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de la Houssaye's Swamp Tours

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Address: 910 N Wilderness Trl, Carencro, LA 70520-6011
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+1 337-298-2630

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It was hilarious.De La Houssay talks A LOT and if you would like a lesson in environmental regulation and state rights, then he will give you one. The boat was not the best, the... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2012
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband surprised me with a sunset swamp tour for my birthday in August 2014. Marcus de la Houssay was an awesome tour guide. We would ride around for a little bit, and he would stop and tell us stories. The tour was far longer than expected. We did not want it to end. When the sun started setting he... More 

1 Thank Wendy R
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Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

This guy was extremely rude!!! I don't see how he stays open because his customer relations skills suck! I was appalled at how rude he was!

2 Thank CourtneyDT
New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Just a couple of simple points. First, I didn't pay to hear his political rants. Whether I agree with his views or not, it is irrelevant. It was supposed to be a swamp tour, not some ignorant political rants. Second, he really was rude answering questions. Third, he scared every single animal we saw. It is hard to believe but... More 

4 Thank John D
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2014

While waiting for our tour to begin through Cajun Country Swamp Tours ( Highly recommend ), we witnessed Mr. de la Houssaye beat one of his two dogs at the put-in. Many other tourists witnessed this disturbing event. As we concluded our tour, Mr. de la Houssaye's boat pulled in just after us. To our surprise, 4-5 Sheriff vehicles were... More 

5 Thank tunanut13
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Well, even the bad reviews had me smiling. Off course, if you are looking for the Ritz Carlton Hotel Kinda Swamp Tour man, you are not at the right place. But if you want to experience the real deal, then I would 100% recommand DelaHoussaye Swamp tour. I did contact Marcus by email first at the end of 2005, for... More 

2 Thank Michèle P
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763 reviews
492 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Called this swamp tour to get a reservation. The guy who answered the phone was not only rude, but said it wasn't worth his time running a tour for only two people. When I tried to ask him questions, he simply talked over me, not listening to me at all. Finally, he just hung up on me. This guy apparently... More 

4 Thank Melodycthomas
Banks, Oregon
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2013

It all started in Portland Oregon when I booked our tour two weeks in advance. It all sounded so great. However, he forgot to write down the day we had prearranged and called a week early, leaving a message that said " no worries, I think you're actually coming next week?....."yes we were." The day of our tour we were... More 

5 Thank C W
San Antonio, Texas, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2013

We took Mr. de la Houssaye's tour about a year ago and it was excellent. This year we decided to treat our 12 year old granddaughter to a mini spring break to New Orleans and on the return to San Antonio we had scheduled a swamp tour, again with Mr. de la Houssaye. The majority of our time in the... More 

5 Thank Carol S
Lakeside, MT
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49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2012

I've read all of the reviews, and actually there is probably a grain of truth in the bad ones. I found it interesting that the were ZERO four star reviews. Well, I'm giving him four stars. To me, a five star rating suggests that there is almost no room for improvement and that the experience was almost perfect. Hard to... More 

6 Thank Richard F
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 June 2012

It was hilarious.De La Houssay talks A LOT and if you would like a lesson in environmental regulation and state rights, then he will give you one. The boat was not the best, the seats were dilapidated, there was a dog on the boat and it was smelly.

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