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Discover the mystique of the swamps and bayous on an exciting sightseeing boat tour from New Orleans. You’ll travel deep into the secluded bayous across the Mississippi River to witness Cajun life and spot native wildlife. Enjoyed guided commentary on Cajun culture and the myth‐laden swamps as 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

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What You Can Expect

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour

Choose a morning or afternoon pickup from the French Quarter and climb aboard your coach for the ride deep into Cajun country. Enjoy 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 knowledgable native guides will take you on an unforgettable 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. True animal enthusiasts will love getting an up‐close (and interactive) look at some of the ‘friendlier’ animals. 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 wetland preservation efforts.

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

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Customer Reviews

Darcy A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This tour was awesome! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and explained the history of the swamp, pointed out different animals and plants, and of course we say A LOT of alligators, we even got to hold a baby one. We took some beautiful pictures and had a great time. We've been recommending to friends since we left!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was a great trip. I would do it again!

Paul G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

They did a good job. Guide was informative. Want to go again when warmer.

Niels U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Fine trip. Very interesting Tour

Sara W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was a great kickoff for our new orleans trip........our Guide was funny informative and extremely knowledgeable about the Bayou.
It is off season for the alligators but he made up in the tour by being so amazing informative. I would recommend tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The driver/guide was fantastic. I got to hold a baby alligator!!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our tour guide was fantastic! He had his own alligator on board, which scared the day lights out of me! Feeding the alligators was the high lite for myself. I could of stayed there the entire day, funny as, I did not want to go because I was scared. Just goes to show you, have a knowledgable guide with just enough humour and a swamp filled with alligators, that is all it took!
Thank you again.
You will need a fund just for marshmallow, at the rate I was feeding them!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fantastic few hours spent on the boat. The Tour guide was excellent although a bit difficult to understand his accent but it made it more exciting.

Mary F G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The swamp tour and bayou was a fabulous journey. The guide on the tour bus that took us to the swamp was humorous and provided us with lots of information on the way there. The boat operator/guide was amazing, I loved the fact that the boat was covered from the sun and we were able to walk around to the sides that provided the best views. Feeding the alligators was great fun. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing a much talked about environment.

Michael C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour!

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