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Crocodile Crossing (at Alligator Farm)
Ranked #56 of 190 things to do in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

Our fam of kids (ages 10, 12 & 13) loved this attraction. We did the 2 hr longer course. Things to know before you go: The 2 hr course really takes 3 hrs, allot an extra hour for safety briefing and training before you tackle the course. That being said, make sure you are well hydrated and fueled before starting on the course. Luckily, the weather was in the mid-60's and cool. I could not even imagine how dehydrated you could become on a hot day. There are a couple of water coolers located on the course itself. Longer course is very challenging. Not all zip lines - includes obstacle course. Some in our group did not even notice the alligators below b/c they were too focused on trying to get across the course. Others thought is was "really cool" to be zipping over the crocs and other animals. You should be pretty fit to do the longer course. Reservations essential.

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Reviewed December 22, 2011

Crocodile Crossing is the place to go to see these prehistoric creatures!

5  Thank James M
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Reviewed December 12, 2011

We went with a 50% off coupon and did the full course (Sepik & Nile) and it was insane!! The ropes course was challenging and at times downright difficult (tightrope & surfboard) but each time you complete an obstacle, you feel like you've totally mastered something unattainable! I am scared of heights, and once you're up there, coming down really isn't much of an option. I did fall on the surfing obstacle, but you don't fall far, and you just pick yourself up and move on. I took my 64 year old father with me, and he did great! The views of the animals are second to none - when you CAN look down anyway - and they are definitely watching you!

I loved the behind the scenes look at the holding tanks and baby crocodiles - and the last zip over the main gator pit is awesome.

This is a challenge course, it does take a lot of hard work, but it is great team building and you learn alot about yourself in the process.

A shout out to our instructor, Jessica - for being a great teacher, and giving solid advice!

Highly reccomend!

1  Thank luxlisa
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Reviewed December 9, 2011

This was a 65th birthday present from a friend who insisted I do the “long” course rather than the short one. (I would definitely opt for the long rather than the short one). I was a little leery because I don’t like heights but that turned out not to be a problem. The instructors do a very good job of making sure you are safe and have a good time. It is virtually impossible to get hurt if you follow their instructions. This is great for someone who wants a little challenge and is in reasonably good shape. You certainly don’t need to be an athlete but I would not recommend it for someone who is very overweight or has a bad knee, hip or shoulder. While the zip lines themselves (I think 7) might not be a problem, the obstacle course items between the zips might be if you are not mobile. The only negative is if you want pictures to document your adventure. You can’t take cameras or cell phones on the course. The only way you can get pictures is if someone pays admission to the Alligator Farm and runs around taking pictures from below.

1  Thank Larry3028
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

This was very fun and well planned for an attraction that opened in March 2011. Despite it being labeled as "Zip the Zoo," this is more obstacle course then straight ziplines. It's still very very fun though. They offer 2 courses, one short ($25) and one long ($64). Go for the long course.

Pros: Very fun. You will work on this course, and definitely break a sweat. The zip lines give you a break and a chance to cool off.

Cons: Not a very good value. You don't get any info about alligators, and this is a completely separate attraction from the zoo (meaning an additional entrance fee). It's HOT on the course. We went on a day where the ground temp was the mid 70's, and I was drenched with sweat on the course. As others have mentioned, there are a couple water spots, but the fountains are not easy to reach while staying clipped in. ANTS are EVERYWHERE on the course. They don't bite, but who wants to have ants crawling on them? Also, no photos. They don't let you take cameras on the course, but there are no opportunities to purchase an action shot on the course.

Despite this, this is still a great attraction and something I recommend. Hopefully the owners read this review and implement some changes to make it even better!

2  Thank dsr1122
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