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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour

St Tammany Parish, United States
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2 hours (Approx.)
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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.
  • 2-hour Honey Island swamp tour
  • Travel on a small quiet boat that allows for better wildlife viewing
  • Learn from the experienced local guide about the culture and critters of Cajun country
  • Look for alligators, wild boar, snakes, birds and more
  • Explore one of the few protected wetlands in Louisiana
  • View a Cajun village that is only accessible from the water
Your morning or afternoon swamp adventure begins in Slidell, Louisiana – an approximate hour‐long drive from New Orleans across Lake Pontchartrain.  Here you will find Honey Island Swamp, a wildlife preserve that is one of the last protected wetlands in Louisiana. Board the custom‐made, open‐air boat and set off on an educational ride. Holding a max of 22 passengers, this boat offers a more intimate experience as your group quietly winds through narrow swamp passages and gets you closer to native wildlife.
Your expert guide’s commentary makes this an unforgettable wildlife‐spotting expedition through myth‐laden Louisiana terrain. Glide along the water, viewing the lush greenery and abundance of wild animals, including alligators, owls, raccoons, snakes, black bears, bald eagles and wild boar. True animal enthusiasts will love getting an up‐close (and interactive) look at some of the ‘friendlier’ animals. Get great photos and learn more about the famous regional alligator, who can tip the scales at 1,000 pounds (453 kg). Also learn about the culture and ingenuity of the Cajun people who have – for more than two centuries – inhabited this area and used it as a source of food and medicine. Your guide will take you by a secluded Cajun village that can only be accessed by boat. Throughout the ride, hear stories about the bayou lifestyle, as well as information about the region’s passionate wetland preservation efforts.
Your fun and enlightening boat tour returns to Slidell. This tour does not include transport back to New Orleans.

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Doug M
, May 2019

Excellent trip! Captain Emmet was very funny and knowledgable. We saw lots of wildlife including gators, wild boars, snakes, turtles, raccoons etc.
I would highly recommend going on tour!

, May 2019

Never a dull moment! Ask about Oreo, the swamp pig. Stumpy too! Jacob, our guide was very knowledgeable, insightful, and he made the tour extremely interesting. I heard and learned so much about not just the swamp, but the wetlands areas of Louisiana from Jacob! He and the other tour guides on the other boats talked and teased each other was the boats past each other indicating these guys really like their job and sharing their swamp habitat knowledge. Very insightful and picturesque tour! Wild life in abundance! I took excellent photos!

Carmen R
, Apr 2019

Great experience! Chris was an excellent tour guide! Very funny and extremely knowledgable of the swamp. Saw several gators, birds, coons and even 5 feral hogs!!The entire family had a blast! Would highly recommend this tour!!

rod f
, Apr 2019

Other than they did not start on time and we had to wait for other people that were 15 mins late the tour was good. The guide provided us with the ability to see many different creatures and vegetation in the swamp. It is good of them to help keep the gator with the broken jaw alive by keeping him fed. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered every question our group asked.

Trang D
, Mar 2019

Capt Ron was fun and informative. Highly recommend this tour. The alligators were not out during our visit but Capt Ron made it very captivating with the boars, raccoons and snakes. Also shared the legacy of the old alligator, Brunist.

Beverly M
, Sep 2018

Gary was our tour guide and he did a great job. Entertaining and informative. Would definitely recommend.

Shelina D
, Jul 2018

I suggested this after seeing the reviews and so glad I did! Me and my girlfriends had an amazing time and would recommend his to anyone !! Staff was great and everything was well organized!

Barbara S
, May 2018

Grandson and I had a wonderful trip into the bayou and swamp. Our guide was entertaining and shared much information about the area and wildlife. Great family experience!

Lauren P
, Apr 2018

Great tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. Since it was cold outside we didn't get to see the gators. Bring a jacket if you decide to go in January. The wind can be a little strong.

Kim C
, Mar 2018

Very good tour! Our guide was great and explained a lot of things about the wild life and the vegetation in the bayou and swamp.

Product code: 6953SWAMP

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