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The Atchafalaya Experience

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Breaux Bridge, LA 70517-8518
+1 337-277-4726
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AUTHENTIC swamp tour-not touristy GREAT

What a unique experience in a small boat-2 of us with Coerte's nephew, the driver! It was a... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2017
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
I wouldn't just rate this experience 5 stars, it was far beyond that...! FANTASTIC

I can't describe how amazing this tour was. Our guide, Kim, went above and beyond any tour we have... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2017
mike h
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Breaux Bridge, LA 70517-8518
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Reviewed May 11, 2017

What a unique experience in a small boat-2 of us with Coerte's nephew, the driver! It was a beautiful day to hear the different birds, watch the birds grab fish out of the swamp water, and we saw 2 alligators; one in the water and...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2017

I can't describe how amazing this tour was. Our guide, Kim, went above and beyond any tour we have previously done anywhere. His knowledge and southern charm far exceeded anything we could have expected. We can't recommend this tour highly enough. We felt this tour...More

2  Thank mike h
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Reviewed November 29, 2016

Experience of a lifetime, I was going to say, but than noticed that one of the previous reviewers just said this. Bit this is what it was. Coerte and his son Cameron went out and beyond to accommodate me, which was not easy as I...More

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Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

We just got off the boat and I could not wait to write this review. This boat trip was truly awesome. We saw a lot of fish, alligators, birds and much more. Experience of a lifetime! Thanks 2 the family Voorhies 😊 Top service!

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Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I had the most awesome experience on this tour. Our guide was Kim and he was so knowledgeable. We can really tell he loves his job!!!! He even recommended a place to eat afterwards... Pat's restaurant in Henderson :) Very yummy!

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coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2016

Thanks for your e-mail and the tripadvisor review! we will wait for guests that are deserving of our time! thanks again for your kind statements! regards, coerte

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Reviewed October 16, 2016

My wife and I had booked a private early morning tour of the swamp so that we could see the sunrise and it certainly didn't disappoint, but more on this in a minute. If you are thinking of booking a swamp tour through The Atchafalaya...More

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coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2016

We have had reviews that are supreme---this one tops them all!! Thanks, Thanks and we hope to have you again when i can take you!! regards, Coerte

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Reviewed October 2, 2016

We were very lucky, and got to see an amazing number of different species - ibises, egrets, an unbelievable number of alligators, herons, storks flying overhead, roseate spoonbills (beautiful!), huge carp FLYING out of the water... The Atchafalaya basin is a stunning, unique, and wild...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2016

Our guide was Kim for the trip. He was extremely informative and knew his way around Atchafalaya Basin with great ease. Kim informed us of the different plant life as well as the many different types of birds. The basin is just beyond explaining how...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2016

We really enjoyed this swamp tour. The company is family run, so your guide might be a member of any of the 3 generations. While the water was too high to view much wildlife--and a baby alligator wasn't seen--the guides work hard to be informative...More

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coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2016

wonderful to have intelligent and thoughtful people that understand that mother nature does not always cooperate!! we always try to have our guests experience be the most memorable trip we can provide!! thanks for your kind words.

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Reviewed May 11, 2016

Impressed by the "Petit Fûté travel guide" and the ratings of Trip Advisor, on Monday 2nd - a rainy day - we went without fear to the "Bois des Chenes" address in Lafayette. We met Coerte in person, a very nice and alert person, and...More

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coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2016

weather is a big factor, high water and rain keep the birds and animals in hiding---Lake Martin is a controlled lake one mile long and a half mile wide--the Atchafalaya is 150 miles long and 50 miles across---my visit to the doctor was not planned--sorry...More

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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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