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The Atchafalaya Experience

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Address: Lafayette, LA 70517
Phone Number: +1 337-277-4726
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This swamp tour is for photographers, birders and lovers of nature who...

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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Absolutely fantastic, unforgettable tour

Experience of a lifetime, I was going to say, but than noticed that one of the previous reviewers just said this. Bit this is what it was. Coerte and his son Cameron went out and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
vladimir70
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Odessa, Ukraine
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Odessa, Ukraine
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Experience of a lifetime, I was going to say, but than noticed that one of the previous reviewers just said this. Bit this is what it was. Coerte and his son Cameron went out and beyond to accommodate me, which was not easy as I was a single traveler, did not have a car (so they had to pick me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just got off the boat and I could not wait to write this review. This boat trip was truly awesome. We saw a lot of fish, alligators, birds and much more. Experience of a lifetime! Thanks 2 the family Voorhies 😊 Top service!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My friend and I had the most awesome experience on this tour. Our guide was Kim and he was so knowledgeable. We can really tell he loves his job!!!! He even recommended a place to eat afterwards... Pat's restaurant in Henderson :) Very yummy!

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Thank Jordanna M
coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this review

Thanks for your e-mail and the tripadvisor review! we will wait for guests that are deserving of our time! thanks again for your kind statements! regards, coerte More 

Bicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My wife and I had booked a private early morning tour of the swamp so that we could see the sunrise and it certainly didn't disappoint, but more on this in a minute. If you are thinking of booking a swamp tour through The Atchafalaya Experience I think it's very important to understand what you are buying here. Make no... More 

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coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this review

We have had reviews that are supreme---this one tops them all!! Thanks, Thanks and we hope to have you again when i can take you!! regards, Coerte More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were very lucky, and got to see an amazing number of different species - ibises, egrets, an unbelievable number of alligators, herons, storks flying overhead, roseate spoonbills (beautiful!), huge carp FLYING out of the water... The Atchafalaya basin is a stunning, unique, and wild place. Our guide, Kim, has been taking people there for more than twenty years. He... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Our guide was Kim for the trip. He was extremely informative and knew his way around Atchafalaya Basin with great ease. Kim informed us of the different plant life as well as the many different types of birds. The basin is just beyond explaining how beautiful it is. I would definitely recommend the Atchafalaya Experience as guides for a swamp... More 

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Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We really enjoyed this swamp tour. The company is family run, so your guide might be a member of any of the 3 generations. While the water was too high to view much wildlife--and a baby alligator wasn't seen--the guides work hard to be informative about the plant and animal life, and the scenery is beautiful. We would recommend Atchafalaya... More 

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coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this review

wonderful to have intelligent and thoughtful people that understand that mother nature does not always cooperate!! we always try to have our guests experience be the most memorable trip we can provide!! thanks for your kind words. More 

NOISY le ROI (Versailles)
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Impressed by the "Petit Fûté travel guide" and the ratings of Trip Advisor, on Monday 2nd - a rainy day - we went without fear to the "Bois des Chenes" address in Lafayette. We met Coerte in person, a very nice and alert person, and we agreed upon a visit in French on Thursday 5th, 2016. Mind : my wife... More 

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coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this review

weather is a big factor, high water and rain keep the birds and animals in hiding---Lake Martin is a controlled lake one mile long and a half mile wide--the Atchafalaya is 150 miles long and 50 miles across---my visit to the doctor was not planned--sorry I could not be there---My 34 year old grandson is as qualified as anyone, as... More 

Leesville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

My sister and I recently reserved a trip for two to leave from the welcome center and cruise the Atchafalaya basin. The directions of where and when to meet were very distinct and easy to follow. Our guide, Kim, was very informative. He made the trip throughly enjoyable, highlighting all the local plants and animals. I would definitely book this... More 

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Larkspur, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

We stayed with the Vorrhies family which was a treasure in of itself. Kim Voorhies took so a 3 hour tour of the swamps of the atchafalaya. He is a naturalist, like his father Coerte, and an avid environmentalist. He showed us many species of flagrant and fauna and was vastly entertaining! The basin is beautiful and feels as if... More 

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coerte337, Owner at The Atchafalaya Experience, responded to this review

many thanks for the accolades!!! we certainly enjoyed meeting the two of you and will treasure the memories. regards, coerte More 

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