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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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

So-called the Slow Boat tour. Boat is covered so you are protected from too much sun or rain. The guide was very friendly. We got to feed the gators marshmallows from a stick. Our guide even had a surprise rescue baby gator that we got to hold. The Airboats that passed us by were very noisy and ruined an opportunity to see a twelve footer up close but other than that I highly recommend this tour.

Rachel K USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great fun! We went in the morning and it was very pleasant. Learned a lot about the history of the bayou and the swamp. Bonus, we got to hold a baby alligator!

Yuqing L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The boat ride was fantastic and beyond our expectation. The captain Anson is very knowledgeable and passionate about his swamp. The alligator feeding is very exciting and fun. More, comparing with the airboat, this ride is quieter and more comfortable and you can walk around the deck.

Emily M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Loved it! Really wish that the family came along though. But I had fun on my own.

Ken D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Capt. Anson was terrific!

Peter W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A great experience and the captain was able to find alligators of all sizes without much trouble. The scenery was great and the whole trip well organised and very enjoyable.

Chris M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour. Saw tons of gators. Captain Anson was awesome! Kids loved it, adults loved it. Highly recommend.

Tonya S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour. Got to see lots of alligators and wildlife and the best part - getting to hold a baby alligator.

Linda F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Enjoyed the bust ride there and back. It was nice not having to figure out where we were going. It was easy getting our tickets from the registration information. The boat ride was great and very comfortable. Our guide was very informative and friendly. I would recommend this trip and company.

Ann Marie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A must do!

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