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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour

Highlights
  • Go to one of Louisiana’s last preserved wetlands during this swamp tour
  • Your guide knows the best and safest ways around the secluded swamp
  • Learn about the area and its Cajun history and culture from your guide
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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour
From US$29,00
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5pm Swamp Tour
Tour departs at 5:00pm; No hotel pickup or drop-off included
US$29,00
7:30am Swamp Tour
Tour departs at 7:30am; No hotel pickup or drop-off included
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9:30am Swamp Tour
Tour departs at 9:30am; No hotel pickup or drop-off included
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Overview
Swamps can hold hidden dangers such as alligators, wild boars, and even snakes. This guided tour guarantees you safe travel through one of Louisiana’s last preserved wetlands, and takes you to a Cajun village accessible only by boat. Plus, you'll learn about the history and culture of Honey Island Swamp from your guide as you cruise through the bayou.
What to Expect

Meet for this swamp tour at Honey Island Swamp in Slidell, which is about an hour away from New Orleans. This wildlife area is one of the last protected wetlands in the entire state.

After you check in, board your open-air boat and get comfortable. Your boat sets off on the swamp as your guide tells you the history of the area as well as fun folklore associated with the swamp.

As you go, keep an eye out for wildlife, including alligators, snakes, wild boars, and birds. Make sure to have your camera ready so you can snap pictures, too. Your guide also takes you to a Cajun village in the swamp that’s used the area for medicine, food, and other everyday needs for years.

Your New Orleans swamp and bayou tour ends back at the docking point in Slidell.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Fantastic

We loved this tour and our guide Captain Tom was wonderful. He worked really hard to get the big gator on both sides of the boat so that all of us could see it.

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Our favorite!

We did a lot of tours on our trip to New Orleans but the swamp tour was the favorite. We saw many alligators and raccoons! We learned about the cypress forests, invasive species, wild hogs, and Spanish moss. My favorite part was seeing the Cajun...More

Thank Hannah B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Totally Awesome, and I'm afraid of snakes!

My family insisted that I do this. I was quite nervous Wow! It was totally awesome! The captain was great and we saw all kinds of wild life. Was a little nervous when we spotted the snake, but I am so glad I went! A...More

1  Thank Walter G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
The Best Tour

Our guide, Hunter, was awesome. Very funny and knowledgeable. We saw lots of small gators and a few really large ones. We also saw raccoons, turtles, birds, and the many homes along the river. So fascinating. My kids loved when he sped up the boat.

Thank Kari C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Family Fun

Great time with the whole family. Ages range from 50, teenagers and 10 year old. We all had an amazing time seeing alligators, raccoons, birds and the hogs!!! Great time, will absolutely do this again!!!

Thank Kendall P
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Rebecca V
2 July 2018|
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Response from KarenKayT | Reviewed this property |
You can visit the Cajun Encounter's website to book further out now if that is your desire. If you're trying to book through tripadvisor, they probably won't release more dates until closer to that time. My understanding... More
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Sara R
26 June 2018|
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Response from Christy R | Reviewed this property |
About two hours. Hope you had fun :)
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Rae G
13 May 2018|
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Response from Christy R | Reviewed this property |
Ony if you sit at the front of the boat, you get some mist up from the boat. Honestly on a hot summer day, it felt great. If you don't want that, sit close to the captain.
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