Are you searching for a completely new way to spend an afternoon with your family in West Palm Beach on your next Florida vacation? Disband the search party, the search is over. McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary in West Palm Beach is sure to entice the entire family.

If you’re tired of the same old zoo experience of barely being able to see animals in small enclosures, McCarthy Wildlife Sanctuary is right up your alley.

McCarthy Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 12943 61st St. North, West Palm Beach, FL 33412. This great spot for family fun can be easily accessed in your West Palm Beach rental van from Carl’s Van Rentals.

McCarthy is not a zoo, rather a non-profit wildlife sanctuary. The animal residents in this lush, fiv- acre facility are donations from other facilities or have been accrued from neglectful/unlawful owners. McCarthy runs on donations from the public and in return educates and excites visitors with tours and wildlife programs.


Wildlife tours at McCarthy Wildlife Sanctuary are a must-see when visiting West Palm. Guided tours introduce you to a wide array of animals that call McCarthy home and give a chance to see these majestic creatures up close and personal.

Don’t forget your camera; these tours are a great chance to get close-ups of these great animals. Animals you wouldn’t normally be able to get this close to include white tigers, African lions, Florida panthers, macaws, a vast variety of snakes, other reptiles, and many more.

Tour Times (available by reservation only, call McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary at  (561) 790-2116 to reserve your spot)

Monday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.


Adults: $25

Children: $15

For an extra $20, you and your family can enjoy an experience with three lemurs that have recently been added to McCarthy’s roster.

This great location for wildlife lovers is just a rental-van drive away. On your next West Palm vacation, travel with Florida’s best transportation provider, Carl’s Rental Vans. Contact us at (800) 565-5211 and make a reservation for one of our spacious vans on your next Florida vacation.