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LOCATION _ THE BIG ISLAND

MAGICAL CREATURES SANCTUARY

Duration 2 hrs Rated Easy Age All ages

$70 Adults Ages 13+
$50 Children 3-12.*
Free Infants/Toddlers*

*Children must be booked. 2 children per adult.
*Infants must be booked. 1 infant/toddler per adult.

At this animal sanctuary, visitors can join a 2-hour tour to meet the rescued residents and learn their heartwarming stories. The tours offer a unique opportunity to connect with a variety of species and gain insights into their individual personalities and characteristics. While guests of all ages are welcome to experience the joy of animal companionship, the sanctuary requests that groups with children under 12 have at least one adult for every two children, for the safety of all involved.

Located in the scenic hills of east Hawaii’s Big Island, just outside of Laupahoehoe, the sanctuary is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. After booking a tour, guests will receive an immediate confirmation email, followed by a second email the night before their scheduled visit with the sanctuary’s exact location and other final details. Get ready to be enchanted by the residents’ unique personalities and create memories that will last a lifetime!

 

If you love animals, Go.
You’ll have a great time.

PLEASE ARRIVE ON-TIME

We are very busy taking care of our creatures so tight scheduling is important.

REFRESH BEFORE ARRIVAL

There are no public restrooms or concessions at the sanctuary, so please show up ready-to-tour. The two closest public restrooms are the Minit Stop on Highway 19 (just downhill from us) and the Country Store in Papaaloa (next village over towards Hilo).

TOURS HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE

…and sometimes both! However, tours may cancel for extreme weather, or if our driveway is flooded. Please check the forecast on tour day and dress accordingly.

GROUP SIZES ARE LIMITED

A maximum of 10 people—big and small—allows us to keep all humans and animals safe and free to enjoy each other’s company.

DURING YOUR VISIT

Once at the sanctuary please remember you are visiting the animals in their home. Treat all residents with respect and courtesy. Don’t lift or restrain any animal, all interactions are on the animal’s initiative. Some animals have free run of the sanctuary, but please don’t approach any animals without checking with staff. Children must be supervised at all times.

PLEASE NO

Smoking, weapons, drugs, alcohol, or companion animals

 

ADVENTURE REVIEWS

5 STARS

Recommended by 100% of traveler
(39 Reviews)


 
Tim Adams
★★★★★

My wife and I had a great time visiting with these truly magical creatures. I enjoyed learning all their back stories and how each animal has has their own personality. This place definitely deserves an add to your itinerary if you’re an animal lover. Plus the views from the farm are amazing.

Sally Arapari
★★★★★

Wonderful animals being cared for so carefully by the best people. Such an incredible sanctuary filled with so much love. Even when times are hard the animals never go without. Magical Creatures Sanctuary deserves the world. 🩷 …

Heather Trujillo
★★★★★

Mahalo to all the volunteers, interns, directors and founders for taking care of these special needs pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, cows, and even cats! Informative and enriching experience during our volunteer project day. They have so many projects! Can’t wait to come back.

Paula Buck
★★★★★

A beautiful place full of kindness and love for rescued animals in need.

Chelsea Adams
★★★★★

Magical! Best part of our time in Hawaii and we want to come back. Felt like we died and went to heaven! I really wish more people knew about this place!

Tim Adams
★★★★★

My wife and I had a great time visiting with these truly magical creatures. I enjoyed learning all their back stories and how each animal has has their own personality. This place definitely deserves an add to your itinerary if you’re an animal lover. Plus the views from the farm are amazing.

 
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