Our tours depart from the only Handicap Accessible dock for swamp boats on Lake Martin & transport you on a ecotourism adventure deep in the heart of the swamp. Where you will experience the real soul of a Louisiana swamp & bayou. Our Breaux Bridge Lake Martin store is a short drive from Lafayette, LA and less than an hours drive from Baton Rouge, LA. Only a 23 min drive from the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA. We have air conditioning & the only bathrooms at Lake Martin. Tours in French are also available. Tour departure times vary so please email or call for a reservation. We are a top rated Louisiana tourist attraction for family vacations. This tour is one of the best things to do in Lafayette, LA.
Please call to make reservations 12 hours or less before tour date instead of emailing.
The store opens at 6:30am. Tour start times vary depending on reservations.
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School Field Trips and Night Swamp Tours are available. We can accommodate 78 students at a time. Please call for pricing.
Custom Photography and Bird Watching tours also available, please call for pricing.
Enjoy all the beauty and excitement of the Lake Martin Cypress Island Preserve Swamp on one of our relaxing authentic Cajun Lake Martin swamp tours. RV and Tour Bus parking is available.
2 Hour Tour
$20.00 per Adult : Cash only
$10.00 per Child under 13: Cash only
ATM Machine & Gift Certificates Available
Reservation cancellations require 12 hour notification. Your credit card will be charged if notification is less than 12 hours before day of tour.
Open Daily 6:30AM – Closing Time Varies: Closed New Years Day, Easter Sunday & Christmas Day
We will traverse very dense aquatic native, and non native swamp vegetation to Southern Louisiana in our comfortable tour boats. There are many bird watching opportunities while cruising under groves of 500 year old moss covered cypress and tupelo trees. During your journey you will discover the history of Spanish Moss and how it was used many years ago, and it’s uses today. We will also reveal the Cajun secret of how cypress trees were harvested from the swamps when no boats were available. You will be able to examine pieces of cypress drift wood, and Cypress roots (Cypress Knees) in their native environment.
Lake Martin is a favorite destination for Bird Watching or Birding for tourists from all over the world. This flooded forest is home to 205 different species of birds and is one of the largest nesting area of wading birds. You will see many species of birds, such as Borrowed Owls, Great horned Owls, Pileated Woodpeckers, Anhinga, Cormorants, Wood Ducks, Yellow (and Black) crowned Night Herons, & The Great Blue Heron. Other wildlife may be seen such as nutria, frogs, snakes, and best of all alligators. Private Bird Watching swamp tours are available upon request.
Along the way, we may see alligators 3 to 14 ft long. Our experienced swamp guides in Louisiana will explain how Cajuns harvested alligator eggs & alligators in Southern Louisiana.
The tour will take you into a duck blind, where I will explain how ducks are hunted in the swamps of Cajun Country. Guided duck hunts are available during duck season in September.
You will see Cajuns fishing for Sac-A-lait (Means Sack of Milk), crappie to others in the world along with Catfish, Bream, Large mouth Bass and many other favorite sport fish native to Louisiana.
Please join us, anytime of the year, on a very pleasant excursion into the swamps of Lake Martin. Then you will know why it is called the “Sportsman’s Paradise.”
By Bryan Champagne