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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (With Transportation) provided by Cajun Encounters Tour

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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (With Transportation)

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides 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 21/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans
    300 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Pickup and drop off outside of Doubletree Hotel (300 Canal St.) ONLY unless specified**: 9:30AM Tour (Picks up at 8:00AM) 12:15PM Tour (Picks up at 10:15AM) 2:45PM Tour (Picks up at 1:15PM) 5:00PM Tour (Picks up at 3:30PM) (Pickup outside of 135 Decatur St. ONLY)
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  • Pass by
    Lake Pontchartrain
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    Honey Island Swamp
    Stop: 2 hours
    Your guide welcomes you aboard a custom-made 22-passenger flat-bottom boat. The smaller sized, quiet boat can fit through narrow passages in the swamp foliage so that you see more and get closer to wildlife. It’s the ideal way to take in the lush environment of Cajun country. As your guide explains the history of Louisiana’s wetlands and swamp ecosystem, be on the lookout for resident wildlife including alligators, raccoons, owls, wild boar, nutria, snakes, turtles, black bears, bald eagles and many other bird species. Get a close look at some wild gators as your guide shares facts about the toothy beasts, who can weigh up to 1,000 pounds (453 kg). Their ancestors once roamed the earth with the dinosaurs and scientists estimate that they have existed for more than 150 million years. Glide safely through the fertile swamplands, learning about Cajun culture and how local people have utilized the swamp for food, homes, and medicine from your guide. You even see an authentic Cajun village that is only accessible by boat. Gain an understanding of why the wetlands are slowly disappearing and about the efforts being made to preserve Louisiana's natural treasures. After a fascinating 2-hour boat tour on Honey Island Swamp, your guide returns you to shore. You can either take the coach back to your New Orleans hotel or make your own way to your next destination, depending on the option you have chosen when booking.
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  • You'll end at
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans
    300 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Pickup and drop off outside of Doubletree Hotel (300 Canal St.) ONLY unless specified**: 9:30AM Tour (Picks up at 8:00AM) 12:15PM Tour (Picks up at 10:15AM) 2:45PM Tour (Picks up at 1:15PM) 5:00PM Tour (Picks up at 3:30PM) (Pickup outside of 135 Decatur St. ONLY)
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • 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
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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Important Information
Departure Point
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans, 300 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transportation from downtown New Orleans
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • 5pm tour departs from 135 Decatur St, all others depart from DoubleTree hotel at 300 Canal St
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • PLEASE NOTE: tour ONLY picks up from the location listed. Pick ups from any other location cannot be accommodated.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 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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love2laff wrote a review 27 Oct
Lynchburg, Virginia22 contributions10 helpful votes
From the bus ride out there with Kimberly, who was comical, to the Swamp tour guide, Luca, who was hilarious and very informative, the whole experience was perfect! Luca just seemed to not only have a wealth of information about the plants, animals and food, but truly seems to
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Monica Coleman wrote a review 27 Oct
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Super awesome experience. Bus transport was smooth, Kim was our driver - lots of fun. Luka was a wonderful, funny and knowledgeable tour guide. Really made a great tour even better with heart warming anecdotes and stories. Be sure to give your tour guide and bus driver (if
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Lori S wrote a review 27 Oct
Ashton, Maryland25 contributions2 helpful votes
Kimberly our bus driver was awesome. She gave us some history info along our route to the swamp, she was friendly and personable. When we arrived at the Honey Island Swamp we were greeted by Luca, our captain. He was fanatic! Extremely knowledgeable and funny and
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Shelly N wrote a review 24 Oct
Coppell, Texas22 contributions4 helpful votes
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Stephen was amazing. He knows everything about the swamp and Louisiana. He was informative and funny. Had a great time learning about the critters and the environment they live it. Would do it again.
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Response from Kristeebella R, Manager at New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (With Transportation)
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for the positive review! We're glad to hear that Captain Stephen gave an informative tour and that you enjoyed your time with him! We hope to see you on tour again one day!
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WWWPD wrote a review 16 Oct
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Informative and Fun! Lucca was a wonderful guide. He was very knowledgeable about the bayou. It was a great trip! Highly recommend
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Kristeebella R, Manager at New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (With Transportation)
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the review! We're so glad to hear that Captain Luka gave you and your party a great tour. We hope you come back and see us again one day!
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About the operator

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By: Cajun Encounters Tour
bealsadventure
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Blast on the Bayou
We loved this Bayou tour with Cajun Encounters. Our guide, Stephen, was amazing. I highly recommend!
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1lorismith
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Super informative tour
Butch, our bus driver was very knowledgeable & clearly enjoys his work. I really learned a lot about New Orleans &
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love2laff
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Ride through the city
My sister and I enjoyed a very nice, informative bus ride through New Orleans with our bus driver, Butch. He was
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londonm587
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Awesome tour, guides, and wildlife
We absolutely loved this tour- it was amazing. First off, the bus ride over and back was great. Our driver, Bam Bam
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ericwY462DL
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Exciting and surprising.
I saw alligators in their natural habitat and it was very exciting. Captain Wade was great and very informative.
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jackieo42
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Great time!
Didn’t expect to see alligators in the morning, but we did! Well organized during Covid. Good operation, highly rec
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beartime
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fantastic
Great Time!!! Sonny was our captain and I think we were lucky to get him. He was a walking book of knowledge with
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S0ul0nFyre
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This Tour and Our Captain, Sonnny, Were Amazing!
I wish that I could give a higher rating than just 5 stars for our captain and guide to the Honey Island Swamp, Son
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W2642ACmichaels
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A great day at the plantations !
Kimberly picked us up on time and had a smile on her face when we boarded the van. She was thorough, friendly, and
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LynnS290
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Best water (swamp tour ever)
I've done water tours all over the country. Hand's down, this is the best! Captain John was extremely knowledgea
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930rileyh
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Exceeded expectations
I took the swamp tour with Sonny and Butch and I highly recommend Cajun Encounters! Not only were they very knowled
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nicollea734
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Amazing Swamp tour!!!
Great tour, amazing experience! Totally worthy. Going to the swamp from Nola is already a good time. Emmet was sup
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KerryLynn
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highlight of our vacation
we had a great time with our guide, Sonny, on a VIP tour. we had plenty of time with alligators, pigs, and raccoons
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Rayray3481
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Amazing birthday adventure
My son celebrated his 14th birthday on board a swamp tour boat surrounded with friends and family. We had an amazin
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770hillaryw
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Outstanding experience
We visited in March on a drizzly day, that added to the swamp vibe. Our guide was super nice, funny and knowledgeab
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