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The Atchafalaya Experience

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Lafayette, LA 70517
+1 337-277-4726
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Totally worth it!

First time in Louisiana and we absolutely loved taking the boat tour! Saw lots of alligators, some... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
reesejin
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Corona, California
The perfect swamp tour! STUNNING

Please do not believe any bad review here, this tour was PERFECT! I travelled to many places of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hugonon
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Mobile, Alabama
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This swamp tour is for photographers, birders and lovers of nature who appreciate seeing Louisiana's answer to the Grand Canyon, "The Atchafalaya". Louisiana's Atchafalaya is North America's largest river swamp and ranks among the top 10 wilderness areas in the United States. The vistas have the appearance of pristine cypress and mixed wood swamp.
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Lafayette, LA 70517
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+1 337-277-4726
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Reviewed 5 days ago

First time in Louisiana and we absolutely loved taking the boat tour! Saw lots of alligators, some jumping carp, and native birds of the area. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the animals and plants in the area. He pointed several of them out. Many...More

Thank reesejin
Reviewed 6 days ago

Please do not believe any bad review here, this tour was PERFECT! I travelled to many places of the world, and I think this part of the Atchafalaya Basin is one of the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen. Kim was a very friendly...More

Thank Hugonon
coerte337, Front Office Manager at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

This reviewer really understands what we stand for! An exposure to Louisiana's Grand Canyon, The Atchafalaya! We attempt to be as real as a human can be and educate and expose our guests to the beauty and complex ecosystems we are so fortunate to have....More

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience touring the cypress swamp. We met Kim at the Atchafalaya Welcome Center in Breaux Bridge. From there, we followed him to the boating dock. There were 5 small children in our party, and they absolutely loved it.

Thank Quynh L
coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

I trained him right--he loves our Grand Canyon, THE ATCHAFALAYA! many thanks for your thoughts.

Reviewed 22 August 2017

One of the favorite things we've done in all our travels. Our captain grew up in the swamps and was very knowledgeable about it. He knew some of the alligators by name and actually called to them and they came. You couldn't see them until...More

Thank Diedre C
coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

I am glad you enjoyed your tour---HOWEVER, THE ATCHAFALAYA EXPERIENCE IS NOT AN AIRBOAT TOUR!!! We operate eco friendly 4 stroke Mercury outboards that are whisper quiet and do not upset the ecology with loud noise! I would like to know the actual tour you...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

I took visitors on a boat tour in the Henderson swamp. It was awesome. My friends were from France. The guide did the tour in both French and English. He took us to see alligators and some beautiful cypress trees. It was a forest of...More

Thank Paek2013
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We enjoyed the Bayou experience, even tough the lake and surrounding bayou was man made quire sometime ago, you still got "Bayou". The guide was local, knowledgeable, but a tad cranky; as he stated, we were the last ride of a long holiday weekends work....More

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coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

The description of The Atchafalaya Experience by this reviewer does not fit our company. We run only one trip each day, have state of the art equipment, meet at the Atchafalaya Welcome Center a first class center with more than adequate rest rooms. we take...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This tour was amazing. We went out with Kim senior who was just the perfect tour guide, lots of knowledge of the area and funny aswell. He even stopped to pick up trash from the water and dosnt feed the aligators, he really takes care...More

Thank Forarsveen
coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

wonderful people like you make us try harder to share our Grand Canyon---The Atchafalaya Swamp! Many thanks!

Reviewed 19 July 2017

If you want to see this incredible and unusual landscape then this is for you!. It is both relaxing and informative. We did see the gators!. The Guide was a character and knew his stuff. Really enjoyed this unusual trip and I considered it a...More

Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

We are pleased that you enjoyed our beautiful area! Try us again in mid spring when all of the critters are doing their thing! Regards

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Our guide was funny and pointed out many animals and vegetation that we would have missed without him

Thank bacci2015
coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

thanks for your great and considerate remarks!!!

Reviewed 17 May 2017

We just did our tour with Kim the other day and totally enjoyed our time out on the swamp! He is very knowledgeable and friendly and knows his swamp! We saw plenty of gators and birds. We learned of the swamp and its history. It...More

2  Thank Greg L
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rexidnight
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April is the best---we have outboard powered boats---the audubon national society used us for the National Convention and thousands of birders, twichers and other bird lovers have used us also with no complaints. We love... More
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