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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Extended summer hours from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
- 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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79.65% 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
61.9% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St Augustine Alligator Farm
Husband and I did the Nile course on this lovely January day. The course was awesome and our guide Bobby was superb in explaining us through, not only did he know the course he also knew a lot about the park and animals we were seeing. Alligator farm experience was amazing! Tree tops to under water view we had a great time and look forward to another visit.
Amazing place to visit. Educational. Clean. So much fun watching the alligators during feeding time. We went early in the morning and it wasn't busy yet. We didn't have to wait in line at all to purchase our tickets. When we left, the ticket line was out the door.
A great place to visit with the entire family. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. They have so many exhibits that let you be very close to the action. They also offer a wide variety of discounts on admission. The refreshment area offers several different snacks as well as a variety of sandwiches. The drink station offers free refills on soft drinks which is great because you will build up a thirst walking the park. I strongly recommended a visit.
We arrived in time to see the end of a feeding in the ‘Swamp’. Far more alligators than I expected. Many informative and well-decorated exhibits that held our attention for hours. I hope to return to try the zip line network that traverses much of the park. If you are fascinated by or want to learn more about alligators, I highly recommend visiting this place.
We could have stayed all day and gone again. Alligators, crocodiles, tropical birds, snakes, and more. A feeding frenzy of 250 alligators. Well laid out, small park, big feel. The underwater view of this big mother gator inches away on the other side of the glass was worth the price of admission. out of the water, she is brown, but underwater she is a green-eyed monster. Great talk by staff at the feeding show.