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Conservancy of Southwest Florida

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Nice 2 hours on the water

Very interesting and informative tour of the back waters thru the mangroves, saw a lot of nature... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dyer, Indiana
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Stop in and have a chance to go on a boat tour through the channels of the nearby waterways. Also... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fenton, Michigan
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As part of its educational mission, the 2l-acre Conservancy Nature Center has recently completed a $20 million renovation which offers abundant learning opportunities, special activities such as camps for children, and other unique programming and...more
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1495 Smith Preserve Way, Admission Cost, Naples, FL 34102-3500
+1 239-262-0304
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and informative tour of the back waters thru the mangroves, saw a lot of nature, birds, dolphins. Boat is covered and they supply binocular‘s, comfortable seats and the guide was very knowledgeable about the nature and wild life of the surroundings. Great outing...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop in and have a chance to go on a boat tour through the channels of the nearby waterways. Also, stop and see the rescue veterinary work being done as well as the Discovery Center that wows kids and adults alike.

Thank deanjp2015
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We thought our grandson Ryder would pop something he was laughing so hard at Mr. Glen, the crazy scientist, as he performed scientific tricks for the boys and girls at the Conservancy’s annual Halloween Hoots & Hisses! Then there was a costume parade and dance...More

Thank DRGilbert
Reviewed 10 October 2018

lots to see. really enjoyed the boat ride. learned a lot. volunteers were very knowledgable and enthusiastic.

Thank eskie616
Reviewed 3 September 2018

They have nice wide trails that bikes, runners and walkers use. The original plants have been maintained.

Thank Lawito
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We had a great time here, we cruised through the Mangroves with Cpt Sam down the Gordon River, it was like a peaceful paradise. My little boy learned lots and loved the touch pool, even mummy dared to touch a sea urchin. They do such...More

1  Thank TALLBIRD74
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We spent a good 3hrs here, as soon as we arrived we were greeted with a smile and felt welcomed at the admissions desk. The boat ride lead by Captain Bruce was brilliant, he was very knowledgeable, he told us all about the conservation area...More

1  Thank Jon Y
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Spent around 90 minutes here. It was a very quiet afternoon. It’s a must to do the boat trip. Motorised boat, nice and clean with canopy. Captain talks about history of site with some interesting facts. On the way back we were lucky to see...More

1  Thank mjohy
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit. It’s good for about 2.5 hours. You should definitely take the 45 minute boat tour. The boat captains are so knowledgeable! We learned about the river, the vegetation that grows there (invasive and naturally occurring) and we saw...More

1  Thank SmillerNJ
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This was a great place to visit with a boat trip and lots of talks by naturists (they call them docents). The staff seem to be mainly volunteers (of which there are a lot) and they are all very enthusiastic and welcoming. The animal hospital...More

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Kat K
2 July 2018|
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Response from Gail B | Reviewed this property |
The boat ride is about 40 minutes and is covered. I enjoy this. A lot of indoor displays. When walking around there are quite a few shaded areas. Some of the demonstrations/lectures are outside on bleachers. It would be... More
13 May 2018|
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Response from 711jackh | Reviewed this property |
You could do a $135 membership which is good for 5 adults and 4 children. Great place for families.
3 March 2018|
Response from 711jackh | Reviewed this property |
$14.95 Adults and 9.95 kids