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  Several members of our family took the bus tour in May 2021.We very much enjoyed the tour along with the knowledge of our guide and his descriptions of the history... read more

    Thomas S
    6/03/2021

    star rating  Interesting tour of five types of Florida habitat as well as history of was one of the largest ranches in SW Florida. Dry weather on last day of May so... read more

    Travel749042
    6/01/2021

    star rating  This tour was educational and fun. I have done this tour with friends and family when they come down to visit. Definitely more fun when the buggy is driving through... read more

    743glenn
    5/31/2021
  • star rating  Have lived in Florida 7 years. Heard a lot about the Ranch but never went til today. What an excellent experience. Rhonda was our tour guide. ... read more

    patm525
    5/31/2021

    star rating  This tour was so informative about an area of Florida we knew nothing about. I had read some about the ranching of cracker cattle. And I also learned something about... read more

    lookiecookie
    5/31/2021

    star rating  The Swamp Buggy Tour was lots of fun and very educational. Scott, our guide, was very engaging, answered questions, and had young children participate in activities.

    Nancy C
    5/30/2021
  • star rating  Rhonda was our tour guide and she is extremely knowledgeable as well as very personable. She know most of the animals by name and history, as well as knowing... read more

    GeneS753
    5/30/2021

    star rating  As Naples residents, we took this tour about 35 years ago when our kids were young. Now we took our grandchildren and the experience was just as awesome. Living in... read more

    Eugene B
    5/30/2021

    star rating  Highly recommend yo take this tour. Fantastic atmosphere and fantastic guide. Kids (2-10) totally liked it as well as adults.

    pawelterentiev
    5/29/2021
  • star rating  I was very impressed with the swamp tour. Very knowledgeable of Florida wildlife and plants/trees. Kids loved seeing all the alligators and wild pigs! Can’t wait to... read more

    wob4724
    5/25/2021

    star rating  Have done this tour many times over the years. Always an awesome experience. This time topped them all. Took my family there this past Sunday. Ronda... read more

    Tank M
    5/24/2021

    star rating  Even though I am a 6th generation Floridian, I learned things I didn't know on our tour. Ken was our guide today and is very personable. He offered... read more

    djslay
    5/23/2021
  • star rating  This is the second time I brought German friends to this place. Despite the fact they were not able to understand most of the commentary (I tried to translate... read more

    christariv
    5/23/2021

    star rating  This was our second visit to the Babcock Ranch Eco Tour. We enjoyed it so much the first time we took visitors to see it, that we wanted to show... read more

    tropicalparrot
    5/23/2021

    star rating  wonderful lunch- very informative bus guide- lots of animals- will probably set up for next year as only 31 of our 180 members could make it that day.

    hudnut40
    5/22/2021