• Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 49.00 View price calendar

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Trade in the urban bustle for the bayou on a half-day trip from New Orleans to the wilds of the Honey Island Swamp. Relax on the ride from your downtown or French Quarter hotel, and then cruise beneath hanging moss and cypress trees while a wetland ecologist shares tall tales and fun facts about this protected nature reserve on the shores of Lake Ponchartrain. Learn about Louisiana’s long-standing fishing industry, and keep an eye out for native critters like otters, turtles, egrets and alligators lurking beneath the surface.


  • Half-day tour to Honey Island Swamp from New Orleans
  • Take a narrated boat tour through this protected nature reserve on the shores of Lake Ponchartrain
  • Experience real Louisiana swampland practically unchanged by time
  • Spot native swamp creatures like otters, turtles, egrets and alligators
  • Learn about the unique ecosystem from a wetland ecologist
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off from downtown or French Quarter hotels

What You Can Expect

Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans

Tour the Honey Island Swamp on our covered vessels

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

We had a great afternoon so ton of gators, birds, racoon and of course, the wild hogs. Can go wrong with this tour. Cathy

Dale F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

I would never have believed a swamp tour would provide memories to hold for a long time. Friends recommended the experience, and after having taken the tour we were absolutely glad we did. We expected to see a lot of plant life and water, but to see the homes and how people live along the river was very interesting. We did see the expected alligators, birds, and snakes: but feral hogs and racoons made it a very special and unforgettable tour.

Allan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our boat captain and tour guide was a local guy - really knew the swamp and a lot of the local lore. Very informative, beautiful ride, very funny. We got to see snakes, gators, and got right up next to some feral hogs. Great trip, highly recommend it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Gators were not visible on this coldish day, but the tour guide went out of his way to make sure we saw some natural wildlife nonetheless.

Hope R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great tour! Our guide was informative and interesting. Everyone we dealt with was friendly and helpful. Our guide made sure we saw alligators, even though they are just starting to come out of hibernation.
Even the driver gave us a great tour as we were driving out from our Hotel

gustave g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

the tour was very informative on the trip to honey island from new Orleans the van driver gave us a lot of info the flood from hurricane Katrina and the entire area. the tour guide on the swamp tour was just as informative about the swamp and both were really interesting.

Jeff B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our guide Hunter was great. He had a good sense of humor and was very engaging. He took us deep into the swamp where we saw alligators, turtles, snakes, heron, ibis, and raccoons. Our driver who picked us up in NOLA and drove us out to Slidell shared a wealth of knowledge about hurricane Katrina and described what it was like to be there at that time. All in all a very informative and fun tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Loved it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We had a group of 8 celebrating are friends 80th Birthday. Our guide was a blast. We enjoyed the swamp and river tour and had a crazy good time. Group thought it was our favorite tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

FAB FAB FAB enjoyed every minute of it - feeding alligators and wild pigs on marshmallows??? Really....... Never seen anything like it before. Well worth the money.

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