Our Saturday Tours: Gates open at 11:00am Central Time, tour begins at 1:00 pm Central Time.
Everyone should arrive no later than 1 hour prior to tour time to get signed in.
Please remember to dress accordingly, ie LONG PANTS, SHORT SLEEVED T-SHIRTS, LONG SLEEVED SHIRTS, TENNIS SHOES OR BOOTS. NO SHORTS, NO SANDALS, NO FLIP-FLOPS OR OPEN TOED SHOES, NO TANK TOPS. NO EXCESSIVE JEWLERY FOR WOMEN (hoop earrings, necklaces, bracelets).
The wolves are also particularly fond of leather, so you may want to leave the leather jacket and shoes at home. This is for your comfort and protection, as well as the safety and well-being of the wolves. Dress as you would for a hike in the woods, as that is exactly what you will be doing. Thank you and see you there!
WOLF ENCOUNTER TOURS
Seacrest Wolf Preserve offers the rarest opportunity in the lower 48 states, Alaska, or Canada, to experience wolves up close and personal. This unforgettable adventure takes visitors on walking tours through large 2 & 3 acre natural habitats that are home to Gray, Arctic, and British Columbian wolves. Visitors become part of the pack as they have exciting hands on interaction with the wolves and join in the great wolf howl. As visitors pose by the wolf den with the wolves, they are offered an extraordinary opportunity for photos with pure wolves. This amazing tour includes valuable scientific information about the wolves, and humorous and moving stories of the wolf families that call Seacrest home. Along the way, visitors are sure to have their hearts stolen by one of the Seacrest wolves that they encounter. The tour provides participants with knee issues rustic logs to sit on and includes a break mid-way through the tour for restrooms and concessions. The Seacrest gift shop offers fun shopping opportunities for all things "Wolfy" including unique wildlife and Native American jewelry, clothing, hats, wolf collectibles and much more. Wolf Encounter Tours last approximately 2 to 4 hours. IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING the Wolf Encounters, Seacrest offers a SMALL ANIMAL ADVENTURE for all ages. Participants become acquainted and take photos with the beautiful and adorable Arctic Fox ambassadors Frosty, Sitka, & Lucy and are amused as they run in and out of their den. Lucy loves to share her hidden toys with the visitors in her enclosure. Feeding the hillarious Raccoons Bandit, Cricket & Crackers is a hit with all ages. Hugging and cuddling with the Skunks Tulip, Casanova, Sparkle, Buttercup & Clover will have hearts soaring. The stunning Gray Foxes Meko, Baby & Whisper are captivating and as is Pecos the coyote. Sunny Hills Bill or "Billie", the resident groundhog, is loved by all that meet him.
Seacrest offers great concessions : Hamburgers, hot dogs,and numerous food items plus water, tea & soda beverages. A great picnic area is available.
Gift Certificates are available at the gift shop and include all activities that Seacrest offers. If there was a particular wolf who touched your heart you can buy an 8x10 photo, a bundle of its fur, or you might decide to become a sponsor.
Exciting Wolf Encounter Tours Year Round
Join us for an exciting wolf encounter tour for the general public every Saturday year round. The Saturday Tour is the only general public tour each week. Private tours and field trips can be scheduled for parties of 35 or more during the week (Monday through Friday). VIP tours are available during the week (Monday through Friday). No tours are scheduled on Sundays.
TOURS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! YOU MUST CALL THE PRESERVE AT 850-773-2897 TO MAKE AND FINALIZE YOUR RESERVATION FOR A SATURDAY TOUR, OR FOR A WEEKDAY PRIVATE TOUR OR FIELD TRIP OR A VIP TOUR.
Saturday Tour Times
The gates open at 11:00am for visitors to complete Tour Waivers and sign up for the tour. The tour begins at 1:00pm. Please be on time.
Cost for Wolf Encounter Tours & Small Animal Adventure
Adults (12 years old and up) - $25.00
Youths (ages 6-11years old) - $15.00
Cost for Small Animal Adventure ONLY
Adults (12 years old and up) - $8.00
Youths (ages 11 years old and under) - $5.00
$200 per person for the first 2 people, $60 a person after that up to 10 people.
There is a $200 non-refundable deposit required at the time of booking your tour (Visa & MasterCard).
This includes you &/or your group, the tour guide, Seacrest photographer. This adventure lasts 2.5 hours and we take you into three wolf enclosures that are home to three wolf families where JUST you &/or your group have a rare hands on, exciting adventure. You do not have to worry about bringing a camera we take all the pictures for you and at the end of the encounter we load them on a jump drive and you take them with you. No one under the age of 6 is permitted.
The Wolf Encounter tour includes three wolf enclosures that are the home to three wolf families. While you may bring your children under 6 to see the wolves through the fence, we are unable to permit ANY ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 6 inside the enclosures for the tour. All ages may experience the wonderful Small Animal Adventure that follows the Wolf Encounter Tour.
Tour Information and Guidelines
When reserving a spot on a Saturday tour, or scheduling a private tour or field trip (must be 35 or more people) on a weekday, please call (850) 773-2897 with the following information:
Number of people in your party
If you get the answering machine, please leave your name, a day time and evening phone # where you can be reached, and a brief message. Please allow a few days for your call to be returned. The owners and volunteers are outside a good part of the day and evening doing the necessary work to run Seacrest Wolf Preserve. Your call is very important to us. Wayne and Cynthia will return your call as soon as possible.
Please keep the following in mind:
- For your comfort, please don't wear anything you don't want to get dirty as you will be sitting on the ground with the wolves. For your protection and comfort, you must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. NO SHORTS, NO SANDALS, NO FLIP-FLOPS.
- ONLY DISPOSABLE, NON-DIGITAL CAMERAS INSIDE THE WOLF ENCOUNTER TOUR!!! NO Digital Cameras or Cell Phones allowed inside the wolf enclosures! ALL RULES STRICTLY ENFORCED! There is a separate photography fee for those interested in photographing the wolves. Please see the Photography page for details.
- Seacrest has a pavilion and several picnic tables if you would like to bring a picnic lunch. Seacrest offers cold drinks for $1.00 each, or bring your own cooler with drinks of your choice (no alcohol permitted).
Preserve Information and Directions
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Seacrest Wolf Preserve
3449 Bonnett Pond Rd.
Chipley, FL, 32428
Time Zone - Central, set your clocks accordingly!
Air Travel - The two nearest airports are Panama City, FL (PFN), and Dothan AL, (DHN), which are approximately 1 hour from the preserve.
Also nearby are Tallahassee, FL (TLH), Okaloosa Regional Airport (VPS), and Pensacola, FL (PNS), each approximately 1 hour 45 minutes from the preserve.
Lodging - Approximately 8 miles from the preserve is Chipley, FL, where there are a number of hotels and restaurants.
Comfort Inn - 1140 Motel Drive, Chipley, FL - (850) 415-1111
Holiday Inn Express - (850) 638-3996
Days Inn - (850) 415-6484
Super 8 Motel - (850) 638-8530
You can also camp at the preserve for a nightly fee, contact Seacrest for details. Gift Certificates are available.
Other Things to Do Nearby - Falling Waters State Park and Florida Caverns State Park are relatively nearby. About two hours away is the St. George Island area, with great scenic beaches, and lots to do. There are also many other parks and attractions within an hour of the area.
SEACREST WOLF PRESERVE IS A 501(C)3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
"KEEPING THE WILD ALIVE"
Are you aware of the fact that Seacrest is on Facebook? We love hearing from you - about your experiences at Seacrest, and news about wolves in the world. Please friend us and tag us in your photo albums. One of the things that keeps us going on those COLD winter and HOT summer days is knowing that we are providing the best possible experience for our visitors while educating them about this vital and valuable keystone species. Seeing your photos not only makes us happy but it also gives others incentive, who have not been yet, to come and have the Seacrest experience themselves!
However, there are other Facebook pages out there with the name Seacrest Wolf Preserve, including a "Friends of Seacrest Wolf Preserve" - that are "liked" and even have Seacrest wolf pictures posted. But, there is only ONE authentic Seacrest Wolf Preserve Facebook site, and it has OFFICIAL on the profile picture. It is managed by administrators that are appointed and directed by the Seacrest Wolf Preserve owners.
While we love and hope to hear from you on Facebook, for accurate and expedient answers to your questions about
contacting or visiting Seacrest, please call the preserve at 850-773-2897, or email the preserve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE OAKS FARM Camping Rules
- Children are to be with their adults at all times.
- Do not run while visiting Seacrest.
- Do not put your hands through the fence unless otherwise instructed to do so by your guide/host.
- Do not attempt to approach the animal enclosures unless accompanied by your guide/host.
- Do not throw anything over the fences or harass the animals in any way.
- No climbing on fences.
- Non-digital disposable cameras only! No digital cameras, recording devices, or cell phones will be allowed to record the wolves through the fences or while inside the wolf enclosures. No exceptions. Any violation of this rule will result in eviction from this event and the property without refund.
- Dogs are to be leashed or contained at all times and picked up after. No pets allowed into any Seacrest enclosures.
- A designated smoking area has been provided for your comfort.
- No open containers of alcohol permitted.
- No unlawful conduct while on these premises.
- Do not enter restricted areas without a Seacrest guide. No trespassing on private property.
- Dispose of all trash appropriately in the receptacles provided.
- Quiet hours are 10:30 pm to 8:00 am.
Come visit with our small animals! Meet Frosty, Sitka, and Lucy, the Arctic foxes; Cricket, Crackers, and Bandit, the raccoons; Tulip and Casanova, joined by Buttercup and Pepper, the skunks; Miko, Baby & Whisper the Gray Foxes; and Pecos, the intelligent Coyote.
Connect with Nature, Enjoy Camping at the Oaks Farm, home of Seacrest Wolf Preserve.
Primitive tent camping:
$15.00 per tent per night. No electricity.
$20 per vehicle per night with electrical hook-up.
Seacrest has bathroom facilities with showers on the grounds.
Gift Certificates are available.
Thank you! Seacrest Wolf Preserve