Bayou Benoit Swamp Tour
2-3 hour private Louisiana swamp tour, Near Lake Fausse State Park
- 2 hr 30 min2 hours 30 minutes
- Adults $50- Kids $25Adults $50- Kids $25
- 4233 Bayou Benoit Levee Rd, St Martinville, LA 70582
This swamp tour starts by meeting at the Bayou Benoit boat landing on the West Atchafalya Basin Levee near Lake Fausse Point State Park. This is closer to Hwy 90 and New Iberia. This bayou tour is less "touristy" and more authentic. Your guide. Ronnie, is a local who camps, fishes, and works on the bayou. Take a cruise with loved ones on a safe flatbottom boat, fitted with 6 chairs for guests. This is not an airboat, it's more quiet and relaxing. A quiet boat allows for closer viewing of birds and wildlife. Life jackets and water will be provided. Sun protection will be needed out on the water, bring sunscreen. If you are only traveling through Louisiana once and your time is limited, a swamp tour into the interior of the Atchafalya Basin is where you want to travel! We will be exploring part of largest contiguous forested wetland in North America, the Atchafalaya Basin. The average difference in water levels from season to season can be as much as 8-9 feet depending on the amount of water coming from the Mississippi River. As the water rises and falls, it provides different habitats for different flora and fauna, making every swamp tour truly unique. We will experience breathtaking views, cypress trees, local culture, and native wildlife. We may even check and bait crawfish traps and fishing nets just like the commercial Fisherman do that make a living in the swamps. On occasions, we may stop and meet commercial Fisherman. During dry season (fall) we make get out of the boat and walk through a cypress forest. This tour is a great adventure for people of all ages.