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.