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  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)

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Nowhere is Louisiana’s wildlife more abundant than in the swamps and bayous of New Orleans . After crossing the Mississippi River, 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.


  • New Orleans swamp and bayou sightseeing tour
  • Take a 2 hour boat ride through swamps and bayous and watch for alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles, birds and more
  • Learn all about Cajun culture from your guide

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What You Can Expect

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour

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! Watch the timeless beauty of Southern Louisiana unfold as you travel through the bayous and swamps in a custom built, all-weather boat.

Your local guide will reveal the mysteries of this iconic Louisiana terrain as you observe the nesting grounds of native wildlife. Discover how the seafood from the bountiful waters provides a wide assortment of delectable local dishes! Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, and many species of snakes. Some wildlife are more numerous during the warmer months of the year.

Along the way, learn all about Cajun culture and ingenuity — hear how Cajun people turned soup into gumbo, a famous Louisiana dish; the washboard into a musical instrument; and, of course, the swamps into a natural paradise. Your guide will also explain how these lush, untamed swamps and bayous are slowly disappearing. Learn about the efforts made to preserve and restore Louisiana's vanishing wetlands for future generations to enjoy. You'll return safely from the bayous with a return coach ride to the French Quarter in New Orleans.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Lil Lou made the swamp tour fascinating. He is the real deal.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was the one thing we HAD to do when in New Orleans. It was worth every cent!! The guide was so entertaining and informative and you really get up close and personal with the swamp wildlife. This one day made the trip complete.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic bayou tour. Very knowledgeable and friendly captain. Best part of our visit to New Orleans area. It was HOT! Keep hydrated as you can't take a dip with the gators.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Would go again! Beautiful area!! Lil' Lou was a great tour guide. Tour was relaxing. Had fun with the alligator.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

One of the highlights of our trip to NOLA. The guide was great and very funny and we loved seeing the alligators in the wild.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was really and our tour guide was excellent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was fantastic! The bus ride out was great and I really liked hearing the history of the City. The swamp tour guide Captain Lou was very knowledgeable and easy going. He made every effort to point out different sights and animals. Ken the bus driver for the return trip was great. He made me smile and get involved in the conversation. His knowledge about the local places to eat was very helpful. Would recommend this tour to others for sure.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Wonderful tour!! Of course, it was our Captain Lou who made this tour both fun and a nature-beautiful experience. Lou was born in the swamps and had the bayou accent to prove it! He was the real deal - and his slow-moving and wonderfully narrated tour gave us many alligator sightings. And Captain Lou made sure to get the alligators right up to the boat - so they could receive lunch and we got tons of great pictures. There were only 9 of us on the boat and I would highly recommend this tour!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour - Excellent guide - I would take it again.

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