Imagine in less than an hour from home, you are driving through savannahs with rhino, giraffe, cheetah, zebra, okapi and so many other stunning animals roaming around living their best life! While traveling to Africa may be a bit further in future, join us for an exclusive event to explore one of the gems in our own backyard… White Oak Conservation Center.
While not open to the general public, our relationships at White Oak afford us exclusive access. If you love animals, this tour with experts on the animals and the conservation efforts may be high on your list. Join us at our Winos for Rhinos lunch event visiting the 30 species of animals with a special focus on the rhinos where we will “sip and see” them up close and personal. We will conclude the tour at one of White Oak’s beautiful dining areas, where we will enjoy a gourmet plated lunch.
9:00am Depart Wallace Pierson Travel via chartered transportation
9:45am Arrive at White Oak Conservation Center; Welcome by staff
10:00am – 12:00pm Private Winos for Rhinos event
12:00pm – 1:00pm Private catered Lunch with beer and wine (please note any dietary restrictions)
1:05pm Depart White Oak Conservation Center via chartered transportation
2:00pm Arrive at Wallace Pierson Travel
Things to know before our visit:
Wildlife Tours are conducted in open-aired trolleys/vans. White Oak is a functioning conservation facility devoted to the care and preservation of imperiled species, thus cannot guarantee access or interactions with any specific species during tours or events.
All tour participants will be required to wear a mask, sign COVID waiver prior to event and follow any state/local mandates that are in place at the time of event.
What to Bring:
All experiences occur outside across over 17,000 acres of upland forests and wetlands. Appropriate outdoor clothing, insect repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses, mask, and a refillable water bottle. Photo opportunities abound, so be sure and bring your camera.
Price: $225.00 per person plus $25.00 per person booking management fee
Pricing includes: Tour of the conservation center on open air trolley, private Winos for Rhinos event, private catered plated lunch with beer and wine, round trip chartered transportation from Wallace Pierson Travel, & gratuities for White Oak Staff and all drivers
Minimum number of guests required: 10
Maximum number of guests: 30.
Cancellation and refund policies
Guests may cancel reservations and receive a full refund or credit for future use 7 days or more prior to a scheduled experience. Refunds are not given if cancellations are made 6 days or less prior to an experience.
If inclement or severe weather is expected or poor road conditions are anticipated, White Oak may cancel an experience. All efforts will be made to announce cancellations 24 hours before an experiences start time. They will make every effort to reschedule experiences prior to predicted inclement weather, however north Florida can experience unpredictable daily weather and cannot offer refunds for experiences affected by weather. If White Oak cancels an experience, guests will be given credit in the amount of the ticket purchase towards a future experience.
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White Oak, which is a part of Walter Conservation, is a one-of-a-kind center for conservation. With 17,000 acres in northeastern Florida, it has long been dedicated to the conservation and care of endangered and threatened species, including rhinoceros, okapi, bongos, zebras, condors, dama gazelles, and cheetahs.
White Oak partners with wildlife agencies here and abroad. In the United States, White Oak collaborates with federal and state agencies on species recovery and release efforts for Florida panthers, Florida grasshopper sparrows, Mississippi sandhill cranes, and whooping cranes. In addition to native species, eighteen endangered and critically endangered species have a safe haven in spacious, natural enclosures at White Oak.