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  Excellent, informative,entertaining. Our tour guide superb, understanable,friendly. The wild pigs were the show stopper for the grandkids

    January 1, 2022

    star rating  Both an entertaining and educational tour. Loved seeing a bit of old Florida (both the farming and the swamps), and the animals never disappoint. A great tour and lunch was... read more

    debbie b
    January 1, 2022

    star rating  Beautiful location and Roger gave a great tour! Informative and humorous. Lunch closed before we could eat there.

    David P
    January 1, 2022
  • star rating  Our teen girls weren’t sure of wanting to go however after the tour they were so excited and want to go again when visiting the next time.

    January 1, 2022

    star rating  This is the third time in 4 years we have taken this tour. It never ceases to amaze! The guides are well informed and very entertaining. The gift shop... read more

    January 1, 2022

    star rating  My friend and I went on this tour for the first time today and had a blast! We volunteer at Horse Rescue down the road and have always been curious... read more

    January 1, 2022
  • star rating  If you haven't been, and you're looking for something to do in southwest Florida, give the Eco Tour a try. I think most people would describe it as "much... read more

    Mark N
    January 1, 2022

    star rating  Animals around every corner...a great place for lots of close up photos. Enthusiastic tour guide with lots of animal information. The kids on the bus were all smiles.... read more

    Sandra M
    January 1, 2022

    star rating  This is my 4th time on the tour over the years and it never ceases to disappoint! Everytime we go we see something different and each experience is unique.... read more

    January 1, 2022
  • star rating  We've been living in Fort Myers for 6 years and only found about this gem last month. Its perfect for kids and adults. If you can get on a bus,... read more

    Michael S
    January 1, 2022

    star rating  This was our 3rd time on this tour. We learn something new every time. Our tour guide, Roger, was very enthusiastic. You could tell he lived his job.

    Linda H
    January 1, 2022

    star rating  We traveled through four ecological zones and saw numerous animal/bird species living in their natural habitat (turkeys, hogs, baby pigs, sandhill cranes, cattle, and of course numerous alligators). Recommend... read more

    January 1, 2022
  • star rating  What a wonderful tour. Our guide Ellen was very informative and fun. It was a great day. Had lunch afterward at the gator shack on the grounds. Great menu... read more

    January 1, 2022

    star rating  What an excellent experience. Seeing the wildlife along with learning the long history of Babcock Ranch. The guide was great going into details about this amazing property

    Russell N
    January 1, 2022

    star rating  We had a great time seeing the animals on the ranch. Make sure to be early though because they left us even though we got there 3 minutes before our... read more

    January 1, 2022