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The St. Augustine Wild Reserve offers tours every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, by appointment only. We are not open to the public on a drop-in basis like the Jacksonville Zoo. Tours are approximately two hours long, guided by an experienced wildlife professional, so advanced reservations must be made.

Donations go towards the care of the animals at the reserve. The St. Augustine Wild Reserve is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Tour fee is $30 per person. Children 10 years of age and under are admitted for $20. Children 5 years of age and under are admitted for $5.

Enjoy a V.I.P. tour on Fridays, by appointment only. This special tour is limited to a maximum of 20 guests. Tour cost is $60 for all ages.

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 animal arrived at our sanctuary will be discussed in detail. Visitors will be allowed within 5-10 feet of our exotic animals, which are housed in secure habitats. We do NOT allow public contact with our animals. On the tour you will meet our amazing white tigers, orange tigers, a very rare golden tabby tiger, American black bear, lions, ligers, servals, cougars, lynxes, leopards, and a host of wolves ranging in color from black to white. Please come visit us for the experience of a lifetime!

Due to the fact that our animals are in secure cages, which precludes the taking of clear photographs, we no longer allow photos at the Reserve. This includes cell phone photos and video cameras. Instead, we will be offering a flash drive ($10) at the end of the tour which has nearly 200 beautiful, cage-free photos of all of the animals that you will meet at the Reserve.

Please log onto to book your tour with us. When you book the tour on Bookeo, you will be asked to submit a non-refundable 75% deposit. Please read the terms and conditions before booking your tour.  

You will receive a confirmation from Bookeo. You will also receive an additional confirmation with directions from me, a day or so before your tour. If you did not receive either of these confirmations, please email me at and I'll get your reservations all straightened out. Thank you for your patience with our booking service.

Individuals of all ages are welcome to take our tour, but keep in mind, it is one and a half to two hours long, so small children may not be able to last the whole trip. You are welcome to leave a little early, if you have to. You may bring a stroller, but the path is hard packed limerock, so some spots may be a little bumpy. 

We have a nice, 9-person golf cart available on all of our tours for individuals who are elderly, handicapped, or are otherwise unable to walk long distances. You may use a wheelchair, but keep in mind, the pathway is hard packed coquina sand, so it may be uneven in some spots.

Recommended shoes are hiking boots, rubber boots or tennis shoes (sandals are ok; just watch where you step since Florida has lots of fire ants). Always bring a rain poncho (not an umbrella, which blocks the view of other guests). We have some ponchos here for $3 each. Bring bottled water with you; we will have free bottled water available, in case you forget. We have a large, wheelchair-accessible port-a-potty on the grounds for guests, but if these units gross you out, try to "go" before you get here! Bring bug spray (this is Florida, after all), and a hat to protect you against the sun.

If you have very small toddlers, please fit them with a harness and leash, if possible. I know that sounds funny, but we want all of our little visitors to be safe. While my volunteer staff watches all of the guests to ensure their safety, we have seen very small children slip away from their parents. We donít want them to get too close to the animal habitats. So, to ensure the safety of your small children, please use a child-safe harness/leash, if at all possible. This is only a suggestion (not mandatory).

NOTE: We do not cancel because of rain. We conduct our tours, rain or shine. If you prefer to tour on a nicer day when it's not raining, you may switch your tour to another day and you will not lose your security deposit. 

Please come visit us for the experience of a lifetime!

Onyx fends off the paparazzi                    Java reveals a toothy yawn



White tigers are not albino, but are a natural color 
variation of the Bengal tiger.  

Caracals are consider the fastest "small" 
cat and are related to servals.

Deb and Bob 
entertain one of the mountain lions.

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