The Last Wilderness





Virtual Tour   (courtesy of LA Dept of Natural Resources)



National Audubon Society Wetlands Campaign

Delta Chapter Sierra Club

Telephone:      H: (225) 659-2499   C: (225) 692-4114

 Please call for an appointment.  Thank you.

Learn more about the Atchafalaya Basin and efforts to protect this national treasure by visiting these sites:

Atchafalaya Basinkeeper

Save Our Cypress

Both the Atchafalaya Basin and this way of life are rapidly disappearing.  In an effort to save the Basin and this culture, I want to share my love for this land and my knowledge with other people. I'm completely committed to the preservation of the Basin for future generations.  I hope to see you soon.

Your Atchafalaya Basinkeeper:

 Dean A. Wilson



A Louisiana swamp tour like no other! By using smaller boats, I provide an adventure deep into the magical swamps of the Atchafalaya Basin where other swamp tours with their big boats can't go. I also offer a very personalized tour without sacrificing the comfort of a bigger boat. The only limit to the places that we can go is the seasonal water level.

The tour lasts a minimum of two hours. One boat is powered by a quiet & environmentally friendly 90hp four stroke Yamaha outboard and the other larger boat (two feet longer) by a powerful 150hp Yamaha. The length of the tour and the fact that it is a personalized tour makes it the best value in Louisiana by far.

This is not your typical “tourist trap” tour since profit is not the main goal for us, but to educate and gain support to protect this seriously threatened paradise.    

We will experience breathtaking views, gigantic cypress trees, local culture, and native wildlife. The tour is a great adventure for people of all ages. This tour is not an alligator tour. Alligators seen on the tour are wild alligators and many times we won’t see any alligators. We do not feed alligators.    

Dean A. Wilson is your Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, he is also LEAN’s advisor on cypress and Atchafalaya Basin issues, and the Chair of the Atchafalaya Basin Committee with the Sierra Club. He works to protect the Atchafalaya Basin and Louisiana’s swamps through education, research and enforcement of our environmental laws. With help from volunteer pilots from SouthWings, the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper is the only group that searches for illegal cypress logging in southern Louisiana and the main one doing the research on the cypress mulch industry, which drives the logging. Dean spearheaded the Save Our Cypress Coalition that managed to stop most of the cypress logging in coastal Louisiana. To learn more about Atchafalaya Basinkeeper please go to


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