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Let a wetland ecologist guide you through the Honey Island Swamp during this private tour from New Orleans. Listen to engaging commentary about the city as you make your way to the West Pearl River. Then, climb aboard a shaded flat-bottom boat, equipped for up to 14 passengers, to get a close look at one of the country's wildest swamps. This private tour offers flexibility and personalized attention from your guide.
Private tour of Honey Island Swamp from New Orleans
Led by a wetland ecologist guide
Tour via flat-bottom boat offering plenty of shade
Begin your private tour with convenient pickup at your hotel in New Orleans, where you board a comfortable tour vehicle for the drive to Slidell's West Pearl River.
Once there, board a 14-passenger, flat-bottom boat, equipped with an ample sun shade. Take a guided tour of Honey Island Swamp, nearly 70,000 acres (28,327 hectares) of protected wildlife preserve. Your wetland ecologist guide points out all of the native flora and fauna in what is considered one of America's wildest swamps. You can expect to lay eyes on animals such as nutria, alligators, feral hogs, totters, bald eagles, and osprey.
Pass through a Cajun fishing village, where locals catch crawfish, buffalo fish, alligator gar, and other native species.
This private tour ensures undivided attention from your guide and a flexible timetable; you can focus on areas of interest and spend as much or as little time as you like in different spots.
At the conclusion of your tour, transfer back to New Orleans for drop-off.
Reviews by Viator travelers
, Aug 2019
We were lucky to be able to book a private tour and it was the most incredible, personalized tour I have had. We wanted to enjoy the swamp ecosystem, but the kids wants to see animals, including alligators! This tour did not disappoint. We had a blast, learned a lot and all felt that it was the best tour we have ever taken. So worth the money and the time. Especially appreciated the pick up by Gene who was so knowledgeable about the area (lived in New Orleans 77 years) that before the official tour even started I felt like I had another tour of the City proper. Matt was our captain and he was knowledgeable and worked very hard to make sure that we saw what we wanted to see... it was truly the highlight of our vacation. I can't say enough. Worth the price and guaranteed to be a blast for all.
We loved this tour. Steve was full of information about the wildlife and plants. Something that we had never done before and definitely was worth the private tour. Five stars for this we had a fantastic time.