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Babcock Ranch Preserve

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Address: Punta Gorda, FL
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There is alot of wildlife at Babcock Ranch Preserve mostly alligators 🐊🐊 on my trip we saw alligators,birds and a Panther we saw no snakes apart from two of them at the fronton... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2016
EvaDelaney5374
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Ireland
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

There is alot of wildlife at Babcock Ranch Preserve mostly alligators 🐊🐊 on my trip we saw alligators,birds and a Panther we saw no snakes apart from two of them at the fronton glass boxes . Our guide Joe was really good except the speaker system is not very good I had a great time there and I hope you... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Had a fabulous tour guide, Terry who knew everything and made it such a pleasurable day. Very fortunate to see a lot of wildlife. A relaxing tour, did not feel rushed.

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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

We bought the groupon and enjoyed a tour and lunch it was an enjoyable time for all ages!! My 4 year old LOVED all the various animals that we saw!!

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Mystic, Connecticut
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

I purchased this tour from Groupon as something to do with family while on vacation. I had read very positive reviews and this did not disappoint! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the preserve, its history as well as the wildlife that we encountered. I would recommend this to anyone who likes nature, learning about the history of... More 

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Cheryl D, Manager at Babcock Ranch Preserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and hope to see you again! More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

My wife and I and another couple decided, based on friends recommendation to take the Babcock Wilderness Adventure tour. You should have reservations and depending on the temperature forecast, it may be cooler taking the 10 AM 1.5 hour tour. The bus is completely open with now windows and you should take cameras. (Note that they use school buses with... More 

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Cheryl D, Manager at Babcock Ranch Preserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and suggestions. We are always looking for ideas and improvement on the tours. (Seats with more space are a popular suggestion!) More 

Los Angeles
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Great way to learn about Florida history and ecosystems. 90 minute tour is interesting and informative. Lots of wildlife. Knowledgeable guides and easy to get to.

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Cheryl D, Manager at Babcock Ranch Preserve, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! More 

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35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our 1.5 hour swamp buggy (school bus on steroids) tour of South Florida wilderness. Our buggy driver tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the wilderness flora, fauna, wildlife, and history of the area. We saw many alligators, turtles, wild turkeys, fish, and birds. It was a great way to spend an afternoon!

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Cheryl D, Manager at Babcock Ranch Preserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your great review! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Great place to experience local knowledge of the area. Tours are in an old school bus, great for kids. Not ideal for physically less able.

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Cheryl D, Manager at Babcock Ranch Preserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! More 

Chester Basin, Canada
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

This is not your slick mouse world tour: this is a real experience of what Florida came from and is today. Our guide was knowledgeable and easily heard in the windowless school bus. It was a little too full: adults having to sit over wheel wells is way past uncomfortable. The tour itself was excellent. We saw the cattle on... More 

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Cheryl D, Manager at Babcock Ranch Preserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! More 

colorado
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

I always stop here on the way to see family to drive the loop around the lake to see birds. This time I was 2 months earlier than usual and saw so many great birds I had never seen before. Just remember that once you start around the lake when you turn right, it dead ends and you have to... More 

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Cheryl D, Manager at Babcock Ranch Preserve, responded to this review

I think this review should have been for Babcock Webb. More 

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