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.

McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary

Features Animals
Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Review Highlights
Great tour

Kara was our guide. Very interesting. They are doing good work and really care for the animals... read more

Reviewed today
C00g61
,
Richmond, Texas
via mobile
They really love their animals

We went based on TripAdvisor comments and we were not disapointed. It’s super clean (you can see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Réjean L
,
Longueuil, Canada
via mobile
Read all 2,680 reviews
2,665
All photos (2,665)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“big cats”(393 reviews)
“our tour guide”(495 reviews)
“animal lovers”(89 reviews)
About
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! : Eight lush acres of endangered wildlife surrounded by a botanical garden situated in the palmetto and pine forest of West Palm Beach! Over 200 animals from White Tigers to African Lions, Black Leopards, Ligers, Lynx and Amur...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Contact
12943 61st St N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-2017
Website
+1 561-790-2116
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around West Palm Beach
from US$69.00
More Info
from US$69.00
More Info
from US$80.00
More Info
from US$69.00
More Info
Reviews (2,680)
Filter reviews
2,625 results
Traveler rating
2,517
90
11
2
5
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
2,517
90
11
2
5
Show reviews that mention
All reviews big cats our tour guide animal lovers white tiger rescued animals well taken care non profit amazing animals love animals she loves exotic birds amazing experience small group personal experience once in a lifetime all ages wonderful tour
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,625 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile

Kara was our guide. Very interesting. They are doing good work and really care for the animals. small groups work well and you learn a lot.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank C00g61
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went based on TripAdvisor comments and we were not disapointed. It’s super clean (you can see the raking in the cages was fresh from the morning like a golf sand pit) and the guide (Libby) knew all the animals and interacted with great love...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Réjean L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After reading he reviews my wife and I had to go. Luckily there was room in a tour the day I called. Reviews are spot on. This place is truly a sanctuary not a zoo. The animals here have been rescued for various reasons and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 253jacka
Reviewed yesterday

My two adult children and I had a wonderful time touring the sanctuary with Kara, our guide. She was fun and informative and made sure that we were all comfortable and happy during our visit. Although there was intermittent rain showers, the animals remained alert...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brian T
Reviewed 2 days ago

The two hour tour was lead by Kara. You must phone ahead to reserve a place, The sanctuary is immaculate and the animals are well cared for. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable concerning the animals and their origins. She had a wonderful rapport with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ellen N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautiful sanctuary, the animals are well taken care of and seem very happy! The rescue and education mission of the facility is admirable and informative. Our tour guide, Jess, was full of knowledge and very engaging with both visitors and the animals. The sanctuary...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Madison B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great experience. Our tour guide Kara was amazing with the animals and helped make the experience even better despite the pouring rain!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tieke23
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to see and support!! Tour guides were great! Groups are kept small which is cool and allowed lots of interaction. Very unique place!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Synthiajax
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Mccarthys is such a fun experience (even in a downpour)! The staff provided us with umbrellas for our tour. It’s very hands on, my kids had such a great time. You get to hold a few animals and the tour guide Libby was very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Shaylin M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I come to Florida every year and try to do a fun activity each time. This was by far the best experience we’ve had! Our tour guide Kara was amazing! She was so knowledgeable, personable and made the 2 hour tour fly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LindseyD576
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 35 nearby hotels
Royal Inn
122 reviews
9.61 km away
Hampton Inn West Palm Beach Florida Turnpike
672 reviews
11.61 km away
PGA National Resort & Spa
1,663 reviews
12.45 km away
La Quinta Inn West Palm Beach - Florida Turnpike
494 reviews
12.87 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 798 nearby restaurants
Jabrewski's Pizza Company
22 reviews
4.93 km away
China Sky
13 reviews
4.92 km away
Domino's Pizza
12 reviews
4.98 km away
Great Wall Restaurant
6 reviews
6.15 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 207 nearby attractions
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area
30 reviews
7.06 km away
Aerial Trapeze Academy
41 reviews
3.56 km away
La Petite Cheval Farm
6 reviews
7.91 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
gostros55
6 February 2019|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Smb1600 | Reviewed this property |
They may allow its worth the try, great place for young kids
1
Vote
peterdC8195NN
8 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from nadya9042 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure . You cannot play with them here however it is the closest you’ll ever get
0
Votes
Debbie F
15 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Nicole L | Reviewed this property |
We got there for the first tour and all the pathways were freshly graded and flat. The only issues may be the Snake Room and the Gift Shop. Both had ramp access but were small so space is tight. As for the rest of the place... More
0
Votes