1,343 98% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Feeding Tour 148 95% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Private Tour 111 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Kids Tour at Big Cat Rescue 101 95% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Keeper Tour 99 95% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Wild Eyes at Night Tour 13 100% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
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.
Rating: 5
Greatly Exceeded My Expectations!
Sat, Jul 19  9:00 AM andyherndon1 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Having driven past the signs for Big Cat Rescue for a number of years I expected a shotty, fly-by-night operation. To my great surprise the experience was fantastic. I was impressed be the knowledge of the staff, their compassion toward the animals, and their clear commitment to the long-term care of the animals. I would highly recommend a visit to anyone.
Rating: 5
Visit of the Lions and Tigers.
Fri, Jul 18  9:00 AM MURVAG Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a private tour at the Big Cat Rescue July 18, 2014. Our Tour Guide, Jennifer, was a professional who had been with the facility for a long while and was an expert on bot the facility setup and the animals. She was very patient with us and allowed many photos and videos to be made. It was a thrilling experience and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn what we (as humans) are doing to help the innocent animals in our world.
Rating: 4
Guides are there because they care about big cats
Wed, Jul 16  3:00 PM stevenburns Male 70+ Local Family With Children
We made the most of a hot, humid and slightly inclement day .I appreciated the efforts taken to see that these cats are cared for and enjoyed the walking tour. My two regrets are that we didn't really see all the lions, and saw too much duplication in other breeds, ie bobcats.
Rating: 5
A Wonderful Experience!
Mon, Jul 14  3:00 PM wkowens Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour was enjoyable and informative. The ticket price, our gift shop purchases, and donations were monies well spent to help care for these beautiful cats. The staff and volunteers deserve high praise for their hard work and dedication.
Rating: 5
Great tour!
Mon, Jul 14  3:00 PM lizthomas4 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We enjoyed our tour with Denny. He is very knowledgeable about the cats, and answered questions from the group efficiently. He was very informative and clever in his presentation. Appreciated the various water stops provided. All personnel and volunteers were very friendly and helpful. Big Cat Rescue is doing an excellent job at providing a sanctuary for cats that cannot survive in the wild due to their previous situation. Appreciated that there was not any pressure to donate or to become a political activist, but opportunities were there to get further information if desired.
Rating: 5
Mon, Jul 14  3:00 PM LHerzek Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I will definitely recommend your tour. You all are doing fantastic work. Thank you :)
Rating: 3
informative but heard mixed reviews with media
Sun, Jul 13  2:00 PM joannefatta Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Enjoyed but not sure of mixed media reviews...was hoping and praying was true concerned sanctuary.
Rating: 5
Unique experience essential for cat lovers
Sun, Jul 13  2:00 PM davidewers Female Under 20 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great, super accommodating staff. Their dedication and enthusiasm to their work shines through every aspect of our visit. During the keeper tour we got to experience sights we'll never forget. The work they do here is so important in saving the lives of so many abused or neglected big cats, they need all our support. The price for the tour is well worth it in this respect. If you get the chance while on vacation nearby don't miss it.
Rating: 5
Big Cat Rescue Keeper Tour is Excellent!
Sun, Jul 13  2:00 PM kimosmom Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
My son (age 15) and I were looking forward to our first vacation to Florida. Of all the tourist destinations Florida has to offer, he chose Big Cat Rescue! We have been followers of BCR on Facebook for quite some time now and we were excited to finally meet the big cats in person - we were not disappointed! The Keeper Tour includes making 'enrichment' toys (cardboard tubes and paper bags sprinkled with herbs and/or perfume); the cats loved them! What I appreciated most was that we weren't rushed through the tour. We were allowed reasonable time to admire the cats and take pictures - and if a cat we'd just visited decided to do something interesting after we'd moved on, we could turn back to watch. The keeper shares the stories of each of the animals as you tour. And while you can read the same stories on their website, they take on a whole new meaning when you're actually standing face-to-face with these amazing felines! And while I'd never actually do it, I guiltily admit that I was one of those who thought it would be kind of cool to have a tiger as a pet. After this experience I totally get it - they were never meant to be pets!!! I understand now that to truly love and respect them, one would never dream of keeping a wild animal who was meant to run wild and free cooped up in a cage! While these magnificent creatures will never be truly free again, BCR offers a place to live out the rest of their lives in comfort. I am saddened that there is a need for such a place, but I am thankful that they are there to do what they do! If you are considering visiting Big Cat Rescue, I highly recommend it - it's an experience you won't soon forget!
Rating: 5
Great time getting to know the Big Cats at BCR
Sun, Jul 13  1:00 PM tdurden1980 Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Having lived in Tampa all my life and being an animal lover, I figured it was about time I checked out Big Cat Rescue to see what it was all about. Now when you first see the price of admission and see its for a tour less than 2 hours, don't let that sway you. The experience is worth more than the cost of admission and is an experience that will last with you long after the tour has concluded. With an enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff, the tour brings you right up close with these beautiful and majestic beasts. As your tour goes on you will hear stories about each of the cats that you see and some of these stories are tragic and heartbreaking and it further allows you to appreciate that these animals have a place like Big Cat Rescue to now call home. I was able to get some wonderful pictures and have a great time with my girlfriend. This was the perfect date and already we are making plans to return to BCR for the feeding time tour.