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Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New Orleans provided by Gray Line

Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New Orleans

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 20-06-22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover the bayou way of life on a swamp boat adventure that takes you directly from the French Quarter into the heart of the Louisiana wetlands. Climb aboard a custom-built swamp boat and watch for wildlife like alligators, snakes, and egrets while a storytelling captain shares insights into Cajun culture.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Gray Line Lighthouse on the Steamboat NATCHEZ dock (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River)
    See address & details
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    Adventures of Jean Lafitte
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Experience the timeless beauty of South Louisiana in a custom built swamp boat. Native guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps and bayous and the Cajun “joie de vivre.” Discover how the seafood from our bountiful waters provides a wide assortment of delectable local dishes! Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, and many species of snakes. Some wildlife are more numerous during the warmer months of the year. Learn why our wetlands are disappearing due to coastal erosion and man’s efforts to correct the damage it has done and restore this vital habitat.
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  • You'll end at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Gray Line Lighthouse on the Steamboat NATCHEZ dock (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River)
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Escape New Orleans for a half day in the Louisiana swamps
  • Entertaining boat ride pairs bayou wildlife with Cajun culture
  • Tried and tested tour is run by one of the city’s oldest tour operators
  • Includes easy transportation with pickup near the Steamboat Natchez dock
Important Information
Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
3h 45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transportation from the French Quarter
  • Swamp boat tour
  • Entry/Admission - Adventures of Jean Lafitte
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. If wheelchairs collapse and fold, they can be placed in the storage compartment on the bus. If the wheelchair is a scooter, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier for a handicap-accessible bus. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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J H wrote a review Oct. 2020
5 contributions
The bayou was beautiful- worth the trip alone. Unfortunately half our boat was screaming and laughing and talking the whole time and the speaker system cut in and out so couldn’t hear most of what our guide was saying. Even though “outside” only 2 other passengers wore masks
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Prem T wrote a review Mar. 2020
1 contribution
It was very educational your. Tour guide, Jim really did great job. Strongly suggest other people to visit
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Date of experience: March 2020
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KeshaM_09 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Portland, Texas6 contributions
We really enjoyed this tour. The boat guide was very knowledgeable and chill. There are quite a few people so it was pretty noisy, but they offer other tours with less people if you're willing to pay more.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Arnt J wrote a review Dec. 2019
Sogne, Norway109 contributions13 helpful votes
The pick up in New Orleans is convenient, but not a necessity if you have your own car. In retrospect I would prefer the car. The trip itself is a strange experience if you like to enjoy nature in peace and quiet. The air boats that dominates the area, ensures that whatever
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SilviaY wrote a review Dec. 2019
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The trip was very well organized and all staff were very friendly. The boat ride was nice but really short and we didnt see much - though we saw 3 alligators from up close. The guides voice wasn’t audible on the big boat and because of the annoying airboats. We missed learning
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Date of experience: December 2019
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U4295OYmikeb
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Wonderful Time
Took the dinner cruise. Dinner was fantastic and the service was outstanding. There was a jazz band playing and i
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Discover55801121280
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Lively atmosphere and welcoming staff
I have lived in New Orleans all of my life yet have never visited the Steamboat Natchez. I am glad I finally had th
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R5961MFlindag
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Sunday jazz brunch
A great way to see the great Mississippi River. The food was delicious and service was the best. Highly recommend.
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TXmom830
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Plantation with 16, 14, and 9 year old
My family of 5 went today, kids aged 16, 14 and 9. I purchased tickets online and downloaded the app to have the g
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KingTheWanderlust
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A Real Step Back in Time
This is a beautiful plantation and really gives you a great idea of what life was like back in the day - for both t
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samanthagT9007HV
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Beautiful Birthday Dinner Cruise
The hostess/waitress was great. She didn’t rush us, let us try everything and was all around very sweet. The keep i
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Jessev5775
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I love this cruise
When you're having fun, time flies. 3hrs went by without notice from the delish dinner , live band and views. Diver
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DarkMarkAZ
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Horrible food/service, great boat/cruise
The boat and cruise were both great and the views are great from anywhere on the boat on the 4 levels even with the
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453najaha
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Customer Service
The food and the boat great atmosphere I love it I will be back nice experience for me I will be telling people abo
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chadstl78
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More tour less jazz
We went on this tour thinking live jazz music the entire trip. Started and ended with a tour and some city history.
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Spedbrownbear
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DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY AND TIME
This was one of the worst tours I have ever been on. I paid $69 through Gray Line tours only to arrive at a locatio
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OpusTheCat
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Great history and scenic grounds
There is a $25 entry fee. That includes walking the grounds and a tour in the plantation home. The tour was very
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59jannah
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Average experience
Was nice being out on the Mississippi however the boat needs some serious upkeep. Food was average, I expected a me
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59jannah
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A must do!
Well kept property that preserves the history and prevents desecration of the site. Allows for good social distanci
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purelylynn
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A Must Go.
I learned so much. I have lived in Louisiana my entire life, and it wasn't until a few years ago that I heard of th
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  • Duration: 3h 45m
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