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Take a Ride on the Wild Side with Babcock Wilderness Adventures

Two Deer



Gator Bridge


  • Two Deer
  • Swamp
  • Boardwalk
  • Gator Bridge
  • Cattle

Get Back to Nature 

Enjoy a 90-minute Buggy Tour through the Babcock Ranch and Telegraph Cypress Swamp. Experienced guides offer in-depth descriptions of birds, animals, plants, and the cattle and horses that are raised on the ranch. Visitors will see alligators, and many other animals found in Southwest Florida.

 In the tour area you'll find a museum featuring Florida history, Babcock operations, and natural history artifacts. The museum itself is actually a movie set used by Warner Brothers in the 1995 film "Just Cause" (starring Sean Connery) that was filmed in part right here on Babcock Ranch.

Our gift shop features items of special interest to Babcock Ranch, the Wilderness Tour and Florida wildlife. The "Country Store" is open before and after tour times.

Picnic Facilities are available year-round. You can bring your own picnic lunch or enjoy a lunch in our Gator Shack Restaurant, which is open seasonally.

Reservations & Information:
To make a reservation call 1-800-500-5583, email us at, or see our "Reservation" page to make your reservation on line.  Group Tours (20 or more) please call for Group Pricing and reservations.  We look forward to hearing from you! Please mention if you have any special needs or requests, (i.e. Handicap accessible).  Walk-ins are welcome, but to ensure a seat on the tour, we suggest you make a reservation. 

Average time at attraction 2.5 Hours (Gift Shop, Exhibits, Museum, and our Gator Shack Restaurant during season.)

Actual tour runs 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Tours depart Promply so please come at least 15 minutes early to check in.

Days of Operation: 

Admission: November 16 through April 30th 2014

(Eco-Tour (1.5 hours): Adults (ages 13+) $24.00(plus tax)
Seniors (ages 65+) $23.00(plus tax)
Children (ages 3-12): $16.00(plus tax)
Babies (ages 0-2) FREE 

April 29th thru January 3rd, 2015:

Open Tuesday-Saturday

(5 days a week, Closed Sunday and Monday) 

Admission:  May 1st through November 15th 2014

Adults (ages 13+) $22.00(plus tax)
Seniors (ages 65+) $21.00(plus tax)
Children (ages 3-12): $12.00(plus tax)
Babies (ages 0-2) FREE

Holiday Closures:
New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day



Directions to Babcock Wilderness Adventures®:

If you use a GPS please enter these co-ordinates as we only have one address for over 91 thousand acres.

Latitude   26° 54'  4.9464"  Longitude  -81° 45'  34.1526"

From Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda/Venice/Sarasota and other points to the North:
I-75 to exit 164. Head north on Highway 17 for 1 one mile. Turn right onto State Road 74/Bermont Road. Head east on State Road 74/Bermont Road for 15 miles. At flashing red light, turn right onto State Road 31. Head south on State Road 31 for 6 miles. Babcock Wilderness Adventures entrance is on the left. Visitors Area is 2.5 miles east from the State Road 31 entrance gate.

From Fort Myers/ Lehigh Acres/ Bonita Springs/ Naples and other points to the South:
I-75 to exit 143. Head east on Bayshore Road/ State Road 78 for 3 miles. At traffic light (Lee Civic Center on left). turn left onto State Road 31 for 9 miles. Babcock Wilderness Adventures entrance is on the Right. Visitors Area is 2.5 miles east from the State Road 31 entrance gate.


Babcock Wilderness Adventures
8000 State Road 31
Punta Gorda, Florida 33982
Reservations: 1-800-500-5583
FAX: (941) 637-4611


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