St Augustine Alligator FarmCurrently Closed
- 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
St Augustine Alligator Farm - Review
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 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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80.52% of people who visit St Augustine include St Augustine Alligator Farm in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
45.45% 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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St Augustine Alligator Farm, St Augustine Reviews
We LOVE this place! The exhibits are nicely designed and maintained. The shows are fun and informative. The staff of friendly and helpful. It’s obvious the animals are well cared for. It feels much larger than it actually is. This is our second time visiting and was on our must see again list.
Had an AWESOME time at the Alligator Farm. Got to watch about 15 huge gators eat another gator that they killed. It was WILD, they were all death rolling, their whole bodies were coming out of the water. Too cool! They have so much more to see than alligators. Next time I take my daughter we're going ti do the obstical course that goes over the whole park!
Amazing place to the take the family. The staff were helpful and also asking if we had any questions and telling us about shows and events occurring at the park. While you may balk at the prices, the animals in the park look happy and well fed and almost every animals seemed to either have breed some youngsters or exhibit the behaviors to do so (youngsters were released in the wild). These important conservation programs are one of the many great things about the park!
In town on vacation and visited the Alligator Farm today. What a great time. Farm is laid out very nice and easy to get around. The exhibits were interesting and educating. The staff was very friendly and helpful. highly recommend.
My 11 year old stepson and I visited and we both had a wonderful time. The park is very well organized with lots of information about each animal that you come into contact with. The park was very clean and well cared for, and the animals appeared the same. The staff were all friendly and willing to answer questions. I would advise that if you can manage it, get there shortly after opening. I feel like the animals were much more active, and of course it was cooler and far less crowded. We walked the entire park and had a snack before the big school groups and large crowds showed up. **Tip** Grab a snack and drink early and go over to the stools around the edge of the seating area so you can enjoy a snack while being within 10 feet of Galapagos tortoises. They are generally fun to watch and that's not something most people get to do.