Animal lovers and wildlife enthusiasts should not miss out on visiting the St. Augustine Wild Reserve during their stay at Agustin Inn. This nonprofit was originally created as a rescue center for unwanted exotic animals. Today, it serves as a reserve as well as an educational center. You ahead to book a tour of this incredible site!
Are you looking for more great educational attractions, like the St. Augustine Wild Reserve? Access our free Vacation Guide. We’ve listed our favorite museums, like the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, the Spanish Military Hospital Museum, and the St. Augustine History Museum.
Visit the St. Augustine Wild Reserve
The St. Augustine Wild Reserve was founded in 1995 by Deborah Marlene Warrick. With her degree in Biology from the University of North Florida and decades of experience with animals, she is the perfect caretaker for these vulnerable creatures. Many of the animals at the rescue were adopted as pets, though their former owners quickly realized that they were incapable of caring for them. The Reserve serves as a haven for these animals, which range from wolves to lions and tigers.
Take a Tour of the Reserve
Tours of the St. Augustine Wild Reserve are available every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Appointments are required for every tour. This facility is unlike a zoo in that public drop-ins are not allowed. The tours last two hours and are led by an experienced staff member. One of the highlights of the tour is the tiger bubble bath. Watch as these creatures are given a soothing treatment which will rid them of any pests and clean their fur.
Photography is not permitted at the Reserve as it can irritate the animals. You will, however, be given a CD of photographs at the end of your tour. You’ll definitely want this to commemorate your amazing trip!
Help the St. Augustine Wild Reserve
Before your visit to the St. Augustine Wild Reserve, check the wishlist on their website. There are many affordable but much-needed items on there, including cases of bottled water, bird seed, and blueberry muffins. (Apparently, coatis and deer enjoy snacking on muffins!)
Return to the Agustin Inn
After a day at the St. Augustine Wild Reserve, return to the peace and serenity of Agustin Inn. Our historic bed and breakfast is located steps from St. George Street in St. Augustine’s historic district. We are within walking distance of many great St. Augustine attractions, restaurants, bars, and events.
Are you looking for a way to enhance your stay? Take a look at our specials. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or just on an intimate getaway, we have fantastic romantic packages. Are you expecting an addition to your family? Take a look at our babymoon package. It includes a reflexology massage, a gift certificate to an ice cream parlor, and an “I Heart Agustin” bib, as well as the use of a Boppy pillow during your stay.
Check our availability and book your stay today! We look forward to having you.