New Orleans: Bayou Tour in Jean Lafitte National Park
Culture & history
For first-time visitors
Nature & adventure
Visit New Orleans' closest swamp tour, only 25 minutes from downtown. Observe wildlife and exotic plant life under a shady, spacious pontoon boat. Learn from your local guide who knows and loves the bayou.
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Experience an authentic swamp adventure led by local guides
Learn about the legends and lore of Louisiana’s still untamed wilderness
View enchanting wildlife and exotic plant life
Bring your cameras and adventurous spirits as you explore the Barataria Preserve of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Meet your guide at the meeting point and go to the swamp.
Embark on a pontoon boat ride around the waters of the area. Get the chance to spot alligators, local wildlife, and two other friendly creatures, Sunshine the Pig and Patrick the Possum.
Listen to stories and legends told by your informative local guide. Following the tour, enjoy a delicious Cajun lunch (not included) at a local eatery down the street, the perfect way to refuel.
After lunch, you’ll be driven back to New Orleans and dropped off at the original meeting point.
Please wear comfortable footwear and suitable clothing for the weather.
The boat is wheelchair accessible
The boat has bathroom facilities
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund