Swamp and Bayou Tour
The Swamp and Bayou Tour will take you on a motorcoach ride as you cross the Mississippi River through parts of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, where you'll be cutting through the wetlands on a custom swamp boat ride into the famous bayou of Louisiana that is sure to make your New Orleans vacation a blast.
The nature and history of the Louisiana bayou will come to life before your eyes as your guide takes you for an educational and entertaining ride. They'll explain the mysteries of the area and tell a variety of fascinating stories. The guide's narration will also include facts explaining the steady disappearance of the wetlands caused by man-made interferences, coastal erosion, and solutions to maintaining and rebuilding this habitat for the animals. Learn how the seafood from the waters provide a huge assortment of amazing and delicious local cuisines.
Bring along your camera to capture some of the astounding areas on one of the best bayou trips in New Orleans. As you're heading across the swamplands, your guide will look for any nesting grounds that may reside in the area, including those of nutria, snakes, egrets, and even alligators. If you're hungry, snacks, sandwiches, and refreshments are available for purchase on the boat. This tour has also been featured on Fox Sports, Entertainment Tonight, and Showtime for being a great activity in New Orleans.
- Approximately how long does the Swamp and Bayou Tour last?
Approximately 3 to 3.5 hours. (Including travel time).
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
Appropriate for all ages.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Comfortable outdoor clothing.
- Where does the Swamp and Bayou Tour depart from?
The tour departs from the Gray Line ticket office in the French Quarter at 400 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Swamp and Bayou Tour?
Both photography and video cameras are permitted.
- Is the Swamp and Bayou Tour handicap accessible?
Yes, please submit any requests to the Gray Line tour at least 48 hours in advance of your tour so they can supply a vehicle with wheelchair access.
- Are any meals included?
There are snacks and refreshments available for purchase.