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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour

  • 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
New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour
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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 yesterday via mobile

Tour guide was hilarious and knowledgeable. Saw tons of wildlife including alligators, snakes, pigs and raccoons. He had great stories and delivery. The boat was in good condition as was the checkin facility. Highly recommend!

Thank jessica m
Reviewed 3 days ago
Highlight of our trip!

Definitely worth the ticket price and the drive out there (which was fun all in itself, I'm glad we drove ourselves and saw a bit more of the area), with plenty of wildlife to be seen even on a cold March day like we had...More

Thank Bethany L
Michael F, Owner at Cajun Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Bethany thank you for being our guest. The "Cajun A/C" is more appreciated in the hot months like August ;). The challenging waterways can only be navigated by smaller boats like our 10-22 passengers. Other swamps have man made canals that allow for large 40-72...More

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rained out

Was looking forward to it, but it was raining all that day, and they where nice enough to call me and cancel the trip. I got a refund which was nice. So I'm giving them 5 stars for good customer service.More

Thank Carlos N
Michael F, Owner at Cajun Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

This might be the first time we got a 5 star for canceling a trip :). Thank you for understanding the weather. A normal shower can sometimes provide a beautiful experience but the thunderstorm that was passing through the day you were scheduled would have...More

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gators, Raccoons and Wild Pigs, Oh My

What a fun time we had with Captain Jacob on a semi-private boat tour in the Bayou swamps. He is knowledgeable about the swamp and shared information about the plants, trees, birds, wildlife and history. We were lucky enough to see a family of raccoons...More

Thank GinaRubel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Captain Ron was great!

Highly recommended! Captain Ron is amazing and has a true love for nature and animals. We got up close and interactive with gators, raccoons, snakes, and a wild pig. Very fun!More

1  Thank Cathryn F
Michael F, Owner at Cajun Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Cathryn, It's nice to read reviews where our guest recognize our captains passion for the swamp. I hope we get to see you in the future. Also THANK YOU for your sacrifice and your husband's service. It's a honor to have military families on our...More

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Julia T
20 April 2018|
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Response from LARRY S | Reviewed this property |
Around two hours on the water depending on the amount of animals that are viewed.
Janet F
4 April 2018|
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Response from Marek B | Reviewed this property |
Address: 55345 Hwy 90 East Slidell, Louisiana 70461, US GPS: 30°13'53.5"N 89°40'11.5"W