New Orleans, Louisiana

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Overview

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
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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m
, Aug 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.

L
, Jul 2018

My husband and I enjoyed tooling along in the bayous, spotting alligators and watching them jump for marshmallows (though we thought marshmallows might not be the best diet for their ongoing health). The boat was not crowded, which was pleasant. The tour guide was knowledgeable and personable, and had a baby alligator with him that was a rescue, which was interesting. At the beginning of the ride when many boats were taking off at once, we had trouble hearing our tour guide.

R
, Jun 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!

s
, May 2018

The bus ride out to the swamp was about 30 minutes and was comfortable. We waited 15 minutes on a dock before they let us board the boat. I'm very happy we did this tour vs the very loud air boats. This was a nice peaceful boat ride which gave you time to really sit back, enjoy the local radio music, tour narration, and enjoy the sites. We saw lots of alligators which was enjoyable as they swam right up to the boat. They had a baby alligator for everyone to hold on the boat if you wanted. Our tour guide wasn't very personable, but did a good job explaining the area and history. I wish this tour left at a different time then the air boats on the same dock because it was pretty annoying when they whizzed by with their large waves and spray. Overall it was an enjoyable morning.

S
, May 2018

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

C
, Apr 2018

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

r
, Apr 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.

F
, Apr 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. :

C
, Apr 2018

I know, it was really cheap, so I did not expect a high class natural experience, but it was really a bit too touristic. More entertainment program than everything else. Why do there have to be music in every free minute when the guide is not talking on the boat. Sometimes it is nicer to enjoy silence when you are in nature. Also the white albino alligator was really sad with its small cage without anything green. And why do there have to be an baby alligator in a box on the boat, so everybody could take a picture? If you like animals, do not do that. It is really sad to destroy their habitat, but use them as an entertainment toy is even worse.

D
, Mar 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.


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