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Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans provided by Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours

Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans

Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans
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Spot gators, egrets, turtles, and other Louisiana wildlife on a boat tour of the Honey Island Swamp. Cruise through a mossy cypress forest while a wetland ecologist shares insight into this protected nature reserve and local Cajun fishing life. No need to rent a car to explore the bayou, as pickup and drop-off from your New Orleans downtown or French Quarter hotel is included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Explore a typical Louisiana swamp on a boat tour from New Orleans
  • A wetlands ecologist guide shares info on the protected nature reserve
  • Great chance to see wildlife, such as alligators, turtles, and river otters
  • Transport from New Orleans' downtown or French Quarter provided
What to expect
  • After convenient pickup at your downtown or French Quarter hotel, leave the bustle of New Orleans behind and travel to the launch point on the West Pearl River, near the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. Board a covered swamp boat that provides protection from the hot Louisiana sun or from the rain on stormy days, and make your way into the protected waters of the Honey Island Swamp. Glide beneath hanging moss and cypress trees, as a wetlands ecologist guide shares info about this unique ecosystem, plus local legends of pirates, Bigfoot, and prehistoric creatures. Look out for swamp critters, such as otters, egrets, nutria, turtles, and alligators, during the cruise. You also learn about Louisiana's important fishing industry and pass through a typical Cajun fishing village.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore a typical Louisiana swamp on a boat tour from New Orleans
  • A wetlands ecologist guide shares info on the protected nature reserve
  • Great chance to see wildlife, such as alligators, turtles, and river otters
  • Transport from New Orleans' downtown or French Quarter provided
What to expect
  • After convenient pickup at your downtown or French Quarter hotel, leave the bustle of New Orleans behind and travel to the launch point on the West Pearl River, near the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. Board a covered swamp boat that provides protection from the hot Louisiana sun or from the rain on stormy days, and make your way into the protected waters of the Honey Island Swamp. Glide beneath hanging moss and cypress trees, as a wetlands ecologist guide shares info about this unique ecosystem, plus local legends of pirates, Bigfoot, and prehistoric creatures. Look out for swamp critters, such as otters, egrets, nutria, turtles, and alligators, during the cruise. You also learn about Louisiana's important fishing industry and pass through a typical Cajun fishing village.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 27459P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Entry/Admission - Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Only picks up from French Quarter Hotels. Please reconfirm pickup with local operator after booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • PLEASE PROVIDE THE HOTEL NAME AND ADDRESS IN THE “SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS.” RESERVATIONS WITHOUT HOTEL NAME AND ADDRESS CANNOT BE CONFIRMED
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • No heaith restrictions, all can enjoy experence.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Entry/Admission - Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Only picks up from French Quarter Hotels. Please reconfirm pickup with local operator after booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • PLEASE PROVIDE THE HOTEL NAME AND ADDRESS IN THE “SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS.” RESERVATIONS WITHOUT HOTEL NAME AND ADDRESS CANNOT BE CONFIRMED
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • No heaith restrictions, all can enjoy experence.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Lake Pontchartrain
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    Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Enjoy this Louisiana Swamp experience — a unique outdoor adventure that is safe, organized, fun, and educational. After a New Orleans French Quarter hotel pickup, travel to the starting location on the West Pearl River, in Slidell, Louisiana. Venture into the gift shop overlooking the Tupelo and Cypress swamp and check in for the tour. Be sure to take a look out of the back window to see if any backyard guests are lurking in the murky waters below. Don’t forget to use the restrooms before embarking on this 2-hour tour throughout nearly 70,000 acres of the Honey Island Swamp, a permanently protected wildlife preserve. While walking down the dock, embrace the excitement of seeing the moss hanging from the gnarled cypress trees and the sweet smell of wild azaleas in the air. There's an undeniable eagerness to explore. Listen intently to the captain’s tales of pirates, Bigfoot, and prehistoric creatures roaming the region while entering the primitive beauty of the Honey Island Swamp. Keep an eye out for alligators, herons, egrets, deer, feral hogs, nutria, raccoons, otters, turtles, and frogs — an abundance of wildlife along the banks and the in the murky waters. Or look up and out for bald eagles, owls, osprey, and other water fowl soaring through the skies. They could be visible one second and gone the next. Those touring Honey Island can easily see why Louisiana is known as the Fisherman’s Paradise. Passing through the Cajun village, where local fisherman reside, see them catching bluegill, redear sunfish, largemouth bass, and warmth. Thousands of pounds of crawfish are caught in these waters every season as well. All the tour boats are inspected and approved by the US Coast Guard. These small, custom-built, flat-bottom boats transport approximately 20-24 individuals each. They are operated by experienced local guides who interact with the guests and make the trip both enjoyable and exciting. With the journey back up the river, the captain leads the way to the original departure location. A New Orleans hotel drop-off closes the tour. Note: this tour only offers pick up and drop off from the French Quarter.
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Andee2s
Kennett Square, PA6 contributions
Beautiful Bayou
Oct 2021
Very much enjoyed our swamp tour. Captain Roy was great and very knowledgeable. It was definitely chilly on our morning tour but he made sure to stop often, to warm up as well as tell us about the history of the local area. We did see some wildlife though not as much due to the early morning and chill. Capt Roy got an alligator to come by for marshmallows as he says “all the animals love marshmallows”. Don’t we all lol. It was a great tour. They pick you right up from your NOLA hotel, takes about 45-60 minutes to get to the location and then about 2 hours on the boat. We picked this particularly because it was not an air boat. Still had some fast speeds but the noise was minimal. Would recommend if wanting to explore the bayou. Very peaceful and beautiful.
Written 22 October 2021
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drwhoneyislandswamp
Thank yall so much for taking time and letting us know you enjoyed your tour.
Written 26 November 2021
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EmmyJ29
South Jordan, UT5 contributions
Fun for kids and adults
Oct 2021 • Family
We took teens and they had so much fun. There a great combination of history, nature, and seeing animals. The tour guide was amazing, funny and informative.
Written 19 October 2021
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shanellejw
1 contribution
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The tour was a great experience. Everyone at the tour site was very nice and welcoming. The tour guide we had was very knowledgeable and super nice!
Written 18 July 2021
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Tiffany L
36 contributions
Take the tour, it’s worth it!
5/5!

Our tour guide was wonderfully entertaining!
I believe his name was Renee! We were able to see the alligators (main point in going).
Written 26 May 2021
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drwhoneyislandswamp
Thanks Paul
Written 10 August 2021
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Randall p
Southlake, TX1 contribution
Fantastic tour
Loved this tour! Captain Kyle was a perfect blend of humor and knowledge. This is a beautiful ecosystem-not to be missed.
Written 18 May 2021
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drwhoneyislandswamp
We appreciate you Thanks Paul
Written 10 August 2021
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Amanda P
4 contributions
Amazing
Apr 2021 • Couples
Chris was a great guide! Very knowledgeable and funny! Made the whole experience so much fun! 2 gators, 3 raccoons and birds galore! So worth it!
Written 18 April 2021
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drwhoneyislandswamp
Thanks for the kind words Paul
Written 1 May 2021
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foody3
3 contributions
Highly recommended Awesome tour!
Feb 2021
Awesome tour with boat Captain "Sonny" who was very knowledgeable about the area and habitat of the area! Has been guiding these tours for quite some time and grew up around the area and knows the History around the island. We really enjoyed his anecdotes and Humor and he was very engaging with all of the Passengers! Highly recommend this tour and hopefully you get "Sonny" as your tour guide! Shout out to Rene' the bus driver who shared a lot of information about what we were passing along the drive to Slidell and gave a lot of the History of events during the Hurricane Katrina.
Thanks for the memories!
Written 1 March 2021
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drwhoneyislandswamp
Thank you so much for coming out and enjoying the beautiful honey island swamp . We are happy you enjoyed your self .
Written 4 March 2021
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Sean G
1 contribution
Swamp Tour
Mar 2020
Great trip and great guide. The trip was very fun and informative. We saw alligators, snakes, raccoons and a wild bore up close. The guide fed him marshmallows and she was literally beside the boat, very cool.
Written 11 March 2020
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drwhoneyislandswamp
Thanks for coming
Written 15 July 2020
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Trophy-Rider
Bow, NH6 contributions
How’s Bayou?
Feb 2020 • Friends
Captain Ron was a great swamp guide! Great knowledge and area lore.
Connie, our transporter, was a very colorful person.
She was prompt on the pickup made sure we were all comfortable in the van before the trips out and back.
Her information of the many landmarks and area history on our ride to the venue made the ride very enjoyable.
Written 2 March 2020
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trinhsharon
San Jose, CA3 contributions
Really cool experience!
Feb 2020
Our pickup was a bit confusing at first since there was no information on where and what time the pickup would be, so I had to message them for that, but they were very quick to respond and we got everything answered the day of. As for the actual tour day, we got picked up in a white van with a few others. The ride was about an hour long to the swamp, but our driver was great in telling us the historical background and stories of New Orleans on our way there, which I thought was really cool. She was a very sweet lady and a pretty good driver as well, so no issues on our way to the swamp. We checked-in, waited for our boat, then we were off. Our swamp tour guide was this older man with a mustache (I forget his name, I'm sorry!) and he was awesome—great speaker and a jokester too! I wouldn't want to spoil the tour, but there were really cool stories he told. We also saw a bunch of animals—baby raccoons, a white raccoon, a boar, turtles, birds, and luckily, a baby gator too! On our way back, we got the chance to go in the gift shop and then after, we just hopped back into the van with the driver we had. On our way back, she did say she wouldn't be talking as much and would let us relax and check out our pictures and stuff, but she did continue with some historical facts here and there, which I still loved. Overall, a super awesome experience!

SIDE NOTE: Bring a jacket!! There were areas where we would sped through to pass empty parts of the swamp, and let's just say, it goes REAL fast. My hair was a huge mess at the end LOL. So definitely bring something warm to protect yourself from the wind during those moments and maybe tie your hair up if you have long hair too!
Written 1 March 2020
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Best swamp tour hands down
This swamp tour literally made my vacation. We went in August and even though it was like 150 degrees outside you d
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Awesome! Highlight of our trip!
Three generations of our family enjoyed every minute of this wonderful tour! Captain Hunter was awesome and the God
Kamisharpe
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Terrific Gator Tour!
Had such a FANTASTIC tour!!! Captain Hunter was hilarious and informative! We all had a blast! We saw upwards of 8
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Wonderful experience
It was amazing! Such a wonderful experience for me, my husband and our children ranging from 2-12. Captain Hunter w
bethdevgray
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Fun in the swamp
Devin was a great guide and we saw lots of wildlife. The weather was beautiful and we will be back. We have done
garyaber1966
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Absolutely Awesome Swamp Tour
Based on our family experience I can’t recommend this activity highly enough! It was simply awesome. Our tour guide
SavageRodman24
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Fun for the whole family
Captain Hunter was extremely knowledgeable of the area and kept us entertained. We were able to see at least 8 diff
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You Must go on this tour
Great tour. We saw everything they said we would on their website. The best thing we have done this whole down here
Jessica E
Jessica E
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Amazing experience
My husband and I took our three kids (ages 9,7,&4) on the mid day trip. This was our first visit to the swamp and i
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Fun for teenagers!
Fun for the whole family! Captain Hunter was great…lots of interesting information and jokes to keep us laughing.
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Fun Swamp Tour
Sonny, our guide, was entertaining, informative and engaging with our grandsons. I do have a suggestion for your ad
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HONEY ISLAND SWAMP TOUR
My family really enjoyed this tour. We had a 12 year old and 8 year old and both had a blast. We saw 11 gators,
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Highly recommended
Saw many wildlife animals. Hunter new lots of information, kept it very interesting, never a dull moment on this t
227heathern
227heathern
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Matt the best tour guide!
Matt our tour guide was awesome! He had the gators and the raccoons come close to the boat and we got great pics!
Rxtravel1986
Rxtravel1986
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Fun trip through the swamp!
Fun and informative trip down the river and through the swamp with Captain Chris. He grew up in the area and is ver
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