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The Atchafalaya Experience

Lafayette, LA 70517
+1 337-277-4726
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What a great trip!

We just did our tour with Kim the other day and totally enjoyed our time out on the swamp! He is... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Greg L
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Edmonton, Canada
AUTHENTIC swamp tour-not touristy GREAT

What a unique experience in a small boat-2 of us with Coerte's nephew, the driver! It was a... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
EnjoyedVisit
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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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 17 May 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 11 May 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 21 March 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 30 November 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

2  Thank vladimir70
Reviewed 13 November 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
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

My friend and I had the most awesome experience on this tour. Our guide was Kim and he was so knowledgeable. We can really tell he loves his job!!!! He even recommended a place to eat afterwards... Pat's restaurant in Henderson :) Very yummy!

1  Thank Jordanna M
coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Thanks for your e-mail and the tripadvisor review! we will wait for guests that are deserving of our time! thanks again for your kind statements! regards, coerte

Reviewed 16 October 2016

My wife and I had booked a private early morning tour of the swamp so that we could see the sunrise and it certainly didn't disappoint, but more on this in a minute. If you are thinking of booking a swamp tour through The Atchafalaya...More

6  Thank Retroglide73
coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

We have had reviews that are supreme---this one tops them all!! Thanks, Thanks and we hope to have you again when i can take you!! regards, Coerte

Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were very lucky, and got to see an amazing number of different species - ibises, egrets, an unbelievable number of alligators, herons, storks flying overhead, roseate spoonbills (beautiful!), huge carp FLYING out of the water... The Atchafalaya basin is a stunning, unique, and wild...More

Thank 77sarahc32
Reviewed 25 June 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...More

Thank drb3864
Reviewed 30 May 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...More

Thank LangstonMissouri
coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2016

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.

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rexidnight
What is it like to go on the cruise in the first week of April? Do most of the birs stay in the area and do you have non-motorized tours so as not to frighten the birds?
17 March 2015|
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Response from coerte337 | Property representative |
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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