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Gift Certificates available. IMAGINE giving your loved one a SAFARI for a wedding, anniversary, birthday, graduation or Christmas gift... The perfect gift for the animal lover in your life!!!

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You can purchase tickets for any of our tour on-line now saving you time and waiting in line in our lobby before the tour. Just click on the link to the left. Do you visit often, click on the same link to purchase Annual passes for families or individuals.

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...take a walk on the"Wild Side

Daily Public Tours:

"Every Day"(yes, 7 days weekly - including all holidays except Christmas and Thanksgiving) 1:00 PM Only (there is an additional 3pm tour in the months of June, July and August ONLY)

$10.00 per adult $8.00 children (14yrs. and under)      B&B guests receive complimentary daily tour passes (Meet and Greet not included).

Just Show Up . No need to call, no reservations needed. We'll meet you at the gate and take you on a 1 hour tour of our facility.

Click here for a map on how to find us.

Be sure to keep scrolling down for much more info.

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After tour "Meet and Greets" - after our daily tour, guests are invited to return to our elephant playpen where you'll have an opportunity to feed one of the elephants housed in our African elephant sanctuary.  A wonderful opportunity for human and elephant alike.

Cost: Additional $5 per person

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Are you a frequent visitor to Wild Things? Now you can save money by taking advantage of our Annual Pass program. Purchasing an annual pass entitles the person listed on that pass to visit our facility as many times as they wish. Passes are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Annual Passes are valid for daily public tours only - not special event, holiday tours or after tour meet & greets. Our new Annual Pass PLUS includes an annual pass along with our after tour Elephant Meet and Greet as well as a 10% discount in our gift shop and for tickets to our special Nighttime Holiday Tours.

Annual Pass Fees:  Senior, Military or student (relevant ID required) $20  ~   Individual $30(admits adult listed on pass only) ~ Individual & Guest (1 adult listed on pass + 1 guest) $45 ~ Family (2 adults + 2 kids - 1 adult listed must be present) $55

Annual Pass PLUS Fees:  Senior, Military or student ( relevant ID required) $30  ~   Individual $40(admits adult listed on pass only) ~ Individual & Guest (1 adult listed on pass + 1 guest) $55 ~ Family (2 adults + 2 kids - 1 adult listed must be present) $70

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE AN ANNUAL PASS OF ANY KIND ON LINE.

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On our daily tour, you'll enjoy a video presentation followed by a walking guided tour of the outdoor animal compound. You'll see most of our inventory, all that are housed in the outdoor portion of the compound  to include all our cats, bears and elephants as well as  many of our misc. oddballs, our larger alligators and any birds and small mammals that are temporarily being sunned that day...

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After the tour, feel free to visit our gift shop which features many items (clothing,toys, cards, etc...) that depict our animals...

For those whose schedule doesn't allow them to be here at 1:00 PM or who would prefer a more personal tour for their family or group,  arrangements can be made for a Private Tour at any time. Arrangements for a private tour are on a first come - first serve basis. Reservations can be made by calling Wild Things and asking to speak to our educational coordinators. Private tour costs are $18.00 per adult and 12.00 per child 14yrs. or younger. (8 person minimum - $102.00)

PURRRfect Project Tours

Wild Things now invites kids and families to join us at and participate in creating a fun arts and crafts project with a private tour. Arts and Crafts are animal related and usually coordinated with the holiday of that month or special event happening at Wild Things. A fun, educational and entertaining opportunity for the entire family to spend quality time together.

Reservations are required for this tour so we know what materials to have on hand. Craft projects are typically aimed at age groups between 4 and 11 years.

Costs: Kids $20.00 (includes craft)  -  Adults $15.00  Fees include private tour afterwards. This tour does require an 8 person or $150.00 minimum.

CLICK HERE to make your reservation on line or call us at (831)455-1901 ext. 3

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Every evening before dark, the elephants of EARS are bedded down in their custom heated barns for security and heating needs.

We invite you to help us put them to bed by helping us get them in their heated barns, giving them their bed time snacks and medications if necessary, and tucking them in for the evening.  The Butch's Bedtime Package is a fun, educational and economical way to enhance your experience at Vision Quest Ranch. Tour times are announced daily but generally between 5 and 5:30pm, lasting 30 to 45 minutes.

Cost: $35.00/person ~ $25/person for B&B guests.

Butch's Bedtime

COMBO PACKAGE! Enjoy both our BUTCH"S BED TIME and CRUNCH TIME tours on any one evening and receive a discount of $$60/person ~ $40/person for B&B Guests.

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Feeding time is one of the more exciting activities on the ranch, even for the volunteers and trainers.

You're invited to join them. You'll be learning and helping feed three of our "BIG"cats at the facility. See how these cats turn from friend to foe when dinner is involved, only to return to friend once it's consumed. Learn how that instinctual and involuntary behavior translate to our training and safety protocols. CRUNCH TIME is fun, exciting and extremely educational to all. Tour times are announced daily but generally between 4:30 and 5:30pm, lasting 30 to 45 minutes. Combined with Butch's Bedtime, it's an awesome way to compliment your B&B and Wild Things Experience.

Cost: $35.00/person ~ $25/person for B&B guests.

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 Do ya love elephants? Consider a Pachyderm Package. This tour combines the above experience described in our daily tour with an additional hands on / full contact experience with our African Elephants. A 2 hr.experience, video tape yourself helping us bathe, walk, and socialize our pachyderm friends.   $225.00 for one or two persons  and additional guests $100.00 each. Discount to our Bed and Breakfast guests is $25.00 off the total tour cost.

 Pachyderm Package guests tour our facility as a separate group, not with the general public. We attempt to keep these tours as private as possible and are on a first come first serve basis by reservation only.(Animals used on tour vary depending on season, weather, trainers and/or clients.

Minimum age for this tour is 4 years.

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Next to our "Walk with the Animals" program, our V.I.P. tour our most popular adventure. Guests on our VIP guest list enjoy a 4 hour experience that day which includes an up-close and personal visit with several of our animals. Your photos and video of this tour will be unmatched by anything you've ever done. This tour includes everything mentioned above in our pachyderm package, a catered deli style lunch, along with full contact introductions with up to two more of our "Wild Things" Prices: $500.00 for one or two persons and additional guests $100.00 each. Discount to our Bed and Breakfast guests is $100 off the total tour cost. VIP guests tour our facility as a separate group, not with the general public. We attempt to keep these tours as private as possible and are on a first come first serve basis by reservation only.(Animals used on tour vary depending on season, weather, trainers and/or clients.

Minimum age for this tour is 4 years.

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 And then there's our "Walk with the Animals" program for those who want the ultimate full contact experience found nowhere else on the planet (that we know of...) Click here for more info...

Minimum age for this tour is 4 years.

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Allow us to be your hosts when visiting the incredible Monterey Bay to scuba dive or snorkel as thousands of visitors do annually. Animals are animals in our eyes and we take great pride in sharing the aquatic wonders found right here in our backyard with our guest in a fashion we feel is exemplary of our Vision Quest Ranch family/

CLICK HERE to learn much more about this very special tour package.

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Wild Things' Photo Safari's

Photographers from around the world, both professional and amateur have all agreed that this trip was the "biggest bang for their buck" that they've ever experienced. You'll photograph more animals in one day than you could ever hope to accomplish photographing in the wild. All professionally trained to model in natural settings. Imagine photographing animals from several countries in one day! Click here for more info...

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Animal Sponsorship

Click Here to learn how your or your company can help support our efforts by sponsoring an animal at Wild Things.

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Now Available:

Private Birthday Parties ( Kids parties/smaller groups up to 30 people ~ Lawn/picnic area only ~ not in main tent) $325.00. Includes an hour and a half animal tour/presentation and two hours rental of our picnic area. Call for quote for additional people in this package, it's no problem. 

Jump-house rental: $500.00 for first 3 hrs - $75 hr. per additional hour + cleaning & security deposit

45 minute appearance by Earl the Elephant (human in costume) - $150.00

Click Here to see photos...

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SAFARI DINING AT WILD THINGS...

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An evening of fine wine, fine food and wild things awaits you and your lucky guests on this one of kind dining experience. Click here for more information.

We do offer a meeting facility for those who wish to treat their staff or clients to a private tour after their meeting... It gives doing business a "wild" twist... We can accommodate up to 30-50 people depending on set up. Prices: 15 or less people $300.00 - 15-30 people $400.00 - 30-50 people $550.00.

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Also now available:  We have completed our new "Special Events Area". This portion of the ranch can accommodate large company affairs, weddings, fund raising events and much more. It has its own parking area, a pad specifically designed to accommodate a large events tent, sand volleyball court, restrooms, horse shoe pits, and large lawns for animal displays and/or jump houses... Click here to visit learn more about this new area of Wild Things.

other ways to visit us...

Click here to see a map to our location

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400 River Road   Salinas, CA  93908         (831) 455-1901     Fax (831) 455-1902

call us at...  (800) 228-7382

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