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Conservancy of Southwest Florida

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the Conservancy is doing a great job for the environment in Naples, also they take care of injured... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
Puerto Rico
Great place during a hot day

Very interesting talks about local species including a rehab. Hospital Really enjoyed the shady... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Naples, Florida
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 January 2005

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida a real hidden treasure. We spent the afternoon there and could easily have spent the whole day. Entry is $7.50 per person, although there is a FREE 45 minute narrated electric boat tour of the river. You see Florida nature...More

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saltwatersports, Owner at Conservancy of Southwest Florida, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2010

Hello and thank you for this nice review. We actually are the kayak Concessionaire at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The name of our company is Saltwater Sports and we operate 5 water locations throughout Collier County plus a full service retail store. Please visit...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 March 2009

For nature lovers, this is a worthwhile see if in the Naples area. We drove two hours from the East Side expecting a little more than the web-site described. The hiking trail is a very short nature trail through the "woods" on premises with some...More

4  Thank NekoCat
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

the Conservancy is doing a great job for the environment in Naples, also they take care of injured animals, we had a great time and were happy to contribute to their cause.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Very interesting talks about local species including a rehab. Hospital Really enjoyed the shady pontoon type slow boat ride down the Gordon River while the tour guide identified the birds, etc This has to be the lowest price boat ride in the Naples area They...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Explored the Conservancy of Southwest Florida on a recent trip. The 45 minute electric boat ride trough the mangroves and Gordon River was relaxing and educational. Our guide was very informative as we traveled quietly along. Warning, if you are traveling with a small child...More

Thank mrsm201754
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Beautiful (if cool) day. Went on the Conservancy's lunchtime boat tour to Isles of Capri and Rookery Bay with lunch at Pelican Bend. Captain and naturalist guide both excellent. Saw dolphin and many birds of many different species. Easy approx. 3 hour trip.

Thank MRB041146
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Weve just renewed our membership in the Conservancy. This is just an incredible organization. Not only do they offer some illuminating boat rides into and on the Gordon River, but they offer a rich variety of activities to their over 600 volunteers. The duties range...More

1  Thank 735freds
Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you want to learn about the environment in the area go here. This is an animal rescue next to the zoo. After seeing the exhibits, we took the included boat ride which goes through a mangrove and was very educational. Glad to help support...More

1  Thank asilk
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We have gone here each year we visit Naples and are never disappointed. The staff are mostly dedicated volunteers. We always enjoy the small river ride and sometimes luck out and see lots of birds. Wonderful care for injured wildlife.

1  Thank Gail B
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We took our 7 year old. Amazing place for us, too hot for her and the indoor exhibits only held her attention for so long. Boat ride was great (thank you Captain Ed!) and we learned a lot. Heads up: book your boat as soon...More

1  Thank Anna G
Reviewed 22 February 2018

This was our second visit. It's reasonably priced and so is the gift shop. The reptile talk was excellent for both kids and adults. The volunteer at the touch tank was terrific in sharing interesting facts with my teens. Definitely do the boat tour, very...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

34 passengers and 4 volunteer crew boated the waters of Rookery Bay for an “echo cruise.” To passengers with little exposure to/knowledge of nature it seemed informative. For those more knowledgeable, the narratives were too elementary to be informative. It was fun to see Osprey...More

1  Thank daydreamHartford
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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
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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