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Swamp & Bayou Tour

Highlights / General details

Experience the timeless beauty of Southern Louisiana in a custom built swamp boat as you travel through part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park - Barataria Preserve. Native guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps, 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 is more numerous during the warmer months of the year. Learn why our wetlands are disappearing due to coastal erosion as well as man´s efforts to correct the damage it has done and restore this vital habitat.

These tours have been featured on Showtime, Fox Sports, and Entertainment Tonight. Bring your camera to capture the "bon temps" (good times) on the bayou!


Hotel pickup and drop-off; Boat Trip into the Louisiana Swamps and Bayous; Narration by Local Guide; Observe Wildlife in its Natural Habitat; Snacks, sandwiches and refreshments available for purchase.


Gratuity for drivers and/or guides.

Hours of operation

Available daily; Departs at 11:00am and 1:00pm (January - February), 8:45am and 2:45pm (March - October), 10:45am and 12:45pm (March - December).


Approximately 3.75 hours.


If guest will provide own transportation, tour will depart from the Gray Line “Lighthouse” Ticket Office located at 400 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (at the Mississippi River and the Steamboat Natchez Dock), only 1 block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.

Additional Information

Snacks, sandwiches and refreshments are available for purchase.


Reservations are recommended 24 hours in advance.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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