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The Atchafalaya Experience

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Address: Lafayette, LA 70517
Phone Number: (337) 277-4726
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This swamp tour is for photographers, birders and lovers of nature who...

This swamp tour is for photographers, birders and lovers of nature who appreciate seeing Louisiana's answer to the Grand Canyon, "The Atchafalaya". Louisiana's Atchafalaya is North America's largest river swamp and ranks among the top 10 wilderness areas in the United States. The vistas have the appearance of pristine cypress and mixed wood swamp.

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Great Time with Atchafalaya Experience

Our guide was Kim for the trip. He was extremely informative and knew his way around Atchafalaya Basin with great ease. Kim informed us of the different plant life as well as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2016
drb3864
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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Our guide was Kim for the trip. He was extremely informative and knew his way around Atchafalaya Basin with great ease. Kim informed us of the different plant life as well as the many different types of birds. The basin is just beyond explaining how beautiful it is. I would definitely recommend the Atchafalaya Experience as guides for a swamp... More 

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Missouri
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We really enjoyed this swamp tour. The company is family run, so your guide might be a member of any of the 3 generations. While the water was too high to view much wildlife--and a baby alligator wasn't seen--the guides work hard to be informative about the plant and animal life, and the scenery is beautiful. We would recommend Atchafalaya... More 

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coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this review

wonderful to have intelligent and thoughtful people that understand that mother nature does not always cooperate!! we always try to have our guests experience be the most memorable trip we can provide!! thanks for your kind words. More 

NOISY le ROI (Versailles)
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Impressed by the "Petit Fûté travel guide" and the ratings of Trip Advisor, on Monday 2nd - a rainy day - we went without fear to the "Bois des Chenes" address in Lafayette. We met Coerte in person, a very nice and alert person, and we agreed upon a visit in French on Thursday 5th, 2016. Mind : my wife... More 

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coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this review

weather is a big factor, high water and rain keep the birds and animals in hiding---Lake Martin is a controlled lake one mile long and a half mile wide--the Atchafalaya is 150 miles long and 50 miles across---my visit to the doctor was not planned--sorry I could not be there---My 34 year old grandson is as qualified as anyone, as... More 

Leesville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

My sister and I recently reserved a trip for two to leave from the welcome center and cruise the Atchafalaya basin. The directions of where and when to meet were very distinct and easy to follow. Our guide, Kim, was very informative. He made the trip throughly enjoyable, highlighting all the local plants and animals. I would definitely book this... More 

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Larkspur, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We stayed with the Vorrhies family which was a treasure in of itself. Kim Voorhies took so a 3 hour tour of the swamps of the atchafalaya. He is a naturalist, like his father Coerte, and an avid environmentalist. He showed us many species of flagrant and fauna and was vastly entertaining! The basin is beautiful and feels as if... More 

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coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this review

many thanks for the accolades!!! we certainly enjoyed meeting the two of you and will treasure the memories. regards, coerte More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went on the basin cruise as part of a group tour last year and I would recommend it to anyone. Our guide was a funny old chap in a boiler suit and sitting on an old kitchen chair (not the most elegant of boats) and he had a great sense of humour. The swamp was really interesting to travel... More 

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coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this review

thanks for the good review! however, I believe that you have the wrong company! I do not wear BOILER suits and my seats in my boats are BOAT seats and my boats and motors are state of the art equipment. Please investigate your actual swamp tour. thanks and regards, Coerte More 

Rueil-Malmaison, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great Tour in the bayou for 2-3 hours. Nice comments, very enjoyable moment. Plenty of nature, animals...

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coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this review

good to have intelligent and appreciative guests---i thank you for your wonderful thoughts More 

Forney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

How can I explain the wonder of the swamp if you have never been there. I highly recommend Atchafalaya Experience for your swamp tour. Corte's vast knowledge about the animals and plant life of the Louisiana swamp is astounding. He also explains the geological history of the Atchafalaya Basin and how it's formation affects what we see now. Corte's number... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I loved this tour! The swamp was beautiful and exciting and the guides knew so much about the wildlife and were so excited to share--it made me excited to learn and to see animals I hadn't even heard of before the tour started. We actually got rained on for a while in the middle of the tour, but I had... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

While our tour was plagued with issues the key concern was coming home. The guide warned us that trees and other objects under the surface could bump boat. Then at high speed he went over a submerged large object. I flew off my seat to floor at front of boat. My ankle twisted and I hurt my knee and back.... More 

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coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this review

I am fully insured!! Decent people would have approached us for a claim!! The gang of four have struck again---I defer any reader to read reviews from the other 8 persons on the same trip---reap what you sow! More 

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