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Bayou and Swamp Tour

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Take in the natural beauty of South Louisiana in this New Orleans Swamp Tour that goes through part of Jean Lafitte Historical Park, a site rich with Louisiana wildlife and history. You'll catch glimpses of alligators, snakes, and other Louisiana critters that roam the wetlands while learning about the area's extensive history and culture.

Your New Orleans bayou tour begins after a quick motorcoach trek across the Mississippi River. From there, you'll board a custom flat bottom swamp boat to take you through one of Jean Lafitte Historical Park's most notable sights: the Barataria Preserve. The preserve, which spans more than 20,000 acres, offers a peek at Louisiana's famous wetlands, which are home to swamp rabbits, bats, tree frogs, water snakes, and other cool creatures, not to mention an assortment of aquatic flora and fauna.

The wildlife is just one part of this New Orleans swamp boat tour. As you progress through the preserve, your guide will reveal the history and mysteries surrounding the wetlands. Find out how coastal erosion is affecting the area and what's being done to restore this vibrant environment. Learn how the shrimp, crawfish, and other seafood and shellfish in the wetlands are used to create some of the state's most popular dishes, including crawfish etouffee, a thick stew-like dish composed of crawfish tails, rice, and roux (a butter/flour mixture).

If you want to experience South Louisiana up close, this New Orleans tour is the best way to observe the region's wildlife in its natural habitat from a new perspective. Wear light clothing, grab your camera, and remember not to feed the alligators!

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 45 Minutes
Shore Excursion Departs From
The French Quarter. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Activity Level
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and walking shoes. During warmer months, we recommend that you wear lightly colored clothing. A hat and an umbrella is also suggested.
Wheelchair accommodations may be available upon request at booking. This tour cannot accommodate scooters. Collapsible wheelchairs may be accommodated, but must fold up to fit behind the driver's seat. Children ages 5 and younger may attend the tour free of charge with advanced notice at the time of booking, provided that they are not occupying their own seat.
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5 StarsBayou a and Swamp TourJanuary 16, 2018

Reviewer: Lonny Davies
Excellent and very informative

5 StarsBayou & Swamp TourMay 20, 2017

Reviewer: M.T. Fry
Enjoyed the tour. Our guide was very informative on the area, habitat, and alligators. Friendly too. Got to feed alligators and hold a baby alligator. Nice seeing the swamp & bayou.

5 StarsGreat Family Excursion January 21, 2017

Reviewer: Kyla Gardner
From the start of this excursion our family enjoy everything, from the information about New Orleans that was given to us while on the tour bus on to route to the Boyou swamp and then while on the swamp boat tour. Everyone was surprised when we all got to hold and touch a small alligator name T-Bone. Would go back again during the sprIng / summer season.

5 StarsBayou and Swamp TourJanuary 20, 2017

Reviewer: Edna Land
Shore Excursions provides excellent tours at discounted prices and the Bayou and Swamp Tour in New Orleans met every expectation. The guide was informative, welcoming, and humorous. The boat took us into the heart of the Bayou and Swamp--giving us a great first-time experience. I recommend this tour!

5 StarsGreat experienceMarch 26, 2016

Reviewer: Judy
We went on a larger type boat, it went slower than the air boats but it made the tour more for us because we could stand up and it wasn't as noisy or as cold!!! The guide was wonderful and we got to hold a baby alligator! Really nice tour

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