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Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery

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This is a great place to visit if you’re in the New Orleans area. It’s a short drive across the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chris J
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Gator Tour

Great tour! Learned a bunch about gators, how the ranch and hatchery operates, and greater... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Things to do in Covington or New Orleans, LA
74645 Allen Rd, Covington, LA 70435-6502
+1 985-892-3669
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit if you’re in the New Orleans area. It’s a short drive across the lake in Slidell, well worth the time. The guide we had was knowledgeable and funny as hell. He really taught me about alligators on this...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great tour! Learned a bunch about gators, how the ranch and hatchery operates, and greater appreciation of how these places contribute to the enviornment.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 4th hatching experience was just as cool as the first. The tour guides are knowledgeable and engaging, and Insta-gator Ranch is well worth the drive north. Every year we have learned something new about alligators and enjoyed welcoming baby ones into the world. We...More

1  Thank Jacqueline985
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my grandson for the tour and the hatching. He loved it and had a blast. It was very educational as well as entertaining.

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My children and I make a trip to Insta-gator every year before school starts in the fall. In eight years, we have never gotten tired of hatching baby alligators and learning about these amazing animals from their entertaining and knowledgeable guides! I recommend insta-gator to...More

Thank Libby B
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We have come a few times now---all with my hubby, then us with his parents, then us with my dad and we will be making an appearance again this weekend with my mom. We have had such a great time each time we have gone--...More

Thank Kimberly G
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We went to the ranch because we just wanted to get out of the city and looking at gators sounded fun enough. When we arrived we could see the tour before us, about 15 people almost all small children. We lucked out, our 3pm Sunday...More

Thank fredhorst23
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Royce was very knowledgeable and made this tour so much fun!!! Smiles & giggles and memories of a lifetime 😇

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Reviewed July 13, 2018

This is a wonderful option for families. Our tour guide was funny, personable and very knowledgeable. I have 2 teenage boys, and it's sometimes difficult to find fun things to do as a family. This was perfect!! They were absolutely fascinated and engaged throughout the...More

2  Thank tuckeramber15
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

These guys live their alligators. They taught us about the life cycle, habitat, feed, and care of alligators. For $18 per adult and $12 per kid, there is a 30 min presentation with baby alligator and 2 tanked alligators, then a short video, followed by...More

Thank Chris H
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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
Kathleen E
May 30, 2017|
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Response from Cdeltahouse | Reviewed this property |
They do have certain small gators that you can hold and take pictures with. They usually are pretty docile, and their mouth are taped shut.