Escape the busy French Quarter for a one-of-a-kind experience in nature
Learn about the way the Cajuns lived in the wetlands
See alligators, raccoons, wild pigs and ample birdlife
Drift slowly past 2,000 years of Louisiana history on this boat tour. Encounter the beautiful nature and wildlife of the swamp in the company of your expert captain guide.
Set sail with your captain, a native of the Barataria Swamps with a background in alligator hunting, fishing and trapping. He will tell you all about the ecology of the swampland. You'll also learn about the culture and lifestyle of the Cajuns of the Bayou and see plenty of wildlife, including birds, snakes, turtles and alligators.
The boat passes calmly through beautiful, moss-draped trees and soft waterways for ample opportunities to take pictures. Enjoy an entertaining, educational and exciting tour with a relaxing view of this unique landscape.
Note that in the winter, gators mostly hibernate, except to soak up some sun on warmer days, but your local tour can sometimes spot a sunbathing gator for you on the tour.
New Orleans swamp boat tour
Views of nature and wildlife
Informative commentary as you go
The swamp tour is open to all ages
The boat has a roof, restroom, cushioned seats and windows that can be raised or lowered during cold or rainy weather, along with plenty of standing and walking room
The Swamp Tour dock is at 9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, La 70072. It's a 22-mile, 35 to 40 minute drive from the French Quarter
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund