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What a wonderful Fall we are having! The temperatures have fluctuated but nothing too far in either direction. Along with the cold fronts comes the mist on the water in the early morning it makes the lake even more mysterious. We have ridden passengers from all over the world recently and everyone has been very respectful regarding safety. As the leaves fall they expose the Spanish Moss in all it’s glory, the lake is beautiful in all seasons. Thanksgiving will soon be here and we hope you all stay safe. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but we will be open the Friday, Saturday and Sunday following. We will be open throughout the Winter, weather permitting, at the weekends so come and see us for a tour. We have blankets on the boat for your extra comfort during the…

We are experiencing our first cold snap of the fall. The trees are starting to turn their array of colors although the Cypress Trees in Carter’s Lake, where we take you, have had their foliage eaten by the fall web-worm. It happens approximately every 7 years and they strip the trees quite fast. Therefore, the…

What a beautiful weekend. The weather has not been this good since Spring. Thank you to the many people who rode with us this weekend. We are finally back in Carters Lake after an infestation of Fall Webworms and a fish kill due to dissolved oxygen. The rains this week from storm Beta should clean it all out. Now the weather has changed we would love to have you tour with us. We are in the process of becoming Better Business Bureau accredited and should have our logo up and running in the next 2 weeks.

I mentioned the unusual year we have had so far and now we are experiencing a rare occurrence in the area of the lake we usually take our tours. After the last rain we had a lot of run-off into Carters Lake and Carters Chute, there is also an abundance of Fall Webworms in that…

We had a great Labor Day weekend, thank you to all who rode with us and apologies to those who arrived to find no tours available. Due to the ability of booking on the internet everything booked up very fast. The weather seems to be breaking a little and giving some relief from the intense heat. The Children are back to school and fall will be upon us before we know it. Caddo has a moth that feeds on the leaves of the Cypress Trees and this year they have arrived in abundance! They hang over the water on a web and are a bit of a nuisance but because they feed on the foliage of the Cypress the trees appear dead or as though they have shed their leaves as in fall. This means that the fall colors will…

What an unusual year. The high amount of rainfall has meant that we have been able to access our favorite area all Summer. It is breathtaking back there. I hope the picture reminds those who have visited us of what they have seen and those yet to visit what they have to look forward to….

We hope you are all staying safe and healthy. Being out doors is the best thing you can do right now. We have been very busy with people getting out of the cities and enjoying a nice relaxing tour. We recommend booking on line to ensure your seating as the tours are filling very fast. We are also enjoying a nice break in the heat so it is perfect for a boat ride. You will learn about the history of the area and information on the plants and animals that are indigenous to this lake. Due to the prolific rain we have had everywhere is lusciously green and beautiful. We look forward to seeing you and, of course, don’t forget the camera and binoculars.

We hope you all had a safe and healthy July 4th. The dog days of summer are upon us so what better way to stay cool than with a ride on our Pontoon boat. You will drift lazily along between the Cypress trees making wonderful memories. Even though it is hot this time of year it is beautiful in the swamp. The late tour in Friday and Saturday is wonderful for taking photographs as the Sun is behind the trees and it lights up the moss to a lovely golden color. So come and see us and don’t forget the Camera and binoculars. Stay safe and healthy.

A very happy 4th of July to you all. As we all adjust to these new times let us come together and unite as one, life is way too short for anything else. We are still social distancing but you do need to carry your mask as per the latest mandate. If you are closer…

We hope all Fathers enjoyed their special Day. July 4th is just around the corner and we are filling all tours very fast, so, if you are hoping to enjoy a relaxing tour of the water forest, I suggest you book as soon as you can. We will be increasing our numbers in July to 12 approx. per tour unless you are all one group, in which case we will carry up to 15. Everything has gone very smooth since reopening with social distancing and we intend to increase our number of passengers slowly to keep everyone safe. Please stay safe and  healthy, we hope to see you soon, and, of course, don’t forget your camera and binoculars.

We would like to wish all our passengers and friends a very happy Memorial Day weekend. Please be mindful of social distancing in order to be safe. We are up and running but still maintaining our limited number of passengers until everyone is feeling a little more safe. We understand that it is an inconvenience but we want everyone to be careful. We look forward to the possibility of sharing our wonderful lake with you, so book on line or call, which ever suits you best. Be safe and healthy and, of course, don’t forget your camera and binoculars.

Hello everybody, I cannot tell you how good it is to be talking with you again. It has been a long road for us all but the light at the end is getting bigger every day. I hope you have all fared well through the pandemic, as we have. We are reopening on Friday May 15th with a 10 am tour and returning to our regular schedule. We will limit the boat to 5 passengers up front and 5 passengers at the back. That way we can observe social distancing the best we can. Please wear a mask if you have one, your guide will be wearing one. We look forward to meeting you and sharing this wonderful lake once again. In the interim, be safe and healthy.