• Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 48.00 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 Pick-up from New Orleans

Tour the Honey Island Swamp on our covered vessels

Customer Reviews


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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Guide was incrediable! High light of our trip.

Johan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This tour was absolutely fantastic. The tour guide can't remember his name was extremely professional and it was obvious that he knew what he was talking about. He provided interesting info on the swamp and all the animals. We were lucky to see a large number of aligators, turtles, birds and feral hogs. We also saw a cute little raccoon. The biggest gator we saw was about 10 feet, very impressive animal. At the end of the tour we also spotted a rattlesnake. How the guide could find the snake, I have no idea. It was hard to see even when you knew where it was.

This tour is highly recommended. It was the single best thing we did on our three week tour of the US.

/Johan, Sweden

Keith S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This is the best swamp tour. If you want to see lots of alligators this is the tour for you. The guides get the gators very close and make them jump out the water to get a hot dog. Awesome show with wild animals. This time we actually got close to a large family of hogs as well. Our captain whistled and they came a running. So funny to see them close.

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