We read about Norbert's tour in various places and all were in unison: if you're passing by Lake Martin, you are simply a FOOL not to call him for the tour. So we did.
We were in the area for only 2 days and called him for the second day as we were quite backed up and done with our first day. It seems he wasn't available for tours for the day we would have liked. Deception. Then we re-arranged our plans and called him back to know if we could have the tour at the end of the first day. He declined, but he told us that he was agreeing to our first choice, having the tour on the second day and inviting us to meet him at the Lake at 5pm the next day. WOW! That's what we call customer service.
We showed up around 4:15 to have a first view at the Lake before the tour. A man arrived around with his boat around 4:30. Bright eyes, tanned skin, white beard. No doubt, this was Norbert. He waived at us, started talking and this was it. We began to understand the legend behind the man.
The tour started 30 minutes later, with 7 other francophone folks. Quickly, Norbert showed the extent of his knowledge, expertise and familiarity with his environment and the lake, and with all species of the Cajun countries. A man who hunted gators for 30 years, who is fishing crawfish every year, who carved into cypress, respectful for each animal on his path, telling his stories and awakening us to all beauties of the swamp.
He carries a lot of experience and of respect for the swamp, the bayous and the Cajun country and succeed in transmitting his passion to his visitors during the 2hrs + tour.
And this is only talking about Norbert, our guide. About the nature now.... Simply astonishing. Landscapes even more incredible you can wish for, tons of surprise visits from different animals. Words simply cannot describe the experience.
This said, you cannot miss it. You're in Lake Martin's area, just call Norbert and do the tour. A big MUST, seriously.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.