Come meet the residents of Big Island Farm Sanctuary! All tours (public and private) last approximately two hours. Your tour will start with a brief introduction by our founder, Paula Buck, and then we'll head over to spend some time with the 12 cows who currently call BIFS home. If you've never spent time just "being" with cows, or giving one a hug, you're in for an experience you won't soon forget. Afterwards, we'll walk down to the small animal area, where you'll meet Lucky, Anchi, Jess, and Hannah- four pigs rescued from an Oahu backyard pig farm and then flown to the Big Island, in a joint rescue with Aloha Animal Sanctuary. From there, you'll spend the remaining time with our goats, pigs, sheep and chickens, at your leisure. 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 pigs who love their bellies rubbed, goats who love to be pet and brushed,

and several cows who will be up for some brushes and hugs.

*COVID-19 guidelines: Because this is an outdoor activity, masks are not required. However, please wear
one if it makes you more comfortable. Social distancing will be practiced with non-family guests asked

to stay six-feet apart at all times. A hand-washing station will be provided.


PUBLIC TOUR (10 person max)

  • Saturdays 11:00 am (must be booked in advance)

  • $10 per person (2 person minimum)

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

PRIVATE TOUR (2-10 people)

  • Fridays 11:00 am (must be booked in advance)

  • $100 for your group of 2-10

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


  • Tours happen rain or shine and there is no refund given due to weather, so check the weather the day of your tour and dress accordingly.

  • This is a farm setting with dirt, mud and poop. Plan to get at least one of these three things on your person, your shoes, and your clothes. Dress accordingly.

  • 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 and cannot be left in vehicles.

  • All animals are free to walk away, should they so choose. Never chase, tease, 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 beforehand.

  • 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 plan to use a restroom before coming. Available restroom stops will be given to you in confirmation email.



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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