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  Our guide was awesome, he explained so much about the history of the ranch, habitats, animals. We saw tons of wildlife. I would highly recommend this tour.

    Alicia M
    September 18, 2022

    star rating  The tour was wonderful. Terri was so knowledgeable about the history and everything about the place including the medicinal use of wild plants. The food at the restaurant was delicious... read more

    ferlin2022
    September 15, 2022

    star rating  We had previously done the Babcock Ranch Eco Tour during the dry season and wanted to see what it was like during the wet season. The transformation was amazing just... read more

    janetlH5497EK
    September 13, 2022
  • star rating  This was an excellent tour with plenty of animals (up close) and interesting history. The guide was personable and informative and gave a great tour even though there... read more

    Anthony P
    September 13, 2022

    star rating  We brought of granddaughters 6 and 3. They loved it. Even though we were the only ones on the tour they really went over and above making it... read more

    CampingInParadise
    September 13, 2022

    star rating  We live in Punta Gorda and couldn’t believe the history and preservation of nature in our town. Loved seeing the wildlife and the tour is great!

    wkz
    September 13, 2022
  • star rating  Our young married grandchildren wanted to experience the “real Florida,” so we brought them to Babcock. They loved the animals and the history.

    amarilyn H
    September 8, 2022

    star rating  Great tour! Best we've taken in FL yet. Roger was a great guide. The bus was a good way to get into the back woods/swamp. Even... read more

    BAR845
    September 7, 2022

    star rating  The tour was fantastic as we got to explore several ecosystems and see all kinds of animals! The guides are extremely knowledgeable and did a great job answering questions and... read more

    michaeldonathan
    September 7, 2022
  • star rating  What a wonderful experience. We had Ronda as our guide she was the BEST. This is something that the young to the “mature” can enjoy and appreciate. The 90minutes just... read more

    Frankie1019
    September 6, 2022

    star rating  Our guide Ellen was awesome! Being August in Florida, we weren't sure what the weather would be like but turned out great with the swamp buggy driving right over roads... read more

    Cubsfan016
    September 5, 2022

    star rating  What a great adventure. Roger was our guide and was wonderful. The ride , info, and atmosphere was old Floridian and we got to see many animals in their own habitat

    Donnadiver
    September 2, 2022
  • star rating  Our guide was very knowledgeable and very well versed. She kept us informed and entertained throughout the entire tour. The other staff members were very friendly. The tour was... read more

    700patrickg
    September 2, 2022

    star rating  Every time I bring family or friends that are visiting me, in Florida, to Babcock its awesome! I learn something new each time I come. And the restaurant has THE... read more

    Marsha W
    August 27, 2022

    star rating  I’ve been multiple times and it’s amazing! Great tour guides! will continue to come back! extra big thank you to Scott Perry, he was our first tour guide and did... read more

    idkbrette
    August 25, 2022