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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour

  • 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
New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour
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Tour departs at 12:15pm; No hotel pickup or drop-off included
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Tour departs at 9:30am; No hotel pickup or drop-off included
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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, you'll learn about the history and culture of Honey Island Swamp from your guide as you cruise through the bayou.
What to Expect

Meet for this swamp tour at Honey Island Swamp in Slidell, which is about an hour away from 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.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Exciting swamp tour

Terrific and extremely knowledgeable guide who took us straight to the alligators. The alligators put on a show, one even jumping from a log and using its tail to splash the people on the boat. We also saw raccoons and exotic birds. And he showed...More

Thank Food_Dude741776
Reviewed 1 week ago
A must do

On September 2nd we had the most beautiful and lovely trip to the Honey Island Swamp with Cajun Encounters (we were on roadtrip and had own car - so had our own transport to Slidell) - it was SO beautiful and breathtaking and with the...More

Thank hsbouet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
What a great time!

Emmett was our captain for the day. He had an answer for EVERY question that everyone asked, and his knowledge was clearly evident. I had never been into a bayou or seen swamp lands before, so this was something very special that I never thought...More

1  Thank Taliplier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing tour, not to be missed.

Glad we ended up doing a morning tour, originally had an afternoon one booked which we could not get to. It was hot, beyond anything I had every experienced being July 2018. But the slow moving boat rather than the hover craft is a much...More

Thank WebbWonder
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile
Fun and Funny Tour

Emmett was a great captain and tour guide. We got to see plenty of gators, raccoons, and wild pigs in the swamp. Emmett was very knowledgeable and very entertaining, making the tour both education and fun.

Thank Forrest D
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Gail M
4 September 2018|
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Response from mmorgan72 | Reviewed this property |
I would think the walk from the main building, across the parking lot, across the highway, and down to the docks would be too much from him
23 July 2018|
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Response from Tamera S | Reviewed this property |
55345 Highway 90 East, Slidell, LA 70461. It's down a little back road that's nice to drive.
Rebecca V
2 July 2018|
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Response from James R | Reviewed this property |
She definitely needs to call them, not Trip Advisor, for tour schedules.
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