Eco-swamp tours conducted aboard small open authentic cajun crawfishing skiffs(swamp people boats) The boat operators are able to get you up close with the least amount of disturbance to wildlife and the environment.
Butch Guchereau the owner and main guide is a Breaux Bridge native cajun and has college degrees in Zoology and Botany. Butch paid his way through college by working dredge boats during the summers on the Mississippi and Atchafalaya River systems where he experienced the dynamic forces that have built the land of Acadiana and learned how the rivers, bayous, wetland areas, man's interventions and coastal erosion are all intertwined and constanly changing. His educational background and personal experiences growing up in and around swamps has given Butch rich insight into the ecology of Louisiana swamps.
Butch has imported this knowledge and insights to Shawn, his son and Bob Gary, also college educated local cajun, and a personal friend.
Butch has had Shawn in the swamps since he was in diapers and today calls him a "Bayouoligist" .
Bob Gary has college degree in liberal arts and his heart in the swamp. As a hobby he walks the swamp land looking for interesting cypress wood pieces which he makes into one of a kind clocks.
My son and I have spent most our lives either learning about or earning an income from the swamps of Cajun Country-this is where we want to be. The swamps are our passion and Joie de Vivre (joy of life), and sharing a couple hours with people who love and enjoy nature is an enjoyable experience for us.
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The tours last approximately 2 hours and cost $20.00 per adult/
$10.00 per child (12 and younger)
Pay Boat operator after tour
payment is by cash or personal and travelers checks
Cajun Country Swamp Tours conducts swamp tours seven days a week, including holidays, all year round.
Time schedules change day by day, influenced by demand, the weather, and the time of year.
Seating is limited so reservations are recommended.
We do accept walk ups if room is available and the price is same as reservations
To make reservations or for more information contact us by phone at
or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Reservation being made 24 hours or less before the tour date please call instead of e-mail
1. What if the weather turns bad?
This is one of the reasons to have your phone number, if we cancel the tour we will able to contact you ahead of time so you can make other plans and not waste time on a maybe
Louisiana's average annual rain fall for our area is approximately 60 inches.
Normally the wettest month is July and the driest October.
If the rain is light and sporadic and guest are gun ho the tour will go out.
If the rain is continuous or lightning in the area the tour will be canceled and any and all money refunded if you prepaid. Of course you may reschedule for later.
If the tour is underway and has to be canceled your tour charge will be:
a. If you were out less than an hour no obligation.
b. If you were out for 1 to 1 1/2 hours the charge will be 1/2 price.
c. If you were out over 1 1/2 hours or more full price.
2. When is the best time for wildlife viewing?
Best Time of Day?
a. In colder months best if you schedule your tour late morning to early afternoon.
b. In warmer months best if you schedule 1st tour of the day or late afternoon.
Best Time of Year?
a. Mid March through May
b. Mid October through December
3. Will we see alligators?
If the weather cooperates yes you will see alligators.
The area we tour through has a healthy population of alligators
we do not feed alligators or keep little ones in a bucket
Generally early to late spring and late fall to early winter are best
mid to late summer and mid to late winter bad
during the week is generally better than weekends due to increased boat traffic on weekends
4. Are there age restrictions?
5. Are life jackets provided?
6. Are dogs allowed?
Personal assist dogs are definitely allowed
Pet Dogs are allowed if the:
a. tour is a private group tour
b. dog is people friendly and everyone scheduled for the tour agrees
7. How should I dress?
Dress is casual and appropriate for the weather
Temperatures on the water tend to be little cooler than on land
8. Are food and beverages allowed?
Food and beverages are allowed as long as all containers are removed from the boat at end of tour
there are no restrooms on the boat
9. Is alcohol allowed?
If the tour is a private tour alcohol is allowed
if the tour is not private no alcohol allowed
also remember no restrooms on boat
10. Can we take pictures and video?
11. Can gift certificates be purchased?
Yes, just call 337-319-0010 or e-mail email@example.com
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