• Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Discover the mystique of the swamps and bayous on a sightseeing boat tour from New Orleans. Travel deep into the secluded bayous across the Mississippi River to witness Cajun life and spot native wildlife. Your guide will provide commentary on Cajun culture and the myth‐laden swamps while you snap photos of alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles, and native birds.


  • New Orleans swamp and bayou sightseeing tour
  • Take a 2-hour boat ride through swamps and bayous and watch for alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles, birds, and more
  • Learn all about Cajun culture from your guide

What You Can Expect

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour
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Choose a morning or afternoon pickup from the French Quarter and climb aboard your coach for the ride deep into Cajun country. Watch the changing scenery as the cityscape transitions into expansive wetlands. You coach delivers you to the launch point across the Mississippi River, where you’ll transfer to an open‐sided, covered boat and set off on the fun and educational ride.

Your native guide will take you on a 2‐hour wildlife‐spotting expedition through this legendary Louisiana terrain. Glide along the water, viewing the lush greenery and abundant local wildlife, including nesting alligators, egrets, raccoons, snakes, and giant nutria. Get great photos and learn about the history and mystery of the swamps, including the culture and ingenuity of the Cajun people who have populated this region for almost 250 years. Your guides will share stories about Cajun music, bayou lifestyle, and culinary traditions — like the creation of Louisiana’s signature gumbo, as well as information about the region’s passionate efforts to preserve the wetlands.

Your coach returns to the French Quarter by mid‐afternoon or evening.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

I questioned my wife about this tour when she booked it because we were traveling with our 9 and 16 year old grandsons. From start to finish it was excellent. The swamp tour was one of the best tours we ever been on.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This tour is great! It picks you up and drops you off at a central location in NOLA. The tour guide was friendly and personable. He made sure we saw many alligators. He even gave us the opportunity to hold a baby alligator! The boat was covered so the harsh sun did not overwhelm us and we felt safe the entire time. We had a great time. I definitely recommend this tour!

Sunil D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Everything was great! The only thing that seemed a bit weird was that they feed marshmallows to the alligators !?


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Very nice tour. Nice guide. We were so close to alligators, big and small ones. It was great!. I took great pictures.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great format, terrific coach driver and a Bayou guide Anson who was fun, informative, but safety conscious too. Just long enough to experience the flavor of the region and share the fun.

Felicia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

I wish I could say that we had a wonderful time, but my husband got very sick on the bus and we had to be let out. We felt very badly about missing the tour and worse if we delayed it for the other guests. Hope someday to come back and try again. :

Dona B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was especially fun as I love bayous and swamps. Viewed a lot of alligators, turtles and birds. The guide was very knowledgeable as well as personable. It was a fabulous day. Highly recommend this tour if you are interested in the bayous.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Thoroughly recommend this reminded me of the Missisippi burning film with the weeping willows and atmospheric swamps filled with Alligators,guide was entertaining and knowledgable.Dont leave New Orleans without experiencing it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This is an excellent and very well put tour. The guide was excellent and knowledgeable. If you are visiting New Orleans for a few days this is definitely something worth the price of admission. Make sure to take your camera as you will be able to capture many great photos.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

It was a beautiful day out on the water -we saw lots of birds, turtles and alligators! Our guide was very informative.

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