Visitors to Louisiana can enjoy the excitement and beauty of the Lake Martin Cypress Island Preserve aboard a boat on one of the authentic, relaxing Cajun boat tours with Champagnes Tours. The tour travels through the heavily dense aquatic non-native and native vegetation of southern Louisiana aboard a comfortable boat. There are also several opportunities for bird watching while traversing under the groves of tupelo trees and cypress covered with moss that is five hundred years old. Guests aboard the tour boat will also learn about Spanish Moss, including how it has been used over the years to the present. They will also examine Cypress roots in their native environment and bits of cypress driftwood, as well as learn the secret that Cajuns have used to harvest the cypress trees before boats could be used.
The lake is a popular spot with tourists for Birding or Bird Watching, with people coming for all parts of the world. 205 different bird species call this area of flooded forest home, and it is in fact among the biggest areas of nesting wading birds. Visitors will see several species, such as the Great Blue Heron, Yellow crowned Night Herons, Borrowed Owla, Anhinga, Pileated Woodpeckers, Wood Ducks, Cormorants, and several others. Other animals, such as alligators, snakes, frogs, and nutria may also be spotted during the tour. Private tours for bird watching are also offered by request. Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours in Lafayette, LA - Photo: Champagne's Swamp Tours
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