Big Cat Rescue

Zerve Seller: BigCatRescue

Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  3,531 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 516 1,311 23 = 1,288 98% 4.7
Last 6 months 957 2,476 31 = 2,445 98% 4.7
Last 12 months 1,408 3,580 49 = 3,531 98% 4.7
All 3,245 8,061 109 = 7,952 98% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue 2,648 98% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Keeper Tour 330 99% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Kids Tour at Big Cat Rescue 235 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Feeding Tour 209 97% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Private or Photo Tour 84 97% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Wild Eyes at Night Tour 25 100% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Loved the cats but hard to see
Tue, May 24  3:00 PM bjlerew Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I love this facility and what they stand for. It was very hot the day we toured so most of the cats stayed under shelter to stay out of the sun making it difficult to see them. several of the elderly guests became exhausted during the tour and the staff was quick to bring a golf cart for them to ride in so they could complete the tour. My only real complaint was that although there were two water stops provided the water was warm and it was not really enough for a 90 degree day in Florida. The staff did mention prior to the start of the tour that we might want to purchase bottles water from their gift shop to take along but since they also noted that water would be available along the tour we opted not to buy any. I wish we had or that they had provided cold water at their water stops. The staff were all very nice and accommodative and knowledgable
Rating: 3
Big Cat Living
Tue, May 24  3:00 PM FloridaLife Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I enjoyed my visit to the big cat rescue. securing tickets and entrance to facilities were all very easy. staff is very friendly. My only disappointment was not seeing more of the animals. I guess it's much better to go on their feeding days so you see them up moving around. The cats all look very well taken care off and I think it's a great thing they are doing. I would recommend folks go visit but on feeding days to get a better experience.
Rating: 3
It was pretty ok
Tue, May 24  3:00 PM Clayhew Male Under 20 Local Couple on a Date
The tour has a lot of potential but my only problem was many of cats were either sleeping or not visible due to the heat. Obviously I don't want them to suffer in the heat but either and earlier or later tour time I think would be a good solution. Also the whole electronic cat story device they give you is pretty useless. The tour became walking to a cage and hitting play then moving to the next one. I would rather have more interaction with the guide and talk about the species in general less than the environment every single cat was in when it was rescued.
Rating: 3
Big Cat Rescue
Mon, May 23  3:00 PM DawnMcFee Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The cause and information given by our tour guide was great! However, the time of the tour was 3:00pm. We were told at the beginning of the tour that this is when they sleep so hopefully we would get to see some cats. Well, we did not get to see many big cats because they were in their shelters sleeping. Maybe the time could be changed or you could inform visitors up front. Thank you!
Rating: 3
Visit of Big Cats
Mon, May 23  3:00 PM adrianamcgee Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I thought that the tour was informative
Rating: 5
excellent and educational
Mon, May 23  3:00 PM bjdwyer Unspecified 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
anyone who believes that it's OK to "pay to pet" wild animals or who doubts that circuses are cruel should visit. I would like to see a longer tour, perhaps split into late morning and early afternoon sections. Certainly I will visit again when in Tampa. I also will become a donor.
Rating: 5
Amazing experience
Mon, May 23  3:00 PM Camillicent Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our tour guide was funny, insightful and also taught me a lot! I loved the way they handled their establishment because it was what was best for the cats! I highly recommend this place and I am so happy that I got to experience this! I would love to go to a night tour or feeding tour!
Rating: 5
Great Docent
Mon, May 23  3:00 PM FloridaGary Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
If you have an interest in seeing big cats that you would only see in the wild if lucky, this is the place to go. Our Docent's knowledge and humor made this tour extremely enjoyable. Well done Dennis!
Rating: 5
Private Tour
Mon, May 23  9:00 AM Nitro325 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Incredible - The staff was friendly and knowledge about the cats. I would definitely recommend spending the time and money to go there!!!!
Rating: 5
Always Awesome
Sun, May 22  3:00 PM tharenleesch Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Educational and entertaining. The big cats as well as the small are beautiful!
Rating: 4
The Tour
Sun, May 22  3:00 PM Rolavender Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
We enjoyed the was overly slanted in the negatives that are present in the realities of the residents' situations and not counterbalanced by positives....Over all it was a worthwhile experience.
Rating: 4
Meow ...
Sun, May 22  3:00 PM Litzzi Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
What a great facility for these magestic cats ! The ones living there are the lucky ones : ) Was hard to hear the guide but otherwise very informative tour . Wish there was a tour early in the morning during the hot weather as most of the cats were in their shelters .
Rating: 5
First full kids tour
Sun, May 22  12:00 PM Eviecats Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Last time we did a kids tour we were rained out so it was a pleasant surprise to see how long they are! I have donated art in the past for fund raising and have had a private tour with Jeff so I presumed we wouldn't cover as much ground but we sure came close! Both staff members were great and if one lacked knowledge (I think she was pretty new) the other was a fountain of good info. =)
Rating: 5
Kitty Sanctuary!
Sun, May 22  10:00 AM pamnchris Female 40-49 Local Other
BCR is a great place! I love the fact that these animals were rescued from abuse and now can live happy lives.
Rating: 5
Big cat rescue, tampa, fl
Sun, May 22  10:00 AM Mbakitty64 Female 50-59 Combination Other
Oh my goodness! Everyone should go here. Very educational. Well staffed, friendly, and gift shop purchases go to the cats care and well being. I am going again (soon) with another friend. Can't wait.!