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At the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, we believe the more we can connect people with nature, the more willing they are to protect it. And our Nature Center helps us to do just that! At the Nature Center, guests get connected to conservation...more
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1495 Smith Preserve Way, Admission Cost, Naples, FL 34102-3500
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My family has been going to visit the Conservancy for over 35 years. Every time we visit, we learn something new. The wildlife animal hospital sees almost 4,000 injured animals/year, and there is an opportunity to see the nursery in the new hospital. In warmer...More
The Conservancy offers a boat ride through
the mangroves. It is a small electric boat with a cover. The driver gives a talk about the birds and vegetation. It is scheduled on the hour. We went at 4pm with no reservation. We were told that...More
We started our visit with a boat ride through part of the Gordon river where we saw manatees. Our excellent guide, Bernie who volunteers at the Conservancy, was very knowledgeable about the history of the waterway, the history of the Conservancy and the environment of...More
We went on a rainy day, it was warm enough out...not very crowded. The highlight is definitely the boat ride. We saw a manatee, numerous birds and got to hear a history of the area and mangroves from Captain Toby. Great for children as well...More
Relaxing and informative day at the Conservancy of SW Florida. The boat ride was a great opportunity to view the Manatee. The work carried on by the group will have life time effects on our wild \life and the environment.
A wonderful thing to do on a rainy day! Exhibits and talks were interesting. Facility was clean. Once the weather improved, the included electric boat ride was a nice touch, with plenty of things to see along the way! Would highly recommend spending some time...More
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
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 a nice place to go regardless of the heat. If too hot you and guests can spend more time indoors (but highly recommend trying to see as much as you can)