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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (With Transportation)

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With alligators, hidden villages, and snakes, Louisiana’s swamps can be scary to explore on your own. On this tour, your guide will keep you safe—and fill you in on Cajun history—while you explore the swampy territories. Visit areas of Honey Island Swamp you can only reach by boat, and learn about the area’s wildlife from your guide. Plus, round-trip transport from New Orleans makes for a no-hassle adventure.
  • Visit one of New Orleans’ last protected wetlands
  • Explore hard-to-reach areas of the swamp
  • See a Cajun village and learn about the area’s history
  • Choose from multiple departure times to suit your schedule 
  • Get to Honey Island Swamp easily with round-trip transport
What to Expect
Your tour starts from New Orleans. Sit back and relax on the drive over to Honey Island Swamp in Slidell. Once you arrive, your adventure begins at one of Louisiana’s last protected wetland areas. Board a flat-bottom boat that your guide can easily maneuver through the foliage and narrow passageways. Explore the wildlife in the area, and keep an eye out for animals, such as alligators, wild boars, and snakes. You'll visit hard-to-reach spots of the swamp. Your guide will tell you about the history of the swamp and its importance to the people who still live there in a small Cajun village.  Afterward, enjoy a relaxing transfer back to New Orleans.
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Important Information
Departure Point
135 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Pickup and drop off outside of 135 Decatur St. ONLY
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • PLEASE NOTE: tour ONLY picks up from the location listed. Pick ups from any other location cannot be accommodated.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Went on tour and after about 1 hour bus ride from Canel St we arrived. They had lost power due to storm the day before. No running water for the bathrooms nor to wash up after. Our boat was extremely crowded and was not comfortable. We did see a couple of very small alligators
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The day before we went on this tour the high was 80 degrees but the day of the tour the temperature was unfortunately in the 50s and 60s. However my family and I still had a great time on this tour. Captain Stephen was very friendly and informative. We learned a great deal about
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Going in the fall is definitely fun and educational but harder to see Alligators due to the colder water at this time of year. But we still saw one! So you never know. Jacob Our guide was great! learned so much about the ecosystem and animals / birds of the swamp - really glad
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Very enjoyable and relaxing . Our skipper was very informative trip and managed to give us close up encounters with gators and raccoons.
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this was our first visit to swamp, though, it was a fabulous and exciting! definitely more than we expected! though we were not able to see an alligator, we enjoyed to watch many wild lives.
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  • Duration: 2h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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