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Alligator Bayou Tours
(23 miles from Poche Plantation)
All tour dates and times must be verified by an Alligator Bayou representative by phone. If you have any questions please contact us at 1-888-3SWAMPS (379-2677) or (225) 677-8297.
LOCATED IN PLANTATION COUNTRY, the Spanish Lake Basin is bordered by Bayou Manchac, an Indian short-cut from the Mississippi River to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico. YOU WILL SEE a green, moss-draped alligator swamp, a 700-year-old cypress tree with five-foot-tall knees, and the spectacular Cypress Flats, a lake of ancient cypress trees teeming with egrets, herons, ibis, cormorants and hundreds of bird species migrating along the Mississippi River Flyway YOU'LL BE INSPIRED by the beauty of giant old-growth cypress trees, abundant wildlife and the many cultures which settled here. Experience their way of life in a furnished Cajun Heritage Museum depicting a bygone era. WHILE CRUISING on the comfortable, canopied (and all-weather) Alligator Queen, you will hear about wetlands ecology, wildlife, the exiled Cajuns and the rich cultural legacy of the Spanish Lake Basin. Location: I-10 West from Poche Planation to Prairieville, look for signs guiding you in.
Air Boat Adventures and Tour
Launch Times: 7 AM, 9:45 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM and 4 PM
Your personal, expert guides, all have had an ongoing love affair with the swamp since childhood, pause frequently to point out many natural wonders along the way. During the TWO HOUR tour, Kline, Sam and Derek introduce visitors to alligators, barred owls, hawks, and purple gallinules. Witness egrets fishing for dinner, view various wildflowers throughout our 20,000 private acres and visit the remnants of a prosperous logging operation from the early 1900's.
Phone for Tours: 1-888-GO-SWAMP
Cajun Pride Tours
Great vacation memories are enjoyed and guest of Poche Plantation really love it! Entertaining and breathtaking views of the Manchac Swamp on comfortable tour boat. Transportation avail. from most New Orleans area hotels. Plantation, City, Swamp and Combo tours offered.
Evergreen Swamp Tours
4677 Hwy 18 Edgard, La. 70049 985-497-3837
Evergreen Swamp Tours is a unique wilderness/swamp tour a wild and uncontrolled Mississippi River Batture swamp. Enter this pristine environment on a specialized buggy and then proceed on a boat around a Mississippi River Oxbow lake. This wild land is subject to huge fluctuations of Mississippi River water. The swamp teems with alligators and a multitude of other wildlife (snakes, birds, deer, squirrels, etc.) Your guide will provide you with an exciting, historic tour, including facts about the Mississippi River, wildlife in the batture, and the endangered Louisiana wetlands. This entire property is one of the most favored for a day long visit and recommended by the owners of Poche Plantation. Benjamin Richard, manager, grew up on a wildlife refuge and is a wildlife biologist. He has been in the swamps and marshes of Louisiana all of his life and has a deep love of the great outdoors which is characterized in the tour you will cherish as a highlight in your visit to the wilds of the swamp.
Palo Alto Gun & Rod Club
P.O. Box 30 Donaldsonville, LA 70346 Contact: Kenneth Gomez Phone: 225-717-3348 Hours: By appointment only Admission: Yes
This is true quality hunting for the discriminating sportsman. Come and enjoy a memorable Deep South Hunting Experience… relax in our old log cabin lodge nestled in a live oak grove, overlooking a picturesque bayou. Palo Alto offers guided hunts for deer, duck, dove, quail & small game. Guided fresh water fishing or offshore trips for saltwater species can be arranged.

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