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New Orleans Swamp Tours

By Viator, June 2017

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Experience Cajun country on a fascinating New Orleans swamp tour. Search for alligators, turtles, and snakes as you pass through the beauty of the bayou, and learn the history of the marshlands and their inhabitants. See below for your options.

Highlights
  • Search for local wildlife while motoring across the bayou
  • Experience Cajun hospitality and sample local cuisine
  • Choose from tours that focus on wildlife, history, or Cajun culture
  • Two-hour, half-day, and full-day tours available
  • Hotel pickup offered from the French Quarter in New Orleans
  • Combine your trip with a tour of antebellum plantations from the Civil War era

Swamp and Bayou Airboat Rides
Step aboard a classic airboat and zip through bayous where Cypress trees grow from the murky waters. Hear tales of local Cajun heritage on a fully narrated tour, all while scanning the muddy banks for gators, snakes, and raccoons. Cruise in peace through the mystical marshes, or race at up to 45 mph (72 kph) while exploring the coastal backwaters.

Swamp Boat and Plantations Combo Tours
To really get a feel for Louisiana history, combine a classic swamp boat tour with a visit to local plantations. See sugar cane waving in the breeze, and tour ornate plantations that date back to before the Civil War. Learn how the French, Spanish, and Americans all influenced the area, and hear stories of bayou locals who were born and raised in the marsh.

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Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans, New Orleans, null
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Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

4.5 star rating: Recommended 484 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $51.00
Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans, New ... 
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Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 753 Reviews

A grand mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures starting with a boat tour of the cypress swamps. Enjoy a traditional lunch at one of the oldest ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $176.00
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New Orleans Airboat Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 329 Reviews

Take a break from the hustle-bustle of New Orleans and escape to nature on this exhilarating, family-friendly airboat ride! Spot alligators, snakes, turtles, ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.99
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Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 72 Reviews

Take a thrilling airboat ride through the wetlands near New Orleans and plenty of alligators on this active, family-friendly tour. Travel over bayous and open ...  Read more

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

From USD $75.00
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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour With Transport

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 108 Reviews

Get picked up from your hotel in New Orleans for a 2-hour boat tour in Honey Island Swamp, a wildlife preserve that is one of the last protected wetlands in ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.00
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Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 334 Reviews

An airboat tour through Louisiana’s famous swamps is the perfect way to experience the untamed side of New Orleans. Aboard a small airboat, explore marshes and ...  Read more

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

From USD $115.00
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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 108 Reviews

Take a short drive from New Orleans to visit Honey Island Swamp, a wildlife preserve that is one of the last protected wetlands in Louisiana, during a 2-hour ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.00
Small-Group Airboat Swamp Adventure and Plantation Tour from New Orleans, New Orleans, Day Cruises
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Small-Group Airboat Swamp Adventure and Plantation Tour from New Orleans

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 76 Reviews

Get ready for an exhilarating 1.5 hour airboat ride deep into secluded bayous in Cajun Country. You will see all sorts of wildlife on your journey - ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $150.00
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Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

Experience the other Swamp Tour in New Orleans. This destination is only 35 minutes from New Orleans yet a world apart. Hold onto your hat! This New Orleans ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00
Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans, New Orleans, Airboat Tours
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Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 38 Reviews

Venture into the interior of one of the wildest swamps in America on this guided, half-day tour of Honey Island, Louisiana near New Orleans. Join a ...  Read more

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

From USD $49.00

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