We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Two Tails Ranch

#2 of 8 things to do in Williston Features Animals
18655 NE 81st St, Williston, FL 32696-3906
+1 352-528-6585
Review Highlights

An incredibly enlightening, educational and endearing experience. To recieve the full experience it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cedar Key
via mobile
Fun if you like elephants! Be prepared to pay extra to get a better experience...

Communication was a challenge to make an appointment. All of the appointments seem to be booked... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gainesville, Florida
Read all 144 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good5%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“elephant ride” (10 reviews)
“the owner” (28 reviews)
18655 NE 81st St, Williston, FL 32696-3906
+1 352-528-6585
Write a Review
Reviews (144)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An incredibly enlightening, educational and endearing experience. To recieve the full experience it is exactly what I would have expected. They have to feed and care for elephants by gally. These are large mammals and their trainer has to have control. I love my painting....More

Thank FarawayInnCedarKey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Communication was a challenge to make an appointment. All of the appointments seem to be booked through Patricia, the owner. You have to call to get the appointment times (and at least in my case, there was only one appointment time per day) and she...More

1  Thank ElkayEZ
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This was the best adventure our young family has ever had. The tour was informative. The animals were well taken care of. We got to take a picture with Luke the elephant. Feed elephants, and even ride one. Patrica is great. What a elephant sized...More

Thank cgal76
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I was extremely impressed with the love and care given by owner Patricia and her family to these majestic animals. After our visit and Extreme Encounter tour I am convinced that Patricia's love for her animals far outweighs any desire for profit. Being able to...More

1  Thank trintrav
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I actually never got to do this, so I can't rate the experience. However, I can speak for the booking experience. I had planned to visit Williston in June. I made my first inquiries in February, showing interest in the ranch. I did receive a...More

3  Thank April M
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Go! I've been in Orlando for 20+ years and only recently found out about this ranch...and so happy I did! What an AMAZING experience! The owner is super knowledgeable and has some very interesting and worthwhile thoughts on animal conservation. We did go all in...More

Thank RLN723
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We called and emailed for 2-1/2 days with no response. Left messages twice on cell phone with no response. Sounds like a good cause but poorly run. Last message 24 hours ago asking for response to confirm. We had over a 2 hour drive one...More

2  Thank Mike R
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I surprised my daughter with the "Encounter". She was so happy it brought her to tears. I thought it seemed a little pricy when I booked, but it is SO worth it. We learned a lot about the Asian Elephant, feed two of them, ride...More

2  Thank tfreckles
Reviewed 6 June 2017

It was interesting to see the elephants and other animals on the ranch and to hear the hour-long informational lecture about elephants and endangered species. I guess I was expecting that we would actually take a tour around the ranch to view the other elephants...More

4  Thank Marlene K
Reviewed 6 June 2017

I cannot say enough good about the caring staff and the wonderful animals that are at this very clean, very well kept facility. God bless these people taking care of these wonderful creatures. The intersaction the public has with these giant creatures is unforgettable. I...More

Thank Kathy H
Nearby Restaurants
The Ivy House Restaurant and Boutique
210 reviews
7.12 km away
16 reviews
7.30 km away
47 reviews
7.27 km away
Green Shutters Restaurant
40 reviews
7.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
Blue Grotto
158 reviews
7.41 km away
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
218 reviews
18.24 km away
Micanopy Historical Society Museum
45 reviews
18.85 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lisa M
9 June 2017|
Response from FarawayInnCedarKey | Reviewed this property |
I was so enthralled as I never did this as a child and always wanted to. It was about 10 minutes, maybe 15 minutes.
Ashley J
7 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Linda C | Reviewed this property |
You need to make reservations in advance either on their website or by phone. Tickets are purchased right there before the tour with either cash or credit/debit card