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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (Self Transport) provided by Cajun Encounters Tour

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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (Self Transport)

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 21/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (Self Transport)
Plexiglass windows added to promote distancing between passengers. Boats will have limited capacity.
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Updated 21/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Swamps can hold hidden dangers such as alligators, wild boars, and even snakes. This guided tour guarantees you safe travel through one of Louisiana’s last preserved wetlands, and takes you to a Cajun village accessible only by boat. Plus, learn about the history and culture of Honey Island Swamp from your guide as you cruise through the bayou.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    55345 US-90
    55345 US-90, Slidell, LA 70461, USA
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  • Pass by
    Lake Pontchartrain
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    Honey Island Swamp
    Stop: 2 hours
    Your guide welcomes you aboard a custom-made 22-passenger flat-bottom boat. The smaller sized, quiet boat can fit through narrow passages in the swamp foliage so that you see more and get closer to wildlife. It’s the ideal way to take in the lush environment of Cajun country. As your guide explains the history of Louisiana’s wetlands and swamp ecosystem, be on the lookout for resident wildlife including alligators, raccoons, owls, wild boar, nutria, snakes, turtles, black bears, bald eagles and many other bird species. Get a close look at some wild gators as your guide shares facts about the toothy beasts, who can weigh up to 1,000 pounds (453 kg). Their ancestors once roamed the earth with the dinosaurs and scientists estimate that they have existed for more than 150 million years. Glide safely through the fertile swamplands, learning about Cajun culture and how local people have utilized the swamp for food, homes, and medicine from your guide. You even see an authentic Cajun village that is only accessible by boat. Gain an understanding of why the wetlands are slowly disappearing and about the efforts being made to preserve Louisiana's natural treasures. After a fascinating 2-hour boat tour on Honey Island Swamp, your guide returns you to shore. You can then make your own way to your next destination.
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  • You'll end at
    55345 US-90
    55345 US-90, Slidell, LA 70461, USA
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Go to one of Louisiana’s last preserved wetlands during this swamp tour
  • Your guide knows the best and safest ways around the secluded swamp
  • Learn about the area and its Cajun history and culture from your guide
  • Catch sight of a Cajun village that’s accessible only by boat 
  • Multiple tour times available for your convenience
What to Expect
Meet for this swamp tour at Honey Island Swamp in Slidell, just outside New Orleans. This wildlife area is one of the last protected wetlands in the entire state. After you check in, board your open-air boat and get comfortable. Your boat sets off on the swamp as your guide tells you the history of the area as well as fun folklore associated with the swamp. As you go, keep an eye out for wildlife, including alligators, snakes, wild boars, and birds. Make sure to have your camera ready so you can snap pictures, too. Your guide also takes you to a Cajun village in the swamp that’s used the area for medicine, food, and other everyday needs for years. Your New Orleans swamp and bayou tour ends back at the docking point in Slidell. Transportation to and from New Orlean is not included.
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Important Information
Departure Point
55345 US-90, Slidell, LA 70461, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation is NOT included
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sydnee H wrote a review 19 Nov
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We had a blast here, the guide was funny and knowledgeable. We enjoyed seeing an alligator, hot, raccoon and birds. The view on the bayou is just beautiful as well. I recommend coming here for sure. When I think of Louisiana I think of bayous and I feel like I got to experience
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Kristeebella R, Manager at New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (Self Transport)
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you so much for the kind review! We're so glad to hear that you got to experience everything the beautiful Honey Island Swamp has to offer. We hope you come back and see us again!
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Lekross O wrote a review 6 Nov
Port Charlotte, Florida3 contributions
Had such a wonderful time our tour guide was not only informative but was keeping us on our toes. He was funny quick witted and the laughs kept going. So most def ask for Captain Sonny!!!!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Kristeebella R, Manager at New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (Self Transport)
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the review! We're thrilled to hear that Captain Sonny gave your party an entertaining swamp tour! We will be sure to share this review with him!
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Megan B wrote a review 6 Nov
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Had an absolutely amazing time thanks to Captain Stefan! He made the trip so much fun and he is so knowledgeable about the swamp. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Kristeebella R, Manager at New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (Self Transport)
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the kind review! We're so glad you had an awesome time with Captain Stephen. We hope to see you on tour again soon!
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Savvy Saver Suzy wrote a review Oct 2020
Phoenix, Arizona41 contributions31 helpful votes
What a delightfully unexpected encounter! This tour (with narration by LUCA) was amazing! To hear history, legend/lore, anecdotes, and such like was absolutely worth every penny of the tour! If all the tour guides are as good as he is, then you will NOT be disappointed! Great
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Kristeebella R, Manager at New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (Self Transport)
Responded 3 weeks ago
We are thrilled to hear that you learned so much and had a great time on your tour with Captain Luka! Thank you for your positive feedback, we really appreciate it. We hope to see you on one of our tours again in the future.
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London M wrote a review Oct 2020
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We absolutely loved this tour- it was amazing. First off, the bus ride over and back was great. Our driver, Bam Bam, was funny and personable and gave us a good local’s insight about the city, culture, and history. The tour itself was unbelievable- we saw so much wildlife which
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Kristeebella R, Manager at New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (Self Transport)
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind review! We're so glad to hear that you had a great time with Cajun Encounters and that you were able to see so much of the wildlife out here! We hope you do come see us again!
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Mle1029
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Mixed
Not covid friendly. Besides the temp check and the driver suggesting masks nothing else was done. If this was not
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Mle1029
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Highlight of my vacation.
Butch was the best! So much knowledge. I learned so much about New Orleans history. Safe driving, helpful.
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kevinyL5522SRjdak
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Kevin the sore loser
I booked the tour at 8:00 am driver was late so I rescheduled for 1:30 pickup driver left called place no refund sa
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phelpsusa
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Awesome guide, felt like a friend who loves New Orleans showing us around the French Quarter for 2 hours
Awesome guide, felt like a friend who loves New Orleans showing us around the French Quarter for 2 hours.
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59jannah
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Enjoyable trip
Enjoyable trip, boat wasn't overcrowded which was important to us during the pandemic. Boat operator was very knowl
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Z2129TFjohnw
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Great swamping
The swamp tour was great. Captain Stephen was a great tour guide. He kept us entertained and provided a wealth of k
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Nickyluvsgod
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Awesome tour
My boyfriend and I did the French Quarter walking tour. Unfortunately we couldn’t go to the cemetery because it was
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stevenkin_greenline
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Fantastic
Awesome tour guy, wonderful experience! I will definitely do it again! Very knowledgeable and amazing
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dani010110101
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Best swamp tour
From the pickup point right from our hotel the driver was informative and funny. But the real draw was luka our cap
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Pioneer754276
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very exciting and informational
From the beginning of our tour starting with the bus ride with Ms.Kim was wonderful. She was so informative. The ri
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fior07
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Exciting tour!!
The 2 hour swamp tour was a lot of fun! Our guide was super knowledgeable and friendly with the animals. We saw man
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nellk256
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Bayou boat tour
Great tour! Saw up close- wild boar, raccoons, heron's, and many gators. Tour guide explained everything about th
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bealsadventure
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Blast on the Bayou
We loved this Bayou tour with Cajun Encounters. Our guide, Stephen, was amazing. I highly recommend!
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1lorismith
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Super informative tour
Butch, our bus driver was very knowledgeable & clearly enjoys his work. I really learned a lot about New Orleans &
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love2laff
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Ride through the city
My sister and I enjoyed a very nice, informative bus ride through New Orleans with our bus driver, Butch. He was
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