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 https://www.babcockranch.com/.

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

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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What Our Guests Have to Say

  •   I booked the swamp buggy tour for our family of five. They had plenty of times to choose from when scheduling. We had the whole bus to ourselves, perfect for... read more

    Krystia22
    8/13/2020

      A buggy ride through the swamp is always a great time, I personally find it very relaxing and honestly very stress relieving.
    Brad the tour guide is a wealth of... read more

    bigdonh2015
    8/11/2020

      This was my second tour. For me, the winter/spring tour had more animals sighted. The summer tour gave more information concerning the area history, ecology with cool plant and animal... read more

    Fort_Myers_Cruiser
    8/10/2020
  •   What do you do when there are so many restrictions and you have visitors from out of state? We found the perfect day trip from Bradenton by including the... read more

    Carolyn B
    8/08/2020

      This was one of the most fun adventures we have had in a long time. Our guide was absolutely amazing, made us laugh and smile the whole time, and... read more

    happysmilelz
    8/06/2020

      Awesome tour! Terry was an awesome tour guide. She knew so much about the history of the ranch and old Florida. We learned so much on our tour and the... read more

    Kim2589
    8/04/2020
  •   Brad is great, staff is very friendly. We will be going back soon! Interesting history, and the scene is very cool.

    Fearless37170523319
    8/03/2020

      Rhonda was our guide. What a wonderful place to visit. I love seeing all the animals and the swamp. It was a great place and we will be back.

    tmiller51615
    8/02/2020

      The Ranch Eco Tour was Very interesting and informative. Our Guide, Brad, knew the history of the ranch, answered all questions, and made the trip fun.

    Navigator675278
    8/01/2020
  •   Gators (even babies), Pigs, Cows, Turkeys, Deer, Big Birds plus Amazing Southern Food at Gator Shack!! Get the Mac 'n Cheese.

    lauraburnosky
    8/01/2020

      The knowledge and the ability to explain all the facets of the wildlife and the history of the area. our guide, Brad, was outstanding in all areas of the tour.... read more

    Explore285772
    8/01/2020

      We live in Jacksonville and decide to take a short vacay to Cape Coral to get away during all the covid 19 craziness. It’s difficult to find things to do... read more

    alininjawaggon
    7/30/2020
  •   Wonderful place, fantastic tour guide, perfect excursion with the family. The food in the restaurant is very delicious! I recommend the tour and the restaurant to everyone!

    cafeedi
    7/29/2020

      My granddaughter and I had a lot of fun on the Eco Tour. Our tour guide was full of interesting information. This was my second visit and I will definitely... read more

    pmj42666
    7/28/2020

      We enjoyed our tour thru the swamp and fields at Babcock Ranch Preserve. Our tour guide, Brad, was great. A very nice way to get ourside and be socially... read more

    Pat G
    7/25/2020