Guidelines and suggestions

Guidlines & Suggestions

Things to remember before your visit:

  • Dress smart – wear comfortable close-toed walking shoes!
  • Be prepared for sudden thunderstorms – bring an umbrella or poncho -
    rain checks and reschedules available for severe weather but no refunds will be given
  • Bring a water bottle – it’s hot in Florida especially during our summer months
  • Wear a hat and/or sunscreen – most animal habitats are outdoors
  • Prepare for the usual outdoor pests such as mosquitoes or ants
  • Cameras are welcome for personal use only No tripods allowed as our pathways are narrow
  • Pathways consist of boardwalks and natural walkways which may be wet or muddy.
    Please contact us prior to your visit to arrange handicap access arrangements
  • Parking is available free of charge
  • Come with a willingness to learn and ENJOY!

Hours (Reservations only due to COVID-19)

Saturday 11am - 5pm for Self-Guided Admission
Tours Daily by appointment

Admission (Self-Guided Temporarily Suspended)

  • Self-Guided Admission (Saturdays Only)
    $13 Adults - Ages 12+ — $10 Children - Ages 3–11
  • Guided Tours Admission
    $45 Single Person — $99 for up to 4 People


8703 Bowles Rd. Tampa, Fl 33637

Things to See & Do

  • Up Close look at the Crocs
  • Smaller Reptile Exhibits & Displays
  • Hands on Animal Encounters
  • Feeding Opportunities- Alligators & Tortoise
  • Alligator Photo Opportunities
  • Gift Shop (Coming Soon)
  • Snack Bar (Coming Soon)

Rules - See Changes Due to Covid-19

  • Children under 13 must be supervised by an adult at all times
  • No bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, or scooters allowed
  • No pet allowed
  • No weapons of any kind including firearms allowed
  • Stay on pathways at all times
  • Do not cross enclosure fences, barriers or any restricted areas
  • Do not climb, stand, lean, or lift children onto enclosure barriers
  • Do not throw objects into animal enclosures
  • Do not touch, feed, or harass animals
  • Only feed food to animals purchased at Croc Encounters.
    Any other leaves or food will make the animals sick.
  • Do not pick or damage vegetation
  • Do not litter
  • Shirt and shoes required at all times
  • No Smoking - Croc Encounters is a smoke-free facility and smoking is restricted to the outside parking gates
  • No refunds or rain-checks
  • You may be filmed or photographed during your visit.
    Your admission here serves as permission for use of your image by Croc Encounters, Inc for promotional purposes
  • You may be asked to leave for disobeying rules or behaving inappropriately


Croc Encounters will not be liable for any incidents / accidents or loss or damage to
private property. Visitors are aware that reptiles have the ability to carry the Salmonella bacteria which can cause illness in humans. With admission, visitors voluntarily assume all risk of personal injury (including but not limited to death) and loss of property, by accident or otherwise, incidental to attending the park and using its facilities, and agrees that the park, its directors, officers, volunteers, employees, and agents are not responsible for and shall not be liable for any such injuries or losses, no matter how caused.