- 2 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
See the Cajuns of the Bayou living and surviving in harmony with the swamps. Here, the waterways are their highways. From the relaxed comfort of our covered New Orleans Swamp Tour Boats, you will drift slowly past a 2000 year old Indian Burial Mound, a Cajun cemetery and a fishing village! You'll admire the wildlife that made the Barataria Swamps the Crown Jewel of the Louisiana Purchase. Here, birds, snakes, turtles, fur animals, and gators - the king of the swamp - are easily spotted in Spring, Summer, and Fall.
- Close encounter with wildlife
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Excellent value for money
- Family friendly
- Get up-close to native wildlife
- Ideal choice for families
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
- See native wildlife in their natural environment
- Hotel pickup included
- Fully narrated tour
- Professional guide
- Swamp boat tour
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (from downtown New Orleans hotels only)
- Food and drinks
Pickup from any Downtown New Orleans Hotel
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Return to pickup location
On this tour, you may see the wildlife that made the Barataria Swamps the Crown Jewel of the Louisiana Purchase. Here, birds, snakes, turtles, fur animals, and gators are easily spotted in Spring, Summer, and Fall. Gators do hibernate during the cold winter months, but lay on the bayou banks on warmer days. So even in Winter, your native Captains can sometimes find a sunning Gator on our tour.
The slow drift of the tour boats through moss draped trees and small waterways, will provide ample opportunity for viewing and photography.The New Orleans swamp tour boats are fully narrated and our captains are natives of the Barataria Swamps with a background of gator hunting, fishing and trapping. They will entertain you and amaze you with the ecology of the swampland. They have lived the life!
Your comfort is guaranteed on these tour boats. Board the swamp tour boats that are specially designed for your comfort. They have a roof, restroom, cushioned seats, and windows that can be raised or lowered during cold or rainy weather, along with plenty of standing and walking room. These tours are entertaining, educational and exciting. It provides you with a relaxing view of these beautiful swamps.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Everything way above expectations. To really see and learn about the swamp area take the covered boat, not the air boat. Our guy was personable and knew the area all his life. He promised gators and saw at least 5. We loved the tour.
We had a great time on our tour! Everyone was fun, informative, and professional from the shuttle driver who picked us up to the tour guide. We did the swamp boat and saw plenty of gators up close and some on our shuttle did the more fast paced air boat tour. We all had an amazing time!
This tour was so much fun!! We were able to see so many alligators and even able to hold one. This was such a cool experience. Our guide was hilarious and informative. I would definitely recommend going.
We had a great time on the tour. Our tour guide was very informative. Loved that he was from the area and knew so much about the swamps. We got to see turtle, birds, snakes and lots of Alligators. Well worth the $$$ spent.
Wonderful. Great guide. Not much wildlife but we had been warned that this was an off season. The bayou was beautiful and peaceful.
This tour was awesome! We got picked up at the hotel promptly. Our tour guide on the swamp boat was GREAT! Very knowledgeable and funny. We saw many gators and the scenery was spectacular. We even got to hold baby alligators. It was really a wonderful experience and I highly recommend!
The tour was average, not much to see. Only saw alligators. The animals advertised that one would see were not there.The guide was very knowledgeable.
Excellent-one of the more enjoyable tours. I wish I could remember our tour guides name. He was great! Very bright and knowledgeable with a keen perspective on it all. He was Cajun and navigated the bayou with ease. It was clear that he had both the hands on and scientific background. Very entertaining. Lots of gators and truly beautiful sights. Just the right amount of time. I would highly recommend you take this tour.
Fabulous, informative trip with local guide who knew the nooks and crannies of the bayou. We even spotted a few alligators even though most of them were already in hibernation. I actually got to hold a baby one that was already on board! The pickup-at-hotel service was prompt and well worth it considering the drive. I highly recommend this tour.
Excellent tour guide, everything was seamless booking with Viator. Pick up is definitely worth it since it's quite a drive from downtown New Orleans. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly!
swamp tour was fun and informative Since we went during low season, not many alligators to be seen. However, they had a baby alligator you could take photos with, makes for a great experience!
Excellent tour - really special. The Captain of the boat was exceptionally knowledgeable with brilliant communication skills. The experience was over all too soon.
The bus ride from our hotel was also a special treat courtesy of the driver who really should be in live entertainment - marvellous experience.
Only problem, as always with Viator, was the unnecessary requirement to confirm the booking unrealistically early. Very difficult to find the time and resources to do this whilst in transit! Cannot understand the need to confirm something bought and paid for months previously!