Crystal Donovan rated us: 5 out of 5 stars.
We loved it. We didn’t really see any wildlife, besides birds, there was a problem with the first boat we were on & we had to turn around & wait for another. But that’s life.
It was the end of Feb, so still fairly cold but I was, of course, hoping to encounter gators. We saw the eyes of one, briefly. But, we also got to hold a captive baby alligator. As for waiting on the boat, it wasn’t long & we were entertained by Bubba the pig. There were also a couple cats at the office/store.
I went to the wrong pick up location (I’d never been to new Orleans & had no idea there are two Springhill Suites by Marriott in the same area). We were caught between hotels, since the swamp tour was until 2, our place the night before had a noon check out & our next hotel didn’t allow check in until 4. The people at Ragin Cajun had no problem picking us up at the wrong spot (the driver, Lamon(*?), was fantastic) or allowing us to store our things (luggage & a wheelchair) in the office.
The experience itself was amazing. We sat in front & got a little mud splattered. It’s a beautiful place & the ride was just fun. Absolutely worth the price.
I hope to do it again, maybe when it’s a bit warmer. If you need to see alligators, you can go to the zoo. This is an overall experience and we both really enjoyed the time spent.
Thank you to everyone who gave us a great morning. It was definitely one of the highlights of the trip.