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Pearl River Eco Tours

#2 of 13 Outdoor Activities in Slidell Features Animals
Slidell, LA
+1 985-649-4200
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Took our grandchildren on an adventure

Our grandchildren visited on spring break so this is one of the places we took them. They loved the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sedona, Arizona
via mobile
Great swamp tour

I really recommend this company. The swamp tour was great. We were lucky to see a lot of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
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At Pearl River Eco Tours we offer the smallest boats in the industry from our famous 6 passenger boats to our 18- 26 passenger boats. This allows us to take you to all the best places bigger boats cannot go! We are a small, family owned and run business. We do only swamp tours because it's what we are passionate about, and we feel we offer more than just another swamp tour, we take people along to show them our world, so come see us and join us for a chance to experience a swamp tour like no other... Into the Honey Island Swamp, one of the least altered river swamps in the country with a Professional Native Ecological Tour Guide. Among majestic cypress trees and winding bayous lies South Louisiana's crowned jewel.. Journey with us as we guide you through this untouched wilderness of pristine beauty and unrivaled charm. Experience the magnificence of the wildlife in their natural surroundings. Witness the splendor of the unique Louisiana swamp plant life and uncover the distinct waterways that will take you through an adventure that you will not forget. Come aboard with us and discover one of America's last great frontiers. Behold the beauty of what can only be described as Louisiana's version of the Grand Canyon. The wetlands of South Louisiana are our natural treasures. At Pearl River Eco Tours, WE WORK IN THE SWAMP, WE LIVE IN THE SWAMP, WE PLAY IN THE SWAMP…WE ARE THE SWAMP!
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Hours Today: 09:45 - 04:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Slidell, LA
+1 985-649-4200
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our grandchildren visited on spring break so this is one of the places we took them. They loved the experience.

Thank VeraFromSedona
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really recommend this company. The swamp tour was great. We were lucky to see a lot of alligators, many small and one big. We also saw hodges, raccoons and different kinds of birds. The captain of the boat was a great guide. The nature...More

1  Thank Ninannsi
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was lovely hot day, so getting out on the water was ideal. It took a long time to get to Honey Island with its wild pigs but we saw alligators, turtles and snakes along the way. The driver was informative and funny.

1  Thank ThePackedBag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 6 person tour which if you really want to see the bayou you need to go on. It is a smaller boat that goes deeper into the bayou and small areas the other boats cannot get to. Our guide, Capt. John was...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel concierge recommended this place to us over the other 3 or so companies that do the gator boat rides. As 'eco' is in their name, they do take exceptional care to teach visitors about the wildlife and river. Our very knowledgeable boat captain...More

1  Thank Jessica P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I took the 6 passenger swamp tour in April- I'm afraid I don't remember the name of our guide, but he was so knowledgeable and friendly. The waterways were so beautiful and quiet, and we saw lots of birds, plants, and several...More

Thank mountainsnh2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Guide took time to stop and see the Gators.. Had good knowledge of the ecosystem and the surroundings.. Family had the greatest time . Captain had jokes ....

1  Thank Jorge D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our tour and our guide. Our guide doubles as a musician in New Orleans and not only had in depth knowledge of the swamp but also told great stories of the music scene in and around New Orleans. Our only complaint was the...More

2  Thank kissatoad2
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We just did a swamp tour with Captain Van. Had a really good time, saw plenty of alligators, a couple of turtles, bird species and even a family of wild hogs. The whole tour was safely and informatively conducted in an environmentally friendly way. Would...More

3  Thank TheRavenousBear
pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thanks so much taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed the tour! We love what we do here at Pearl River Eco Tours, and always appreciate it so much when our customers let us know that they enjoy this amazing world...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Small boat tour with Captain Van was better than Bourbon St. Got a eco & history lesson that is best experienced and beyond words. Toured small rivers and had a glimpse of life in the swamps. Highly recommend!More

2  Thank kimokeo
pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Captain Van is such a great tour guide! We love having him here with us, and we are glad you enjoyed your time with him out here at Pearl River Eco Tours. I agree completely with you about Bourbon St.!! While I love Bourbon, there...More

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Laurie M
Do you accept credit cards for payment or just to reserve a spot?
17 April 2016|
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Response from R M | Reviewed this property |
They do accept credit cards for payment.
Chantelle T
Is this a plontoon or an air boat?
4 May 2015|
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Response from ALFriedman | Reviewed this property |
It is a long, flat-bottomed aluminum outboard-powered jon boat, with a fabric top and bench seats facing each thwart.