• 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 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.

Nicholas T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

fun way to see the bayou, feed some gators and even hold one


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Anazing day out. The boat trip through the swamp was fabulous, the captain was very informative and his quick wit was very entertaining. We fed the aligators with marshmallows, took loads of photos and videos. If we had the time during our stay we would have taken this tour again. Absolutely brillia

Shashidharan A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was my third visit to New Orleans but first time on this tour. Wonderful relaxing tour. Got some great shots of alligator and white egret.

Jennifer H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I loved this tour! It's definitely worth it, and you even get to hold a baby alligator! So cool.

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