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After convenient pickup at your downtown or French Quarter hotel, leave the bustle of New Orleans behind and travel to the launch point on the West Pearl River, near the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. Board a covered swamp boat that provides protection from the hot Louisiana sun or from rain on stormy days, and make your way into the protected waters of the Honey Island Swamp.

Glide beneath hanging moss and cypress trees, as a wetlands ecologist guide shares info about this unique ecosystem, plus local legends of pirates, Bigfoot, and prehistoric creatures. Look out for swamp critters, such as otters, egrets, nutria, turtles, and alligators, during the cruise. You’ll also learn about Louisiana's important fishing industry and pass through a typical Cajun fishing village.
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Spot gators, egrets, turtles, and other Louisiana wildlife on a boat tour of the Honey Island Swamp. Cruise through a mossy cypress forest while a wetland ecologist shares insight into this protected nature reserve and local Cajun fishing life. No need to rent a car to explore the bayou, as pickup and drop-off from your New Orleans downtown or French Quarter hotel is included.
  • Explore a typical Louisiana swamp on a boat tour from New Orleans
  • A wetlands ecologist guide shares info on the protected nature reserve
  • Great chance to see wildlife, such as alligators, turtles, and river otters
  • Transport from New Orleans' downtown or French Quarter provided
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Reviewed 6 August 2018
A great Sonny Tour

Sonny took us on a fun and educational tour. Easy going, with a good balance of friendly banter and informative dialogue this was a great day out.

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 22 July 2018
must do

This was a great way to spend a morning. Our van driver picked us up right on time at our hotel. The trip to Slidell, LA. was very interesting, the driver was able to point a lot of things of interest mostly regarding the hurricane....More

2  Thank Terry B
Reviewed 17 July 2018
Don't go in April

We saw the videos of the Honey Island Swamp Tour, mainly the ones where the gators swim right up to the boat. We weren't disappointed for the most part, but definitely chose the wrong attraction for the season. I'll start with the pickup/dropoff/transportation. The van...More

2  Thank Greenpizzakid
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Nice trip & personable guide

The pick up from a hotel close to where I was staying outside the city limits was pretty convenient. When calling to choose a spot the woman on the phone was very helpful. The trip to the swamp was informative. The actual tour was quite...More

1  Thank TravelTheWorld12203
Reviewed 29 June 2018
Nice tour, pricey for hotel pick-up

I had to call in to confirm our booking and the operator was quite curt and abrupt. They accept only cash which I thought was quite inconvenient and while the tour itself did not cost too much, the tour worked quite pricey with pickup from...More

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Christophe K
11 June 2018|
Response from sudofarr52 | Reviewed this property |
Yes... we were staying at an AirBNB and they came for us. I think you just need to tell them where you are staying and they will either stop for you or tell you the closest place they will stop. Best to do it on the phone.
Jenna C
4 May 2018|
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Response from DIANA A | Reviewed this property |
We booked the day before and believe we were able to because a lot of people cancelled due to forecast rain. It did sprinkle a little, but our experience was still amazing!
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