Visit Us.

We currently offer private tours throughout the week. Tours last approximately two hours. 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, sheep and chickens and we’ll take a walk up to meet the cows. There are a total of eleven cows, thirteen pigs, five goats, six sheep, 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:

  • $20 for adults (16 and older) with at least one other guest. There is a $40 minimum
    charge per tour so we encourage you to come with at
     least one friend.

  • $10 for kids 5-15 years old.

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

  • We offer special pricing for schools and youth groups, as well as large groups.
    Please email us for more information. 

Things to Know:

  • Tour times are 11 am and 2 pm and must be pre-scheduled and pre-purchased.
    We recommend planning your visit in advance and booking early.

  • Anything less than 48 hours notice will generally not be able to be accommodated.

  • 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
    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.

  • 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 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.

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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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