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Come aboard this 61-year old merchant ship and experience its history of past service to the US during WWII and both the Korean and Vietnam wars. Take your time on the self-guided tour of the nine decks and get a bird's eye view of the areas where the crew worked and lived. The ship is available for private and corporate events or it can be booked for small group tours. Also, a six hour cruise event can be arranged which includes breakfast, lunch, tours and a fly-over. Make reservations ahead of time to ensure your spot.
Big Cat Rescue is the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. They are home to over 100 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other species, most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts. Their dual mission is to provide the best home they can for the cats in their care and educate the public about the plight of these majestic animals, both in captivity and in the wild, to end abuse and avoid extinction.
Travel with a working crab boat and get in on the action with Gus's Crabby Adventures. Sailing around Tampa Bay, get the chance to get your hands wet and learn about the art of stone crabbing and the local ecosystem all aboard this small fishing vessel. Back on shore, visit the cook shed and feast on your catch.
Croc Encounters Reptile Park and Wildlife Center shelters rescued crocodiles, snakes, lizards, amphibians, tortises and turtles. Children and adults alike are spellbound by the diversity in the textures and colors of the retrieved species. Its most popular animal is Amos, an American Alligator, who even lent his name to the owner's son. Other animals include the Broad-snouted Caiman, Nile Crocodile, Black and White Tegu, Cane Toad and Cuban Tree Frog. Each exhibit is accompanied by fun facts about the corresponding species. This park also runs manifold outreach and educational programs, including Crocodilian Biology, Wetland Wonders and Amazing Australia. The hallmark of this center is the Alligator Wrestling Show, replete with exhilarating stunts. Hire this venue for a picnic, business function or birthday with a reptilian theme.