Babcock Ranch offers adventure-seeking visitors 90-minute Swamp Buggy Tours and so much more!
Babcock Ranch is home to a variety of enterprises. Set on the massive 90,000+ acre Crescent B Ranch located in both Lee and Charlotte counties, the ranch offers visitors exactly what the name implies . . . an adventure in a vast Florida wilderness setting.
If you wish to experience the thrill of meeting panthers, Florida cracker cattle, native birds and dozens of wild alligators face to face, then the Babcock Wilderness Adventures tour is a must see natural attraction.
Perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of a white tailed deer or some of the many wild turkeys along the tour route; maybe you’ll see an American Eagle or Red Shouldered Hawk. Specially built swamp buggies carry you through four distinctly different ecosystems. Through unspoiled piney flatlands, oak hammocks, a fresh water marsh and sections of the Telegraph Cypress Swamp, visitors get to see a side of Florida that is vanishing rapidly. A professional tour guide completes the experience with commentaries on the wildlife, ranch activities such as cattle and horses, and history of the area.
Babcock Wilderness Adventures
8000 State Road 31
Punta Gorda, Florida 33982
FAX: (941) 637-4611
The swamp buggy tour and nature encounter is how most people are introduced to Babcock Ranch. But remember, you will be visiting a “working ranch” that sustains a variety of operations, including one of the largest cattle ranches in Florida.
Seasonal Availability – Featuring:
BBQ pork sandwiches, hot dogs, sandwiches and other luncheon items.
A museum featuring Florida history, Babcock operations, and natural history artifacts and exhibits is housed in a movie set used by Warner Brothers to film the Sean Connery movie entitled “Just Cause”. Items available for purchase relevant to the ranch, the Wilderness Tour, and Florida are featured in the country store.
Celebrate Spring at Babcock Wilderness Adventures
See wild iris, fresh spring foliage, lots of alligators and perhaps, fawn, baby pigs, wild turkey, and more on our 90 minute narrated swamp buggy tour.
Call 1-800-500-5583 for tour times and reservations.
Celebrate Earth Cay at Babcock Wilderness Adventures
Enjoy Mother Nature up close and personal while traveling along on a 90 minute narrated swamp buggy tour. Experience the thrill of seeing alligators, cougars and Florida Cracker Cattle, and perhaps, wild turkeys, wild hogs, white-tailed deer, and more, within yards of the buggy.
From the North:
I-75 to exit 164 to Highway 17 head
North one mile to State Road 74 and go
East 15 miles to State Road 31 then head
South – look for Tour Entrance 6 miles on left
From the South:
I-75 to exit 143 head
East on Route 78 to State Road 31 and go
North 9 miles – Look for Tour Entrance on right