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St. Augustine Wild Reserve

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St. Augustine, FL 32092
+1 904-940-0664
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For all the years we have been coming to St. Augustine, this is the first time we have ever visited... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Columbus, Ohio
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Wild Life Reserve

Absolutely worth going to. There really isn't anything quite like this experience where you get to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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The St. Augustine Wild Reserve offers tours on an appointment-only basis. We are not open on a daily basis like a large zoo, although we do offer two-hour tours, reserved in advance. Tours are held in the afternoon, usually on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays at 2pm. Email as far in advance as possible to make reservations. Children under 5 are free. We may be able to schedule a tour on a different day, if we know far enough in advance. Guests will be given a guided tour of the 7-acre animal 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. Guests will be able to venture closer to adult African lions than they ever imagined. Also on the tour will be our amazing white tigers, several 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 also have a large bird collection, which includes conures, macaws, Amazon parrots, lovebirds, and even parakeets, cockatoos, cockatiels, doves, quail and finches. We feed all of the big cats on the tour on most days, and set up a tiger bubblebath for one pair of tigers. We do not allow photography at this compound, however, we do offer a fabulous photo CD at the end of the tour for a small donation. You may photograph our beautiful peacocks, lovebirds and conures, which are outside of the compound near the guest waiting area. Thank you!
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For all the years we have been coming to St. Augustine, this is the first time we have ever visited & we highly recommend booking a tour. The tours are Monday, Wednesday & Saturdays & last 1 1/2-2 hours. They are led by the Park's...More

Thank J-K-B10_85
Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely worth going to. There really isn't anything quite like this experience where you get to observe these animals up close with the people who care for them everyday.

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing time at the Reserve today. Deb gave us half off due to the hurricane cleanup that was underway during our tour. Our tour guide, Karen, was very knowledgeable and personable. If you haven't been please check it out. You'll have have...More

Thank Valerie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is up close and personal tour of 7 acres of big cats and wolves. All of the animals have interesting and what would otherwise have been tragic stories. My favorite was the very obese black bear that had lost 150 lbs. he was very...More

Thank 794nancyh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The volunteers are dedicated to their animals. Very informative. Better than a zoo, but many animals to see and experience up close interactions.

Thank Joelle C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took our 8 yr old and 1 yr old for this experience and we were very happy!! This was a better experience than going to the zoo! You can be so upclose to these animals and watch them as they're being...More

Thank A H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to the reserve with our two daughters. We were very impressed by the entire experience, and it was one of the highlights of our trip to St Augustine. The animals seemed very well cared for and loved. My daughter loves...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was so excited to come visit the animals at the Sanctuary but I was soon disappointed with how some of the volunteers interacted with us in a rude manner. I was able to ignore that part and just focus on the animals, which were...More

Thank Melanie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the highlights of our trip to St. Augustine. I have nothing but positives for this place. I will say it's not for everyone and if you have small children they will need to be behaved. Some may find the park personnel a little...More

1  Thank Steven W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited while we were on vacation in St. Augustine last week. This is a great place to go. All the people there are volunteers. The money that you spend goes right back to the care of the animals. You get the hear the individual...More

Thank 3PhelpsFarm
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Alisha B
18 August 2017|
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Response from Jill L | Reviewed this property |
Admission is $30.00 total. The deposit is half, so $15.
4 July 2017|
Response from cornacchiadm | Reviewed this property |
Mon, Wed, and Sat 2pm tours. Must pre-order tickets
2 June 2017|
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Response from Max C | Reviewed this property |
Yes this is both wheel chair accessible and they have an open-air vehicle for people to ride along - either start to finish or if the need arises.