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Swamps and Bayous of Southern Louisiana From New Orleans

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Approx. 3 hours 45 minutes (includes travel time)

  • Start time

    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

Key Highlights

  • Explore the swamps and bayous of Southern Louisiana on a tour from New Orleans
  • Experience the timeless beauty of the Barataria Preserve in a custom-built swamp boat
  • Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, and many species of snakes
  • This thrilling tour has been featured on Showtime, Fox Sports, and Entertainment Tonight
  • Enjoy entertaining live commentary by your native guide on the mysteries of the swamps
  • Fabulous photo opportunities so don’t forget to carry your camera with you!
  • Transportation from New Orleans included in the package

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

  • Narrated Boat Cruise
  • Transportation

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food (Available to Purchase)
  • Gratuities

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.

To enter buildings, be seated in bars/restaurants or access restrooms inside, guests must be ready to show proof of vaccination, or a negative covid-19 test in the past 72 hours.

Masks are not required outdoors.

Additional info

Snacks, sandwiches and refreshments are available for purchase.

Customer Reviews

  • Darlene Whitehill

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    Canada 02/23/2017
  • Donna Davidson

    The actual swamps tour was awesome!! Getting my voucher online so I could actually go on the tour was an absolute nightmare!!!!!...

    Canada 02/22/2017

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