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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour with Transportation

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Explore one of Louisiana’s last protected wetlands on a 2-hour boat tour that includes round-trip transport from 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.
  • 2-hour Honey Island swamp tour, with transport from New Orleans
  • 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

What's Included

  • Transportation from downtown New Orleans
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter
    317 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA

    Please be outside of the Homewood Suites French Quarter at 317 N. Rampart St. at the beginning of the pickup window. Your shuttle departs promptly. 9:30AM Tour (Picks up at 8:00AM) 12:15PM Tour (Picks up at 10:15AM) 2:45PM Tour (Picks up at 1:15PM) 5:00PM Tour (Picks up at 3:30PM)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • PLEASE NOTE: tour ONLY picks up from the location listed. Pick ups from any other location cannot be accommodated.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour with Transportation?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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Traveler Tips

If you have company, driving in your own car is better.
This is a great tour for kids and adults, everyone would enjoy!
1,424 reviews
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Such an interesting tour, especially if you request to go with Desi
Michelle_Z, Nov 2022
I was happy to see most of the animals I had hoped to.. an alligator, turtles, raccoons and so many different birds.. but our guide, Desi, gave us so much more. His knowledge of every aspect of the swamp.. every creature, every tree, every plant.. was just amazing and his passion was contagious. He gave me new perspective on what 'invasive species' can mean, shared a lot of info on how Indigenous people used the plants and trees there for medicinal purposes and even shared personal stories and pictures to tell us about his care for injured wildlife before re-release back to the wild. Desi made an already good trip GREAT!
Everything I Expected and More
Alan_T, Nov 2022
A great afternoon out in the swamp. Captain Everett looked after us well and was very informed on all the aspects of the area, the wildlife and fauna. He knew where to find the alligators and arranged the boat so we could get some good pictures. Captain Everett took us to an area for a look at a creature we never expected to see and I won't spoil the surprise by telling you the name of the creature but seeing them did make for a great end to the trip.
Great tour
Tanika_F, Oct 2022
The tour was amazing. Our awesome driver, Joy, got us to and from the swamp safely. She had a wealth of knowledge about New Orleans and shared heartfelt stories about the city’s history with us. The tour itself was well organized. Check in was quick and easy. Our boat captain, Wil had encyclopedic knowledge about the swamp. He was also very funny and entertaining. The boat ride was pleasant and we saw a lot of wild life and learned a lot about the plants as well. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting New Orleans
Must do!
Whitney_J, Oct 2022
Absolutely loved this tour! It’s a good escape outside of the city to see more of what Louisiana has to offer! Our captain Zander, who is a local that lives right around the swamp, was awesome very knowledgeable and made sure to take his time so we could see all that we could. Plenty of alligators ranging from adult to babies, raccoons, egrets, a Cajun village living on the water, and more! Unfortunately the couple of hogs that live there stayed in hiding so we didn’t get to see them but the tour was still definitely worth it! Would highly recommend
Would do it again.
Brenda_R, Jul 2022
Awesome tour and tour guide (Mr. Sadi). He was very knowledgeable. We saw raccoons, alligators, turtles and different birds. Great price and plenty of time to see everything.
Beautiful Bayou
Kim_O, Jun 2022
Our bus ride with Steve was very informative and enjoyable. The swamp tour and our guide Zander hit the ball out of the park. Zander’s knowledge of the swamp/bayou was interesting and fun. I loved seeing all the homes along the bayou, the beauty the bayou contains is beyond words. I hoped we would be seeing gators, but it was a real treat seeing the raccoon and pig. Best tour in New Orleans!
Great for families
Jen_H, Mar 2021
Our family of 4 enjoyed the tour. It was a highlight of our New Orleans trip. We were able to get up close to see the alligators.
Awesome tour!
Tonya_S, Feb 2021
The tour guide was phenomenal! He was entertaining and knowledgeable. I learned a lot about New Orleans and its conservation efforts. Chris the wild boar was pretty cool. Due to the weather, we didnt get a chance to see any alligators in their habitat but it was great just the same.
Time in the bayou…..
Carl_F, Jul 2021
Seeing the swamp life and listening to the captain’s experiences was most memorable. It was exciting to see the captain provide bait for the alligators.
Great experience!
Elisa_R, Apr 2021
This was a great trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We did get to see several alligators. The Bayou is beautiful!
Awesome Tour
Jennifer_U, Apr 2021
Great tour! One of the highlights of our New Orleans trip! Our guide was knowledgeable and fun to listen to and interact with.
Great tour
Elaine_P, Apr 2021
The tour guide followed covid safety protocols and made sure all guests felt safe. He was very knowledgeable about the area flora and fauna. He made sure people on both sides of the boat got to see everything. If you want to see lots of crocs, make sure to do your tour on a warm, sunny day!
Best Bayou Experience
Jordan_F, Apr 2021
Great Tour and wonderful guide! Captain John R. made the ride with his knowledge and humor!!! A must do in New Orleans.
More than what we expected
Joanne_B, Mar 2021
My kids werenin town visiting for Spring Break, wanted to explor Louisiana, decided to take this tour, needless to say, it was more than we expected. Our bus driver, Derrick (apologies if I get names wrong, I am bad with names) was informative and friendly. Our boat Captain, Everett was too informative, funny, and friendly. We were given time for pics and to ask questions. Will do this tour again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Very memorable
Jennifer_M, Mar 2021
This was great! It was to chilly to see any gators, but still very good. Seeing the village on the bayou was amazing simply because of its uniqueness. Our driver was well informed and good. We saw a couple of wild bores which was fun!
Great tour great Amt of time
Leonard_S, Mar 2021
It was a great experience would definitely do it again. Got to see a lot of active wild life. The tour guy was very knowledgeable
A must have...
Mabel_V, Feb 2021
Capt Stephen was very informative and hilarious. I thought it would be a boring tour but my husband and I were glad to have experienced this. A must have when in New Orleans.
Fantastic time!
istvan_g, Feb 2021
We had a fantastic time! Learned a lot, seen wildlife and had a friendly guide. The trip was well planned and super convenient to be picked up and dropped off In New Orleans.
Jackie_N, Dec 2020
Captain John was an excellent guide, very funny and fantastic to see the wildlife and swamp houses..
Birthday swamp fun
Nakeia_J, Dec 2020
CaptaIn John was EXCELLENT! We could not have asked for a more personable tour guide. Great communication! Gave us a full swamp experience. We were able to see alligators, boars, birds, etc!


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