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Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

By: Gray Line
  • Travel deep into the Louisiana swamps with a guide 
  • Safely search for alligators under the guide’s supervision 
  • Stay dry in rainy weather with a covered boat 
Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans
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Explore Louisiana’s beautiful and mysterious bayous on this covered boat tour departing from New Orleans. You’ll visit secluded Mississippi River swamps—keep an eye out for alligators and other wildlife—with a guide who’s familiar with the area and its Cajun culture. Included round-trip transportation from the French Quarter saves you time and money.
What to Expect

Your tour starts with pickup in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Relax on the bus ride out to the bayous, leaving the navigation and driving to someone else.

Once you reach the area, board a covered boat with your guide, and take to the swampy waters. Listen as your guide informs you about the area’s history and ecology, and get the opportunity to spot alligators and other wildlife native to the bayous.  Some wildlife are more easily spotted during the warmer months of the year.

Learn about the local culture, such as the origin of gumbo, and how the area’s residents work hard to guarantee the survival of the wetlands. Snap pictures of the swamps to take home, and gain a better understanding of this beautiful, often-misunderstood area.

Your tour ends with a drive back to the French Quarter.

Reviews (553)
1 - 5 of 68 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Convenient Tour, not Spectacular

Convenient and cost-effective to be transported by bus from the French Quarter, instead of renting a car and driving to the small town where the boat trip originates. Boat ride is decent - guide knows where to look for alligators, and is knowledgeable about the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Doug S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Loved it!

Saw much wildlife and learned a lot about the ecosystem. This company had one of the last remaining albino alligators so they work with wildlife to ensure her survival. They also rescue babies and return them to the wild when they are mature. Very animal...More

Thank Sarahhhhh802
Reviewed 1 week ago
awesome tour

Great tour, seen plenty of alligators and the scenery is unreal, got some awesome photos and got to hold a baby alligator.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank scotchncoke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Not worth it

It was just “okay”. You really didn’t get deep into any swamps/bayous. The boat driver was really nice and gave good facts, but our bus driver was an absolute rude jerk. To honestly have the trip start off with such a negative attitude was really...More

5  Thank jessicaswans0n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ok not great

We saw one blue heron. No gators. Nothing else. The bayou has many tour boats making noise etc. Gators don’t show up in winter, apparently. The boat was fine, the bus wa fine, not worth the price

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank DaleS814
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December 30, 2018|
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Response from jasatt | Reviewed this property |
Just walk down to the lighthouse ticket agency and they will have the bus waiting for you. I have handicaps and it is an easy walk from anywhere in the french quarter. We stayed on Conti steet. The ticket sales booth at... More
Rafael M
October 14, 2018|
Response from SeenManyThings | Reviewed this property |
You board your tour bus at the Gray Line ticket booth. If you are starting near the French Quarter, just walk to the end of Toulouse. If you are getting dropped off, the corner of Toulouse and Decatur.
Nisa W
October 9, 2018|
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