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Private EcoSwamp Tour in Honey Island Swamp - small groups, no gator feeding!

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    What to Expect
    Upon booking, you will receive directions and info such as what to bring with you. The boat tour is located 45 minutes East of New Orleans in Pearl River, LA.  We recommend leaving 1 hour before your scheduled tour time. Transportation is not provided to the boat launch but car rentals from a company like Enterprise are recommended. Uber is also available in both directions, but make sure to order your ride back before the tour ends.

    When you arrive there is a truck stop in front where you can use restrooms, get food and drinks, etc...Pull to the back of the parking lot over by the Honey Island Fish House bar. Walk behind the fence, out back where you will meet your captain. Plan to meet him 10 mins before your arranged departure time. Board the flatboat and enjoy the Honey Island Swamp. Children under 16 must wear a life jacket, the boat has 2 kids life jackets, if you are bringing an infant or toddler please bring an appropriately sized life jacket or check with us to confirm we have one available.

    The tour will take you through the Honey Island Swamp, stopping at a few locations along the way to learn about alligators, cypress trees and more about the local ecosystems. Keep your eyes peeled for birds like Great Blue Herons, Egrets, Kingfishers, Pileated Woodpeckers, hawks and owls. Along the way, you may also see alligators, snakes, turtles, nutria, wild pigs and other creatures. After 2 hours we will return to the dock and guests will depart.
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    Departure Point
    Honey Island Fish House, 65583 Pump Slough Rd, Pearl River, LA 70452
    Return Details
    Same as departure
    • Bottled water
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Local guide
    • Gratuities
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Maximum 6 per booking
    • Light fabrics and sun protection (hat, glasses, etc...) are recommended
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 6 August 2019

    So, we went to the combo tour to honey island swamp and to the whitney plantation (this is the only tour operator who would take us to the whitney), we learned so much about natural life and the swamp nature. We did not disturb the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Bviterbo
    Jake K, General Manager at Beyond the Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2019

    So happy to hear that you enjoyed your day in the swamp and plantation country!!! Sorry for any awkwardness with the misunderstanding about lunch, but I am glad we worked it out. Thank you for your kind words and for your business, hope to see...More

    Reviewed 21 June 2019

    My family and I (6 of us - adult children and parents) booked the private boat tour and had a fantastic time. Jake is extremely knowledgeable about the area and was also a pleasant and chilled out driver and host. We saw some gators, turtles...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Harriet L
    Jake K, General Manager at Beyond the Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2019

    I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience, and sounds like you saw some great wildlife! We are definitely a more unique and off the beaten path experience and a group of 6 is perfect for a private tour. Thanks so...More

    Reviewed 11 May 2019 via mobile

    My teenage daughter and I took the kayak tour. It was fabulous. Aaron picked us up from our VRBO, drive is to the kayak launch. Our naturalist guide, Matt was fantastic, knowledgeable and fun. We saw a rat snake, vultures, an owl and a gator....More

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    jakekelston, Manager at Beyond the Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2019

    Awesome! So glad you enjoyed our Paddle & Plantation Tour, and that Aaron took great care of you guys throughout the day. Matt is such a great kayak guide, happy to hear you enjoyed it and saw so much cool wildlife. I love seeing owls...More

    Reviewed 17 April 2019 via mobile

    We had a fabulous time. They are the ONLY tour group that does not bait the animals!!! Even others who claim they don't bait either use areas where other baiting tour groups are OR bait before tours. We only saw two alligators but countless birds,...More

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    jakekelston, Manager at Beyond the Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2019

    Sounds like you guys had an awesome time, we love it! Glad you appreciate our eco-friendly tour style and saw a lot of wildlife out there. Also glad to hear the transportation worked well for you and got to experience the magic of the Swamp...More

    Reviewed 15 April 2019 via mobile

    My friends and I genuinely enjoyed our tour!!. Barret was very friendly and engaging. He also was very knowledgeable about the river, the animals, the people, and even the trees we encountered. Being on the river was very peaceful and I would do it again!

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Emanuela R
    jakekelston, Manager at Beyond the Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2019

    Awesome! So glad to hear you enjoyed the peaceful setting and that Barrett showed you a great time. Happy to hear you learned a lot, and we thank you so much for writing up this review. Come see us again sometime!

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