Meet the Captains

Meet the Captains

Captain Allen:

Captain Allen was born and raised in Lafitte, Louisiana and is from the Houma Nation tribe. Hunting and fishing in the bayous of South Louisiana has and always will be his true passion in life. Since 1990, Captain Allen has been sharing swamp life with guests from all over the world. Captain Allen’s Cajun heritage combined with his playful sense of humor and deep raspy voice, keeps many guests coming back for more.

Lil’ bit of trivia:
Captain Allen’s grandfather, Adonis Creppele, was a builder of Highway 45. As these highways were built, traveling by land made life easier for those living in the swamps.


Captain T Tom:

Captain T Tom was born in New Orleans , Louisiana and raised between St. Bernard and Pointe-aux-Chenes, and is from the Houma Nation tribe. He moved around from season to season and bayou to bayou, following the shrimping and fishing that provided for his family. Since 1987, Captain T Tom has been a passionate teacher of his Cajun heritage and love of living off of the land. His modesty and deep respect for nature is present in his tours.Swamp life and all that it entails will come to life while riding with him across the Manchac Swamp.

Lil’ bit of trivia:
Captain T Tom is our French speaking captain and speaks his Cajun French as well as other French dialects.


Captain Nolan:

Captain Nolan was born in Larosse, Louisiana. Captain Nolan was raised on the Mississippi River when at age 13, he began working with his father on tugboats. It was in his early 20s when Captain Nolan moved to New Orleans and became a fireman for 20 years before retiring to a life on the swamp. Since 1997, Captain Nolan has been proud to share his Cajun heritage, love of nature, hunting, shrimping, crabbing and fishing. Captain Nolan’s knowledge of the wetlands and native wildlife is evident during his tours. Captain Nolan is often referred as our “Teddy Bear” captain. Don’t let Captain Nolan’s large teddy bear appearance fool you... he is a true swamp person that lives off of the land.

Lil’ bit of trivia:
Captain Nolan is a dog lover and has rescued many stray dogs by finding them loving forever homes.


Captain Brandon:

Captain Brandon was born and raised in St. Bernard ("The Parish" as locals call it), Louisiana. As with most captains Captain Brandon began work on an oyster and shrimp motor vessel, the "Karen Susan" at the tender age of 13. When Hurricane Katrina's 2005 flood waters forced Captain Brandon from his hoe, he chose Laplace, right around the corner from Cajun Pride, to call home. Captain Brandon is very "hands on" and enjoys incorporating his personal pets (snakes, turtles, possums) wile touring. Although Captain Brandon is our youngest captain, he is full of experience in swamp living and keeps his guests entertained. Watch where you sit because he will definitely bring something slithering out of his bag tricks!

Lil’ bit of trivia:
Captain Brandon is a bit of an adrenaline junkie and rides sport bikes in his spare time. He enjoys anything fast paced with a "leaving you on the edge of your seat" feeling. He also has a softer side and will raise to release rescued wildlife that we receive at the swamp...BONUS!