Babcock Ranch Preserve, Punta Gorda

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  • We took the bus ride around the eco park. Our informative and entertaining narrator/bus driver made the day very interesting. The ancient bus with open sides provided a bumpy ride around the Babcock r...  more »
  • Well, at first when the nice lady said it was twenty three bucks for the Eco tour, I thought, no way. My friend kinda talked me into it and I was so glad afterwards. It was just fun. We saw all kinds ...  more »
  • Deb took us on an amazing tour through old Florida swamps and farm ground. Feeding corn as we traveled. Birds,gators, cattle. A Florida panther named Osceola is on the tour. Deb and Babcock Ranch are ...  more »
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  • This was very Interesting for young and old. We saw various wildlife on the tour. Our guide was very informative and answered all questions. We were able to touch a baby alligator as well. The 1 1/2 hour tour costs $24 and was worth every bit of the cost. We will do it again.
  • Looking for gators? This is the tour for you! See florida wildlife up very close and personal from a open sided bus driving through the different ecosystems. Different than most tours, offers a lot of information about Fl and Babcock species plants and history. Our driver Rob was awesome.
  • A fun 1 1/2 hour bus ride thru this 67,000 acre (according to the website) reserve. We saw wild turkeys, deer, cattle, alligators (even got to "pet" a 2-year-old one!), birds and a panther (from some distance). Our tour guide was lively, informative, and entertaining. Bumpy ride for some of the distance but well worth it.
  • The people here were super friendly and very knowledgeable about the ranch. The ranch itself has a bunch of history and diversity and is a MUST SEE if you are ever in the area. 10/10 would recommend, the eco tour!
  • Fun and informative ecoology (eco) tour at Babcock ranch, lunch at their little restaurant was very good and the gift shop was great, I purchased some real palmetto honey from local hives. Everyone was very nice, I would recommend it if you want to see backwoods, Gators and some old Florida history.
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