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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Everyone deserves to treat themselves every once in a while so head to Punta Gorda's Babcock Wilderness Adventures, FL today and have some fun. Why wait? Stop in at this place today.

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Report | a day ago
Great family fun!
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It was a good trip, the guide Joe was very good to give info and point out things of interest. Lots of gators and a super Panther! A nice way to see the wilderness.
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Report | 4 days ago
We all live in Florida but had a great time travelinmg the ranch. Wild turkeys were my favorite!
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Report | 5 days ago
We had a great driver and a wondertour.
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Report | 9 days ago
We took out of town guests because we always thought about going and they were a good reason! We all loved it. Tour driver was fabulous! It was an excellent way to spend a couple hours. Will do it again.
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Report | 16 days ago
Take lots of pictures, Joe the tour guy was awesome!
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Report | 16 days ago
This was a great way to spend an hour and a half. The tour guide was entertaining and knowledgable. Time was allied to take pictures .
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Report | 16 days ago
Wonderfully educational while enough to capture kids interest, such was alligators. Been there a lot, always see something different. A slice of old Florida.
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Report | 20 days ago
It was a great tour! Our guide was excellent and all four of us in our party enjoyed the tour!
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Report | 20 days ago
It was very interesting. Saw lots of gators, birds and a panther. For an hour and a half we weaved our way through fields, swamps and forests in a windowless bus. It was worth the trip. My tip to you would to be sure to go on the early trip before it gets hot.
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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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