Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.


Private Tour Information

Thank you for your interest, please know we have no availability in June or July for Private Tours Monday-Thursday. Please contact Katie below if you are interested in a Private Tour.  

Please know that you can still book for any public tour tickets that are still available (please see the orange “Buy Ticket” tab on the right-hand side of our website).

The option of a private tour is possible with at least two weeks notice and based on availability. You will need to call our office to make a reservation. We cannot guarantee that your desired date and time will be available when you call, but we will certainly try to accommodate your needs. The private tour experience is much like the public tour in content and the animals you will visit. The difference is that private tours are exclusive to your group, making it a more personal experience. Your private tour should last for about 1 ½ hours. Please arrive around 15 minutes early. Our trained volunteer tour guides will walk you through the animal sanctuary. You will learn about the different species living at Carolina Tiger Rescue and the problems they face in the wild, as well as the challenges they face in captivity. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and take photos, but you will not have any physical contact with the animals.

Scheduling Information

Can be scheduled any
day of the week.

Start times can be as early as
9 am and as late as 3 pm.

Payment is due at the time
of the reservation.

Private Tour Prices

Monday through Thursday:
$200 for 1 to 10 guests;
$20 for each additional guest.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:
$500 for 1 to 25 guests
$1000 for 26 to 50 guests.

Want to schedule a private tour?  Please email our Education Director.  

Or call 919-542-4684 ext 3006.

Things to know before you visit…

Minor Children

icon-signatureIf a minor child is not coming with their parent, a Combined Minor Release Form must be filled out by their parent and brought in at the time of your tour.

What about the Weather?

icon-rain-shineAll tours go out rain or shine.  In the event of an extreme weather event, Carolina Tiger Rescue will contact guests if we need to cancel.  

Can I take pictures?

icon-photographyPhotos may be taken during your tour after a visitor release has been signed.

Is the sanctuary accessible to those with disabilities?

icon-wheelchairThe Education Center is wheelchair accessible.  However, the gravel and grass paths may not be as wheelchair friendly.  If you have accessibility issues, please call 919-542-4684 to make arrangements. 

How do I get to the sanctuary?

icon-directionsGPS may not provide accurate directions to our location.  We recommend using the directions from our website to ensure you get here successfully.

Can I bring my pet to the sanctuary?

icon-no-petsWe do not allow outside animals anywhere on the property.  Please leave your pets at home.