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The Atchafalaya Experience

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Lafayette, LA 70517
+1 337-277-4726
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Wonderful tour — worth every cent!

Wife and I wanted a bird tour on Dec 1 - not an ideal time of year. We met Kim (his dad only... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ProfessorBob2014
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Bloomington, Indiana
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mindblowing experience

We booked this as something to do on a spare day and were blown away!!! What an experience whatever... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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This swamp tour is for photographers, birders and lovers of nature who appreciate seeing Louisiana's answer to the Grand Canyon, "The Atchafalaya". Louisiana's Atchafalaya is North America's largest river swamp and ranks among the top 10 wilderness areas in the United States. The vistas have the appearance of pristine cypress and mixed wood swamp.
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Lafayette, LA 70517
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I wanted a bird tour on Dec 1 - not an ideal time of year. We met Kim (his dad only manages the schedule these days) at the Atchafalaya Welcome Ctr on US 10. He arrived with his boat on a trailer and...More

Thank ProfessorBob2014
coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kim is one to make me proud! Thanks for the great review! P.S. I do trips when a second boat is needed---At 88 they are overly protective, think I am too old!!

Reviewed 25 October 2017

We booked this as something to do on a spare day and were blown away!!! What an experience whatever else you do in Lafayette put this top of the list. Big Kim & Kim Junior couldn't do enough and even helped me overcome my fear...More

1  Thank _mavisburton
coerte337, Manager at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Apples do not fall far from the tree! I am very proud of my family--all are like the two Kims! I am very glad that they really did it up fantastic! Coerte

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Kim Voorhies of Atchafalya Experience gave us a one of a kind tour, starting with sunrise in a cyoress grove. He then proceeded to show us every bird that is commonly seen this time of year (October). As a photographer, I really appreciated his tips...More

Thank Susan S
coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

We are pleased that you enjoyed and understand our trip into Fantasy land, The Atchafalaya Swamp!!! We hope that you can return in the spring and really see the areas that we described and take more pictures that you can imagine, Thanks!!!! Coerte and Kim

Reviewed 22 October 2017

My husband and I started our vacation with a swamp tour on his birthday. I planned this as a first stop on our road trip to North Carolina as a surprise. I knew my husband would be thrilled and I expected to enjoy it also...More

Thank map7282017
coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

As the father of this character, I am very proud of his complete ability to educate and satisfy our guests---he is one of a kind and should be called a state treasure for his love of our wonderful treasure, The Atchafalaya! Thank you for your...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

First time in Louisiana and we absolutely loved taking the boat tour! Saw lots of alligators, some jumping carp, and native birds of the area. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the animals and plants in the area. He pointed several of them out. Many...More

Thank reesejin
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Please do not believe any bad review here, this tour was PERFECT! I travelled to many places of the world, and I think this part of the Atchafalaya Basin is one of the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen. Kim was a very friendly...More

Thank Hugonon
coerte337, Front Office Manager at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

This reviewer really understands what we stand for! An exposure to Louisiana's Grand Canyon, The Atchafalaya! We attempt to be as real as a human can be and educate and expose our guests to the beauty and complex ecosystems we are so fortunate to have....More

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience touring the cypress swamp. We met Kim at the Atchafalaya Welcome Center in Breaux Bridge. From there, we followed him to the boating dock. There were 5 small children in our party, and they absolutely loved it.

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coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

I trained him right--he loves our Grand Canyon, THE ATCHAFALAYA! many thanks for your thoughts.

Reviewed 22 August 2017

One of the favorite things we've done in all our travels. Our captain grew up in the swamps and was very knowledgeable about it. He knew some of the alligators by name and actually called to them and they came. You couldn't see them until...More

Thank Diedre C
coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

I am glad you enjoyed your tour---HOWEVER, THE ATCHAFALAYA EXPERIENCE IS NOT AN AIRBOAT TOUR!!! We operate eco friendly 4 stroke Mercury outboards that are whisper quiet and do not upset the ecology with loud noise! I would like to know the actual tour you...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

I took visitors on a boat tour in the Henderson swamp. It was awesome. My friends were from France. The guide did the tour in both French and English. He took us to see alligators and some beautiful cypress trees. It was a forest of...More

Thank Paek2013
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We enjoyed the Bayou experience, even tough the lake and surrounding bayou was man made quire sometime ago, you still got "Bayou". The guide was local, knowledgeable, but a tad cranky; as he stated, we were the last ride of a long holiday weekends work....More

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coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

The description of The Atchafalaya Experience by this reviewer does not fit our company. We run only one trip each day, have state of the art equipment, meet at the Atchafalaya Welcome Center a first class center with more than adequate rest rooms. we take...More

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rexidnight
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April is the best---we have outboard powered boats---the audubon national society used us for the National Convention and thousands of birders, twichers and other bird lovers have used us also with no complaints. We love... More
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