Swamp And Bayou Sightseeing Tour With Boat Ride From New Orleans

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Nowhere is Louisianas wildlife more abundant than in the swamps and bayous of New orleans. After crossing the Mississippi river, take a boat ride through these swamps and bayous and be on the lookout for alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles, and native birds. Hear stories from your guide about local Cajun culture and the mysteries of the swamps and bayous.

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After a short coach ride across the Mississippi river, embark on a fascinating 2-hour boat trip through the swamps and bayous of New orleans. Watch the beauty of Southern Louisiana unfold as you travel through the bayous and swamps in a custom built, all-weather boat.

Your guide will reveal the mysteries of this iconic Louisiana terrain as you observe the nesting grounds of native wildlife. Discover how the seafood from the 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.

Along the way, learn all about Cajun culture and ingenuity hear how Cajun people turned soup into gumbo, a famous Louisiana dish; the washboard into a musical instrument; and, of course, the swamps into a natural paradise. Your guide will also explain how these lush, untamed swamps and bayous are slowly disappearing. Learn about the efforts made to preserve and restore Louisiana's vanishing wetlands for future generations to enjoy. You'll return from the bayous for a coach ride to the French quarter in New orleans.


Narrated boat cruise

Air-conditioned vehicle

Local guide

Local taxes



Snacks and refreshments available for purchase on boat

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Infants must sit on laps

In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point - just a short stroll from most downtown hotels

Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. If wheelchairs collapse and fold, they can be placed in the storage compartment on the bus

Electrical wheelchairs are permitted, but special arrangements need to be made with the supplier for a handicap-accessible bus. This must be arranged 72 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.

Unfortunately, electrical scooters are not permitted

Traveler Reviews

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  • 02-Jan-2020

    The tour of the beautiful bayou was led by an informative guide and lifelong resident of the area. Holding the baby gator was great and overall I would recommend this trip.

  • 23-Dec-2019

    Due to the temperature there were no gators to see, but our guide made it interesting. We had lots of time to take pictures and learn about the region. We learned a lot of history from the commentary on the bus on the way to the swamp as well, so it was an interesting day.

  • 18-Dec-2019

    Although we didn't see many gators because of the season, it was nice to get out on the bayou. Host was fun.

  • 30-Oct-2019

    After a bus ride of about an hour, we arrived at our destination and boarded our pontoon boat. It was a beautiful sunny day, perfect time to be out on the water. Our guide was very interesting and gave us a lot of history about the area. We did get to see several small alligators and watched them leap out of the water to eat the marshmallows our guide gave them. Part of the trip the water came over the front floor of the boat, so be watchful of leaving your items on the floor. You might want to pack sunscreen, viser, and sunglasses! There is a store onsite with drinks, snacks, souvenirs, and restrooms.

  • 15-Oct-2019

    Great experience on this tour - the guide was great! I even got to hold a baby alligator. Would definitely recommend.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    We booked a tour to the swamp at the last minute from NOLA. Although we were supposed to be on a large pontoon boat, the universe was smiling down on us and upgraded us to a smaller airboat. Learned about the cypress trees and fauna. Our guide T-Earl was fun! He made the trip enjoyable because he was a native who actually tussled with alligators before and had the scars to prove it.

  • 26-Sep-2019

    This was a great tour. Our guide was very informative and kept us laughing throughout. I would definitely suggest this attraction to every visitor.

  • 26-Aug-2019

    All four of us truly enjoyed this tour. We saw at least 25 to 30 alligators. The captain was funny..

  • 21-Aug-2019

    This was the most exciting part of our trip. We had so much fun and the guide was very informative. I will do this again on my next trip!

  • 19-Aug-2019

    This is a great way to spend a few hours learning about the waterways and wildlife around New Orleans floating leisurely down the Mississippi and its tributaries.

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