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Swamp and Bayou Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

By: Gray Line
  • Travel deep into the Louisiana swamps with a guide 
  • Safely search for alligators under the guide’s supervision 
  • Stay dry in rainy weather with a covered boat 
Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans
From US$51.00
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Explore Louisiana’s beautiful and mysterious bayous on this covered boat tour departing from New Orleans. You’ll visit secluded Mississippi River swamps—keep an eye out for alligators and other wildlife—with a guide who’s familiar with the area and its Cajun culture. Included round-trip transportation from the French Quarter saves you time and money.
What to Expect

Your tour starts with pickup in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Relax on the bus ride out to the bayous, leaving the navigation and driving to someone else.

Once you reach the area, board a covered boat with your guide, and take to the swampy waters. Listen as your guide informs you about the area’s history and ecology, and get the opportunity to spot alligators and other wildlife native to the bayous.

Learn about the local culture, such as the origin of gumbo, and how the area’s residents work hard to guarantee the survival of the wetlands. Snap pictures of the swamps to take home, and gain a better understanding of this beautiful, often-misunderstood area.

Your tour ends with a drive back to the French Quarter.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
I had an amazing time with Alton!

Alton was such a great driver, gave us so much history about the city and he even got our tickets for the swamp tour to see the alligators before we got off the bus. I had an amazing vacation, and I definitely can't wait to...More

1  Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent Tour

I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a covered boat! I and my friend went 08/14/18. Due to the high heat we opted for a boat that could provide shade and we were do glad to have chosen this company! It rained...More

1  Thank Isamar T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Close up Bayou tour

While walking near the Natchez in The French quarter I started up a conversation with a gray line employee who suggested that my wife and I take a bayou tour and that there was one was leaving in 5 minutes .We went to the ticket...More

2  Thank Harris G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great afternoon on da swamp

Had a really good time caught the bus in the Quarter nice clean air condition bus, driver was pleasant but there was a recording on the bus to tell the history of the bayou, human touch is so much better. When we arrived at the...More

Thank keitharrington2
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile
Bayou & Swamp

Contrary to the title it wasn’t a boat ride from NOLA but a lovely, well air conditioned, comfy bus! The drive out was great! The tour guide (driver) ALTON was very well spoken and very knowledgeable about the area and the history. He gave great...More

Thank David C
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Karen C
11 August 2018|
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Response from A8352DCdanielleb | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure about a group rate. Your best best is to call them directly and try to book through them. So you can let them know you exact needs and wants. Much better than going through a third party. The swamp is part of a... More
2 August 2018|
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Response from A8352DCdanielleb | Reviewed this property |
Not sure either!! Best bet to call directly. However, Capt.Allen knows all of these gators like his own children. I don’t know if you can request him but they way he hand feeds them, they are sure to come up out of the... More
13 July 2018|
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Response from rollomom | Reviewed this property |
Its is a half day activity.
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