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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

Great to see alligators in their natural habitat. Holding live baby alligators was also a great experience for our 12 year old

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Louis, was an EXCELLENT guide for the swamp tour, and Marilyn, who accompanied us on the bus and gave us lots of historical information, was very good as well. But the boat tour was the best and imparted a real flavor of the lifestyle and history of the area we had foreign guests with us as well and they understood and enjoyed much of the tour too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Tour guide was funny and very knowledgable! Fun outing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very informative and educational. Really learned a lot about wildlife and waterways of the Louisiana Bayous.

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

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