Honey Island Swamp Tour
Embark upon a fantastic adventure as you journey through the deep bayou of New Orleans. Friends and family will love this wonderful 2-hour experience as you hop on board a 22-passenger flat bottomed boat in the Louisiana swamplands and head out on a guided sightseeing tour of the area. This is the perfect way to see tons of local wildlife and hear about the natural history all while getting tons of amazing photos and videos of the area.
During your tour, your professional guide will provide you with tons of fun facts and information about the swamplands, animals, and ecosystem and also take you to see alligators up-close! The alligators are used to the boats coming through the area so are used to them being their natural environment. As you get close to the alligators, your guide will offer out marshmallows so you can feed these amazing creatures. Other known animals you will see in the natural habitat during the tour include birds, snakes, wild boar, fauna, flora, turtles, fish, and so many more animals that call this place home.
About Honey Island Swamp
The swamp was given its name, Honey Island, for the honeybees that were seen on the isle. The swamp covers over 20 miles long and 7 miles wide, with half of the swamp being sanctioned as a permanent area for protected wildlife. Animals at the Honey Island Swamp range from nutria, snakes, bald eagles, wild boars, owls, black bears, raccoons, and alligators. The swamp holds a legend of a mysterious 7ft tall swamp monster. The first claimed sighting took place in 1963 and a few more sightings have happened over the years since.
- What methods of transportation does the Honey Island Swamp Tour use?
22-passenger flat bottomed boat.
- Approximately how long does the Honey Island Swamp Tour last?
Approximately 2 hours.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
Appropriate for all ages.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Cool comfortable outdoor clothing with closed toe shoes.
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Honey Island Swamp Tour ?
Both photography and video cameras are permitted.