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Babcock Ranch Preserve

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Wildlife Tour

Darlene was our tour guide and she was very knowledgeable regarding the cattle ranch, eco tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melrose, Florida
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Beyond what I had hoped for!

It took me 5 years to finally find the time for something I've been desperately wanting to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Waterford, Connecticut
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 August 2006

This open bus/swamp buggy tour takes you far from the royal palms and manicured lawns of developed Florida. It also gives you a chance to see a working ranch (as large as a major city) covering a wide variety of terrains. But, calling this $18...More

10  Thank fannish
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Reviewed 7 February 2008

If you happen to be one of the unfortunate few who's parents kept them in a small box or closet your entire life, and you've never seen the light of day, until a DCFS agent, tipped off by a suspicious neighbor, came into free you,...More

19  Thank coultermitchell500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Darlene was our tour guide and she was very knowledgeable regarding the cattle ranch, eco tour & wildlife. It was a fun informative 90 minute tour. Great photo opportunity’s for wildlife pictures.

Thank bOOmer649
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It took me 5 years to finally find the time for something I've been desperately wanting to experience; a BABCOCK Eco Tour!!! WOW!!! As an animal lover, a proud of Florida resident and as a Travel Professional, I was in Heaven! If you love NATURE...More

Thank Smileywaggin
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Shark tooth Stephen was a great guide he is a local Floridian and his knowledge was very good.We had a bus drive into the real Florida we saw numerous Gators and different birds a great place for adults and children. The cafe served very good...More

1  Thank gilesLondon
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Although we've driven by the entrance on US31 many times, we recently visited the Babcock Ranch Eco-Tours for the first time. What a great experience! The converted school bus takes you through four Florida eco-systems and on the way you see a variety of flora...More

Thank jet126
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We saw all floridian fauna. It was a great experience to re-visit again. Florida's natural beauty and local wildlife, are the highlights of a guided ride with Babcock Wilderness Adventures. This is a wonderful way to see a working ranch and a preserved part of...More

Thank Pablo R
Reviewed 1 October 2018

I absolutely loved this experience and only wish that I had been able to bring my grandkids...and that I hadn't eaten a big breakfast! My 90 minute bumpy (holes in the dirt road covered by recent rain water so unavoidable) ride in the old school...More

Thank annecolorgreen
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Visited here today and our guide was Sharktooth Stefan. Wow what an awesome ninety minute tour. Our guide was very impressive with his excellent knowledge of the preserve. We had an excellent time and would do it all over again. If you are in the...More

Thank almlamont
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Babcock Ranch is about 30 minutes outside Punts Gorda and they have fun and rustic bus rides through their huge preserve where you will see dozens of types of native birds (from egrets to storks to hawks), mammals, like native deer, cattle, a caged Florida...More

Thank lindasT7244CM
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We live in Punta Gorda for 8 months and return to Maine each summer. We take our children and grandchildren here when in town. Great adventure for all. We really like this place and the friendly staff.

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This was a great tour of a preserve and working ranch. This is a nice change-of-pace from a typical beach destination. This is great for kids as well. I was surprised regarding the history, as well.

Thank 784williamew
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15 March 2018|
Response from Nancy T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is a Babcock Ranch Sustainable City, a development of new homes and a sustainable solar community. If you are thinking of relocating, this is probably what you want to see. There is ALSO Babcock Ranch Eco Tours... More
24 February 2018|
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Response from Nancy T | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe so. This is a working ranch.
1 February 2017|
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Response from Amanda T | Reviewed this property |
It is a 90 minute tour. We purchased our tickets through Groupon (they are often on there) and they were 4/$40.