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Honey Island Swamp Tour

  • Boat tour of Honey Island Swamp in Slidell
  • Take a narrated cruise through a protected nature reserve in Louisiana's heartland
  • Spot native wildlife like otters, turtles, herons and even alligators
Honey Island Swamp Tour
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11:30 Honey Island Swamp TourMost Popular
Tour departs at 11:30am. Venture into the interior of one of the wildest swamps in America with a professional wetland ecologist on a personalized narrated nature tour.
2pm Honey Island Swamp Tour
Tour departs at 2pm. Venture into the interior of one of the wildest swamps in America with a professional wetland ecologist on a personalized narrated nature tour.
9am Honey Island Swamp Tour
Tour departs at 9am. Venture into the interior of one of the wildest swamps in America with a professional wetland ecologist on a personalized narrated nature tour.
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Cruise through the wild wetlands of Honey Island Swamp on a 2-hour boat tour. Located on the marshy shores of Lake Ponchartrain just north of New Orleans, this protected nature reserve is home to an array of southern wildlife, from egrets and herons soaring above to otters and alligators lurking below the water’s surface. Hear tales of swamp pirates, fishermen’s lore and mysterious creatures from your captain as you glide past hanging moss and swooning cypress trees.
What to Expect
Enjoy this Louisiana Swamp experience — a unique outdoor adventure that is safe, organized, fun, and educational.

Upon arrival at the starting location on the West Pearl River, in Slidell, Louisiana, venture in to the gift shop overlooking the Tupelo and Cypress swamp and check in for the tour. Be sure to take a look out of the back window to see if any backyard guests are lurking in the murky waters below. Don’t forget to use the restrooms before embarking on this 2-hour tour throughout nearly 70,000 acres of the Honey Island Swamp, a permanently protected wildlife preserve.

While walking down the dock, embrace the excitement of seeing the moss hanging from the gnarled cypress trees and the sweet smell of wild azaleas in the air. There's an undeniable eagerness to explore. Listen intently to the captain’s tales of pirates, Bigfoot, and prehistoric creatures roaming the region while entering the primitive beauty of the Honey Island Swamp.

Keep an eye out for alligators, herons, egrets, deer, feral hogs, nutria, raccoons, otters, turtles, and frogs — an abundance of wildlife along the banks and the in the murky waters. Or look up and out for bald eagles, owls, osprey, and other waterfowl soaring through the skies. They could be visible one second and gone the next.

Those touring Honey Island can easily see why Louisiana is known as the Fisherman’s Paradise. Passing through the Cajun village, where local fisherman reside, see them catching bluegill, redear sunfish, largemouth bass, and warmth. Thousands of pounds of crawfish are caught in these waters every season as well.

All the tour boats are inspected and approved by the US Coast Guard. These small, custom-built, flat-bottom boats transport approximately 20-24 individuals each. They are operated by experienced local guides who interact with the guests and make the trip both enjoyable and exciting.

With the journey back up the river, the captain leads the way to the original departure location to close out the tour.

NOTE: This option does NOT include transportation to and from New Orleans.  Please select "Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pick-up from New Orleans," should you need hotel pick up.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
amazing nature experience

Dr. Wagner's Honey island swamp tour was an amazing trip. I was very worried about going there in the summer because of the heat and the moskitos but everything was just fine. We saw rare flowers and the plants, birds,racoons and of course gators. I...More

Thank BettinaYaish
Reviewed 1 week ago
This is the swamp tour to take!!

Captain Bill was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He seemed to be very interested in sharing the swamp and it's creatures with the people on the tour and took his time to make sure everyone on the boat got to see...More

Thank Sharkitasav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A quick trip to the swamp that isn't too far off Interstate 10

It's always great to see the swamp. It's great to hear about the plants & wildlife in the swamp & the people who live there as well - especially about how what happens in the swamp impacts us and the way we live. I just...More

1  Thank itisjustus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun Tour

Wife and I went out on Thursday, 7/26, with Capt Billy on the 4:30 run an had an enjoyable time. Saw a few gators, a small family of pigs and a couple or three of coons. It was just nice to be out on the...More

1  Thank Carlie V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful Experience with Captain Melvin Cousins

One of the highlights of our trip to Louisiana was the Honey Island Swamp Tour - and the best part of the tour was our guide, Melvin Cousins. This knowledgeable, colorful, articulate, intelligent man made our tour just wonderful. After coming home, I can still...More

1  Thank Leonard S
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31 May 2018|
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Response from Rebecca H | Reviewed this property |
I did feel safe. A little faster-feeling than expected but still good! Not an airboat.
Anita C
8 May 2018|
Response from Tom Peggy L | Reviewed this property |
You can pay upon arrival
5 May 2018|
Response from Rebecca H | Reviewed this property |
It’s the one listed on their website. I verified when I made my reservation & it worked in my Waze GPS. 41490 Crawford Landing Rd Slidell, LA 70461
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