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Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery

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We visited as part of a private tour. The experience was great and very educational. If you are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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Informative and Entertaining

This place is a must see. It was both entertaining and informative. The tour guide was awesome... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cathy B
New Braunfels, Texas
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74645 Allen Rd, Covington, LA 70435-6502
+1 985-892-3669
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited as part of a private tour. The experience was great and very educational. If you are looking for a gator “show” this is not the place. There is no sensationalization or people doing stupid things to show how dangerous the animals are. You...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 708carrier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a must see. It was both entertaining and informative. The tour guide was awesome and funny. My only regret is that I didn’t have my grandchildren along. They would have loved it!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My only complaint is that the price is pretty steep for getting to see only about 2 dozen small gators from ~12" to 6'. I'm from the area and have been to other gator farms that have literally hundreds of gators on display up to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shane s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent signage to get you there. Our guide was wonderfully interactive, funny, and knowledgeable. You get multiple chances to pet and feed a gator. Plenty of time for questions. It should be noted that this is an open air barn area. You will subjected to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AuntNae
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great visit to Instagator in Dec 2018. We rented a car from New Orleans for the day and went to instagator and Abita Brewery. It was exactly and hour away. The grounds are beautiful and it is well marked with signs. Our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leslie G
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Was more than expected. When we arrived it looks a little back country. We are from Michigan and are learning all of Louisiana is back country. Lol... Once we walked through the front doors , all our original concerns were left behind. Very educational,answered every...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jody L
Reviewed November 26, 2018

We did the Alligator Tour by Royce, he made it SO ENJOYABLE!! We learned so many facts about alligators. Make sure to add 'Catch Alligators in a pool' to your tour, a must! Totally worth to visit if you are close by...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lelethielen
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Great tour for kids and adults that includes a lot of information about alligators, contact exploration, and feeding. Royce is a great guide. Highly recommend if you are in the NOLA area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sergey M
Reviewed November 7, 2018

It has been awhile since we visited,but we're talking enjoyable education!!! Though native Louisianians, we learned much about the residents of our bayous, canals, (& sometimes neighborhoods) from eggs to grown -&- soon - to be-released into their natural environment. The opportunity to photograph, be...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Joanne E
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Was a great experience! Learnt a lot about the misunderstood “swamp kitten” ! Also got to hold a two year old for a photo , and the best part was getting to catch and hold little babies that hatched in August this year . Would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank madeline g
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Laura C
December 26, 2018|
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Response from Jacqueline985 | Reviewed this property |
yes, a gravel parking area
May 24, 2018|
Response from sgoodwin2018 | Reviewed this property |
I’m pretty sure tours begin about 11
July 1, 2017|
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Response from Joel G | Reviewed this property |
About two hours