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Babcock Ranch Preserve

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An open bus tour

My wife and I and another couple decided, based on friends recommendation to take the Babcock... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2016
Dennis O
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Punta Gorda, Florida
Nice Florida experience

Great way to learn about Florida history and ecosystems. 90 minute tour is interesting and... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2016
kentu547
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

My wife and I and another couple decided, based on friends recommendation to take the Babcock Wilderness Adventure tour. You should have reservations and depending on the temperature forecast, it may be cooler taking the 10 AM 1.5 hour tour. The bus is completely open...More

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Cheryl D, Manager at Babcock Ranch Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2016

Thank you for your review and suggestions. We are always looking for ideas and improvement on the tours. (Seats with more space are a popular suggestion!)

Reviewed 23 March 2016

Great way to learn about Florida history and ecosystems. 90 minute tour is interesting and informative. Lots of wildlife. Knowledgeable guides and easy to get to.

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Cheryl D, Manager at Babcock Ranch Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2016

Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our 1.5 hour swamp buggy (school bus on steroids) tour of South Florida wilderness. Our buggy driver tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the wilderness flora, fauna, wildlife, and history of the area. We saw many alligators, turtles, wild turkeys,...More

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Cheryl D, Manager at Babcock Ranch Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2016

Thank you for taking the time to give us your great review!

Reviewed 16 March 2016

Great place to experience local knowledge of the area. Tours are in an old school bus, great for kids. Not ideal for physically less able.

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Cheryl D, Manager at Babcock Ranch Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2016

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

This is not your slick mouse world tour: this is a real experience of what Florida came from and is today. Our guide was knowledgeable and easily heard in the windowless school bus. It was a little too full: adults having to sit over wheel...More

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Cheryl D, Manager at Babcock Ranch Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2016

Thank you for your great review!

Reviewed 1 March 2016

I always stop here on the way to see family to drive the loop around the lake to see birds. This time I was 2 months earlier than usual and saw so many great birds I had never seen before. Just remember that once you...More

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Cheryl D, Manager at Babcock Ranch Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2016

I think this review should have been for Babcock Webb.

Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

We were late for the tour due to our own error but another tour bus was pulling in shortly after we got there and they were wonderful enough to let our little guy have a couple minutes with the baby alligator. This was above and...More

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Cheryl D, Manager at Babcock Ranch Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2016

Thank you for your great review. Hope you had a great tour on your return visit.

Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Great time! We had a great tour guide (Cheryl). She was super knowledgeable during the whole tour! Will be back again!

1  Thank Martha S
Cheryl D, Manager at Babcock Ranch Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2016

Thank you, I am so glad that you enjoyed my tour!

Reviewed 27 January 2016

It's a little off the beaten path, but worth the trip past citrus groves and ranches on Florida 31. The Eco Tour on a converted bus passes through 4 ecosystems: prairie, swamp, forest and marsh. You can tell the guide loves her job as she...More

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Cheryl D, Manager at Babcock Ranch Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2016

We want to thank you for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed 27 December 2015

Its really impossible to find this place , we drive for 2,5 hours and never find the place, nobody could help us, facebook website and even travel advisor can not help us.More

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Cheryl D, Manager at Babcock Ranch Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2016

I am sorry you were not able to find us. Did you call for a reservation? We give directions if you call to make a reservation, they are on our website as well as facebook and tripadvisor. You may have had us mixed up with...More

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MarcoIslandWoman
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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
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Lovetotravelround
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Response from Nancy T | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe so. This is a working ranch.
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yaz001
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.
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