The Atchafalaya Experience
American Alligator in the Atchafalaya Basin

American Alligator in the Atchafalaya Basin

Conditions permitting Nature Tours are conducted daily at 10 am. We meet at the Atchafalaya Basin Welcome Center in Butte La Rose (see the map below). Contact us at ‭(337) 277-4726 or email‬ to schedule your tour. The tour lasts for three hours and features large Cypress Trees growing in the water of the Swamp, Alligators, and Birds such as Herons, Egrets, Osprey, Hawks, and Owls. What you see is dependent upon the season and water levels, but there is always something interesting to see.


  • Adults $50

  • Children under 12 $25

Tours are conducted using double hulled aluminum boats with outboards rather than airboats to allow access to areas where airboats are not allowed and to minimize the disturbance to the wildlife.

Your guides have over 30 years experience and are in the Basin nearly every day and knows what is happening and will get you on the most interesting sights. The Atchafalaya Experience provides the required safety equipment and is fully insured.

This is the nature lovers dream tour!

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