Babcock Wilderness Adventures

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8000 State Road 31, Punta Gorda, FL 33982 8000 State Road 31, Punta Gorda Directions
Today 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Closed All Hours
+18005005583
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Report | a day ago
Appointment required arrive early. Had a great time with the whole family. Guide was very knolageable.
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It was a wonderful 1-1/2 hour narrated ride through the Babcock Ranch wilderness. Our guide was extremely knowledge about the Ranch and the original settlers to Florida. I learned a lot about the difficult struggle of the original pioneers to Florida. We also saw, birds, wild turkey, many alligators and beautiful cypress swamps!
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Report | 2 days ago
We went on the trip today. It was a great time. Our guide did a super job. Very informative. Lots of wildlife to see.
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Report | 11 days ago
Great place, lots to see
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Very cool
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Report | 22 days ago
Go, you won't regret it if you enjoy the outdoors at all. Kids will love it as well as adults.
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Report | a month ago
Bring your camara
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The tour could have been MOST informative. However, much of the otherwise valuable narration was lost to us and our guests due to a less-than-adequate sound system on the bus. The combination of a poor sound system w/ the roar of the diesel engine was quite disappointing. I would definitely not spend the full amount on the tour unless this problem was fixed.
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Great tour. Lots of Florida nature to observe, gators, egrets, etc.
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It was a little hard to find. But, well worth the money! We had a very knowledgeable your guide. We had a great time!
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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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