Experience the beauty of the Atchafalaya Basin, the nation’s largest river swamp containing almost one million acres of America’s most significant bottomland hardwoods, swamps, bayous and backwater lakes (80km x 190km). See a diverse collection of wildlife including game-birds, reptiles, amphibians, alligators and more. The Atchafalaya is home to over 85 species of fish, 200 species of birds, alligators and black bear. We will help you identify what you see and photograph.
We will use kayaks daily – kayaking in the Atchafalaya allows to easily glide into untouched areas of the swamp, get up close to this beautiful ecosystem, and capture images of wildlife and cypress trees. Kayaks, paddles, anchors and life vests will be provided. Safety training and kayak instruction is included. We will use a pontoon boat as ‘mother ship’ to transport attendees into the basin further than is comfortable paddling.
Capture stunning images of the Atchafalaya during spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Your guides will work hard to find ideal places for photography, or feel free to explore on your own! High band radios will be issued to each attendee so that we have constant communication between attendees and staff.
You will taste traditional Louisiana cooking on the shores of the Atchafalaya as you relax and enjoy with fellow attendees and get to know your guides a bit better. Our experienced guides are committed to helping you get the most out of the tour. With a 6:1 student to instructor ratio, you are sure to get individual attention.