New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (Self Transport)

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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (Self Transport)
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Take a short drive from New Orleans to visit Honey Island Swamp, a wildlife preserve that is one of the last protected wetlands in Louisiana, during a 2-hour boat tour. Visit a Cajun village only accessible by boat; learn about the animals and plants in the lush swamps; and get close to wildlife with an expert local guide. This tour does not include transportation.
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In Brief

Location:
Slidell, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
2 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Close encounter with wildlife
Choice of several departures throughout the day
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Get up-close to native wildlife
Ideal choice for families
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Stop At: Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, LA

From New Orleans, take a short drive to Slidell and you'll reach Lake Pontchartrain and the Honey Island Swamp, a wildlife preserve that is one of the last protected wetlands in Louisiana.

Your guide welcomes you aboard a custom-made 22-passenger flat-bottom boat. The smaller sized, quiet boat can fit through narrow passages in the swamp foliage so that you see more and get closer to wildlife. It’s the ideal way to take in the lush environment of Cajun country.

As your guide explains the history of Louisiana’s wetlands and swamp ecosystem, be on the lookout for resident wildlife including alligators, raccoons, owls, wild boar, nutria, snakes, turtles, black bears, bald eagles and many other bird species. Get a close look at some wild gators as your guide shares facts about the toothy beasts, who can weigh up to 1,000 pounds (453 kg). Their ancestors once roamed the earth with the dinosaurs and scientists estimate that they have existed for more than 150 million years.

Glide safely through the fertile swamplands, learning about Cajun culture and how local people have utilized the swamp for food, homes, and medicine from your guide. You even see an authentic Cajun village that is only accessible by boat. Gain an understanding of why the wetlands are slowly disappearing and about the efforts being made to preserve Louisiana's natural treasures.

After a fascinating 2-hour boat tour on Honey Island Swamp, your guide returns you to shore. You can then make your own way to your next destination.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation is NOT included

Departure Point

55345 US-90, Slidell, LA 70461, USA

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Great tour. Funny informative captains. Lots of nature to be seen, alligators, hogs, raccoons , birds. The souvenir shop has lots to offer
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
Our guide Captain Luka was fabulous, great fun, very informative and easy to talk to. Interacted with all his passengers and made us feel very involved. He was enthusiastic and passionate about the tour, environment and the flora and fauna of the area. #1 Captain in our books! 3 travellers from Australia. 👍👍👍
• Submitted 12 Nov 2019
We really enjoyed the swamp tour. We saw several alligators, raccoons, and wild pigs. Lots of fun. Remember wear long-sleeve to protect yourself from mosquitoes. Highly recommend to anyone.
• Submitted 16 Oct 2019
Tour guide was very knowledgeable of the swamp and surrounding area. Highly recommended as there were lots of close up photo shots.
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
The two hour tour was insightful and great. The tour guide explained many interesting things and pointed out many animals.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
The tour was amazing. Our tour guide was very informative and fun, I definitely recommend this tour to friends. If you go to Nola, you HAVE to come here!
• Submitted 20 Aug 2019
The tour was fantastic. It mixed between fast and slow speed. The boat captain is knowledgeable and fun. Maybe we were not that lucky. We encountered only small alligators. However, we could learn so much about swamp life during the tour. Children are required to wear life vests and this could be very hot due to high humidity. It will be better if the boat equips a few ring buoys.
• Submitted 16 Aug 2019
Captain Emmett was funny and knowledgeable. During the tour, we encountered not only alligators but also raccoons and pigs. We learned a lot about ecosystems at the swamp.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2019
We had a great time. The Wade was very knowledgeable and we saw lost of wild life and native vegetation.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
People are so nice! Worth the money, believe me. Luka our guide was so nice with a big smile on his face. You have to do this bayou tour! And please don't forget to tip your guide!
• Submitted 13 Aug 2019
This was a wonderful experience. Our two young grandchildren enjoyed every minute if it. Thank you everyone for this great excursion.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Great tour. Saw lots of alligators ,raccoons , hogs , beautiful swamp Educational and fun. Capt Jerry wonderful
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed this activity. A real highlight of the vacation. Our tour guide, Wade was knowledgeable and entertaining.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Excellent trip! Captain Emmet was very funny and knowledgable. We saw lots of wildlife including gators, wild boars, snakes, turtles, raccoons etc. I would highly recommend going on tour!
• Submitted 08 May 2019
Never a dull moment! Ask about Oreo, the swamp pig. Stumpy too! Jacob, our guide was very knowledgeable, insightful, and he made the tour extremely interesting. I heard and learned so much about not just the swamp, but the wetlands areas of Louisiana from Jacob! He and the other tour guides on the other boats talked and teased each other was the boats past each other indicating these guys really like their job and sharing their swamp habitat knowledge. Very insightful and picturesque tour! Wild life in abundance! I took excellent photos!
• Submitted 06 May 2019
Great experience! Chris was an excellent tour guide! Very funny and extremely knowledgable of the swamp. Saw several gators, birds, coons and even 5 feral hogs!!The entire family had a blast! Would highly recommend this tour!!
• Submitted 01 Apr 2019
Gary was our tour guide and he did a great job. Entertaining and informative. Would definitely recommend.
• Submitted 17 Sep 2018
I suggested this after seeing the reviews and so glad I did! Me and my girlfriends had an amazing time and would recommend his to anyone !! Staff was great and everything was well organized!
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Grandson and I had a wonderful trip into the bayou and swamp. Our guide was entertaining and shared much information about the area and wildlife. Great family experience!
• Submitted 28 May 2018
Great tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. Since it was cold outside we didn't get to see the gators. Bring a jacket if you decide to go in January. The wind can be a little strong.
• Submitted 02 Apr 2018
Very good tour! Our guide was great and explained a lot of things about the wild life and the vegetation in the bayou and swamp.
• Submitted 24 Mar 2018
The boat captain was excellent. He really took his time to point out interesting sites and wild life. He ensure we got good pictures. We loved it!
• Submitted 09 Feb 2018
Tour guide was funny and made the experience great!
• Submitted 03 Feb 2018
Our guide was so knowledgeable having grown up within a rock-throw of the dock. Though it was too cold to see 'gators, he still found us one, and wild boars, too. Knew the trees, birds, and animals. I'm not surprised people get lost, but he knew every twist and turn. Had a great time! Great tour!
• Submitted 28 Jan 2018

In Brief

Location:
Slidell, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
2 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Close encounter with wildlife
Choice of several departures throughout the day
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Get up-close to native wildlife
Ideal choice for families

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