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Zam's Bayou Swamp Tours

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Address: 141 Kraemer Bayou Rd, Kraemer, LA 70301-7269
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A Cajun bayou swamp tour only accessible by boat. See alligators, turtles,...

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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REAL Cajun Bayou Tour --Spellbinding

This was our 14th trip in 3 years: imo, for the best swamp tour for out of towners and for a very relaxing, serene boat ride for Louisianans--Zam's Bayou Swamp Tours are my... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2014
caveatactor
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Long Beach, CA

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Long Beach, CA
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103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was our 14th trip in 3 years: imo, for the best swamp tour for out of towners and for a very relaxing, serene boat ride for Louisianans--Zam's Bayou Swamp Tours are my favorite place to go. Staff are welcoming and friendly and eager to share their Cajun outlook. They are happy to share information or spin a tale --... More 

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Grand Rapids
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131 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2014

The tour started out with the guides allowing anyone to hold some snakes and/or pet the rabbit they had. Then we went to the small zoo (for lack of a better word) across the street. There the guide let people hold some small alligators and turtles. Then he took us over the large alligator pen which he got into show... More 

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London
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

This is an awesome tour. If you're looking to get a look at the bayou: not just the swamp flora and fauna but also the people and lifestyle this is it. Swamp tours are advertised everywhere in this area but, as with any major city tourist area, there are alot of overpriced tourist traps. This is the real deal though!!... More 

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Parkville, Missouri
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91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Some of the swamp tours in this area of Louisiana wanted upwards of $50 per person. Zam's charged us $30 each, but only because we were the only two passengers (the owner's wife said it had been a slow day). If there had been more people, we would have paid less. The skipper was a true Cajun. We tried to... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2014

I'm a local, and have only done swamp tours when friends have visited from out of state. I've done tours with 2 other (more popular) companies. These other companies have charter buses that pick all guests up from their hotels and transport them to the tour. If you haven't rented a car, then I guess you'll have to settle for... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

We arrived about 20 minutes early for our appointment. I am so glad we did! Derek greeted our group of 11 near the front door and invited us in and showed us around a bit. We wondered around the store and the immediate grounds waiting on the rest of the people for our time slot to arrive. Derek was very... More 

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Our group had an awesome time!! Unorganized as some have said but that adds to the charm. ZZ was quite a character and we all enjoyed his antics! We missed out on eating at the restaurant, they were closed but I heard it is great! They give you a "backyard tour" before the boat ride that was interesting and fun.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2014

If you want a genuine Cajun experience or you are hooked on the history of the Bayou and love the show Swamp People, then look no further than Zams Swamp Tour. It was fun and educational. And who doesn't want to go home and tell people they held a baby alligator? My family loved this tour and will remember it... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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3 reviews
Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

The Trip was not bad, but the stuff was very unorganised. I felt bad for the animals on the farm in the little cages.. Tourgide was very quiet..We got stuck in the Swamp cause he went to far to one side.. It was scary and he didn't want to call for help (very stuborn and proud) so we just called... More 

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Thank Annik B
Brattleboro, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 12, 2014

being fromVermont I was totally fascinated with going on a swamp boat tour- Zam's tour was amazing. We saw titles, birds and lots of alligators. I highly recommend going on one of these tours.

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