Babcock Wilderness Adventures

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8000 State Road 31, Punta Gorda, FL 33982 8000 State Road 31, Punta Gorda Directions
+18005005583
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Report | 5 months ago
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Report | 8 months ago
Anyone who loves Florida outdoors will love this adventure! Tour guide was fantastic! If you have a chance to read "A LAND REMEMBERED" before your trip--- it will mean even more.
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Report | 8 months ago
This was a great outing and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The only problem we experienced was that the PA system on the bus was not very clear so we did have a hard time understanding some of the commentary from the guide who was speaking and explaining various items of interest.
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Report | 8 months ago
Terry was our guide and she reallt knows her stuff. So much information i learned a lot of useful information!!! It was fantastic!! It will be a place i take all guests that come to visit us.
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Report | 8 months ago
Was a great trip with lots of history and animal sightings.
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Report | 9 months ago
This was a GREAT tour. Our tour guide, Terry, was extremely knowledgeable and quick to point out wildlife along the way. She communicated effectively and continuously for the entire 90+ minutes we were on tour. We also were impressed with the facilities upon arrival while waiting for the tour to start. We felt it was well worth the price and will definitely do the tour again when my daughter is in town.
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Report | 9 months ago
Very interesting tour and of the history of the ramch. Many different species of wild life.
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It was a 2 hr tour and very interesting!
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The seats on bus are very close and uncomfortable far anyone over six feet tall!
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Report | 10 months ago
Excellent tour
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Guide Cheryl Dierken was driving her camouflaged tour bus down the swamp road when she felt a loud thud under the tires. Her passengers gasped. A ripple of water, and an alligator leapt from the water beside the bus. It splashed down, and then paddled away between thick trees and hanging vines. Though this was one of the most startling encounters that Cheryl has experienced leading a Babcock Wilderness Adventures tour, it hasn’t been the only one; she’s greeted snapping turtles in the bus stairwell and been approached by young wild hogs. Aboard a converted school bus with doors and windows removed, she and the other guides lead narrated tours through sections of the preserve’s more than 73,000 acres of freshwater marsh, prairie lands, functioning cattle ranch, and pine forest, as well as the 10,000-acre Telegraph Cypress Swamp.

On many of these tours, guides may point out photography opportunities as endangered fox squirrels, wood storks, alligators, and rare Florida panthers saunter by. At the Crescent B Ranch, guides point out horse-mounted cowboys herding cracker cattle; the native breed introduced to the ranch in the early 1900s. Staffers also introduce visitors to the original ranch commissary building and museum; built in the style of a rustic hunting shack for the 1995 film Just Cause. Inside, visitors peruse ecological exhibits on local snakes and see a stuffed three-horned cow that once lived on the ranch. Walking trails free of traffic lights connect the piney woods and swamps with a central visitor’s center, where picnic tables sit covered from the elements and a gift shop proffers barbecue sauce, alligator jerky, and local honey.

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