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Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New Orleans

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New Orleans, United States

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icon3 hours 45 minutes  (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

Experience life on the Louisiana bayou on this ultimate swamp tour from New Orleans, run by one of the city’s oldest tour companies. Ride on a state-of-the-art swamp boat through the famous wetlands teeming with native wildlife, while learning about Cajun culture from your tale-spinning captain.
  • Half-day swamp tour from New Orleans
  • Glide through the famous Louisiana swamps and bayous on a custom-built boat
  • See native wildlife including snakes, egrets, and alligators
  • Learn about the history of the swamps and local Cajun culture
  • Run by one of the region's oldest tour companies
  • Includes transportation from the French Quarter
  • Popular choice with kids
Transportation from the French Quarter
Swamp boat tour
Food and drinks (available for purchase)
Gratuities

Departure Point

Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Choose from four daily departure times, and make your way to the Steamboat Natchez dock on the French Quarter banks of the Mississippi. Climb aboard a coach for the ride out of the city to the wild, serene landscape of the bayou.

Transfer to a new, custom-built swamp boat for a winding ride through the protected wetlands Louisiana is famous for. As you make your way through peaceful channels and estuaries, learn about the area’s history from your entertaining local captain. Hear how the swamps were once inhabited by French pirate and war hero Jean Lafitte, and gain insight into authentic Cajun culture, which revolves around fishing for fresh seafood and living off the land.

Keep your camera handy for shots of native wildlife like egrets, snakes, nutria, and famous Louisiana gators, plus a view of the tree featured in the Disney film The Princess and the Frog. After your journey into the swamps, return to civilization with drop-off back at the French Quarter dock.
Itinerary
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.
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Adventures of Jean Lafitte
Experience the timeless beauty of South Louisiana in a custom built swamp boat. Native guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps and bayous and the Cajun “joie de vivre.” Discover how the seafood from our 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. Learn why our wetlands are disappearing due to coastal erosion and man’s efforts to correct the damage it has done and restore this vital habitat.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. If wheelchairs collapse and fold, they can be placed in the storage compartment on the bus. If the wheelchair is a scooter, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier for a handicap-accessible bus. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line New Orleans

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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 Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience 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 Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New Orleans.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience 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 Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New Orleans.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New Orleans?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New Orleans.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience 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 Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New Orleans.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New Orleans?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New Orleans.

Traveler Tips


  • "There was a little bit of a wait, However it was worth it." See review

Reviews

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Ana_G
, Jul 2020
I loved the experience, everyone very polite and amicable. Our tour guy was funny and entertaining. There was a little bit of a wait... However it was worth it. Once you get off the bus, there's a shop with restrooms. Also plenty of sitting by the water. I'm doing this again when back in NOLA.
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Swamp tour
michellereid8
, Nov 2019
Brilliant, fun for all ages on the tour. Very knowledgeable boat captain, amazing. Would recommend..
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Awesome
tinarobin47
, Aug 2019
Had a awesome tour. The guide was great and very informative and interacted with everyone well even the children. Got great videos of the gators swimming and jumping up out of the water for marshmallows.
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It was an enjoyable boat ride...
Susan S
, Dec 2016
It was an enjoyable boat ride. However, not worth 48 dollars. Yes, we did see a Croc or two and two birds..and turtles but really it was just a slow boat ride.
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In October, the weather is cool...
Kirsten C
, Oct 2016
In October, the weather is cool enough that the alligators aren't aggressive/curious enough to approach the boat without incentive marshmallows. Still, we saw five alligators, twice as many turtles, and lots of birds. My only complaint is that the air boats were still too loud even when we couldn't see them. I think their routes need to be even farther away if that's possible from the regular boats, or at different times.

Product code: 3780P42

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