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Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

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New Orleans, United States

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Discover the mystique of the swamps and bayous on a sightseeing boat tour from New Orleans. Travel deep into the secluded bayous across the Mississippi River to witness Cajun life and spot native wildlife. Your guide will provide commentary on Cajun culture and the myth‐laden swamps while you snap photos of alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles, and native birds.
  • New Orleans swamp and bayou sightseeing tour
  • Take a boat ride through swamps and bayous and watch for alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles, birds, and more
  • Learn all about Cajun culture from your guide
  • Round-trip transportation form the French Quarter is included
Choose a morning or afternoon pickup from the French Quarter and climb aboard your coach for the ride deep into Cajun country. Watch the changing scenery as the cityscape transitions into expansive wetlands. You coach delivers you to the launch point across the Mississippi River, where you’ll transfer to an open‐sided, covered boat and set off on the fun and educational ride.

Your native guide will take you on a wildlife‐spotting expedition through this legendary Louisiana terrain. Glide along the water, viewing the lush greenery and abundant local wildlife, including nesting alligators, egrets, raccoons, snakes, and giant nutria. Some wildlife are more easily spotted during the warmer months of the year.  Get great photos and learn about the history and mystery of the swamps, including the culture and ingenuity of the Cajun people who have populated this region for almost 250 years. Your guides will share stories about Cajun music, bayou lifestyle, and culinary traditions — like the creation of Louisiana’s signature gumbo, as well as information about the region’s passionate efforts to preserve the wetlands.

Your coach returns to the French Quarter by mid‐afternoon or evening.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Mississippi River
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.
Pass By:  
Barataria Preserve
You will travel through the Barataria Preserve, part of the Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve system. The preserve offers a taste of Louisiana's wild wetlands, protecting 23,000 acres of bayous, swamps, marshes and forests.
Stop At:  
Adventures of Jean Lafitte
Swamp cruise narrated by local captain
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Make sure to take your camera as you will be able to capture many great photos." See review
  • "Part of the trip the water came over the front floor of the boat, so be watchful of leaving your items on the floor." See review
  • "Take cash for the snack store at the site, the air conditioned bus made the trip comfortable." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers
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Love the gators
Celestina_B
, Jul 2020
Had a great time. Enjoyed the up close view of the gators! Enjoyed our tour guide, but unfortunately didn't catch his name.
star-5
Fun day trip
Manal_R
, Jul 2020
This was a lot of fun! The tour guide attracted a lot of alligators with marshmallows. It was cool to see. They had a bar at the docking station .
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No social distancing/masks
MarieJennifer_M
, Jul 2020
The guide was good. But during this pandemic your tour description reassured social distancing and mask wearing. No one was enforcing the wearing of masks and there was definitely NO social distancing observed. We try to live as normal (new normal) as possible. With lack of control and following new guidelines we have to re-think about joining any tours.
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Ally the baby gator
Michelle_G
, Jul 2020
Lovely, the host was friendly and funny. The tour was very fun and beautiful. Great for pics! A definite go to!
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A Must Try!
Moneshay_H
, Jul 2020
The tour guide was amazing. The ride was comfortable. It wasn’t too hot and sticky. The air flow was great and it was 92 degrees.
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Swamp
Suzanne_S
, Mar 2020
Could not understand tour guide 95% if the time when talking Waited over 30 min to go on boat after bus drop off And 20 min more to get back onto bus. By that time it was rush hour and missed my next appointment
star-5
Gators!
ArkonTT
, Mar 2020
Area history on bus trip to swamp. Nice boat ride with local history. A little cool while there, so no mesquitos. Gators!
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Excellent experience
Janet_W
, Feb 2020
Excellent experience. Guide was very informative, the weather want too brilliant but we did see an alligator.
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Amazing experience
sally_j
, Feb 2020
What an absolutely fantastic day out. Even better than what we had hoped for. Our guide was great fun and had loads of information for us. We saw alligators, turtles, pelicans, eagles.... totally blown away. Well worth the money. Well organised and very safety conscious too.
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Amazing
Valeria_P
, Feb 2020
Wonderful experience. Thanks to the warm day we saw tons of gators. The nature of the swamps is amazing as well. A must to do visit

Product code: 3780SWAMP

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