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Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans

New Orleans, United States

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


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's Included

  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

Only picks up from French Quarter Hotels. Please reconfirm pickup with local operator after booking.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heaith restrictions, all can enjoy experence.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 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 face masks and attendee health during Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

Great weather, no alligators this time of the year, but pigs, racons, birds,, are all there waiting for you to meet.
We had a great time and I would highly recommend this tour for everyone.
Even in a thunderstorm the beauty of the bayou was worth the cold wet ride.
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It was amazing! An...
Jason_W, Aug 2022
It was amazing! An unforgettable experience and the small boat allowed us to get right up close to many different animals including alligators, raccoons, storks, and turtles. Captain Roy was great, I’d definitely recommend to anyone it was a great experience.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks for visiting us we enjoyed having y’all
Joni_S, Aug 2022
It's was awesome totally worth it! Feeding the alligators was so cool and learing about all the invasive plants due the hurricane and history was cool
Great tour guide. Found...
Latecia_P, Jul 2022
Great tour guide. Found several species of wildlife quickly. Very informative as we rode along the river.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks for feedback. We appreciate your business.
Good tour
Rishi_K, Jul 2022
Great tour with good guide and interesting landscapes - informative and funny. Make sure to use a restroom before you get on the boat!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thanks for visiting us we enjoyed having y’all
Keep all parts in the boat.
Diana_B, Jul 2022
The alligators swimming to the boat. The driver was wonderful. The guide was polite and knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Glad you in joyed your tour. Thanks for coming.
The kids loved seeing the...
Terry_J, Jul 2022
The kids loved seeing the raccoons and gators. The guide was very knowledgeable about the area and eco system.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Glad y’all had a great tour, seeing the kids excited is the best part of our job.
Philly fam
Verita_L, Jun 2022
Cpt Hunter was Knowledgeable and enjoyed what he did. Interacted with the making all feel included. The front office was particularly helpful with making sure our pickup was included and our driver shared her personal experience with us as well.
Great tour. Tour guide...
Ann_F, Jun 2022
Great tour. Tour guide was retired fish and game. Knowledgeable. Saw lots of gators, birds and a raccoon
Darci_D, May 2022
It was a GREAT time! Saw a huge gator and many smaller ones. Hunter was a fantastic guide even being his first day 😉🤣
Amazing driver
Marianne_W, May 2022
Amazing driver..gave us an entire history of New Orleans on the trip there. Great tour of Swamp Island
SadieMae_H, May 2022
So many Gators, all at once!! I never knew gators ate marshmallows! We also saw a raccoon, I wish the pigs were out.
Interesting, fun, relaxing tour.
Jill_L, Apr 2022
Enjoyable, relaxing tour. Our bus driver provided interesting commentary on the way to the tour, and the boat tour guide kept us interested with his knowledge and humor. The adults and teenagers in our group all had a great time. We saw gators, raccoons, snakes, and several birds. Also interesting homes on the water.
Great tour!
Betty_N, Apr 2022
Excellent Swamp tour! Very knowledgeable tour boat captain who also had a sense of humor! Saw alligators, great blue herons and much more wildlife!!
Monica_E, Apr 2022
Terrific experience. Our 80 year old van drivrwaa a charmwr, Hunter was a great guide and we saw multiple gators, snakes and raccoons.
You won’t regret it!
Julien_G, Apr 2022
Great tour, definitely worth the time spent to go there from New Orleans. Our captain and tour guide was very respectful of the wildlife and quite knowledgeable about it.
Kirsten_H, Apr 2022
Such a fun experience! Our tour guide, Hunter, was so fun and kept it exciting! We were able to see alligators, snakes, herons, and many others! Hang on to your hats!
Good afternoon on the swamp.
Michelle_K, Mar 2022
Our guide was so knowledgable and spotted so much of the wildlife that an inexperienced eye might miss. Very organized and enjoyable!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thanks very much, Paul
Great experience. Both...
Susan_F, Mar 2022
Great experience. Both the driver from NO (Connie) and our riverboat captain, Steve, were very knowledgeable and interesting to hear from. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Appreciate the kind words. Thanks Paul
A joy
Matthew_B, Mar 2022
Excellent experience. Would recommend to anyone visiting the New Orleans area, build in around 45 minutes each way to get there. Bring marshmallows!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thanks Rene
Don’t miss this trip!
Deborah_P, Feb 2022
Saw lots of wildlife but the guide Capt. Hunter was extremely knowledgeable and hilarious! He made this one of the best excursions we have ever taken!


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