St Augustine Alligator Farm

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  • Address: 999 Anastasia Blvd., Saint Augustine, FL 32084, St Augustine, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9048243337
  • Ticket Price: 23 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Wildlife Park, Family And Kids, Nature

About St Augustine Alligator Farm, St Augustine

Maximo hatched from an egg collected by aborigines along the river bank and grew to his adult size in Australia. Now he shares his home with uncommon magical creatures called the Albino Alligators. According to legend, you gaze upon these beautiful reptiles from the Louisiana bayou and good luck and fortune will shower upon you. Both these creatures can be spotted at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.

The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park is one of Florida's oldest continuously running attractions, having opened on May 20, 1893. It has 23 species of crocodilians, a variety of other reptiles, mammals, and birds, as well as exhibits, animal performances and educational demonstrations. The park began in 1893 on St. Augustine Beach as a minor attraction at the end of a railway running through Anastasia Island. The alligator were added as a tourist attraction and soon the reptiles themselves became the main point of interest.

In 1993, for their 100 year anniversary, the park became the first place in the world to display every species of crocodilian. This is the only place where you can see every species of alligator, crocodile, caiman, and garial. The zoo also includes exotic birds, monkeys, and other reptiles. The bird collection includes hornbills, cassowary, marabou, Cape Griffon Vultures, and Pesquet's Parrots. In 2008 the zoo opened a new Komodo dragon facility that also exhibits lizards and snakes found within the range of the saltwater crocodile. The back section of the park contains a large bird rookery, where free-roaming local birds species such as egrets, herons, wood storks and roseate spoonbills nest and rear their young.

Gomek originated from New Guinea. It was a massive 18 feet long crocodile and the largest to have lived in this zoo. He is now preserved and surrounded by exhibits, rare and beautifully handcrafted art from Papua New Guinea. There are a large number of exhibits on the farm and a different educational program at the top of every hour.  There is a feeding demonstration every day at 12 noon & 3 p.m. You can even buy food to feed the smaller alligators. During one of the shows you have the opportunity to pet an alligator as well.

The Alligator Farm strives to inspire appreciation and understanding of crocodilians and all other wildlife in the souls of all the guests. Crocodile Crossing is the Alligator Farm’s zip-line, a new attraction opened in 2011. People zip over the entire park, literally seeing live crocodilians, lemurs and tropical birds from a new outlook.

St Augustine Alligator Farm Information

  • Fully laced closed shoes must be worn and a valid ID is required.
  • There are two courses, the lower shorter Sepik River Course or the more adventurous and challenging Nile River Course.
  • Fully enclosed lace up shoes and valid form of ID required.
  • Participants must be 10 years old and maximum weight of 250 pounds is allowed on the zip line.
  • Please allow up to 2 hours to complete the Nile River course.
  • Reservations are required for Crocodile Crossing.
  • You will be required to take off headbands and jewellery.
  • Leave your phone, keys, battery operated devices, and cameras in their free lockers.
  • You will be given a harness and a pair of gloves. A guide will then help to harness you.
  • Wear long short to prevent any rubbing and rashes from the harness.
  • The group will go ahead and do the little practice course to see how the ropes and hooks (carabineers) work, then you enter the course with your group.
  • The Toucantina Snack Bar offers a variety of snack, dining and beverage.
  • Adults can choose from a variety of domestic beers on tap.
  • Entrees encompass sandwiches and quick-service items, including several delicious vegetarian options.
  • Place your order, and then have a seat in our shaded dining area which overlooks the Galapagos tortoise exhibit! Watching these gentle giants mosey about creates a unique and relaxing dining experience.

St Augustine Alligator Farm Ticket Prices

  • For Adults: $ 23
  • Children: $ 12
  • Adults in wheelchair: $ 12
  • Children in wheel chairs: $ 6
  • Discounted Group Rates for Adults, AAA, military & senior citizens: $ 20.66; Children in a group: $ 10.76; Organized tour groups (10+ people) 30% off; One driver and one escort admitted at no charge; Adults: $ 16.07; Children: $ 8.37
  • Education Group trips have separate tickets.

St Augustine Alligator Farm Opening and Closing Hours

  • Extended summer hours from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Restaurants Near St Augustine Alligator Farm

  • Gypsy Cab Co Restaurant: American
  • Anastasia Kitchen: Breakfast, desserts
  • Creative Juices Natural Cafe: Juice, smoothies, vegan, soups and salad
  • Nalu’s: Seafood

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  • 95% of people who visit St Augustine include St Augustine Alligator Farm in their plan

  • 53.52% of people start their St Augustine Alligator Farm visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see St Augustine Alligator Farm

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People normally club together St Augustine Lighthouse And Museum and St. Augustine Amphitheatre while planning their visit to St Augustine Alligator Farm.

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  • I love the alligator farm have been there twice to take photographs of the birds in the bird sanctuary and some of the other animals. If you're looking for that great picture of a great blue heron or white egret this is the place to go. Those times my mother and I went there we would spend hours taking photographs. This last time we went the babies just hatched. They were so cute

  • I really enjoyed visiting the alligator park. It's reasonably priced and there are lots of gators and crocs to see, as well as birds and lemurs. There was a great talk and demonstration in the main alligator enclosure. I found it interesting and fun. We went quite late in the day so parking was easy, not sure how it would be at peak times. They were really limited on snack options by that point but they gave us half off what was left, which was kind. The staff were all lovely. A fun day out.

  • Awesome place for family. Lots of cool Gators to see and watching the noon feeding time was a blast. Small parking lot but has an additional parking lot across the street. Staff was nice and helpful. Has a playground and lots of fun things for small children. Location has tons to do around the farm.

  • Amazing.....my favourite zoo. Much better than expected. Online coupons have 10-20% off. Very well laid out zoo. Top quality.....reminded me of Busch Gardens. Everything is Disney/Universal quality. Loved it.

  • Educational and entertaining. Up close and personal with all kinds of alligators and crocodiles and their cousins. Well kept exhibitions. Surprisingly, loads of exotic birds in natural habitat that could fly away but don't. That has got to say something about the place.

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