We loved this tour and our guide Captain Tom was wonderful. He worked really hard to get the big gator on both sides of the boat so that all of us could see it.
Meet for this swamp tour at Honey Island Swamp in Slidell, which is about an hour away from New Orleans. This wildlife area is one of the last protected wetlands in the entire state.
After you check in, board your open-air boat and get comfortable. Your boat sets off on the swamp as your guide tells you the history of the area as well as fun folklore associated with the swamp.
As you go, keep an eye out for wildlife, including alligators, snakes, wild boars, and birds. Make sure to have your camera ready so you can snap pictures, too. Your guide also takes you to a Cajun village in the swamp that’s used the area for medicine, food, and other everyday needs for years.Your New Orleans swamp and bayou tour ends back at the docking point in Slidell.
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We did a lot of tours on our trip to New Orleans but the swamp tour was the favorite. We saw many alligators and raccoons! We learned about the cypress forests, invasive species, wild hogs, and Spanish moss. My favorite part was seeing the Cajun...More
My family insisted that I do this. I was quite nervous Wow! It was totally awesome! The captain was great and we saw all kinds of wild life. Was a little nervous when we spotted the snake, but I am so glad I went! A...More
Our guide, Hunter, was awesome. Very funny and knowledgeable. We saw lots of small gators and a few really large ones. We also saw raccoons, turtles, birds, and the many homes along the river. So fascinating. My kids loved when he sped up the boat.