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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour

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Take a short drive from New Orleans to visit Honey Island Swamp, a wildlife preserve that is one of the last protected wetlands in Louisiana, during a 2-hour boat tour. Visit a Cajun village only accessible by boat; learn about the animals and plants in the lush swamps; and get close to wildlife with an expert local guide. This tour does not include transportation.
  • 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
  • Catch sight of a Cajun village that’s accessible only by boat 
  • Multiple tour times available for your convenience
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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Departure Point
55345 US-90, Slidell, LA 70461, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews wild pigs captain ron cajun encounters wildlife including blue heron numerous alligators spanish moss flora and fauna great adventure sense of humour night tour knew where learned a great deal wonderful guide well worth the money his knowledge bus driver
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Who would have thought a swamp would be so beautiful. Loved the bayou - so gorgeous. Alligators are fun to spot but the bayou - no wonder people write songs about it. Great tour with Captain Wade! Our bus driver David was terrific too -...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Deepopo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a very interesting tour. Every one enjoyed the bout tour. We saw alligators, pigs and raccoons. Captain Gary was our tour guide and he was excellent.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank bubble87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide captain Luca was awesome! Please request him when going. We had a lot of fun and saw a lot of gators and animals.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Megan A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide Stephen was hilarious and informative; he made sure both sides of the boat got a close view of the alligators and told many funny stories. It was the highlight of our trip to New Orleans!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 48ali0091
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing time. Our guide Luka was informative and funny. We saw multiple gators, a wild hog, raccoon, and were told about the vegetation and the area in general. Got an up close and personal experience with both the sow and a gator....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Amy L
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28 August 2019|
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Response from RaeM18 | Reviewed this property |
Cajun Encounters Swamp tours have pick ups from some local hotels. I'm not sure what hotels. You can contact Cajun Encounters and they can tell you which hotels they pick up at.
22 August 2019|
Response from 395malinl | Reviewed this property |
There is a roof on the boat, so it’s no big problem. It started to rain heavily when we went on the boat, but it was ok. Could be good to bring a rain jacket since the boat is sometimes driving fast and the roof is then not... More
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