Big Cat Rescue

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  2,074 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 320 743 18 = 725 96% 4.6
Last 6 months 569 1,380 25 = 1,355 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 869 2,111 37 = 2,074 97% 4.6
All 1,735 4,247 55 = 4,192 98% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue 1,622 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Feeding Tour 158 97% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Keeper Tour 133 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Kids Tour at Big Cat Rescue 106 93% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Private or Photo Tour 51 95% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Wild Eyes at Night Tour 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
If you like big cats, get up close and personal
Wed, Apr 22  9:00 AM Captain0711 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
In the near future, my wife and I plan to semi retire to Florida. I would hope that we would both be able to volunteer for a day or two per month, it would be super to be able to help rescue these beautiful creatures
Rating: 5
Really enjoyed the educational aspect!
Tue, Apr 21  3:00 PM leahjoy Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I thought the Rescue was a great educational experience and my 11 year old daughter really enjoyed herself! Love the mission and all the education with the tour...particularly liked how it is done through private tours only!
Rating: 3
Returning visitor
Mon, Apr 20  3:00 PM Twixy98 Female 20-29 Local Unspecified
ive been to big cat rescue a few times over the last few years. This time was the least favorite of my visits. My guides in the past were really knowledgeable and engaging. This time, we just were given headphones and the guide pressed play so we could hear an audio about each cat. I think the guide was new or in training. He didn't offer any additional comments and was a boring guide. When he did speak, we could barely hear him. A portable mic headset would have helped. Overall, I am a cat lover and still support the mission of big cat rescue.
Rating: 5
Impressive. Educational and fantastic.
Sun, Apr 19  3:00 PM Tjmallard Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I had researched the facility beforehand and knew its goal and mission. Having said that, I was still impressed with the mission this group has to caring for these beautiful and unfortunate cats. This was not a facility to make money for themselves or to "be cool" I could see the desire to educate and inform people of the truth behind these big cat rescues. They have found a way to inform and provide sanctuary and still be caring. We had some amazing photo ops and we were all impressed with being so close to these cats without interfering with their naps. Haha some interacted with us some slept. But we enjoyed the walk-about and hearing the lion roar in the back ground. I would definitely return for the feeding tour if I'm ever in the area again.
Rating: 5
Great exhibition
Sun, Apr 19  12:00 PM mikelarri Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Great exhibition, very educational. Our guide was very knowledgeable.
Rating: 5
Beautiful Cats a Very Unique Experience
Sun, Apr 19  10:00 AM jesmith258 Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
The cats were full from their recent feeding timeand pretty much chilling out, still absolutely beautiful! We were at a distance to be safe but still close enough to get good pictures.

I learned alot of things I didn't know, and each Big Cat has their own story which you get to hear and appreciate what the Big Cat Society actually does. I appreciated that as a cat lover, it was cool to see the big cat mannerisms and watch them behave just like my house cat would, its cute! Had fun. Glad I Finally Went!


The young tour guide had an awesome accent! I felt like I was on a safari!
Rating: 5
Very enjoyable and informative tour
Sun, Apr 19  10:00 AM Rlong63 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour, especially learning about the specific cats and their journeys that led them to Big Cat Rescue. It is a great thing that they do for animals in general. The only constructive feedback I would offer is the guide we had was hard to hear at times and also had the tendency to rush the group along.
Rating: 5
Excellent experience
Sat, Apr 18  3:00 PM trecojones55 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The tour guide was fantastic. The experience was highly educational and the cats were incredible. This is an amazing place that I felt privileged to visit.
Rating: 5
The Big Cats are Amazing!!
Sat, Apr 18  3:00 PM Extinct22 Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date

I have been 3 times & had a great time everytime. The cats are amazing. I could spend all day there. Most of the staff was friendly. Knowledgable tour guides, who actually care about the cats.

I had known about it for years & never went. When I finally went, I was very impressed. I highly recommend.
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Sat, Apr 18  12:00 PM Moosh98 Female 60-69 Combination Family With Children
We had 5 adults and a 6 year old. Everyone loved it. I would like to go back and take the helper or feeding tour in the future. Our guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the rescues purpose.
Rating: 5
Sat, Apr 18  10:00 AM Ayvid87 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The tour was wonderful! I cannot wait to go back!
Rating: 5
Tour of Big Cat Rescuewe
Sat, Apr 18  10:00 AM NBK86OX Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Qe arrived for the first tour. It was warm but not overly so. I will say that because the cats are around 8a.m. Most of the cats were sleeping. They were not active which was a little disappointing because the audio kept mentioning how happy and active they are. I was impressed by the huge enclosures as well as the conditions. The enclosures were immaculate.
Rating: 4
Fri, Apr 17  3:00 PM brenda089 Female 50-59 Unspecified Other
I was impressed with the nature and cate of the rescued cats.
Rating: 5
My second visit...arguably better than the first
Fri, Apr 17  10:00 AM Jsisco Male 60-69 Local Other
Our visit to BCR (April, 2015) was my second visit; the first was in Aug, 2013. Both visits were incredible but I did like the recent a bit better than the first. The rationale behind this comment is based on two reasons even though the first visit was a private guided tour (3 in our group + the guide) whereas the second was a tour group of 20 people. First, we saw many more big cats this time than the first, which obviously is a function of the big cat population at the facility. Second, I really enjoyed the electronic recordings detailing "The Story" of most of the cats we saw. I my opinion, this was an exceptional supplement to the guides comments and wonderful addition to the tour since the initial visit. At both visits the guides knew their material very well answering any and every question thrown at them. With that said, I have to give a slight preference to Sharon as my favorite of the two. This is purely based on the raw emotion she exhibited when discussing many of the cats. It's abundantly clear every individual working at BCR cares deeply for these remarkable creatures. Do yourself a favor and visit BCR. The humans who work there are exceptional but the cats, big and small, young and old, are extraordinarily beautiful, graceful, and now are unconditionally loved in their forever home. I'm finding it difficult to conjure up appropriate words in expressing my appreciation to both the humans and cats for providing a truly memorable day.
Rating: 4
Amazing Cats & Educational but a Little Depressing
Fri, Apr 17  10:00 AM telmck Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Our family enjoyed our tour of the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa. We were able to see some large cats up close such as a lioness and a tiger. We went on a fairly mild day (not too hot) so there was some activitiy amoung the cats that allowed us to see them move and make some noises. I didn't know what we were getting into as far as the rescue, but we did learn a great deal about the mis-treatment of wild cats of which we were unaware. Did you know that there are more large, wild cats in captivity as pets in the US than are in the wild? It was sad to hear the stories of abuse of these amazing animals - but not so much so that it upset the 10 year old in our group. I like that they leave the animals alone and don't force them to perform like at the circus. I liked that we were given a new set of headphones (or earbuds) - your choice - with which to listen to the pre-recorded stories of the animals that we saw. Nice to have two tour guides in our group for safety purposes. If you can not walk for over an hour, the $10 golf cart ride-along was well worth it.