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

Highlights

  • 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 July 2014

Very enjoyable! Learn't the difference between a canal,swamp and a bayou from our friendly tour guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans was well worth the price. The ride to and from the swamp was pleasant. Once we arrived at the Swamp, we were greeted by our tour guide and were well on our way. We learned a great deal about the wildlife living in bayou as well as other wildlife found in and around the New Orleans area. The tour guide was knowledgeable, kinds and accommodating. The highlight, of course, was being able to hold a baby alligator. I recommend this tour to EVERYONE traveling to the New Orleans area.

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