Important Tour Information

Experience one of the most unique outdoor tours in Southwest Florida. Explore our tour offerings below.

Our tours run at different times depending on the time of year. October through April, we run tours 7 days per week from 9 am to 3 pm. May through September, we run tours 7 days per week from 9:30 am to 2 pm. During our high season, reservations are strongly recommended.

Note that our eco-tours do not include a tour of Babcock Ranch, the town. For more information about the town of Babcock Ranch, visit

Available Tours

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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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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We offer special educational tours for students of local schools or youth clubs like Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.

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What Our Guests Have to Say

  •   Our trip to the ranch was incredible and meaningful. We saw a lot of animals and leant a great lesson about the history of Florida.


      This was a fun experience and great history here. We certainly saw lots of wildlife and we had an enthusiastic guide who made it fun. Bus could have... read more

    Tracy B

      really enjoyable for all ages from old to young - bus driver guide was great too and history of Florida interesting

  •   The four of us had a great time riding thru the ranch and saw many animals, birds and reptiles. Wonderful lunch at the Gator Shack afterwards


      We haven’t visited Babcock Ranch since my son was 5 years old. We went back recently with his 5 year old son. It was a nice trip before, now it... read more


      This was our second time at Babcock Ranch taking a guide bus/buggy tour. It is an excellent tour through various environments. Our guide was Rhonda - I think. She is... read more

  •   We booked this tour in February and it was much better than I expected. We joined about 35 others on a bus that had totally no windows so... read more


      We came to Babcock Ranch with some relatives we were staying with in the Port Charlotte area, after they recommended we visit rather than driving miles out to the Everglades... read more


      We had a wonderful day at Babcock Ranch Eco Tours. Very informative tour. We had lunch at the Gator Shack and it was delicious.

    Becky C
  •   A surprise treat for my partner’s birthday. I wasn’t sure what to expect but it definitely exceeded expectations. Very knowledgeable tour guide, with lots of natural and historic background information.... read more


      This was a fun interesting tour. Bus driver was informative and funny. My 17 year old granddaughter and I enjoyed the tour very much. Kudos


      We had a wonderful time on this open bus tour. We were hoping to see at least some alligators + ended up seeing so much more. Besides alligators, we saw... read more

  •   Had a great time there. The driver guide was excellent. We saw plenty of wildlife along the way. Everything was explained to us about the history of the ranch and... read more


      We had a great time with our 3 grand kids. Always looking for new ways to entertain them this was a different and fun. The lady escorting and... read more


      If you want to see and hear about old Florida's ranch heritage, this is a great tour. Nothing fancy, but lots of alligators, good variety of birds, deer,... read more