A Guided "Insider's Tour" of Ocala's Horse Country
Until further notice, all tours are Private to your group. Take advantage while you can! We will going back to mixed group tours in the near future. There is a 3 person minimum however, a party of 2 can still do a tour. ( See Pricing )
Tours are Mon to Sat. ( CLOSED ON SUNDAYS) starting at 830 AM. The tour is 3 to 3.5 hours long with lots of interaction with the horses at 3 locations.
If you would like an afternoon tour, the pricing is the same with a 5 person minimum. Please be aware that there is very limitedavailability with advanced notice for afternoon tours. Please call Ashley at 740-975-7843 for afternoon tour info.
I would like to thank all our loyal repeat guests that have supported Farm Tours of Ocala recently and those that were kind enough to take a Credit for the hundreds of 2020 tours that were canceled due to Covid 19. I told all those that were willing to reschedule that the business is strong and would survive the Pandemic.
AND WE DID!
– Karen Grimes, Owner and Founder
With the exception of the grouping of 1 to 3 people, it breaks down to $65 per person.
1-3 People, Private Tour $200
4 People $260
5 People $325
6 People $390
7 People $455
Important Information: Private Tours
We are phasing in our tours to one day a week on Fridays. Regretfully,we cannot accommodate our guest`s schedules and here is why. The farms we visit have not allowed visitors for months and until further notice, they are comfortable with one day a week on Fridays ONLY. There is only one private group per Tour. It’s actually a great value as Pre COVID we were booked solid with Private Tours starting at $350. To provide safety for our guests, guides and venues, we comply with CDC guidelines and masks are required when you are outside your vehicle when the tour makes a stop. Your group will follow the tour van in your own vehicle and the guide will call you so that you can listen via Bluetooth.
Pricing: $200 1-4 people, $300 5-6 people, $400 7-10 people. To book, click ”Book My Tour” We look forward to having you!
The reason the start time is 8:30 is there’s more action and farms are closed in the afternoons.
Please be patient with this arrangement as this is a huge transition from how Pre COVID 19, we conducted our tours. We will maintain strict safety protocols. Farm Tours of Ocala is a small woman owned business that along with everyone else, has had tremendous financial struggles though this pandemic.
Starting at $65 Per Person | 3 Hrs 30 Min
Enjoy a guided Insider’s Tour of Ocala’s working farms, and discover why Marion County is the “Horse Capital of the World!” On this farm tour, you see one of only four major thoroughbred centers in the world! Marion County produced American Pharoah, Triple Crown Winner of 2015, and Nyquist, winner of the 2016 Kentucky Derby, and more.
Book your tour fast, as we are a small boutique tour with a maximum of 17 people!
At Farm Tours of Ocala, our tour guides are avid horse-people and long-time residents of Ocala’s Horse Country. Go behind the scenes of working farms, venues that get you up-close and personal with equine athletes and the professionals who train and care for them. You can chat with the professionals and share our guides’ enthusiasm and knowledge of the Marion Country horse scene.
Diane, our tour leader, was so informative about every part of the tour. I can’t believe how much we saw and learned during the four hours together…I knew nothing about horses before this tour, but Diane made the whole experience a joy, especially when we had the opportunities to get up close and personal with the horses and foals.
-Kathy D. on TripAdvisor
What a wonderful tour! We so enjoyed seeing the thoroughbreds and Arabians at our first two stops. The owner of Pleasant Acres was so accommodating and informational about the stallion horses…We saw beautiful horse farms and were amazed at getting up close and personal with the horses…We loved the tour!!!
-Miriam T. on TripAdvisor
The tour was fantastic. I was impressed with all the information the guides provided. Transportation to and from was comfortable and the barns/farms we visited were amazing and the owner even came out and spoke with us at Pleasure Stallions. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone going to Ocala a horse person or not.