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Captain Ron's Swamp Tours

756 Pine Island Rd, Karnack, TX 75661-2025
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Fantastic Trip

A cousin came to visit and we had taken him on this tour before and he was so impressed he wanted... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
randolphk784
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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
Great trip.

Had a wonderful time on the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable of the area and wildlife. Will... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
389dsimpson
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Travelers talk about
“pontoon boat” (41 reviews)
“caddo lake” (132 reviews)
“cypress trees” (30 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
756 Pine Island Rd, Karnack, TX 75661-2025
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"pontoon boat"
in 41 reviews
"caddo lake"
in 132 reviews
"cypress trees"
in 30 reviews
"swamp tour"
in 43 reviews
"great tour"
in 25 reviews
"great sense of humor"
in 7 reviews
"highly recommend this tour"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful lake"
in 8 reviews
"his knowledge"
in 5 reviews
"fun trip"
in 5 reviews
"great information"
in 5 reviews
"local history"
in 5 reviews
"spanish moss"
in 9 reviews
"hour tour"
in 4 reviews
"big pines lodge"
in 8 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 4 reviews
"steamboat"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A cousin came to visit and we had taken him on this tour before and he was so impressed he wanted to do it again. The ecosystem and scenery is just amazing. The guide's knowledge of the lake and its history is fantastic.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a wonderful time on the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable of the area and wildlife. Will be back to do it again.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I recently took a trip out to Texas and this tour was the best part of our trip! Captain Ron and Panda are hilarious and extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Captain Ron’s tour has become our thing to do when family or friends come to visit. The tour is interesting and pleasant. Each time I’v been there has been something new to learn or see. Caddo is a beautiful place! Captain Ron’s Tour allows you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time. Ron was our tour guide and we had our grandkids with us. He was excellent with them. He took his time, talked to them about Caddo Lake, and explained all about the wildlife in the area. Ron did a great job...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Ron took us to a great trip into the fascinating swamps of Caddo Lake. We loved to see both the beautiful nature and the gorgeous houses located at the waterside and couldn't stop taking pictures of this great location. Thanks to Captain Ron for...More

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captnron99, Owner at Captain Ron's Swamp Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the nice review and I'm glad you enjoyed the water forest as much as I do. Capt. Ron

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Saturday in the spring and had a great time. It was informative and leisurely, which was exactly what we wanted. The tour made me interested in getting deeper into the lake.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I truly enjoyed my tour. While it was an not exciting alligator adventure, it was beautiful and very interesting. We saw Turtles, Birds and the most amazing trees and wildlife. Our guide was very knowledgeable and he was fun too.

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captnron99, Owner at Captain Ron's Swamp Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So sorry we didn't see any gators, but the water forest kinda makes up for it. Caddo Lake is one of the most beautiful environments in the world, thank you for letting me share it with you. Capt. Ron

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The swamp tour was a great experience. The ride through the moss covered forest part enchanting. Capt Ron narrated the history of the lake which enhanced the experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Ron is very knowledgeable about Caddo Lake and made the experience out on the water a lot of fun. My friends and I heard a lot of Texas history that we never had before. I only wish that the tour was a little longer....More

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gfcf132
May 11, 2017|
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Response from captnron99 | Property representative |
Boat tours are at 10am, 12 noon, 2 pm and 4 pm,,, Wed. thru Sunday. Big pines Lodge is open at 4pm on thursdays
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gfcf132
May 11, 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is open Thursday through Sunday I believe. The swamp tour cost varies by time but is not expensive.
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sherri g
October 12, 2016|
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Response from Betty C | Reviewed this property |
Only pontoon tours now. Captain Ron told us he had employees to run the Steamboat and pontoon tours and the caused a great deal of damage - so much that he took over the pontoon tours himself and had to let the Steamboat... More
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