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Atchafalaya Swamp Boat Tour

Eastern Acadiana, Louisiana

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Atchafalaya Swamp Boat Tour

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  • The Atchafalaya Experience river basin tours are given in a boat outfitted for the purpose of taking groups into and throughout the basin area.- Atchafalaya Swamp Boat Tour
  • At 15,000 acres, the Atchafalaya basin is the largest river swamp area in the U.S. Tour guides plan itineraries based on the needs of each individual tour group.- Atchafalaya Swamp Boat Tour
  • Cypress groves lined with Spanish moss are one of the areas of interest that tours run through.- Atchafalaya Swamp Boat Tour
  • An osprey sits atop a tree in the basin. Wildlife viewing tours are available.- Atchafalaya Swamp Boat Tour
  • Tour guides are knowledgable about the routes and areas of interest throughout much of the Atchafalaya basin.- Atchafalaya Swamp Boat Tour
  • Narrow paths through dense cypress groves are accessible by the small boat tours.- Atchafalaya Swamp Boat Tour
  • Tour guide Kim Voorhies leads a tour through the Atchafalaya cypress groves.- Atchafalaya Swamp Boat Tour
  • Boat is the method that gives most access to the wide and frequently roadless Atchafalaya basin.- Atchafalaya Swamp Boat Tour
  • Scenic cypress trees in the Atchafalaya Basin.- Atchafalaya Swamp Boat Tour
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Pros: 
Tours based on individualized needs. Knowledgeable guides.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Eastern Acadiana, LA
Access: 
Vehicle
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
No
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
None
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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If you are looking to see the elaborate and beautiful space of the Atchafalaya Basin, touring by water provides a unique and comprehensive experience. And if you are in the area without a boat, or even if you have a boat but are looking for some local knowledge and information, a boat tour is a great choice. There are several tour operations that are availabe; this tour was run by Kim Voorhies of The Atachafalaya Experience. Over the course of a few hours the tour leads through old cypress groves draped with picturesque Spanish moss, coves with large alligators, past abandoned structures and maintained houseboats deep in the river's secluded areas, and quietly beside ospreys standing near their nests built into the tree canopies.

While boat tours of the area are frequent, many follow unique routes through the waterway. Guides can choose locations based on what tour members are hoping to experience, whether that be a general swamp and wildlife tour or something more specialized like a fishing or photography tour. The wildlife viewing opportunities are unmatched, and there is no better way to get a sense of the enormous and intricate ecosystem that constitutes the Atchafalaya Basin. You'll also benefit from your guide's knowledge and passion; protection and stewardship of this area is of vital importance, and it is evident in the messaging throughout the tour. 

For complete information, visit www.TheAtchafalayaExperience.com or call 337.735.1911.

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