Cajun Country Swamp Tours’s tour last two hours. The swamp tour boat is an authentic Cajun crawfishing skiff, which is a type of open swamp boat developed to navigate through the harsh conditions of backwater swamps. This tour boat is small enough to get back in the backwater yet stable enough to carry boat loads of fish, alligators, crawfish etc. to market. The swamp tour boat is powered by a very quiet environmentally friendly 4-stroke outboard motor and can accommodate 2 to 15 large adults comfortably.
We start off with a visit to a spectacular wading bird rookery (Feb.-June) that is second to none. Thousands of pairs of wading birds will make Lake Martin Swamp their home during the long nesting season(Feb.-July) and are sure to give you an unforgettable experience of the richness of life that a backwater swamp provides. As you watch birds trade back and forth tending to nest and young I will share with you some secrets of mother nature’s hand and the interrelationships of the ecology of a wading bird rookery. Scattered about the rookery and just as intent on the workings of the rookery are the ever present Alligators- what strange bed partners they make with the birds; you will be surprised at the rest of the story.
This swamp rookery has roseate spoonbills, white ibis, cattle egrets, great egrets, snowy egrets, great blue herons, anhingas, fish crows, cormorants, black-crowned night herons, little blue herons, common moorhens, wood ducks, barred owls, red shouldered hawks, prothonotary warblers, and Carolina chickadees. Many other species nest here also. Lake Martin Swamp Bird List.
Your swamp tour continues to Lake Martin Swamp, a beautiful clear water lake surrounded by ancient cypress trees adorned with garlands of Spanish moss. How this natural lake was formed, legends, swamp folk occupations and more of nature’s secrets will be revealed to you as your swamp tour travels toward a part of the swamp that escaped the lumber barons of the early 1900’s. Here you will see majestic centuries old cypress trees encircled by tall cypress knees and a bayou that once fed and drained the swamp.
Cajun Country Swamp Tours
“to provide our guest with an unforgettable, educational and entertaining swamp tour into a Louisiana swamp with a generous serving of Cajun Country hospitality while promoting a greater respect for wildlife and the environment.”
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