- Do I need to bring anything?
You may want to bring a small cooler with drinks and snacks. If you did not bring any refreshments they can be purchased in our souvenir shop. Do not forget your camera, and bring your binoculars if you’d like to check out the birds and other wildlife. We provide blankets for your comfort if it is chilly. You may bring anything that you feel will enhance your experience.
- Can I bring a pet?
Yes! The Captain’s dog, Panda is the 1st mate on the boat, so as long as your pet is friendly with other animals, does not bark a lot, and is on a leash, it is welcome to ride with us.
- Will I see alligators or other critters?
Once the water gets above 55º it is possible to see alligators, but alligators on this lake are wary of people so they tend to stay away. However, we do see them sometimes. All lake critters are unpredictable so we are never sure what we will see.
- Do I need bug spray?
Bugs are not usually a problem during the day. If you are allergic, you should apply bug spray. If you are taking a 6 p.m. tour, you might need it.
- What if it rains?
A little rain does not bother us, but we leave that decision up to you. If there are thunder and lightening in the area, the captain will make the call as to whether it is safe to be on the water. If it is raining, you are most likely going to get wet. The boat is covered but the sides are open to the elements. If there is rain in the forecast, please bring a raincoat with you. We also sell rain ponchos for $1. We monitor the radar at all times during inclement weather as your safety is our primary concern. Of course, if the tour is canceled due to weather, you will not be charged.
- Are there snakes?
There are snakes in Caddo Lake. We often see water moccasins swimming across the channel or up in the trees, but they are not a problem on the boat. As with all snakes, common sense should prevail.
- Do I need to wear anything special, like shoes?
No. Dress casually – we want you to be comfortable during your tour.
- Can I smoke or drink alcohol on the boat?
Smoking is prohibited on the boat. However, you can drink alcohol. We ask that you be discreet, especially if there are children aboard.
- What happens if the boat breaks down?
The Captain is in contact with the office at all times, so if there is a problem with the boat, he will call the office for assistance. You will not be in any danger.