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Address: Interstate 10, exit 121, Butte La Rose, Lafayette, LA 70517
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Atchafalaya Basin Swamp Tours; Third generation Swamp Tour Guide.

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Gators and Bayou

My son, his wife and I had a great time with Ernest! Beautiful water. Beautiful wildlife and BIG O GATORS. He knows the area and the history. Make sure to go see the railroad and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2016
Vanessa R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Enjoyed the tour, felt that we had our own personal tour guide. It was great until Ernest, our Captain made an off color remark race baited remark. We overlooked this remark to continue our adventure; but I hope in the future Ernest strikes these comments from his tour.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Winter is not the best time to do swamp tours......but Couret still managed to find us some big gators and beautiful bird life! We called him enroute to Lafayette and he met us an hour and half later - fabulous service.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

My son, his wife and I had a great time with Ernest! Beautiful water. Beautiful wildlife and BIG O GATORS. He knows the area and the history. Make sure to go see the railroad and gator alley.

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2 Thank Vanessa R
Culebra,PR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Mr Courets passion and experience was clearly present during our tour of the Atchafalaya Basin on September 13th. The many types of birds, trees and other flora were spectacular. We can't wait to do this again in hopes of seeing even more of this ecosystems special offerings. . Thank you Mr Couret!

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Sausalito, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

My sweetie and I booked Ernest for his 2-hour tour and it was remarkable. Besides the water beetles (world's best vacuum cleaners) and the gators, Ernest regaled us with tales of his life, growing up in Louisianna, serving in Vietnam, the history of the swamp...it was fascinating, entertaining and I wish we could've spent the whole day together. Go with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I booked this tour knowing it was hosted by a local guy, Ernest Couret. It was everything I could have asked for! A fantastic 2 hours being escorted around the Louisiana swamp by a knowledge guide. We visited several areas if the basin which was just stunning. We entered a quiet area where gators frequent where we saw several of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Didn't see much more than water and trees. Only one distant alligator and a couple of birds. This may have been because water was 6 ft over normal depth. I would have been satisfied with cheaper, larger tour. Some trouble understanding Ernest's genuine French accent over motor. He is really a fishing guide.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Precisely the tour we were expecting with only my wife and myself, guided by a great nature lover. Louisiana can be very nice, the swamp can be lovely in good conditions, but it has to be well explained by an expert. Lucky us, we had Ernest and we understood a bit more about this wonderful place.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

A much better option than the overcrowded commercial tours on offer. Ern is a local who has lived & worked on the swamps his entire life, we were one of only two couples on the tour with him and we didn't see another boat the entire 2 hours we were on the water. The swamp was beautiful, Ern was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

We had a great time on our swamp tour! My boyfriend and I were the only ones on the tour and had an amazing experience. While passing other loud boats packed with people, we were very thankful to have the boat to our selves. Mr. Couret was very knowledge about all of the plants and animals we saw and had... More 

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