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Babcock Ranch Preserve

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Wonderful tour - just do it.

We took this for the first time in November and had Shark Tooth Stefan as our guide and boy was he... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Suellen L
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Excellent experience

My wife and I booked this tour based on previous reviews not sure what to expect. . We were... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Roger R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took this for the first time in November and had Shark Tooth Stefan as our guide and boy was he good - he is a gem that knows so much about Florida and wildlife. The eco tour and all the animals and wildlife could...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Suellen L
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I booked this tour based on previous reviews not sure what to expect. . We were pleasantly surprised. The eco tour was both very informative and personal Rhonda was our guide and was very enthusiastic. She was genuinely excited to give us...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roger R
Reviewed November 7, 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jet126
Reviewed October 2, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pablo R
Reviewed September 30, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank annecolorgreen
Reviewed September 28, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank almlamont
Reviewed September 25, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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March 15, 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
February 24, 2018|
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Response from Nancy T | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe so. This is a working ranch.
January 31, 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.