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Honey Island Swamp Private Tour with Transport from New Orleans provided by Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours

Honey Island Swamp Private Tour with Transport from New Orleans

Honey Island Swamp Private Tour with Transport from New Orleans
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R 14 536,78
per group (up to 14)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Begin your private tour with convenient pickup at your hotel in New Orleans, where you board a comfortable tour vehicle for the drive to Slidell's West Pearl River.  Once there, board a 14-passenger, flat-bottom boat, equipped with an ample sun shade. Take a guided tour of Honey Island Swamp, nearly 70,000 acres (28,327 hectares) of protected wildlife preserve. Your wetland ecologist guide points out all of the native flora and fauna in what is considered one of America's wildest swamps. You can expect to lay eyes on animals such as nutria, alligators, feral hogs, totters, bald eagles, and osprey.  Pass through a Cajun fishing village, where locals catch crawfish, buffalo fish, alligator gar, and other native species.  This private tour ensures undivided attention from your guide and a flexible timetable; you can focus on areas of interest and spend as much or as little time as you like in different spots.  At the conclusion of your tour, transfer back to New Orleans for drop-off.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 27459P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Private tour with just your group of 6 to 14 people • Professional guide • Live commentary on board • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Tour picks up from all New Orleans hotels. Please advise hotel at time of booking and reconfirm with tour operator once you have booked.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Private tour with just your group of 6 to 14 people • Professional guide • Live commentary on board • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Tour picks up from all New Orleans hotels. Please advise hotel at time of booking and reconfirm with tour operator once you have booked.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Please enter hotel information in "special requirements" section upon booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
No miniimum required
A maximum of 14 people per booking
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Lake Pontchartrain
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    Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Start your tour with private hotel pickup in the French Quarter or downtown New Orleans. Your driver provides insightful commentary on the city and shares firsthand experiences of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath during the 45- to 60-minute drive to the West Pearl River in Slidell. Upon arrival, hop aboard the 14-passenger US Coast Guard–approved vessel, which provides plenty of shade from the Louisiana sun. You and your party will embark on an interactive 2-hour boat tour of Honey Island Swamp, which boasts nearly 70,000 acres (28,327 hectares) of protected wildlife preserve. This private tour for family and friends allows you to spend as much time in one area as your group desires. See the lovely sight of moss hanging from the gnarled cypress trees and take in the sweet smell of wild azaleas. Listen to your captain’s swamp tales of pirates, Bigfoot sightings and prehistoric creatures, and keep your eyes peeled for alligators, herons, egrets, deer, feral hogs, nutria, raccoons, otters, turtles and frogs along the riverbanks and lurking in the murky waters below. Also be on the lookout for bald eagles, owls, osprey and other water fowl soaring through the sky. Passing through a Cajun village where local fisherman reside, you may observe them catching bluegill, sunfish, largemouth bass, alligator gar, flathead catfish, freshwater drum and buffalo fish in addition to thousands of pounds of crawfish caught in these waters each season. During your journey back up river, learn more about the wetland ecology from live narration on board. Afterward, you’re transferred back to your hotel in New Orleans.
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Healingmywings
San Diego, CA4 contributions
Lots of fun
We took this tour and our guide Captain Hunter was fun and informative. He was able to spot lots of the wildlife and had significant knowledge of the fauna and flora in the area. We had a great time and would definitely return.
Written 1 April 2021
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drwhoneyislandswamp
Thanks so much! Paul
Written 18 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours
Freedom61366761066
Freedom61366761066
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Fun Swamp Tour
Sonny, our guide, was entertaining, informative and engaging with our grandsons. I do have a suggestion for your ad
nessa_4120
nessa_4120
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HONEY ISLAND SWAMP TOUR
My family really enjoyed this tour. We had a 12 year old and 8 year old and both had a blast. We saw 11 gators,
Guide58638616784
Guide58638616784
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Highly recommended
Saw many wildlife animals. Hunter new lots of information, kept it very interesting, never a dull moment on this t
227heathern
227heathern
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Matt the best tour guide!
Matt our tour guide was awesome! He had the gators and the raccoons come close to the boat and we got great pics!
shanellejw
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The tour was a great experience. Everyone at the tour site was very nice and welcoming. The tour guide we had was v
Rxtravel1986
Rxtravel1986
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Fun trip through the swamp!
Fun and informative trip down the river and through the swamp with Captain Chris. He grew up in the area and is ver
ashleyGSmith
ashleyGSmith
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So fun
We learned so much! Saw so many amazing things! Great time overall, and I would love to do it again! Thanks Captain
Fla4grits
Fla4grits
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Enjoyable River Trip
Very enjoyable trip down the river. Abundance of gators and raccoons. The guide was knowledgeable about the wildlif
Passport66822985671
Passport66822985671
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Great for All Ages
So much fun! Captain Hunter was amazing. Super nice and educational. Highly recommend. One of our favorite expe
juliewF5558DX
juliewF5558DX
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Perfect!
Was just awesome! Captain Hunter was so knowledgeable. He would turn around and get us better views of the animal
susanmS4544MA
susanmS4544MA
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You will enjoy this
We loved this swamp tour. Captain Hunter was great! He was very informative in such a fun and interesting way. We s
dalemP1578UA
dalemP1578UA
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Swamp people for real!
Captain Hunter did an exceptionally good job on our tour. He made it super interesting and lots of fun. We saw a l
lorih674
lorih674
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Fun for all ages
Interesting and fun for all ages. Captain Hunter was great, very knowledgeable about the environment and history.
Oldweaman
Oldweaman
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Awesome
Had a great trip into the swamps off the Pearl river with Capt Hunter! Funny dude and extremely knowledgeable! Will
Tiffany L
Tiffany L
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Take the tour, it’s worth it!
5/5! Our tour guide was wonderfully entertaining! I believe his name was Renee! We were able to see the alligato
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