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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  •   Very interesting place with great wildlife viewing and a knowledgeable guide. Well worth the time and effort.

    longkl
    1/20/2021

      We’ve lived in SW Florida for 20 years and we finally took the eco tour. What an amazing 90 minutes with our fantastic guide, Andrea. I couldn’t believe... read more

    Jan0123
    1/18/2021

      WOW!!!!!! My family and I took the Babcock Ranch Eco Tour this weekend and what a tour it is! The ranch abounds with natural Florida wildlife for you to see... read more

    SoFloFam5
    1/18/2021
  •   This was GREAT! My brother has been trying to get us to do this for 2 years. We have a 2 and 5 year old and hesitated because we thought... read more

    floridaangie
    1/18/2021

      Great bus tour! Saw deer, cattle, boar, alligators, cranes, egret, anhinga, pigs with piglets, turkey, roseate spoonbill, heron, ibis, and many more birds as we traveled through 3 ecosystems with... read more

    Experience609601
    1/17/2021

      I absolutely loved this tour. Our guide was amazing and very funny. The tour itself was educationally fun and there was never a dull moment. My group of three went... read more

    olesiap2021
    1/14/2021
  •   We had such a fun time on this tour. We saw many birds we’ve never seen before, baby piglets, and a ton of alligators. The bus tour is exhilarating, would... read more

    Vacay-Diva-Mama
    1/13/2021

      Amazing tour! Brad was terrific! Took all 5 of our kids ages 3 to 11. They all loved it. Don't miss this!

    157brandiw
    1/13/2021

      Great experience for all ages groups. The guide did a fantastic job giving a little bit of knowledge about history, plant life, animal life, different types of marshes. 90 min... read more

    432robynr
    1/13/2021
  •   This is a hidden gem of a tour right outside of Fort Myers! We went in January when the water was fairly low and the alligators and birds were pooled... read more

    E2367FWdanc
    1/12/2021

      Our guide was so knowledgeable and made the trip fun for everyone. My niece who is 8 and my Mom who is 90 couldn’t stop talking about all that they... read more

    Sew22515
    1/12/2021

      Very enjoyable. I am so glad we went. Lived in Fort Myers for 30 years and had never taken this tour. We ate at the restaurant after... read more

    Cfeminella
    1/11/2021
  •   The eco tour is always fun, our guide Ken was very personal, professional & very knowledgeable about the eco systems on the ranch, the history of the ranch and animals/wildlife... read more

    bigdonh2015
    1/10/2021

      Babcock Ranch Eco Tours was the highlight of my and my friend's trip to Florida. The Ranch is full of rich history, which the employees seem to take immense pride... read more

    jacobbO4936EO
    1/10/2021

      Our guide, Brett or Brad?, was so interesting and engaging. I wasn’t sure what to expect because there was only a flag at the small entrance and no signage to... read more

    656maryannw
    1/09/2021