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Discover New Orleans’ Cajun culture and the mystic of the bayou on this half‐day swamp boat tour. In a small group, enjoy a personal tour of Louisiana’s secluded bayous. This 1.5‐hour boat trip takes you through cypress‐lined waterways to witness Cajun living and spot native wildlife including alligators, herons, nutria and more.


  • New Orleans' Cajun Bayou Tour
  • Narrated 1.5 hour boat tour on winding bayous in remote cypress swamps
  • Guide will share unique story of the odyssey of the Cajun people
  • Explore his picturesque swamp zoo on Bayou Boeuf
  • Small-group tour with no more than 13 people ensures a personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Swamp Boat Tour of Cajun Country from New Orleans

Your half‐day boat swamp and bayou boat tour begins with afternoon pickup from your downtown New Orleans hotel. Marvel at the idyllic scenery as you ride through cypress‐lined swamps, over the Mississippi River’s suspended bridge and deep into Cajun country.

A  knowledgable Cajun guide awaits at the water’s edge to take your small group on an unforgettable wildlife‐spotting expedition through remote swamps.  Along the way, he will share fascinating information about the area and its wildlife population including reptile habits, healing plants and exotic birds. Also hear tidbits about his experience as an alligator hunter and fur trapper. Spy nesting alligators, 
snakes, raccoons and nutria, get great up‐close photos, and learn about the history and mystery of the swamps and the Cajun people. Before heading back to New Orleans, visit your guide’s interesting swamp zoo on Bayou Boeuf.

Your tour ends in early evening with drop off at your hotel. 

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great trip. The captain really knew his stuff. We saw plenty of alligators, frogs birds etc. would highly recommend this trip. Only down side was the minibus was a bit cramped and very bumpy in the back, well worth it though.

Thomas P H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Both the guide and Roland were fascinating in their presentation about the Cajun history and life on the Bayou. I have told many people how this was a special experience, long to remember.

Olivia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Absolutely lovely, relaxing trip. Our guide was a lovely man, really friendly and knowledgeable.

William W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

The tour guide was what made it special in my mind. He was a wealth of information, non-stop.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We love swamps! It was cloudy no gators that day but scenery was amazing

Rusty USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

What a great trip! We took this in October with grandparents and a groups of grand kids (ages 3, 4, 7, 8). The boat ride was smooth and easy, the scenery was amazing. The kids really enjoyed seeing alligators up close and learning all about the bayou. Highly recommended if you want an easy, gentle boat ride through the swamps of Louisiana.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

It was an unforgettable experience. We would return again with our children and our friends. Capitaine Roland Torres exudes enthusiasm about his water world on the bayou. Mike (Ontario)

Shanette B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2011

Beautiful and educational! Loved our guides stories - his own experiences were incredible to hear about.

Catherine W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2011

This was a wonderful tour. It was everything I expected and more. The captain was a superb guide and a real Cajun native. We got to see many alligators and feed them up close. The Bayou was beautiful. This tour was very informative and entertaining. Not to be missed.

Margaret G Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2010

This was a highlight on our trip. Our guide was great. Even caught us an alligator. Was really worth taking.

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