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  The guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Saw a lot of different animals including lots of gators, piglets, deer, cows and birds. Also a great historian for the area.... read more

    Barbara S
    December 1, 2021

    star rating  Loved this tour. It was just me and my wife, but it would be fun for the whole family. Plenty of animals to see, and a lot of interesting history... read more

    Chris M
    December 1, 2021

    star rating  We had an excellent tour guide, Rhonda. I had been on the tour once before and really enjoyed a refresh of the history. Love seeing the wildlife. ... read more

    December 1, 2021
  • star rating  We really enjoyed the tour. Well worth doing. I went last spring, March, and this time was November and I was quite surprised in how different ... read more

    November 1, 2021

    star rating  tour had good information, good visuals of a number of animals, the tour is set up well across various areas of the ranch/swamp lands The lunch at the cafe was... read more

    November 1, 2021

    star rating  We had a great tour and saw more wildlife than I expected. Our guide, Rhonda, was easy to hear, informative, and entertaining. The tour was in November and it was... read more

    November 1, 2021
  • star rating  Pulling into the “ranch” we were a little hesitant. My husband and I started to wonder if we were in the right place. Two minutes after... read more

    Joann Q
    November 1, 2021

    star rating  First thought was 90min was a little long but timing was perfect in order to see and experience everything. Driver was super knowledgeable, ride was fun and tons of opportunities... read more

    Rita P
    November 1, 2021

    star rating  We enjoyed the tour very much. Michael was our tour guide and was very informative and entertaining. We had a great conversation with the Forestry Officer on site an last... read more

    November 1, 2021
  • star rating  We took my grandson. He loved it. The bus is like going on a trip through jurassic park. Lots of rocking a rolling through water. He... read more

    November 1, 2021

    star rating  Take family/friends on this Eco Tour for the history, background of the old Florida. Always see something new and learn something new from the knowledgeable tour guides. Had... read more

    November 1, 2021

    star rating  An exceptional tour where our knowledgeable guide vividly engaged the kids and the adults. Win! Win!

    francis b
    November 1, 2021
  • star rating  We saw so many things! Lots of different kinds of birds, wild pigs and piglets (our favorite), cows and their calves, lots of alligators. The guide was so nice and... read more

    November 1, 2021

    star rating  This tour is pure natural Florida without any of the touristy trappings. So worth your time. We went with 2 seniors, 2 parents and 3 kids ages 7-14. Everyone had a ball.

    November 1, 2021

    star rating  This was a terrific tour. The tour guide was excellent. Interesting and fun at the same time. Well done! Would recommend!

    November 1, 2021