About Us

About Basin Landing

Atchafalaya Basin Landing & Swamp Tours is a family-owned and operated tour destination located in the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin, America's largest freshwater swamp. Since 1999, travelers and locals alike have made the trek to our slice of heaven to enjoy tours, fishing, and lively activities at Turtle's Bar as they take in the natural sights and sounds of the area.

Tucker Friedman, the patriarch of the Friedman clan, has grown the business into the largest airboat tour operation in the region, as well as the top-rated travel destination in our area. Two of his three children, Nick and Christine, are making it all possible with him, who you are likely to see right when you walk into the establishment. Other staff members like Kellie, Cal, Micah, and Jessi are always on hand ensuring that everyday operations run smoothly.

Beginning in the spring of 2023, the Friedman's are going to start building a dream 20+ years in the making! With a new, floating facility on the horizon that will feature a new grill in Turtle's Bar, it's the perfect time to stop in and see what's happening on "this side of the levee"!

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What Our Clients Say About Basin

Awesome tour with a great guide. They do have a small store with bathrooms and drinks and also have a bar attached to the building. There is a large covered patio to wait in. The gators got pretty close to the boat after the guide was able to call some in. Thankfully the boats are covered and the bugs are not bad during the day. Will definitely come back for another trip!

I can literally not say enough good things about our experience with Atchafalaya Basin Landing Airboat Swamp Tours. Absolutely worth the money we spent for the tour, even if we hadn't had a close experience with a huge freaking alligator.

Had a great time on the airboat tour! My family and I enjoyed ourselves and learned a few things while we were here too. We got to meet gators like Peanut, Hercules, and Clarence. Beautiful sights on the bayou and an awesome tour guide, Nick. It was fun and a MUST for airboat rides. Good for the kids and handicap friendly. Highly recommend!


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Tucker Friedman

Owner | Captain

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Christine Friedman

General Manager

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Nick Friedman

Operations Manager / Tour Guide

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Kellie Smith

Weekend Office Manager

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Tour Guide

Jessi headshot



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Tour Guide

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Head Bartender