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Zam's Bayou Swamp Tours

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Kraemer, LA, USA
About Zam's Bayou Swamp Tours
A Cajun bayou swamp tour only accessible by boat. See alligators, turtles, birds, fur-bearing animals. French-speaking guides available. A gift shop is available, and an on-site Cajun restaurant is open on weekends. Large groups are also welcome with advance reservations.
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Jim F wrote a review Jul 2020
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Seeing the HUGE LIVE ALIGATOR! It is behind a 12 ft. High fence, and "hisses!" You have the opportunity to hold a 10 inch long baby alligator and see a lot of other small animals that live in the swamps of Louisiana. Just the Pntoon boat ride, through the bayou is worth the trip! The Cypress Trees along the waterfront are spectacular, with the hanging moss and Egrets sitting on the limbs, and the Brown Pelican is a sight with its big "bill" and wide wings!!! The guide "calls" the Alligators, by making a sound like the baby Alligators, and the Alligators swim up to the boat and are fed by the guide! The "store is just as intetesting with lots of Alligator feet, other animal feet and a great selection of souveniers! WELL WORTH THE TRIP!
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Date of experience: July 2020
Tyaskin wrote a review Dec 2019
Mebane, North Carolina358 contributions216 helpful votes
The guide, Lloyd, was what really made the trip worthwhile. I was the only one on the tour, and so we had an opportunity to talk at length about the Cajun culture and history, ranging from alligator hunting as shown on the show "Swamp People" to Louisiana food, to the decline of the French language in the area. He was knowledgeable, funny, and I enjoyed getting to meet him. Also enjoyed being introduced to a couple of large (12' +) gators in captivity, a Alligator snapping turtle weighing about 80-100 lbs, and a couple baby gators which He let me handle a bit. Now, it was about 65-70 degrees when we went out on Bayou Beouf, which meant the gators were not very active. We did however see two, along with eagles, herons, egrets, and other smaller local wildfowl. I expect that on a warm day we would have seen numerous gators, but, it was December, so c'est la vie... I missed the sign for the turn in Kraemer, but that was my fault. If you find the drawbridge, it is right adjacent to that, and you'll probably get to see it operate as your boat travels through. It would probably be a good idea to call ahead of time before going, to make sure they are running tours that day. The older gentleman who ran the place has passed on, and I'm not sure how many guides they have now. But Lloyd did a great job. The cafe there has closed, but I was told there is another one (Trudy's) within rock throwing distance. So enjoy your visit to Kraemer, which was apparently once a thriving rural Cajun settlement, The small post office, now closed, still stands as a reminder of what the town once was. I highly recommend Zam's Bayou tour, and I expect you will too, after you go. And as always, Happy Motoring!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Sophie P wrote a review Aug 2019
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We called a day ahead of time and told the person answering the phone we would like to purchase a swamp tour for the morning. They said okay so we showed up by 10:15 like we were told and no one was there and nothing was open. Drove a long way for nothing. :-((
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Date of experience: July 2019
seattlepro wrote a review Jul 2019
seattle washington73 contributions52 helpful votes
I had a few hours before my flight and managed to find this absolutely fantastic slice of Americana. The guide was this big ol' boy who pressed us to guess his weight (265) and posed for a photo with his hand briefly positioned inside an adult gator's mouth. My photo is a classic! The ride through the swamp was very entertaining, to say the least; it felt like we were inside a movie theater watching a documentary. Then I had fried alligator at their gift shop/cafe = huge portion and very tasty indeed.
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Date of experience: August 2018
2GJA wrote a review Jun 2019
Cut Off, Louisiana38 contributions11 helpful votes
I took my 17 third graders here for our class trip, and the students said it was the best field trip ever. The owners are so friendly and knowledgeable about the swamp. We will definitely be back next school year.
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Date of experience: May 2019