• Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Discover one of Louisiana’s last preserved wetlands on a 2‐hour Honey Island Swamp boat tour! After making a short drive to Slidell, you’ll travel deep into the secluded swamp across Lake Pontchartrain to view native wildlife and witness a remote Cajun village only accessible by boat. Enjoy guided commentary on Cajun culture and the lush swamps as you spot alligators, wild boar, snakes, and native birds. This tour does not include transportation.

Highlights

  • 2-hour Honey Island swamp tour
  • Travel on a small quiet boat that allows for better wildlife viewing
  • Learn from the experienced local guide about the culture and critters of Cajun country
  • Look for alligators, wild boar, snakes, birds and more
  • Explore one of the few protected wetlands in Louisiana
  • View a Cajun village that is only accessible from the water

What You Can Expect

New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour

Get close with local wildlife

Your morning or afternoon swamp adventure begins in Slidell, Louisiana – an approximate hour‐long drive from New Orleans across Lake Pontchartrain.  Here you will find Honey Island Swamp, a wildlife preserve that is one of the last protected wetlands in Louisiana. Board the custom‐made, open‐air boat and set off on an educational ride. Holding a max of 22 passengers, this boat offers a more intimate experience as your group quietly winds through narrow swamp passages and gets you closer to native wildlife.
Your expert guide’s commentary makes this an unforgettable wildlife‐spotting expedition through myth‐laden Louisiana terrain. Glide along the water, viewing the lush greenery and abundance of wild animals, including alligators, owls, raccoons, snakes, black bears, bald eagles and wild boar. True animal enthusiasts will love getting an up‐close (and interactive) look at some of the ‘friendlier’ animals. Get great photos and learn more about the famous regional alligator, who can tip the scales at 1,000 pounds (453 kg). Also learn about the culture and ingenuity of the Cajun people who have – for more than two centuries – inhabited this area and used it as a source of food and medicine. Your guide will take you by a secluded Cajun village that can only be accessed by boat. Throughout the ride, hear stories about the bayou lifestyle, as well as information about the region’s passionate wetland preservation efforts.
Your fun and enlightening boat tour returns to Slidell. This tour does not include transport back to New Orleans.

Customer Reviews

Shelina D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

I suggested this after seeing the reviews and so glad I did! Me and my girlfriends had an amazing time and would recommend his to anyone !! Staff was great and everything was well organized!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Grandson and I had a wonderful trip into the bayou and swamp. Our guide was entertaining and shared much information about the area and wildlife. Great family experience!

Lauren P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. Since it was cold outside we didn't get to see the gators. Bring a jacket if you decide to go in January. The wind can be a little strong.

Kim C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Very good tour! Our guide was great and explained a lot of things about the wild life and the vegetation in the bayou and swamp.

Sylwia A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The boat captain was excellent. He really took his time to point out interesting sites and wild life. He ensure we got good pictures. We loved it!

Tanisha M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Tour guide was funny and made the experience great!

Brenda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our guide was so knowledgeable having grown up within a rock-throw of the dock. Though it was too cold to see 'gators, he still found us one, and wild boars, too. Knew the trees, birds, and animals. I'm not surprised people get lost, but he knew every twist and turn. Had a great time! Great tour!

Hui Min C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very interesting tour to see the swamps. The tour guide was humorous and gave lots of good information about the swamp and was able to answer all the questions. Great half-day trip out of the city.

Sandra D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

i was accompanied by my 75 year old mother, my sister and brother-in-law. We all had an absolute ball!!! So much beauty and information all in one exciting adventure! Our guide was amazing and the wildlife did not disappoint.

Darsielle H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We had so much fun. It was a bit scary having the gators come close to the boat but as long as they were given marshmellows they were fine LOL!! We were told we went at a good time because the alphas, whom are normally away, were actually around we got to see a few of them. I will definitely say IT IS HOT OUT THERE!!! Bring water and lots of it and wear breathable clothing.

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