Searching for the best wildlife tours near me? The tour you select should include a wide variety of potential animal sightings as well as gorgeous flowers, plants, and ecosystems to admire! Here are a few examples of what you may see on a wildlife tour in Southwest Florida:


On your wildlife tour, look to the skies. In tree canopies and in the air, you may be able to spot some of Florida’s most beautiful birds. Next, turn towards the water! This is the land spoonbills, curlews, and more call home. On a Babcock Ranch Eco-Tour, our guests often spot wild turkeys, osprey, and Sandhill cranes on their journeys as well!


Hoping to see an alligator in person—- but maybe not too up close? Then a Swamp Buggy Eco-Tour at Babcock Ranch is perfect for you! These eco-tours allow you to see a variety of reptiles, like soft-shell turtles and alligators, from within the safety of a swamp buggy. You’ll also have a knowledgeable guide tell you fun facts about all the flora and fauna you see on your 90-minute trip!


Bet you didn’t expect to see livestock on a wildlife tour! While the cows you see on a Babcock Ranch Eco-Tour are far from wild, they are an important part of the area’s history. Babcock Ranch has been a working cattle ranch for decades. In 2006, 80% of the ranch lands were sold to the State of Florida in the state’s largest single land preservation in Florida’s history. It’s a unique experience to see the working ranch that still operates on this land alongside the beautifully preserved land for Florida’s native species!

Deer, Pumas, Squirrels, and more!

The number of amazing animals you’ll be able to see on a wildlife tour near you is endless. On a Babcock Ranch eco-tour, you’ll not only have an opportunity to see birds, reptiles, and livestock— you may also see other awesome flora and fauna too. For example, deer, pumas, and squirrels all call Babcock Ranch home!

Your search for wildlife tours near me ends here! Now it’s time to book a tour at Babcock Ranch! On the Babcock Ranch Eco-Tours website, you can learn more about each tour type and book your own tour in a matter of minutes. We look forward to seeing you soon!