Excited for your eco tour in Punta Gorda but not quite sure what to expect? Not to worry! We’ve prepared a list of things to keep in mind for your adventurous day surrounded by Florida’s natural beauty.
Be Ready for Anything!
No two eco tours in Punta Gorda are the same— even if you go with the same tour company each time! You could go on a Babcock Ranch Eco Tour 100 times and each time you’ll see different animals, notice different plants, and learn different facts!
That’s because unlike a zoo, eco tours are on wild land with no fences or human curation— the animals will wander, the plants will grow, and the flowers will bloom. But no matter what day you choose to take your tour—every day is a beautiful day for an eco-tour!
Dress for the Occasion
Get dressed up for your eco tour! Not in your suit and tie, of course— but your best adventure wear! For the no cost walking tour at Babcock Ranch, you’ll want to bring a pair of shoes you don’t mind getting wet as you trudge through the palmetto prairie in search of red-cockade woodpeckers, sandhill cranes, and swallow-tailed kites. And regardless of whether you choose a walking tour or a swamp buggy eco-tour, you’ll want to make sure to bring a camera, binoculars, and sun protection (hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, etc.).
Ask Lots of Questions
Babcock Ranch’s 90-minute swamp buggy eco tours near Punta Gorda are led by impressively knowledgeable guides. Along the way, they’ll teach you plenty about the history of Babcock Ranch and the flora and fauna that inhabits its lands. But the more questions you have, the better. Our guides love interacting with guests and tailoring tour information to your specific interests!
Book In Advance
If you haven’t booked your eco tour in Punta Gorda yet— it’s worth booking in advance before slots fill up. Swamp Buggy Eco Tours at Babcock Ranch can easily be booked on our website where you can see real-time availability and receive instant confirmation of your booking after you pay. Tickets are $24 for adults, $23 for seniors, and $16 for children ages 3-12. Kids under 2 are free!