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Conservancy of Southwest Florida

#12 of 124 things to do in Naples Features Animals
1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples, FL 34102-3500
+1 239-262-0304
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Great Nature Presentation

Three of us pent a wonderful 4 hours at the Conservancy today. Unfortunately boat ride was cut... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Naples, Florida
Absolutely worth seeing!!!

We joined as members this year. They do an excellent job at spreading the word of what needs to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John W
Branson, United States
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As part of its educational mission, the 2l-acre Conservancy Nature Center has recently completed a $20 million renovation which offers abundant learning opportunities, special activities such as camps for children, and other unique programming and events and is designated as Site #69 on the "Great Florida Birding Trail". In addition to the new entrance, Smith Preserve Way, just south of the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road, new features include the Dalton Discovery Center, von Arx Wildlife Hospital nursery viewing area, Windfeldt Shorebird Pool, Shotwell Wavering Filter Marsh, Christopher B. SmithPreserve, Eaton Conservation Hall with Jeannie Meg Smith Theater, electric boat rides up the Gordon River from the Allyn Family Dock and Lagoon, and Ferguson Learning Lab. Kayak rentals and excursions are available for a fee. No visit is complete without a visit to the Bradley Nature Store to select from nature-inspired gifts, toys, jewelry, t-shirts, hats, art and cards. Other Conservancy Nature Center features include a live sea turtle display and touch tank. Electric boat ride schedule changes seasonally and are subject to weather and tide conditions. Open Mon. - Sun., 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM. $12.95 Adults; $8.95 Ages 3-12. Offsite Adventures are offered during season (generally December - April,) the Conservancy of Southwest Florida offers various nature tours: *Good Fortune II Pontoon Boat Cruise through Rookery Bay estuary. * Free Nature walks at Brigg's Boardwalk, Clam Pass and Tigertail beach.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples, FL 34102-3500
+1 239-262-0304
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us pent a wonderful 4 hours at the Conservancy today. Unfortunately boat ride was cut short by heavy thunderstorm. Spent 3 hours in the Discovery Center with a great tour guide (Irene). We all learned a lot about the history of the Florida...More

Thank MW34119
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We joined as members this year. They do an excellent job at spreading the word of what needs to be done for future generations. Hidden gem near downtown Naples. Check it out!!!

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just love visiting this venue with family, friends and especially children. The programs and boat ride there are perfect for all ages.

Thank travelefun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They take animals that are sick or hurt and help them get well, This is a good place to learn about Florida wild life. It teaches the kids to respect them life of FL. Snakes, Turtles, birds and much more.

Thank Sunshine3215
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Conservancy is right next door to the Naples Zoo. Each will take a major part of the day to explore, so don't plan on visiting both on the same day. The Conservancy has a Discovery Center which is manned by volunteer docents who will...More

Thank Ken K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff here are wonderful. They are very helpful and answer any questions. You can learn about the Alligators and Turtle that are part of the Naples Area. And lots other animals of Naples and Florida. We enjoyed very much.

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Very interesting outing. Passionate well informed volunteers and employees that represent the mission very well. You learn a lot about the animals and the environment. The boat ride we took was wonderful! A fun place for the entire family to visit!

Thank mauimeplease
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The Conservancy is dedicated to conserving land as well as educating the population about the natural resources of FL. I enjoy their lectures and boat trips. They also have a unique animal hospital where local injured/ill wildlife are cared for

Thank Allie D
Reviewed 3 May 2017

There is an included with admission boat rid on the Gordon River with narrative, various scheduled talks throughout the day, an indoor movie, indoor exhibits, and a short walking trail.

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 20 April 2017

There was 8 of us and the great staff got us in the water right away. The launch was very intuitive and easy to use - my 75 year old not-so limber aunt was able to get in and out with zero issues. The paddle...More

Thank ScubaChef23
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Keren L
We have an osprey in Quail Creek Village off Immokalee Road and would like to see a pole and platform put up to encourage nesting. Is there anyone who could help with this project?
22 October 2016|
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Response from Andrew P | Reviewed this property |
Call the Conservancy. They will know who can help
More info on the boat tour please ( for disability) time price duration location, thank you. All suggestions re Eco boat trip appreciated.
17 June 2015|
Response from LLEWELLYN W | Reviewed this property |
I suggest that you contact the Conservancy of SW Florida directly for those answers.