About Babcock Ranch
Eco-Tours

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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Cow

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  I took my husband and kids 6 & 11 and we all enjoyed it... great place and friendly staff.. We saw lots of wildlife...

    Connector690721
    4/13/2021

    star rating  Our guide was informative and covered topics including Florida and Ranch history, information about ecosystems and plants, and animals both on the ranch and native to the ecosystems. We saw... read more

    efamily2021
    4/13/2021

    star rating  Great time for everyone!! Rhonda was a great tour guide...we enjoyed her very much!
    We always try to take first time SWF visitors on your fine tour.

    chrishankins2012
    4/13/2021
  • star rating  We thoroughly enjoyed our Eco Tour visit to Babcock Ranch. Andrea was a great tour guide. She was most informative, entertaining and pleasant. We were on... read more

    amarino953
    4/13/2021

    star rating  Finally went on the tour after hearing several friends give it rave reviews. We were lucky enough to be the only 2 people on the 12:30 tour and it was... read more

    Irene H
    4/13/2021

    star rating  New to Florida so really enjoyed learning about the local wildlife. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

    vankeny
    4/12/2021
  • star rating  Had grandchildren come from out of state. It was very exciting to see all the birds, animals and alligators. We felt like we were on a safari riding... read more

    Paavo3313
    4/12/2021

    star rating  This was a fun tour for myself and my young family. My kids enjoyed seeing the gators and pigs. It lasted about an hour and the tour guide... read more

    EcosseAbz
    4/12/2021

    star rating  It was a really fun and informative tour. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. There is lots to see, especially alligators. I didn't expect to see many, but... read more

    BenjaminEmerson
    4/12/2021
  • star rating  Recently completed my second Babcock Ranch Eco Tour. Each time relatives/friends from out of state visit me in Punta Gorda l schedule this tour as a must do. Terry was... read more

    Bwana47
    4/10/2021

    star rating  We took our family on tour and everyone enjoyed it, lots of animals to thrill the kids and lots of information we didn’t know to engage the adults

    cdlove88
    4/09/2021

    star rating  Had an excellent time learning about the history of the ranch, Florida and the native, and invasive wildlife and plants. Our tour guide really cared about our experience, and made... read more

    mattman23
    4/09/2021
  • star rating  We had a great tour at Babcock Ranch. It was informative and engaging for the whole family (7-65)! We really enjoyed our tour guide who was a retired... read more

    235meredithk
    4/09/2021

    star rating  Great place to visit!!!! Knowledge staff, beautiful property, and lots of cool animals to see!! We always enjoy our visit!!

    marisatwarchol
    4/09/2021

    star rating  Took us back in time. Great experience, the guide was eager to explain everything and most of all no stupid masks required, although the vehicle can stir up some dust.

    fedel969
    4/09/2021