RULES FOR VISITING SEACREST
We want our guests to enjoy a pleasurable experience when visiting Seacrest Wolf Preserve. Prior to visiting, we encourage all guests to review our constantly updated rules outlined on this page.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR SATURDAY TOUR GUESTS:
We are sad to report that we are having issues with our neighbors on Bonnett Pond Road, who are being extremely abusive to the rights of Seacrest and its visitors. For the first time ever in 20 years, entities living on Bonnett Pond Road are complaining to authorities and Washington County about our guests parking outside the gates, for a short period of time, on Saturday mornings. They feel our guests are creating a traffic hazard for the county. We are sad to say these neighbors have lied to county officials. Seacrest board members, founders and employees are fighting for our visitors rights to park on the public right of way while waiting for our gates to open on Saturday mornings. We have assured our county officials that our guests are not creating traffic hazards for our county or any other liability issue.
In an effort to assure our county officials that we are being compliant with all county statutes, we are asking that all of our Saturday tour guests DO NOT arrive until 10:45am. If you arrive before 10:45am on Saturday morning, you are arriving too early. Since everyone checks in together, no one is ahead of anyone else. Therefore, there is no need to try to be the first in line at the gate. Please be patient with each other and enter the gate in an orderly manner. It is important that all visitors display respect for each other, as well as the rules and regulations of Seacrest Wolf Preserve, Inc.
Additionally, if you come in from the North, please park on the West side of Bonnett Pond Road. If you come in from the South, please park on the East side of Bonnett Pond Road. IT IS REQUIRED THAT YOU STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE until the gates open. Most importantly, when you arrive and park on the public right of way, YOU MUST PARK WELL OFF THE PAVEMENT so that there is no issue that might create a hazard for the normal traffic flow of Bonnett Pond Road. There will be well-trained Seacrest employees directing the Seacrest visitor traffic, implementing a greater level of organization, and eliminating any confusion.
Please respect Washington County and Seacrest Wolf Preserve, and help us prevent any additional conflict with these neighbors. We are so grateful for your support of our work of conservation and the preservation of America’s wild heritage. Thank you for your cooperation and for your respect as we deal with this issue. Seacrest Wolf Preserve loves and supports Washington County and always works to be an asset to our community.
URGENT NOTICE REGARDING OUR SATURDAY TOURS ONLY:
Due to numerous complaints from our Saturday Wolf Encounter Tour participants, Seacrest is now forced to make a change with our rare photo opportunity with our Seacrest Wolf Ambassadors that has been a part of our educational tours for years. Because of these complaints, this unique photo opportunity will now ONLY be made available to our visitors when the gates open at 11:00 am until 12:30pm (central time), BEFORE the tour begins at 1:00pm. Saturday tour guests will request and pay for the photo opportunity when they arrive at the preserve, sign the tour waiver and pay for their tour. Numbers will be assigned to guests who choose to participate in the photo opportunity, in the order they pay. Seacrest visitors will pose with the Seacrest Wolves when their number is announced. The photo opportunity is still $35 + tax per group (if you want additional photos of individuals or parts of you group, you must pay an additional $35 +tax), and guests will receive a flash drive with 5-6 photos per jump drive. Photos may be viewed in the gift shop after the tour ends, where they will be put on the pre-paid jump drives.
The photo opportunity with the Seacrest Wolf Ambassadors is available ONLY to guests who have reservations for the Saturday Wolf Tour. You must be a tour participant to qualify for the photo opportunity before the tour starts. People without Saturday tour reservations will NOT be permitted to participate in the photo opportunity.
This change will be implemented immediately, starting this Saturday, February 2nd, 2019.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
Because this is one of the rarest opportunities in the world and visitors go in with the Seacrest wolves, there is detailed information relative to dress code and additional important information that visitors must be informed about, so that they may adequately prepare for this unique experience. Seacrest Wolf Preserve is only empowered to accommodate a limited amount of visitors at any given time. Therefore, make reservations for your tour well in advance by calling the Wolf Preserve and speaking with a representative who will be glad to assist you.
The office will be closed on Saturday & Sunday. No phone calls will be answered or returned during this time. Please call Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
At this time, reservations may not be made via email.
Photography by the general public is restricted to the use of disposable film cameras. Ask any questions you may have about camera use on the tour when making your appointment for our Saturday public tour. Seacrest Wolf Preserve sells disposable cameras in our gift shop.
Seacrest Wolf Preserve offers photographers a unique chance to capture exceptional images of beautiful wolves in stunning, natural habitats. Seacrest has consulted with professional photographers to provide a one of a kind photography experience in a photographer friendly setting, where you will be able to capture imagery of wolf behavior and interaction in a variety of a natural environments.
Photography sessions with our wolves are offered during the week from mid-September to mid-March and are by appointment only. Anyone wishing to capture images of the wolves at Seacrest is subject to a photography fee and is required to sign a liability release. Please contact us for rates.
This rare and unusual opportunity with the wolves requires a strict dress code to ensure the safety of the Seacrest Wolves and the comfort of our tour participates. If you are not compliant, you will not be able to enter wolf enclosures or go on educational tours with NO exceptions. The wolves are very intelligent, as well as playful, and are always curious of many human dress items. They must be protected by preventing the opportunity to obtain various items as toys. Seacrest Wolf Preserve also requires this dress code to prevent INNOCENT scratches, as they are very playful and affectionate.
Pants – Long protective pants such as denim or khakis that provide full leg coverage (no exposed ankles). No jeans with holes or skinny jeans will be permitted. No capris or cropped pants, leggings, nylon tights, or yoga pants.
Tops - Regular long sleeve or short sleeve pullover t-shirts that come up closer to the neck are best. No tank, low neck, V-neck, spaghetti strap, halter or strapless tops that leave the chest and arm areas unprotected.
Shoes – Closed toed tennis shoes or canvas shoes only with shoe laces tucked in. ABSOLUTELY NO LEATHER, rubber, plastic, or vinyl material. No crocs, high heels, or boots of any kind (even hiking).
Outerwear and Gloves for cooler months – Basic/standard pullover sweatshirt or hoodie (with ties tucked in) ONLY. No furry or fuzzy material OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING POLAR FLEECE. No sweaters, gloves, hats, boots, neck wraps, or head gear should be worn. Non-furry gloves are allowed.
Headgear – It is not recommended that Seacrest guests wear headgear on any tour, including hats, scarfs and bows. The wolves are very playful and often see them as toys to play with. Most of the tour areas are shady and do not require a hat to be comfortable.
For your safety: Leather, vinyl, suede, down or fur based material and items are NOT permitted.
The following personal items cannot be brought inside the wolf enclosures:
Nonprescription sunglasses**, backpacks**, water bottles**, medical prescriptions, vapor products such as e-cigarettes or vaporizers, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, gum, candy, cell phones** and digital cameras**. Only disposable camera's are allowed in the wolf enclosures for the general public.
**These personal items are allowed in the Small Animal Adventure only.
AGE RESTRICTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
The rare educational opportunities with wolves offered by Seacrest are based on science and structured for more mature ages. The tours include detailed information relative to wolf and wild life conservation and are quite lengthy. Therefore, these tours are not suitable for younger ages. The age requirement for all Seacrest tours is 10 years of age and older. WE ARE UNABLE TO PERMIT ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 10 INSIDE ENCLOSURES FOR ANY TOUR. All ages may experience the wonderful Small Animal Adventure that follows the Wolf Encounter Tour by reservation.
It is mandatory that all children visiting Seacrest be under strict adult supervision at all times, as well as respect and comply with all rules and regulations.
CONSENT TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED / RECORDED
Seacrest Wolf Preserve, Inc. reserves the right to photograph/video/audio record any and all persons without consent for the purpose of security, marketing, promotion and advertising of the preserve without obligation nor remuneration to/of any party or subject. All photography performed by Seacrest Wolf Preserve or its partners is the property and copyright of Seacrest Wolf Preserve, Inc.
We want our visitors to enjoy the experience of a lifetime. All camping requires a reservation and we encourage to book your site well in advance. Please follow the link below and review all of our rules and policies.
For More Information See Our Camping Page