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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour

Highlights
  • Go to one of Louisiana’s last preserved wetlands during this swamp tour
  • Your guide knows the best and safest ways around the secluded swamp
  • Learn about the area and its Cajun history and culture from your guide
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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour
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5pm Swamp Tour
Tour departs at 5:00pm; No hotel pickup or drop-off included
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Overview
Swamps can hold hidden dangers such as alligators, wild boars, and even snakes. This guided tour guarantees you safe travel through one of Louisiana’s last preserved wetlands, and takes you to a Cajun village accessible only by boat. Plus, you'll learn about the history and culture of Honey Island Swamp from your guide as you cruise through the bayou.
What to Expect

Meet for this swamp tour at Honey Island Swamp in Slidell, which is about an hour away from New Orleans. This wildlife area is one of the last protected wetlands in the entire state.

After you check in, board your open-air boat and get comfortable. Your boat sets off on the swamp as your guide tells you the history of the area as well as fun folklore associated with the swamp.

As you go, keep an eye out for wildlife, including alligators, snakes, wild boars, and birds. Make sure to have your camera ready so you can snap pictures, too. Your guide also takes you to a Cajun village in the swamp that’s used the area for medicine, food, and other everyday needs for years.

Your New Orleans swamp and bayou tour ends back at the docking point in Slidell.
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Capt Ron was an awesome guide!

We had never been on a swamp tour before so we were not sure what to expect. The staff is all very friendly. We drove ourselves to Canjun Encounters and it was an easy drive from Mid-City. Everything is very well organized. Capt Ron was...More

Thank Tara C
Reviewed 5 days ago
We Saw Gators, Snakes, Wild Pigs, Herons!!!

Our family had so much fun on this tour. Our tour guide, Bishop, knew the history and was extremely knowledgeable about the animals and the ecosystem. He was able to explain to everyone with humor and entertainment. Bishop made sure that everyone on the boat...More

Thank Annamarieca
Reviewed 5 days ago
Exciting Swamp tour with Entertaining Guide and great Alligator Sightings!

We have traveled to New Orleans many times and only recently went on the Cajun Encounters Swamp Tour. Wow! This tour is professionally managed in every aspect. The tour of the swamp area is fantastic! Great sightings of alligators, several large cranes and herons, as...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Mother Nature at its nest!

Capt John was excellent. We were happy to be one of the lucky tours with a covered boat. I would highly recommend that the place let visitors know that not all boats are covered. For some, being in the direct sunlight for 2 hours in...More

Thank Christy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent Tour - Vacation Highlight

Great way to explore the swamp, marsh and bayou during a comfortable and informative tour in a 22-passenger flat bottom boat. We live in SW Florida. We have marsh and swamp areas. We see alligators and osprey regularly and we’d probably be able to find...More

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Rae G
13 May 2018|
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Response from SuenDon2 | Reviewed this property |
I would say not! We didn’t get wet at all... although if you have a captain that drives a little wild and crazy...you might get smashed a bit, but no big deal. Could make it lots more fun! 😉
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Lisa H
11 May 2018|
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Response from GinaRubel | Reviewed this property |
I observed that they followed all safety protocols including the required number of life jackets on the boats for all passengers.
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Amy G
24 April 2018|
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Response from stevejt01 | Reviewed this property |
Good Question. If the person is able to physically walk and make it down two average steps, then I don't see it as a problem since the boat seating is basically two, long benches, back to back. Any boat Captain can assign... More
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