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Swamp and Bayou Tour

Swamp and Bayou Tour
400 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130

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Detail Guided Tour Takes Approximately 3-3.5 Hours
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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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 tour 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.

Detailed Tour Itinerary
 Stop at  Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Experience the timeless beauty of Southern Louisiana in a custom built swamp boat as you travel through the Barataria Preserve, part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park. Native guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps, bayous and the Cajun "joie de vivre." Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, and many species of snakes.
Stops may change due to traffic, weather, maintenance, etc.

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.

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Cynthia Wingert
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The boat driver was well informed and a bit of a story teller. The alligators, turtles, and herons that we spotted were usually pretty close to our boat, which made for some great pictures.
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George Miller
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We have been on simular tours in florida but it was worth the trip.
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Marla Wood-Nelson
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It was really obvious how much our tour guide loved what he was doing. He had an amazing quality for calling the alligators closer to the boat so we could have a good look. He also was loaded with information and was very knowledgeable and a resident.
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Jason Maynard
El Paso, TX
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Wonderful experience and guide. We were able to hold a gator and see many different animals
Frequently Asked Questions for Swamp and Bayou Tour:
  • 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.