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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
Yes
Please respect the outdoors and leave no trace. One tip how to dispose of waste properly: Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products. For more information, visit https://lnt.org/learn/7-principles

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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Pros

Tours based on individualized needs. Knowledgeable guides.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

No

Address

Atchafalaya River Hwy
1908
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
United States

Features

Family friendly
Guided tours
Near lake or river
Wildlife
Bird watching
Fishing

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

02.26.19
Make sure you support a tour company that doesn't feed the wildlife like NolaKayaktours.com
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