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Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery

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Was more than expected. When we arrived it looks a little back country. We are from Michigan and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jody L
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Thank you Royce!!!! So much fun for the family!

We did the Alligator Tour by Royce, he made it SO ENJOYABLE!! We learned so many facts about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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74645 Allen Rd, Covington, LA 70435-6502
+1 985-892-3669
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Jody L
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

Thank lelethielen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Sergey M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Joanne E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

Thank madeline g
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We were visiting our son and decided to check this out. So glad we did! We had so much fun! The staff is very friendly and accommodating as well as very informative. I am sure that all the tour guides are great but we had...More

Thank CowMooLotts L
Reviewed September 19, 2018 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

Thank Chris J
Reviewed September 16, 2018

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

Thank Pagebc
Reviewed August 28, 2018

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 August 24, 2018

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.

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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.