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Conservancy of Southwest Florida

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Closed Now: 09:30 - 16:30
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One of the Best Ways to Spend a Pleasant Afternoon

A very relaxing and informative experience. I do recommend that you bring sunscreen and mosquito... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Naples, Florida
Visit with grandkids

This place was great with very knowledgeable and friendly staff. The boat tour was 45 minutes both... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Somerset, New Jersey
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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
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

A very relaxing and informative experience. I do recommend that you bring sunscreen and mosquito repellent, plenty of water, and something to snack on while here. There is a boat ride available and kayaks for rent. Your camera will get a good workout here too,...More

Thank JEddleman
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This place was great with very knowledgeable and friendly staff. The boat tour was 45 minutes both interesting and informative. Jerry our Captain did a great job. 600 volunteers on staff is a great tribute to a non profit organization. Highly recommend. Takes about 2...More

1  Thank Art1024
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place to visit. Friendly volunteers who really know their stuff about the area and the wildlife. We took a fun trip on the river in a small boat, thoroughly enjoyed the captain who was so knowledgeable about the area. Children would really love this...More

1  Thank JoLeEve
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We joined for a year to support the ideology but there's really not a lot to see. I was expecting more from the "Patch Reef", hoping to stir an interest in conservation in my grandchildren. Everything they might have been interested in was unavailable when...More

1  Thank ilovepuppylove
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place. Absolutely superb guides. We learned a lot. Loved the kayaks too. You need to become a member for that but it's well worth it and it's money spent on a good cause.

Thank AlexWLondon
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We got there when it first opened and did the electric boat ride first. This was fantastic! While we were waiting to board there were manatee's right at the dock area. The boat ride was so relaxing and the gentleman that was the captain was...More

1  Thank Denise H
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My brother, wife and I rented kayaks and spend about 2 hours exploring the waterway in the Conservancy. We saw numerous birds and several manatee. It is a very nice way to spend a few hours. The kayak paddling is not strenuous but it is...More

Thank john m
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Great place to take kids and adults. User friendly, everything is accessible. Friendly staff and terrific volunteers. Take the boat ride!

Thank vhintlian
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I went with my 12 and 14 year old, Grandma and Grandpa. We loved the boat ride.... it was peaceful ride along the mangrove tree lined canal looking for nature. We saw a manatee, many birds, and fish on the boat ride. At the main...More

1  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Went here with a group of school aged children. Our tour guide, Allen was not only very knowledgeable, but very entertaining and great with the children. We wouldn't hesitate to go back.

1  Thank fla-n8tive
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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 Jack H | 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 Jack H | Reviewed this property |
$14.95 Adults and 9.95 kids