4.5 star rating: Recommended 248 Reviews

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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Fantastic. Especially our Cajun guide Little Lou. Would recommend highly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Great fun and very educational

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This was absolutely the highlight of our trip to New Orleans! The 45 bus ride to the bayou was great because the wonderful bus driver who's name I can't remember but he was an older gentleman who had grown up in NOLA and had a great sense of humor spent the time telling us stories about the history of NOLA, the stories of Hurricane Katrina, and some local jokes. Then the tour itself was utterly fantastic. Our tour guide, Lil Lou, knew the bayou inside and out -- being part of a long line of families who had lived on the bayou and depended on it for their livelihoods. He showed us not just alligators, but birds, turtles, and have us incredible background and information about all of them. We also got to hold a baby alligator -- which was itself an incredible experience. This tour is great for ALL ages. We went with our 12-year old son and this was his favorite part of the trip too -- tied for first with the French Quarter Segway Tour -- also run by Viator. Can't recommend this tour enough!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

My husband and I took this tour with our two teenage daughters. The bus ride host was great-I do not remember his name, but he shared interesting historical information with us the whole way to Jan Lafitte park. Our swamp tour guide was Lil Lou and he took us out on the Lil Cajun pontoon boat. Lil Lou was the absolute best tour guide we could have asked for. He was knowledgable about the bayou, the history of the area and the wild life. And he delivered all information in a kind and humorous way. He was simply awesome. Definitely would recommend the pontoon boat tour over the air boat ride. The airboat ride is fast, but very, very loud and in my opinion, probably scares away the wildlife.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

We loved this tour. Both guides were wonderful. A beautiful morning in the swamp.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Captain Lou was awesome!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Great time. Wonderful, knowledgeable guides!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Took a 13 person business group and everyone absolutely loved it! The boat guide was entertaining and informative and the trip over and back was filled with interesting NOLA facts and restaurant tips from the bus guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

was everything we hoped it would be!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing. The guide was local which was lovely. He took us around in accordance with passenger interests. A worthwhile outing for sure!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

The tour was AMAZING!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Awesome !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

From the driver and the two tour guides, everything went very well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Our highlight for New Orleans trip! Both of kids were thrilled by holding the baby gator, a must do for family!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

the guide was one of the best, I have encountered

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Guide was great! Found alligators for us to see even on a chilly day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Really a great tour for adults and kids alike. The boat is easy going pontoon so no issues with motion sickness or speeds that create bumpy, back busting ride. Very nice, relaxing, informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

really enjoyed this and the tour guide was great and informative. Nice get away from the city. Learned alot.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

My son and I joined a group of others to enjoy the sunshine and view the rich flora and fauna of the bayou. A skillful captain piloted the boat while recalling the history of the area and drawing our attention to the haunts of the alligator. They could be seen sunning themselves along the banks and logs protruding out into the water. The alligators cast a baleful eye upon us as we took pictures and marvelled at their prehistoric armour. Turtles, heron, armadillos and buzzards could be seen throughout the bayou. This is a "Must see" for anyone visiting the area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

The tour was great. If we want to see more gators we'll need to come back during the Spring or Summer.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

The tour was amazing. Our guides were excellent. The tour was everything as advertised and more. Will recommend this tour to everyone who is planning a trip to New Orleans.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Great experience! The guide was excellent and made it easy for everyone to see the animals. Without him, this could have been a dull trip. The bus driver gave us an interesting lecture on New Orleans and the damage caused by Katrina. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn more about Louisiana wetands.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Just what I had hoped for, nature in the wild. No staged wildlife and great tour guide. It was cool the day we toured, but we still saw several aligators, turtles, and water foul. The boat is spaceous and comfortable. Plenty of room to roam around and get photos.Family friendly and well organized. The bus ride out to the swamp was comfortable, and even came with a guide as well. I would highly recommend this tour.

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