• Location: Slidell, Louisiana
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Cruise through the wild wetlands of Honey Island Swamp on a 2-hour boat tour. Located on the marshy shores of Lake Ponchartrain just north of New Orleans, this protected nature reserve is home to an array of southern wildlife, from egrets and herons soaring above to otters and alligators lurking below the water’s surface. Hear tales of swamp pirates, fishermen’s lore and mysterious creatures from your captain as you glide past hanging moss and swooning cypress trees.


  • Boat tour of Honey Island Swamp in Slidell
  • Take a narrated cruise through a protected nature reserve in Louisiana's heartland
  • Spot native wildlife like otters, turtles, herons and even alligators
  • Hear swamp legends and pass by a traditional Cajun fishing village
  • Makes an easy day trip from New Orleans

What You Can Expect

Honey Island Swamp Tour


Customer Reviews

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

we went on an 8:30 am tour on April 2nd, hoping it would be early and warm enough to have some alligator sightings. We did find one 5 foot and 2 smaller alligators, Captain Hunter got them to come closer to the boat with marshmallows. Being from Minnesota this was a novel experience, we also saw some raccoons, feral pigs, snakes and birds. Captain Hunter described the climate, ecosystem, shacks and homes we saw along the way, doing fabulous job of keeping the group engaged. He took time in the areas where there was specific interest and moved the boat along fast to cover more ground with the time we had. I was travelling with my partner, 19 year old son, and 16 year old daughter, we were all glad to have taken this trip.

Lisa Renee E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

It was awesome. Our guide gave us a lot of information and the views were spectacular.

Valerie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Just do it !!!!! valerie Colo

Beth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable about the wildlife and the area!

Valerie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

steve was the best would do this again this is a must!! colo

Adam K USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our guide, Steve, was exceptional. He was knowledgeable and friendly, and knew all the right spots to take us to see everything. We saw many alligators and turtles, lots of different birds and flowers, and a herd of wild boars. Steve also told us a bit about the history of the area and answered all of our questions. We went on the 11:30am tour in mid-September - seemed to be a good temperature not only for our comfort, but to see a lot of wildlife. The boat was comfortable and not too crowded.

Mark E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Excellent value tour. We drove out to the swamp with our own rental car and got there easily - directions provided were accurate. The tour set off a bit before the scheduled time and then took off up the river. It wasnt long before the guide spotted turtles and alligators. We also saw racoons, hogs, herons, some birds and lots of alligators. The guide was knowledgeable and the swamp was very interesting. We have done an air boat tour before and this one was more interesting and a lot quieter. The Viator voucher worked fine and was good value.

Lyle S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining! Alligators were jumping out of the water for their expected treats. Comfortable seats and awning shade. A really enjoyable adventure for So. Calif natives unfamiliar with such environments.

pamela c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was so much better than I expected it to be! It was informative and exciting. The gators were everywhere circling the boat. Our captain answered everyone's questions and was so patient. I would actually take this trip again anytime I go back to Louisiana!

Freya H

4 star rating: Recommended April 2016

Wish we had seen alligators, but it was still very enjoyable

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