93-1280 South Point Rd. Naalehu, HI 96772
(by appointment only)

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92-1329 Prince Kuhio Blvd. #4-240
Captain Cook, HI 96704

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We currently offer private tours throughout the week. Tours last approximately two hours and include a plant-based lunch* for each guest at the end of the tour. Each tour is personally guided by our founder, Paula Buck. You’ll hear her story, how BIG ISLAND FARM SANCTUARY came to be, our goals for the future, and meet and learn about our residents. 

You’ll get to spend time with the goats, pigs and chickens and we’ll take a walk up to meet the cows. There are a total of ten cows, nine pigs, three goats and five chickens currently living here- all with unique stories. Because this is a sanctuary, not a petting zoo, there is no guarantee that you’ll get to hold or pet the animals. However, it is very likely, as we have chickens who love to be held, pigs who love their bellies rubbed, goats who love to be pet and brushed, and occasionally, a cow or two who will be up for some brushes and hugs.

The cost per guest is:

  • $30 for adults (16 and older)

  • $10 for kids 5-15

  • Kids 4 and under are free with each paying adult.

  • We offer special pricing for schools and youth groups. Please email us for more

Things to Know:

  • There is a minimum $40 required per tour.

  • Tours happen rain or shine and there is no refund given due to weather.

  • Tour times are 11am, 1pm, and 3pm, 7 days a week, and must be scheduled via email,

  • Payment must be made via Venmo or Paypal to secure your spot and is refundable
     until 48 hours before your scheduled tour.

  • We highly suggest closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and drinking water.

  • For the safety of our animals as well as yours, no companion animals are allowed.

  • Do not pick up or restrain any animal.

  • Children are the responsibility of the guardian, not our staff or volunteers. Please help children understand what is expected of them before hand.

  • You are welcome to bring organic fruits or veggies for the animals, however, due to strict dietary guidelines, no feeding of animals is permitted during tours. Any food brought for the animals will be given to them during feeding time.

  • No smoking of any kind is allowed on property. If you smoke off property, please be aware that we live in a very high-risk fire zone. Please act responsibly.

  • There is no public restroom on-site so please try to use a restroom before coming.

*Lunch is a tortilla wrap filled with rice, pinto beans, chickpeas, sprouts, and lettuce, topped with vegan mayo. On the side is pineapple salsa and tortilla chips. There is also a little vegan sweet treat which varies upon a availability, and lunch comes with a (aluminum) bottled water. Lunch is subject to change based on availability. The free lunch holds no monetary value and cannot be deducted from the cost of the tour.