St Augustine Alligator Farm, St Augustine

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St Augustine Alligator Farm, St Augustine - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 999 Anastasia Blvd., Saint Augustine, FL 32084

Phone: +1-9048243337

Ticket Price: 23 USD

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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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  • Finally made our way here, and it was wonderful! Much more than I expected with the addition of the many types of birds, lemurs, monkeys, and more! We caught the Gator feeding which of course was fun and gross but also very informative. Beautifully maintained natural park/farm/mini zoo, with tons of shade trees and winding paths to explore. The habitats were also very well kept and spacious for the various gators, crocodiles, and other animals. A really nice variety of gators and crocs from around the world. Do not miss Maximo he is enormous! Staffers were very friendly and informative as well. We spent a couple of hours and it was very relaxing and nice!

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  • This is an awesome park. I was impressed by the variety of alligator and crocodile species from around the world and collection of birds and other critters. The animal exhibits were interesting and beautifully designed. The live alligator feeding is a must see and all interactions with the staff were informative and pleasant.

  • This is a great place for family. The little ones love here! Plenty to see and do. Huge park. Very friendly staff. Park is clean, well kept and the animals are very well treated. We love the Alligator Farm!

  • Fun for kids, great programs for learning about animals. Not as extensive as a regular zoo, but in a good way. Our kids don't have the stamina for long outings so this fits the bill. This was great for their first time in Florida. For me it captured the tourist fun of the old time alligator farms from my childhood in the 1970's... and added in an extensive collection of alligators and crocodiles from around the world .. with up-to-date messages about ecology and environmental stewardship. Plus, we got to see the American alligators gobble up dead rats.!

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  • We had a great day. The zip line adventure was fun and unique to ones we have done before. We also were able to witness alligator feeding. That was fascinating. Overall a great visit everyone can enjoy!

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