Manchac Swamp Tours
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The two hour narrated boat adventure of this privately owned wildlife refuge in legendary Manchac Swamp is known for its gators. Lake warmed water keeps the gators visible during periods when the other swamps’ gators hibernate, But not in cold weather when they retire to underground dens.
Explore a world of mysterious secrets and extraordinary beauty hidden deep within the swamps of Louisiana.
Welcome to Julia Sim’s World. This superbly talented photographer’s work has been featured in such publications as National Geographic and Nature Conservancy, among others. Her best seller, “Manchac Swamp,” shows first hand her love for this wilderness jewel and has made Manchac Swamp famous.
The size and number of gators in this swamp are larger than the swamps because they were protected here on the west side of New Orleans during hurricane Katrina.
Manchac is a large swamp!
The section of the swamp you will visit includes the trapper’s cabin, the infamous blood red “hanging tree” and the surreal site of the cemetery of Frenier rising from the swamp that reclaimed it after the Great West Indies Storm of 1915. Your guide’s narration centers on the Cajuns and the creatures of this swamp.
Notice: Tours must be cancelled at least 48 hours in advance before tour time for refund consideration.
Take A Plantation / Swamp Combo Tour
Includes a tour of 2 Antebellum Plantation, a Manchac Swamp Tour & a Cajun Lunch. Tour Oak Alley Plantation and your choice of: Laura, San Francisco, or Evergreen Plantation.