Insta-Gator Ranch is the most informative and interactive alligator tour from Baton Rouge to Biloxi. You’ll see hundreds of alligators ranging from babies to 8 footers, learn about the history and anatomy of the American alligator, and see how Insta-Gator Ranch’s conservation efforts protect these beautiful creatures and preserve their environment. During your tour, you will be able to pet and feed alligators, and, from August to September, you can even hatch a baby alligator in your hands!
Alligator hatching normally begins August 8th and ends around September 6th. The experience starts with a 5-10 minute explanation of how to assist your Baby Alligator out of his or her egg. Then, you’ll be shown the hatchery where you’ll help your baby out into the world. Once you have hatched your alligator, you may play with your baby as long as you like and take your baby for their 1st swim in a table top pool. Check out our Alligator Hatching page to learn more.
Our alligators would never miss a birthday party! With Insta-Gator, you can host your birthday party at the ranch or bring the snappin’ good time to you with our Gators-to-Geaux program! To learn more, check out our Birthday Parties page.
Ready for a one-of-a-kind experience? Insta-Gator Ranch tours will teach you all about the history of the American Alligator, the Alligator Protection Program, and how Insta-Gator Ranch helps alligators in the wild. Our general admission tours for groups of less than 25 are priced as follows:
12 Years & Under: 15$
13 Years & Up: 21$
65 & Up: 19$
We also offer a military discount. Check out our Gator Ranch Tours page for more information.
In the late 1950s, the wild alligator population dropped to unacceptably low numbers of about 150,000. So the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries created the Louisiana Alligator Protection Program.
This program allows Ranchers to harvest eggs out of the marsh, with the understanding that 17% of those hatched must be returned to the marsh once they reach an average size. The program’s continued success has so dramatically increased the population that, through the years, the alligator return rate has been reduced substantially. Learn more about the Alligator Protection Program here.
Each tour runs around 45 minutes and has a maximum of 70 people per tour. Group numbers over 70 will be split into separate tours. The number of tours in your group will increase time required by 45 minutes per additional tour.