A summer trip to Punta Gorda can be so much fun! The area offers great wildlife tours, beautiful beaches, and plenty of fantastic animals, flowers, and vistas to fall in love with. Whether you are looking for wildlife tours near you or the best beaches in the area, we’ve got you covered with our summer guide!

Go On a Swamp Buggy Adventure

For thrill, adventure, and a little bit of (fun) learning— hop on a swamp buggy at Babcock Ranch Eco-Tours! The Swamp Buggy Eco-Tour is a 90-minute wildlife tour near Punta Gorda that takes you through the heart of natural Florida. Along the way, your knowledgeable tour guide will point out beautiful flora and fauna and tell you the fascinating history of the Babcock Ranch, dating all the way back to the 1800s. The tour is open to all ages, free for children under 2, and discounted for older children and seniors. You can learn more about the wildlife tours near you and book your tickets for a Swamp Buggy Eco-Tour here.

Enjoy a Beach Day

Punta Gorda’s beaches are a perfect mix of seclusion and beauty! With less commotion than the beaches nearer to Naples and Fort Myers, Punta Gorda’s beaches are a perfect escape from it all. Englewood Beach is definitely a local favorite but if you have access to a boat, Little Gasparilla Island would be a beautiful spot to visit as well!

Visit the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce website to view more information about Punta Gorda’s beaches.

Take a Hike

Looking to stay active this summer? Consider hitting the trails to enjoy the natural beauty of the Punta Gorda area! Babcock Ranch Eco-Tours offers both guided and self-guided wildlife tours near Punta Gorda with options like photography tours, full moon tours, and daytime walks. The walking tour at Babcock Ranch is completely free and is a prime place to see some of the rarer wildlife in Florida!

To learn more about the free wildlife tours at Babcock Ranch or book your ticket for a specialty tour, click here.