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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (With Transportation)

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With alligators, hidden villages, and snakes, Louisiana’s swamps can be scary to explore on your own. On this tour, your guide will keep you safe—and fill you in on Cajun history—while you explore the swampy territories. Visit areas of Honey Island Swamp you can only reach by boat, and learn about the area’s wildlife from your guide. Plus, round-trip transport from New Orleans makes for a no-hassle adventure.
  • Visit one of New Orleans’ last protected wetlands
  • Explore hard-to-reach areas of the swamp
  • See a Cajun village and learn about the area’s history
  • Choose from multiple departure times to suit your schedule 
  • Get to Honey Island Swamp easily with round-trip transport
What to Expect
Your tour starts from New Orleans. Sit back and relax on the drive over to Honey Island Swamp in Slidell. Once you arrive, your adventure begins at one of Louisiana’s last protected wetland areas. Board a flat-bottom boat that your guide can easily maneuver through the foliage and narrow passageways. Explore the wildlife in the area, and keep an eye out for animals, such as alligators, wild boars, and snakes. You'll visit hard-to-reach spots of the swamp. Your guide will tell you about the history of the swamp and its importance to the people who still live there in a small Cajun village.  Afterward, enjoy a relaxing transfer back to New Orleans.
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Departure Point
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans, 300 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transportation from downtown New Orleans
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • 5pm tour departs from 135 Decatur St, all others depart from DoubleTree hotel at 300 Canal St
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • PLEASE NOTE: tour ONLY picks up from the location listed. Pick ups from any other location cannot be accommodated.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Well worth doing this tour. November isn’t the best time of the year to see a lot of wild life but we did, which was great. Alligator, wild boar, Racoons and a snake plus various birds Iike the blue heron and birds of prey. Captain Jacob was very interesting and informative .
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Needless to say, Danielle is the best driver with Cajun Encounters. Even though she had a cold, she was filled with loads of good tips about NOLA. Stephan was our tour guide and he couldn’t be any friendlier. He is incredibly familiar with the swamp given that he is from the
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This swamp tour exceeded my expectations which were high at the outset. Our guide, Capt Barry was knowledgeable and entertaining and we saw many animals and the beauty of the bayou.
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Captain Jacob was excellent! He has a wealth of knowledge on everything from alligators and other animal species, to the vegetation, and local history. He answered all questions with kindness and patience. The tour was super informative, eye-opening and entertaining. The bus
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Amazing! Captain Emmett was an excellent storyteller and funny! Great trip worth taking. Nice to get out in nature and see the other parts of Louisiana.
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  • Duration: 2h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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