About Babcock Ranch

You will discover the natural heart of authentic Florida like you’ve never seen before on a narrated 90-minute eco-tour through Babcock Ranch.

Experience the thrill of seeing wildlife in nature – alligators, birds, perhaps deer, wild hogs, wild turkeys, Sandhill cranes and more, often coming within a few yards. Travel through four different ecosystems of Florida including Telegraph Cypress Swamp.

Our expert guides are knowledgeable and passionate about the history, wildlife, and various ecosystems you will see and will enhance your experience with their commentaries. Get back to nature and enjoy the excitement of a true wilderness adventure.

Available Tours

We offer a variety of tour types, and each offers its own unique connection to nature. Browse your ideal adventure and book below.

Swamp Buggy

Our most popular tour takes you on a 90-minute eco-tour through the natural wildlife of historic Babcock Ranch.

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Walking Tour

Get up close & personal with the palmetto prairie that attracted ranchers to South Florida, head off the beaten path to explore Babcock Ranch on foot.

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a road with trees on each side during the sunrise

Specialty tours are offered on a sporadic basis. There are many types of tours and they include nighttime tours, photography tours, and more.

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We offer special educational tours for students of local schools or youth clubs like Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.

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  • star rating  This is the second time we have visited Babcock Ranch Eco Tours. The last time was in the "winter" when it was very dry. This time there was... read more

    October 1, 2021

    star rating  Rhonda was our tour guide and did a great job with the tour. We saw so much wildlife, Gators, wild pigs, birds, and cracker cattle, and deer as well.... read more

    Doug Ball
    October 1, 2021

    star rating  What a great experience Our tour guide Michael was excellent Very informative and a fun time I would definitely recommend this eco tour You should add this to your bu

    October 1, 2021
  • star rating  We choose to do this whenever we have new guests from out of town and it is always fun! I believer the State of Florida now "owns" this and they... read more

    Ron Z
    October 1, 2021

    star rating  This is the best tour. The tour guide was very informative knowing Florida history along with her knowledge of birds and all thin

    October 1, 2021

    star rating  The eco-tour at Babcock Ranch was fascinating as well as entertaining. Carl, our driver, was very knowledgeable about the history as well as the current status at Babcock Ranch. His... read more

    October 1, 2021
  • star rating  It was a fun and informative experience. We saw numerous wildlife and learned about the Babcock family. Would definitely reco

    October 1, 2021

    star rating  Was a nice trip - our tour guide was full of fun facts. The only thing I was disspointed in after a wonderful morning of seeing gators etc the... read more

    October 1, 2021

    star rating  Fantastic tour, so much fun. Tour guide was great, kept everyone on their toes looking for animals. Very informative, can tell she really loves her job. Gators galore. Lunch at... read more

    Jenny S
    October 1, 2021
  • star rating  i would recommend for a place to bring your out of state visitors. Lots of things to see for all ages. Tour guide very inf

    October 1, 2021

    star rating  Today was our second visit to Babcock and it was well worth the trip! Our buggy driver was fantastically entertaining and very knowledgeable. We saw many species of birds, some... read more

    Penny R
    October 1, 2021

    star rating  I had been there a couple of times, but my son and 2 granddaughters (9 & 11) were here visiting so I knew they would enjoy it. Michael was our... read more

    October 1, 2021
  • star rating  We love taking this tour, have been several times. You see different animals with each tour. We will continue to visit!

    September 5, 2021

    star rating  Great experience. Enjoyable for all ages. Ronda was amazing guide. Very knowledgeable and in touch with tour group. Already planning next visit.

    Kathleen S
    September 5, 2021

    star rating  This is a great tour for adults and kids. The bus/buggy is fun and provides a great view no matter what seat you chose. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and... read more

    Katie H
    September 5, 2021