Gas Tank Getaways: La Place, Louisiana


La Place, Louisiana is a city with many festivities to offer; the Cajun Pride Swamp tours is one of them.

Sitting 25 miles away from the city of New Orleans,The Cajun Pride Swamp tours is not like any other because they are operated on a privately owned wildlife refuge. They also offer an educational journey of the Louisiana bayou and swamp explorations. Tourists will NOT be disrupted by other boaters.

The tours have protected wildlife as well; which prohibits fishing and hunting of all animals at this particular site. Inside the swamp waters and along the banks, tourists were welcomed by American Alligators, large turtles, Alligator gars, Cranes, and more. 

The Cajun Pride Swamp Tours allows tourists to participate in multiple tours, however; they recommend the Best Value/Combination tour.

Captain Nolan Trosclair has been the captain of these tours for more than 20 years. Trosclair has welcomed celebrities on the tours such as Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Tiffany Haddish.

“I really enjoy it here we have a lot of wildlife,” said Captain Trosclair. “We also cover [a lot of] Cajun history.”

The Cajun Pride Swamp Tours offers three tours a day during winter (November – March) and a fourth tour is added during the summer months.

Reservations are highly recommended. They can be done online or you can call 1-800-467-0758.

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