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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a road with trees on each side during the sunrise

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

  •   Driving down the road to reach the ranch was well worth the ride. Every part of the tour was excellent. From the guide who was great with the knowledge of... read more

    philpJ550DM
    10/18/2020

      Took the open air bus tour of the ranch with 5 friends. Brad was a great tour guide. We saw Florida as it used to be. Swamps, alligators, beautiful blue... read more

    Debra C
    10/18/2020

      If you have never taken this tour I highly recommend that you do. It’s a fascinating and interesting part of Florida’s history.

    The tour itself was great to begin... read more

    Carol G
    10/16/2020
  •   We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Our tour guide was great and we loved all the animals and birds. Thank you,

    jkk64
    10/16/2020

      This was our third tome this year for the swampbuggy tour and the most fun. We were the only two on the trip with Nancy. She is a... read more

    IM4TONYSTEWART
    10/11/2020

      Tour was great. We saw a lot of alligators, wild pigs, cows and turkeys. Ride through the swamp was awesome. Very good guide we learned a lot... read more

    Q5378QOlindat
    10/09/2020
  •   My husband and I loved the Eco Tour with Ken this past Saturday. We lucked out in that the rain held off and Ken was able to show us... read more

    421janinej
    10/05/2020

      I have been on the Babcock Eco Tour a few times and they never fail to amuse! I take friends and family when they come to town and they always... read more

    Debra M
    10/05/2020

      Visited with my wife and 2 young grand daughters. It’s was a cloudy day and ground very wet!
    Great day for this tour as it was cool and a lot... read more

    Dickella
    10/04/2020
  •   We really enjoyed the tour and will definitely come back. Lunch was delicious and portions were huge!

    mlsager
    9/30/2020

      Babcock Ranch EcoTour was a great experience from start to finish. A very knowledgeable guide took us on the tour and pointed out the many wild life amd historical... read more

    JacLt
    9/28/2020

      Went to Babcock Ranch Ecotour for my birthday with my sweetie, and his sister and her husband. Took the 90 minute swamp buggy tour ( it was a repurposed schoolbus)... read more

    716terryc
    9/26/2020
  •   Arrived at Babcock Ranch for an Eco Tour. Had a great welcome from the staff at the lovely gift shop. Had a wonderful, knowledgeable tour guide and saw many kinds... read more

    Barbara P
    9/23/2020

      We had a wonderful time with Rhonda as our driver and guide. The tour was very personable and informative. We saw a lot of wildlife.

    426terrip
    9/18/2020

      Awesome time with a fun ride through multiple Florida ecosystems. Great education as well, our driver was very knowledgeable

    NeeCees
    9/16/2020