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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour With Transport

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  • Visit one of New Orleans’ last protected wetlands
  • Explore hard-to-reach areas of the swamp
  • See a Cajun village and learn about the area’s history
  • Choose from multiple departure times to suit your schedule 
  • Get to Honey Island Swamp easily with round-trip transport
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10:15AM Day Swamp w/ Transport
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Hotel pickups commence at 10:15am and return is at 3:30pm
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Hotel pickups commence at 8:00am and return is at 12:45pm
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Overview
With alligators, hidden villages, and snakes, Louisiana’s swamps can be scary to explore on your own. On this tour, your guide will keep you safe—and fill you in on Cajun history—while you explore the swampy territories. Visit areas of Honey Island Swamp you can only reach by boat, and learn about the area’s wildlife from your guide. Plus, round-trip transport from New Orleans makes for a no-hassle adventure.
What to Expect
Your tour starts from New Orleans. Sit back and relax on the drive over to Honey Island Swamp in Slidell. Once you arrive, your adventure begins at one of Louisiana’s last protected wetland areas.
Board a flat-bottom boat that your guide can easily maneuver through the foliage and narrow passageways. Explore the wildlife in the area, and keep an eye out for animals, such as alligators, wild boars, and snakes. You'll visit hard-to-reach spots of the swamp.
Your guide will tell you about the history of the swamp and its importance to the people who still live there in a small Cajun village. 
Afterward, enjoy a relaxing transfer back to New Orleans.
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We went on our tour the morning after torrential rains (literally flash flooding in the streets of New Orleans all night long) and were worried if it would ruin our tour. We shouldn’t have worried, we had a great tour with Cajun Encounters and Captain...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was better than I expected! Our wonderful guide Eddie was so fun and informative. We saw gators and wild boars, raccoons, snakes and of course the amazing bayous. It was one of the highlights of my trip. It is a MUST DO when visiting...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JMCCAtoNOLA
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Swamp tour was brilliant we had Emmett he’s a great guide can’t beat him. Will be doing another tour on our next trip highly recommend.

Thank honeyholiday
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our guide was very informative about the flora and fauna of the swamp as well as being very funny. We saw many alligators, a boar, a raccoon, many turtles, a few swamp spiders, and several types of birds.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank David W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our little foray into Honey Island was an absolute highlight of our vacation. The process was smooth, with pickup being operated by our driver, the efficient and personable Dana. She was kind enough to talk about some points of interest as we drove out of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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smurf05
15 May 2019|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
It’s about a 40 minute drive by bus to the swamp. The swamp tour is about 2 hours.
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Angie047
10 May 2019|
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Response from deanov2018 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, that would be a question for Cajun Encounters. I boarded a shuttle bus from the French Quarter.
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adamc770
9 May 2019|
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Response from Neil W | Reviewed this property |
There were smaller boats on the river the day we were there. I would suggest you phone Cajun Encounters and ask. But just don't miss this experience.
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