We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St. Augustine Wild Reserve

Features Animals
St. Augustine, FL 32092
+1 904-940-0664
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Amazing and Unique Experience

This was an incredible tour. The volunteers are incredibly knowledgeable and have a relationship... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Maia F
Amazing work

We visited today. Myself my two teenage children, and my parents. Our experience was fantastic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jenn D
,
DeLand, Florida
via mobile
Read all 1,462 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The St. Augustine Wild Reserve offers tours on an appointment-only basis. Tours are held in the afternoon, on Mon, Wed, and Sat at 2pm. Email to make reservations. Children under 5 are free. Guests will be given a guided tour of the compound by an experienced wildlife professional. An introduction to each species, basic biology, and how the species arrived at our sanctuary will be discussed in detail. Visitors will be allowed a close-up view of the exotic animals, and will be able to venture closer to adult African lions and tigers than they ever imagined. Guests will meet our amazing white tigers, orange tigers, a very rare golden tabby tiger, cougars, servals, lynxes, leopards, hyenas, coati mundis, and a host of wolves ranging in color from black to white. We feed all of the big cats on the tours, and set up a tiger bubblebath for at least one tiger. We do not allow photography, however, we do offer a fabulous photo CD for a small donation.
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“big cats” (209 reviews)
“bubble bath” (80 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
St. Augustine, FL 32092
CONTACT
Website
+1 904-940-0664
Write a ReviewReviews (1,462)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"beautiful animals"
in 155 reviews
"big cats"
in 209 reviews
"bubble bath"
in 80 reviews
"lions and tigers"
in 55 reviews
"love animals"
in 48 reviews
"animal lovers"
in 43 reviews
"golf cart"
in 79 reviews
"non profit"
in 36 reviews
"wet towels"
in 27 reviews
"feed the animals"
in 23 reviews
"their lives"
in 39 reviews
"money goes"
in 17 reviews
"hour tour"
in 49 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 19 reviews
"two hours"
in 54 reviews
"an amazing experience"
in 34 reviews
"amazing tour"
in 18 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 1,443 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This was an incredible tour. The volunteers are incredibly knowledgeable and have a relationship and rapport with the animals unlike anything I have ever seen. Seeing these animals up close and personal, and getting to see them feed is remarkable. I highly recommend as must...More

Thank Maia F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited today. Myself my two teenage children, and my parents. Our experience was fantastic. Loved hearing about all the animals. You are all truly doing amazing work. Will visit again. Jennifer D.

Thank Jenn D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was such fun to have with our family! Enjoyed learning and seeing all of the animals. The care that goes into this facility is awesome. Don't miss this treasure!

Thank Rhonda K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you 1st arrive you think you’re coming into a residential driveway. Someone is standing by directing you to parking lot. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable about the animals. Our tour guide was a young lady who had endless information about each lion,...More

Thank whitecd2000
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best captive wildlife tour we have ever been on. Many of these animals have ailments, injuries or outgrew stupid private owners. All offered a forever home and well cared for. You can tell they are all happy which is great to see. Go..... you will...More

1  Thank Keith M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

my wife and I really enjoyed the tour. the staff really know their stuff. we have visited my big cat attractions across the state and this was by far my favorite.

Thank grrenderer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today’s tour was very exhilarating for me. I haven’t been as close to a Siberian Tiger or African Lion for over 30 yrs when I visited the Bronx Zoo. At the St Augustine Wild Reserve they also had a Mountain Lion, a Black Bear, a...More

Thank mapvirgo915
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

This so far has been the best part of our visit to St. Augustine (and there is a lot of interesting things in St. A). What a great tour to witness these magnificent creatures up close, to learn about the various species, plus their individual...More

Thank ExpertSleeper
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in town for a few days and decided to take the tour of these animals we have younger children 8 and 4 and they enjoyed it and the Animals. The stories are great and watching them eat and how loving the staff is...More

Thank Cmh2284
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great visit. My daughter (age 9) has discovered a potential future career. So cool to get so close!

Thank wjmwelsh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 80 hotels in St. Augustine
World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort
1,054 reviews
6.09 km away
The Residences at World Golf Village
8 reviews
6.19 km away
St Augustine Hotel & Suites
314 reviews
6.48 km away
Howard Johnson St. Augustine/ I-95
983 reviews
10.00 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Murray Brothers Caddyshack
522 reviews
6.20 km away
Caddyshack
175 reviews
6.20 km away
Tanks Sushi Bistro
54 reviews
2.28 km away
St. Mary's Seafood and More
47 reviews
6.76 km away
Nearby Attractions
World Golf Hall of Fame
702 reviews
6.05 km away
Sea Serpent Tours Inc
421 reviews
6.41 km away
Slammer & Squire Golf Course
78 reviews
5.92 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
R M
October 24, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from lynette t | Reviewed this property |
Five dollars
1
Vote
Alisha B
August 18, 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Jill L | Reviewed this property |
Admission is $30.00 total. The deposit is half, so $15.
1
Vote
ANJ19932014
July 4, 2017|
Answer
Response from cornacchiadm | Reviewed this property |
Mon, Wed, and Sat 2pm tours. Must pre-order tickets
0
Votes