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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Swamp Buggy Tour Punta Gorda, 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  My wife and I took this tour on a whim to use up some time but we’re really happy we did. The 1 ½ hour tour was thru the marsh/cyprus... read more

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    February 16, 2023

    star rating  We would go again ! - The tour was on time and moved along at a comfortable pace. The The guide was very knowledgeable. We will recommend it to others.

    February 15, 2023

    star rating  A must go see attraction - My kids loved the swamp buggy ride a must see with the family.lots to see lots of different wildlife. Make sure you keep an eye open alround or you will... read more

    February 15, 2023
  • star rating  Animals-Birds-Eco Systems and More- What a fun and exciting tour - What a variety of animals we saw- Panthers-Birds, Cracker cows, alligator, boars and more. Not just one time, but though out the tour we saw many animals. Rhonda was an... read more

    February 14, 2023

    star rating  Great fun for all ages. Tour guide knew his stuff and was very conversational and informative. Lots of gators,cows, boats and birds to see

    avatar thumb buggeddy
    February 14, 2023

    star rating  Highly recommend this tour for all ages! - Great tour! We saw tons of wildlifealligators, birds, pigs, cows, deer, and raccoons. The tour was very informative, engaging and fun. Our tour guide Ellen was awesome!

    February 14, 2023
  • star rating  Ken made our excursion interesting. He knew the swamp well and shared his knowledge in a way that pulled in his audience of all ages. Thank you for... read more

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    February 14, 2023

    star rating  Amazing! - This was truly an amazing experience. My husband is third generation in Lee County and said he was so amazed to see how the area is preserved. Brad was our... read more

    February 13, 2023

    star rating  Babcock Eco Tour is a must! - Babcock Eco Tour is a must if you want to understand how people really lived in Florida prior to tourism. We love taking visitors here and seeing what is... read more

    February 12, 2023
  • star rating  Babcock Ranch Eco-Tour - Loved this attraction - just learned of it by overhearing some folks talking about it, and it was as wonderful as they said. Brad was amazing, and we learned so... read more

    Glenda F
    February 11, 2023

    star rating  Easy way to see some Florida backcountry and swamp. Driver (Roger) was very pleasant and informative. And, he food at the food at the Gator Shack restaurant was excellent.

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    February 11, 2023

    star rating  Loved our Guide. First time for my daughters’ birthdays, and i will always bring visiting guests here now! Amazing and blessed to have this preserved area so near by.

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    February 10, 2023
  • star rating  Fun for all ages. - Roger was a great tour guide. Would definitely recommend this trip for all ages. Fun experience.
    Will bring my grandkids next time they are in Florida.

    February 10, 2023

    star rating  Babcock Ranch Eco Tour - Our group visited Babcock Ranch Ecotours today. Our group of 24 rode the 10:15 am tour with Ken as our Tour Guide.

    First, the grounds were absolutely wonderful.... read more

    February 10, 2023

    star rating  Yes, you won’t be disappointed! - This was an excellent tour! I would highly recommend! Interesting history lessons about the area! Saw probably 100 pretty active gators! Many birds and assorted wildlife. Fun buggy ride. Good... read more

    February 10, 2023