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Swamps and Bayous of Southern Louisiana From New Orleans

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Key Highlights

  • Take a thrilling journey into the Louisiana swamps and bayous
  • See the nesting grounds of alligators, raccoons, egrets and species of snakes
  • These tours have been featured on Showtime, Fox Sports, and Entertainment Tonight
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Approx. 3 hours 45 minutes (includes travel time)

    Start time

    01 Jan - -28 Feb:11:00am & 1:00pm
    01 Mar - 31 Oct: 8:45am, 10:45am, 12:45pm & 2:45pm
    01 Nov - 31 Dec: 10:45am & 12:45pm

    Meeting Point

    The tour departs from the Gray Line “Lighthouse” Ticket Office located at Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), only 1 block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

    Ending Point

    The tour returns to the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Experience the timeless beauty of Southern Louisiana in a custom built, all-weather swamp boat as you travel through part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park - Barataria Preserve.

    Native guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps and bayous and the Cajun "joie de vivre."

    Discover how the seafood from our bountiful waters provides a wide assortment of delectable local dishes! Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, and many species of snakes. Some wildlife are more numerous during the warmer months of the year. Learn why our wetlands are disappearing due to coastal erosion as well as man's efforts to correct the damage it has done and restore this vital habitat

    These tours have been featured on Showtime, Fox Sports, and Entertainment Tonight

    Bring your camera to capture the "bon temps" (good times) on the bayou! An incredibly beautiful region, a trip to the swamps and bayous of Southern Louisiana is a must do.

    Itinerary

    The tour departs from the Gray Line “Lighthouse” Ticket Office located at Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), only 1 block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.

    From here you will board an air-conditioned coach and travel to the swamps and bayous of Louisiana. Enjoy a narrated tour as you cross the Mississippi River to reach the wharf to board a boat for this trip to the swamps and bayous.

    A local Cajun guide will accompany you on this boat trip into the swamps and point out the nesting grounds of alligators, raccoons, egrets and species of snakes.

    Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase on the boat.

    The tour ends at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Narrated Boat Cruise
    • Transportation

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Food (Available to Purchase)
    • Gratuities
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Schedule and availability are subject to change. Please call the local operator on arrival in New Orleans to confirm schedule.

    Children under 6 (not occupying a seat) are free of charge.

    Additional info

    Snacks, sandwiches and refreshments are available for purchase.