Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

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Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans
from £44.62
Nowhere is Louisiana’s wildlife more abundant than in the swamps and bayous of New Orleans. Take a boat ride through these swamps and bayous and be on the lookout for alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles and native birds. Hear stories from your guide about local Cajun culture and the mysteries of the swamps and bayous.
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In Brief

New Orleans, United States
United States
4 hours
Important InfoInfo
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Pass By: Mississippi River, LA

After a short coach ride across the Mississippi River, embark on a fascinating 2-hour boat trip through the swamps and bayous of New Orleans.

Pass By: Barataria Preserve, Marrero, LA

You will travel through the Barataria Preserve, part of the Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve system. The preserve offers a taste of Louisiana's wild wetlands, protecting 23,000 acres of bayous, swamps, marshes and forests.

Stop At: Adventures of Jean Lafitte, 5145 Fleming Park Rd, Lafitte, LA 70067, USA

Swamp cruise narrated by local captain

Duration: 2 hours


  • Narrated boat cruise
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Adventures of Jean Lafitte


  • Gratuities
  • Snacks and refreshments available for purchase on boat

Departure Point

Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point - just a short stroll from most downtown hotels
  • Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. If wheelchairs collapse and fold, they can be placed in the storage compartment on the bus
  • Electrical wheelchairs are permitted, but special arrangements need to be made with the supplier for a handicap-accessible bus. This must be arranged 72 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.
  • Unfortunately, electrical scooters are not permitted
  • 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 40 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

Alton was our bus driver and he was extremely knowledgeable and we learned a lot from him commentary. The boat ride was fantastic - it was a sunny day but quite cold so we only saw 2 gators, but the scenery was beautiful and it was most enjoyable. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a taste of the swamp in NO.
• Submitted 11 Feb 2020
The tour of the beautiful bayou was led by an informative guide and lifelong resident of the area. Holding the baby gator was great and overall I would recommend this trip.
• Submitted 02 Jan 2020
Great experience on this tour - the guide was great! I even got to hold a baby alligator. Would definitely recommend.
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
We booked a tour to the swamp at the last minute from NOLA. Although we were supposed to be on a large pontoon boat, the universe was smiling down on us and upgraded us to a smaller airboat. Learned about the cypress trees and fauna. Our guide T-Earl was fun! He made the trip enjoyable because he was a native who actually tussled with alligators before and had the scars to prove it.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
This was a great tour. Our guide was very informative and kept us laughing throughout. I would definitely suggest this attraction to every visitor.
• Submitted 26 Sep 2019
All four of us truly enjoyed this tour. We saw at least 25 to 30 alligators. The captain was funny..
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
This was the most exciting part of our trip. We had so much fun and the guide was very informative. I will do this again on my next trip!
• Submitted 21 Aug 2019
This is a great way to spend a few hours learning about the waterways and wildlife around New Orleans floating leisurely down the Mississippi and its tributaries.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
This was a fun and adventurous tour! My family truly enjoyed themselves! We saw birds, and plenty of alligators. The swamp tho dangerous is still a beautiful sight
• Submitted 26 Jul 2019
Really good. We saw some wildlife but we did see alligators. Our grandkids loved it. They even got to hold one. Our guide was very patient with the kids.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
Highly recommend. The tour was exactly was I hoped it would be, saw the flora of the bayou, saw alligators up close. The tour guide was fun and energetic.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Great Tour! Gotta see a lot of wildlife and it's was worth it. I would recommend this trip to others!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
great experience and learning for the whole family. knowledgeable staff and very friendly. i used the gray lines service to the bayou area, reggie the driver was one of a kind person. once in the swamp area, tour is well organized, lots of alligator, turtles. didnt see any snakes but definitely they are there. very humid area. tour was about 4 and a half hours. well worthy, tons of memories created.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was probably one of the best tours that I have ever been on. Our tour guide, Ansen, was so great. He knew so much about the bayou and Louisiana culture, you could tell how proud he was to be Cajun and have grown up on the bayou his whole life. He had the most utter respect for its wildlife and treated the alligators that we saw with such kindness and care. He was really animated and funny and all-around personable. One aspect of this tour that I thought was really great was that during the bus ride from the French Quarter to the bayou, the company has the bus driver play a CD for about 30 minutes that is narrated and gives historical background on Louisiana, so I felt like from the start of the trip to the end I was continuously learning and there was no wasted time. I HIGHLY recommend this company, it is well worth your time (and it definitely is true to the 3-4 hour time frame, I was happy that it didn't exceed the 4 hours so that my boyfriend and I could continue sightseeing in NOLA the rest of the day).
• Submitted 08 May 2019
Informative with a great guide who not only provided detailed information on the bayou but an alligator!!
• Submitted 17 Jan 2019
I booked this tour based on previous reviews and it did not disappoint. The tour guide provided basic as well as the kind of information that only someone who lives in the area or who did his research to e knowledgeable. The boat was spacious with adequate seating. The tour was just long enough to be enjoyable.
• Submitted 09 Jan 2019
I questioned my wife about this tour when she booked it because we were traveling with our 9 and 16 year old grandsons. From start to finish it was excellent. The swamp tour was one of the best tours we ever been on.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2018
This tour is great! It picks you up and drops you off at a central location in NOLA. The tour guide was friendly and personable. He made sure we saw many alligators. He even gave us the opportunity to hold a baby alligator! The boat was covered so the harsh sun did not overwhelm us and we felt safe the entire time. We had a great time. I definitely recommend this tour!
• Submitted 11 Jun 2018
Everything was great! The only thing that seemed a bit weird was that they feed marshmallows to the alligators !?
• Submitted 20 May 2018
Very nice tour. Nice guide. We were so close to alligators, big and small ones. It was great!. I took great pictures.
• Submitted 21 Apr 2018
Great format, terrific coach driver and a Bayou guide Anson who was fun, informative, but safety conscious too. Just long enough to experience the flavor of the region and share the fun.
• Submitted 06 Apr 2018
I wish I could say that we had a wonderful time, but my husband got very sick on the bus and we had to be let out. We felt very badly about missing the tour and worse if we delayed it for the other guests. Hope someday to come back and try again. :
• Submitted 04 Apr 2018
This tour was especially fun as I love bayous and swamps. Viewed a lot of alligators, turtles and birds. The guide was very knowledgeable as well as personable. It was a fabulous day. Highly recommend this tour if you are interested in the bayous.
• Submitted 09 Mar 2018
Thoroughly recommend this reminded me of the Missisippi burning film with the weeping willows and atmospheric swamps filled with Alligators,guide was entertaining and knowledgable.Dont leave New Orleans without experiencing it!
• Submitted 08 Mar 2018

In Brief

New Orleans, United States
United States
4 hours

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