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Captain Ron's Swamp Tours

756 Pine Island Rd, Karnack, TX 75661-2025
+1 903-679-3020
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Crazy awesome

What an enjoyable time we had. Caddo Lake is phenomenally beautiful. We really enjoyed our tour... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
afraidandbrave
Enjoyable boat tour on Caddo Lake!

We enjoyed our recent boat tour with Captain Ron on Caddo Lake. He was very informative in regards... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Emily B
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Houston, Texas
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pontoon boat” (40 reviews)
“caddo lake” (112 reviews)
“cypress trees” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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756 Pine Island Rd, Karnack, TX 75661-2025
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What an enjoyable time we had. Caddo Lake is phenomenally beautiful. We really enjoyed our tour guide, Ron, and felt like we had known him all our lives. Make sure if you are in East Texas, you book a tour on Caddo Lake. It’s a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our recent boat tour with Captain Ron on Caddo Lake. He was very informative in regards to the history and ecology of the lake. Our six year old really enjoyed it as well. Great for families of all ages.

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Thank Emily B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cruise was wonderful, informative, and serene. Ron even thought to hand out blankets, as it can get a little chilly. The only possible shortfall was not being able to hear him speak during the couple of periods at higher speed.

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Thank Jo_287872542
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was great & showed & gave us a lot of information I personally was not aware of. He recommended doing this in the Spring & we are seriously considering coming back to see the differences he told us about. I would definitely recommend...More

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Thank CityGrandma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain Ron and his co-captain, Panda, did a fabulous job giving us a wonderful tour of Caddo Lake. The lake is so beautiful and Captain Ron's knowledge was very impressive. He had a great sense of humor that added to the tour. We made this...More

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Thank Karlie V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain Ron was full of interesting info about the Lake. I highly recommend this tour. The Lake is indescribably beautiful. Definitely worth seeing. A little Texas gem for sure.

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Thank Aspinden99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our boat tour with Ron was great. He has a vast interest and knowledge of this area. I learned so much about the bayou, the wildlife, and the plants of Caddo Lake. Most important, he gave us a relaxing, enjoyable look at a beautiful region.

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Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This was an excellent boat tour that took us to the very heart of the swamp with the most mesmerizing views of the cypress trees. The captain's narration was informative, and communication with the riders lively.

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Thank alexM9725UY
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Great Tour! Captain Ron very well versed on Caddo Lake and Caddo Lake history. Answered all questions with wit and humor. Wished the trip would have been a little longer..

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Thank Ted M
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Capt Ron was very educated about Caddo Lake and the surrounding areas. He was interesting and funny. He seems to love what he is doing and where he lives and wants to share that love and knowledge with others. He was great with the kids...More

Thank Joan M
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gfcf132
12 May 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
12 May 2017|
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Response from Rachel O | Reviewed this property |
Capt. Ron's website will show you times and cost. I also recommend calling him as he is good about accommodating customers if the times or days do not look like they will work. The food at the Big Pines is delicious and... More
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sherri g
13 October 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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