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The Atchafalaya Experience

#8 of 48 things to do in Lafayette Features Animals
Lafayette, LA 70517
+1 337-277-4726
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Swamp boat tour

I took visitors on a boat tour in the Henderson swamp. It was awesome. My friends were from... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paek2013
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Lafayette, Louisiana
Decent Bayou Scenery

We enjoyed the Bayou experience, even tough the lake and surrounding bayou was man made quire... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rick K
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St. Petersburg Florida
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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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Lafayette, LA 70517
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I took visitors on a boat tour in the Henderson swamp. It was awesome. My friends were from France. The guide did the tour in both French and English. He took us to see alligators and some beautiful cypress trees. It was a forest of...More

Thank Paek2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Bayou experience, even tough the lake and surrounding bayou was man made quire sometime ago, you still got "Bayou". The guide was local, knowledgeable, but a tad cranky; as he stated, we were the last ride of a long holiday weekends work....More

Thank Rick K
coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The description of The Atchafalaya Experience by this reviewer does not fit our company. We run only one trip each day, have state of the art equipment, meet at the Atchafalaya Welcome Center a first class center with more than adequate rest rooms. we take...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was amazing. We went out with Kim senior who was just the perfect tour guide, lots of knowledge of the area and funny aswell. He even stopped to pick up trash from the water and dosnt feed the aligators, he really takes care...More

Thank Forarsveen
coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

wonderful people like you make us try harder to share our Grand Canyon---The Atchafalaya Swamp! Many thanks!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to see this incredible and unusual landscape then this is for you!. It is both relaxing and informative. We did see the gators!. The Guide was a character and knew his stuff. Really enjoyed this unusual trip and I considered it a...More

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coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed our beautiful area! Try us again in mid spring when all of the critters are doing their thing! Regards

Reviewed July 10, 2017

Our guide was funny and pointed out many animals and vegetation that we would have missed without him

Thank bacci2015
coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

thanks for your great and considerate remarks!!!

Reviewed May 16, 2017

We just did our tour with Kim the other day and totally enjoyed our time out on the swamp! He is very knowledgeable and friendly and knows his swamp! We saw plenty of gators and birds. We learned of the swamp and its history. It...More

2  Thank Greg L
Reviewed May 11, 2017

What a unique experience in a small boat-2 of us with Coerte's nephew, the driver! It was a beautiful day to hear the different birds, watch the birds grab fish out of the swamp water, and we saw 2 alligators; one in the water and...More

2  Thank EnjoyedVisit
Reviewed March 20, 2017

I can't describe how amazing this tour was. Our guide, Kim, went above and beyond any tour we have previously done anywhere. His knowledge and southern charm far exceeded anything we could have expected. We can't recommend this tour highly enough. We felt this tour...More

2  Thank mike h
Reviewed November 29, 2016

Experience of a lifetime, I was going to say, but than noticed that one of the previous reviewers just said this. Bit this is what it was. Coerte and his son Cameron went out and beyond to accommodate me, which was not easy as I...More

3  Thank vladimir70
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

We just got off the boat and I could not wait to write this review. This boat trip was truly awesome. We saw a lot of fish, alligators, birds and much more. Experience of a lifetime! Thanks 2 the family Voorhies 😊 Top service!

1  Thank Shai B
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rexidnight
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April is the best---we have outboard powered boats---the audubon national society used us for the National Convention and thousands of birders, twichers and other bird lovers have used us also with no complaints. We love... More
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