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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


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, Sep 2018

The boat was covered- to protect from sun or rain. We saw lots of wildlife including gators and racoons.

, Sep 2018

Our trip with captain Steve was very fun. You get to see some alligators, turtles, birds, raccoons and also some of the houses built inside the swamps were a handful of people live year round. The drive from new orleans does take about 45 minutes to an hour one way so make sure to consider at least 4 to 5 hours before planning any other activity.

, Sep 2018

This was a well organized tour that did not disapoint. Picked up and brought back to our hotel.
Tour guide was very informative and gave us great photo opportunitys. My husband whom is not
very fit had no problems.

, Sep 2018

My friends were visiting me in New Orleans and we were all interested in going on a swamp tour. The driver picked us up on time for the tour and actually gave us a ton of history of New Orleans and the surrounding area while we were driving over to Slidell. Once there the tour guide on the boat was also super knowledgable and always willing to answer all of our questions. Would recommend tour to others.

, Jul 2018

Enjoyed our tour from beginning to end. Guide was great and recommend this tour to others. Lots of gators!

, Jul 2018

Saw a lot of alligators and other wildlife. Tour guide was great. Weather wasn't too bad and no bugs was great. The alligators came up right to the boat.

, Jun 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

, Apr 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.

, Mar 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!

, Mar 2018

This is a great tour. We saw a lot of animals, a couple of tiny alligators, and one big alligator's head. I went in the early morning which is great if you are worried about mosquitos. Remember to bring a jacket because it gets cold and windy when the boat is moving faster. I think it just depends on what time of year and luck on what you will see. I was just hoping there was more information on the ecosystem on this tour or more hands on with the animals as other tours have. This was a fun, humorous tour though.

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