We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Insta-Gator Ranch

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 23440 Lowe Davis Rd., Covington, LA 70435
Phone Number: +1 985-892-3669

Things to do in Covington or New Orleans, LA

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 98 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 75
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
All about gators

This was one of the highlights of our recent vacation as our family visited Insta-Gator. This isn't a zoo or swamp experience, but a working ranch for the harvest of alligators... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Add Photo Write a Review

98 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 97: English reviews
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
250 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was one of the highlights of our recent vacation as our family visited Insta-Gator. This isn't a zoo or swamp experience, but a working ranch for the harvest of alligators. The guides are friendly and very knowledgeable as they lead you through an educational tour of all you ever wanted to know about alligators. They explain everything from the... More 

Thank ScottandJanelle
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There had been a large storm the night before, so we had an abbreviated tour with a focus more on alligator viewing and handling. The kids loved holding the baby alligators...was one of the highlights of the trip.

Thank Dave R
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
228 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stopped in on a whim while waiting for Abita Brewing to open, and we're happy we did! Despite joining an existing tour late, we found our guide (Joe) to be friendly, entertaining, and very knowledgeable. We appreciated the care and professionalism of the ranch in raising the young gators in a clean and controlled environment to optimize their health... More 

Thank Don N
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were a little wary when we were pointed to a gator ranch, where gators were being raised for food and leather, expecting to find a dirty sort of road-side zoo sort of location. Didn't THIS place end up being a pleasant surprise! The entire tour was absolutely fantastic. Our guide was fun, warm, and friendly, and full of interesting... More 

Thank AbbyMNashville
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Have wanted to see an alligator, but was not interested in doing a swamp and airboat tour to see them. A co-worker recommended Insta-Gator. I called the same day we were hoping to take a tour. The man that answered the phone was very pleasant and took our names for a 2pm tour. We arrived at the ranch and we're... More 

Thank Karen S
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I went here on several school fields trips growing up and then had my neice's birthday party here! Super great place with great people and very educational and fun.

Thank Karly S
Covington, Louisiana
Level Contributor
32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Instagator ranch was nice. Pretty grounds. They gave a nice educational talk then walked you through the property and holding areas. For an extra fee you can hold some of the smaller gators. They also sell the meat with some recipes.

Thank Cori R
Level Contributor
57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure what the appeal of this place is for Louisianians. Very short tour, smelly walkthrough gator barn, touch pool with small young gators, long wait while people queue up to take their picture sitting in or kneeling by a statute of a gator (this took the most time out of anything). If it was half-priced I still would... More 

2 Thank LSUdad4
Level Contributor
264 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Abita Springs for a week and were fortunate in being directed toward the Insta-Gator Ranch as a good place to visit. It would have been worthwhile just to see the programme operating around bringing alligators on from eggs and rearing them for release later in their lives. However, we were even luckier to find ourselves being... More 

1 Thank Duquesadiner
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I'm 19 years old traveling America with my friends who are 19 years old and 22 years old. I found insta-gator ranch while looking on the Internet for a swamp tour. The tour far exceeded our expectations and we had baby gators hatch In our hand and we got to play with real alligators in a pool. This is something... More 

1 Thank Ryan D

Travellers who viewed Insta-Gator Ranch also viewed


Been to Insta-Gator Ranch? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Insta-Gator Ranch and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Insta-Gator Ranch staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?