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Captain Ron's Swamp Tours

756 Pine Island Rd, Karnack, TX 75661-2025
+1 903-679-3020
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great day trip

This was a wonderful day trip for me friend and myself. It was my first and her second trip. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
karen_whitlow
Entertaining and Peaceful

Captain Ron will have you rolling laughing during the tour. But then there are moments of complete... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
atw W
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Southlake, Texas
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pontoon boat” (35 reviews)
“cypress trees” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
756 Pine Island Rd, Karnack, TX 75661-2025
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+1 903-679-3020
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a wonderful day trip for me friend and myself. It was my first and her second trip. We enjoyed the scenery and serenity as the well information about the areas eco system and local history. We plan on doing it again at some...More

Thank karen_whitlow
Reviewed 3 days ago

Captain Ron will have you rolling laughing during the tour. But then there are moments of complete quiet and calm among the Spanish moss.... and it is peaceful and beautiful.

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Thank atw W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Captain Ron was so funny and knowledgeable would recommend him and take his tour again fyi panda was the true captain..lol.

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Thank Linicha S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting and informative. Great when he let the kids "drive" the boat. Captain Ron was well informed and provided a continuous narrative, as well as taking questions

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Thank Lawrence A W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our tour with Ron was wonderful. He was so kind to my grandson and was such an informative guide! We saw parts of Caddo Lake we would never have seen on our own.

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Thank Delaneyr R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour. Ron is very knowledgeable of Caddo Lake and its history. He is also quick with a joke. Small tour size allows for interaction with others on the boat as well as being easy to ask questions. Might consider doing the early morning tours...More

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Thank TexasAggie1994
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative, our daughter in law had never been to Caddo before. Beautiful location for the tour. Fun & intereting, even for me a lifelong frequent visitor to Caddo. Fascinating information about this unique cypress forest.

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Thank prh177
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very scenic tour owned and narrated by Captain Ron. He was not only a knowledgeable guy but entertaining as well. I read up on some of the facts before arriving and he knew those and a whole lot more. I would highly...More

Thank Mark M
captnron99, Owner at Captain Ron's Swamp Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the nice review and I am glad you enjoyed our beautiful Caddo Lake. Capt. Ron Gibbs

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Ron gave us a great experience! He knows his stuff and makes the tour very interesting and even funny at times. Very easy to find and beautiful scenery on the tour. Go take a tour, you will really enjoy it!

Thank Mike G
captnron99, Owner at Captain Ron's Swamp Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the nice review and I am so glad you liked our beautiful Caddo lake. Capt. Ron

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our time on the water with Captain Ron. He was very informative and a great navigator. Got great pics of pileated woodpeckers. Our two grandsons enjoyed the scenery and ride also.

Thank Kathy B
captnron99, Owner at Captain Ron's Swamp Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you got some great pics, we don't see pileated woodpecker often, generally just hear them. Hope you get a chance to come back for more photos. Capt. Ron

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gfcf132
hours for boat tour and cost 5/18-5/20 also is the Big Pine Lodge open on the days mentioned?
11 May 2017|
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Response from captnron99 | Property representative |
Boat tours are at 10am, 12 noon, 2 pm and 4 pm,,, Wed. thru Sunday. Big pines Lodge is open at 4pm on thursdays
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gfcf132
Time and cost of boat tours 5/18-5/20 also is The Big Pines Lodge open ? Thank you!
11 May 2017|
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Response from Rachel O | Reviewed this property |
Capt. Ron's website will show you times and cost. I also recommend calling him as he is good about accommodating customers if the times or days do not look like they will work. The food at the Big Pines is delicious and... More
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sherri g
What happened to the steamboat? Is there only pontoon boat tours now? Thanks
12 October 2016|
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Response from Betty C | Reviewed this property |
Only pontoon tours now. Captain Ron told us he had employees to run the Steamboat and pontoon tours and the caused a great deal of damage - so much that he took over the pontoon tours himself and had to let the Steamboat... More
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