Babcock Ranch Eco-Tours

8000 SR 31
Punta Gorda, FL 33982- Map It
Phone: (800) 500-5583

AAA Editor Notes

Babcock Ranch Eco-Tours is off I-75 exit 164 (southbound), 1 mi. n. on US 17, 15 mi. e. on SR 74, then 6 mi. s. on SR 31; or off I-75 exit 143 (northbound), 3 mi. e. on SR 78, then 9 mi. n. on SR 31, to 8000 SR 31. Visitors get a close look at panthers, alligators, snakes, birds, cattle and other native fauna and flora during the 1.5-hour swamp buggy tours through a working cattle ranch and the surrounding cypress swamp and other ecosystems. A museum with exhibits, a wildlife display and hiking trails also are available. Food is available mid-Nov. to mid-Apr. Food is available.
Fare early Nov. to mid-Apr. $24; $23 (ages 55+); $16 (ages 3-12). Fare rest of year $22; $21 (ages 55+); $12 (ages 3-12). Reservations are highly recommended.
Hours: Swamp buggy tours are offered daily, early Jan.-late Apr.; Wed.-Sat., rest of year. Schedule may vary in summer and fall. Phone ahead to confirm tour times. Closed major holidays. Allow 2 hours minimum.