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Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

Journey back in time to when cotton was king and New Orleans was a budding port town that dazzled visitors with its colorful Creole culture. Board the historic Steamboat Natchez for a 2‐hour morning or afternoon float down the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, enjoy live music and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. This family‐friendly excursion offers an optional buffet lunch (additional expense).
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.00 USD
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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour With Transport

Explore one of Louisiana’s last protected wetlands on a 2-hour boat tour that includes round-trip hotel transport in New Orleans. Depart in the morning or afternoon for Honey Island Swamp, a wildlife preserve teeming with critters such as 'gators, wild boar, snakes and birds. Ride through the swamp dripping with lush foliage and visit a boat-accessible Cajun village with an informative local guide who sheds light on the area’s inhabitants.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.00 USD
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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour

Discover one of Louisiana’s last preserved wetlands on a 2‐hour Honey Island Swamp boat tour! After making a short drive to Slidell, you’ll travel deep into the secluded swamp across Lake Pontchartrain to view native wildlife and witness a remote Cajun village only accessible by boat. Enjoy guided commentary on Cajun culture and the lush swamps as you spot alligators, wild boar, snakes, and native birds. This tour does not include transportation.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.00 USD
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Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Experience the civilized and the wild on a plantation tour and educational swamp boat ride from New Orleans. On this 5.5‐hour journey, visit Destrehan Plantation to experience the elegant antebellum south and then head into the marshy swampland for some wildlife spotting. Enjoy guided commentary as you snap photos of alligators, raccoons, snakes and native birds.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00 USD
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$89.00 USD
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2 Hour Mississippi River Dinner Jazz Cruise on the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen

Go for a sunset cruise aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen with this boat trip. Listen to an on-board jazz band and feast on a Creole-style dinner buffet as the boat sails along the Mississippi River. Take in the views from the promenade deck and sip New Orleans-inspired cocktails.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00 USD
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Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

Discover the mystique of the swamps and bayous on a sightseeing boat tour from New Orleans. Travel deep into the secluded bayous across the Mississippi River to witness Cajun life and spot native wildlife. Your guide will provide commentary on Cajun culture and the myth‐laden swamps while you snap photos of alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles, and native birds.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.00 USD
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New Orleans Super Saver: City Tour and Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

See the best of New Orleans by land and water on this combo city tour and steamboat cruise on the mighty Mississippi! Enjoy a 2‐hour guided coach trip through the French Quarter, Louis Armstrong Park and Jackson Square, where you’ll witness the city’s cultural history and diverse colonial heritage. Then board the famous Steamboat Natchez for a 2‐hour iconic New Orleans river cruise.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00 USD
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2-Hour Historical River Cruise Aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen

Sail down this Mississippi River on a classic steam boat with this New Orleans river cruise. Stop part-way through the trip to learn about the Battle of New Orleans, and then get onboard and enjoy a cash bar or lunch option while admiring the views.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.00 USD
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New Orleans Swamp Tour Boat Adventure With Pickup

Lose yourself in the atmospheric depths of the New Orleans swamps and wetlands on an exhilarating 2-hour boat tour, led by a professional guide. Cruise past ancient wonders and listen to legends surrounding a 2000-year-old Indian burial mound and an atmospheric Cajun cemetery. Scour the Barataria Swamps for sightings of fascinating wildlife such as snakes, turtles and ferocious alligators, and learn about the area’s history and geology from your knowledgeable guide. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by luxury vehicle fro your New Orleans hotel.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00 USD
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New Orleans Swamp Tour Boat Adventure

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and natural splendor of New Orleans’ mystifying swamps and wetlands on a 2-hour New Orleans swamp tour and wetlands adventure. Relax in the luxurious interior of a New Orleans swamp tour boat as you cruise past cultural highlights like a Cajun cemetery, an Indian burial mound and a traditional fishing village. Scour the scenery for fascinating flora and fauna like snakes, turtles and alligators while listening to interesting commentary from your professional guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.00 USD
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Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience

Experience life on the Louisiana bayou on this ultimate swamp tour from New Orleans, run by one of the city’s oldest tour companies. Ride on a state-of-the-art swamp boat through the famous wetlands teeming with native wildlife, while learning about Cajun culture from your tale-spinning captain.
  • Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.00 USD
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2 Hour Mississippi River Jazz Cruise Aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen

Experience the Mississippi River on a jazz and cocktail cruise aboard a Creole Queen paddle wheeler. Sip a delicious drink and admire picturesque views of the Big Easy while swaying to the sounds of Sullivan Dabney Jr. and the Muzik Jazz Band. Bring an appetite and feast on a dinner buffet that could include everything from braised beef brisket and chicken and sausage gumbo to Cajun seafood pasta.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00 USD
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90-Minute Jean Lafitte Swamp and Bayou Tour

Experience the Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve on this pontoon excursion led by a local guide. After a convenient, optional pickup from your accommodation, learn about Southern Louisiana’s distinctive ecology while cruising past magnificent cypress trees and watch for native wildlife like gators and egrets. Enjoy flexible timing and opt for a delicious lunch at Restaurant Des Familes with the 10 a.m. tour.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.00 USD
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Eco Swamp Tour

Explore the Louisiana swamp on a 2-hour boat tour that takes you through a variety of ecosystems. Travel with a small group limited to six people, riding in a customized flatboat that can navigate places that other tour boats cannot reach. Look for native wildlife like alligators, turtles, snakes, and a variety of birds, and hear commentary about Louisiana’s swamplands from your guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00 USD
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Private Boat Tour in Honey Island Swamp

Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private boat tour of the Honey Island Swamp. Enjoy the passing scenery and listen to a guide's insightful commentary on the local flora and fauna as the flat boat navigates to places other boats can't reach. This tour can accommodate a maximum of six passengers.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$399.00 USD
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10 Person Luxury Party Barge

Add some exclusivity to your New Orleans vacation with a private 2-hour party boat tour along the lakefront. With space for up to 10 passengers, it’s the perfect activity for bachelor/bachelorette parties, weddings celebrations, or family reunions. You pilot the pontoon, making it a truly private experience. Available from 9am to 7pm, you can easily fit the aquatic excursion into your group’s schedule. Bring your own food and (glass free) beverages to get the party started.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.00 USD
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New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation

Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ antebellum history and the mystic of the bayou on this 2‐day combined swamp and plantation sightseeing tour. Learn about a bygone era at Oak Alley Plantation, where you’ll view stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and enduring sugar cane. Then head deep into the secluded bayous to witness Cajun life and spot native wildlife.
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.25 USD
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