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Honey Island Swamp Tours

41490 Crawford Landing Rd, Slidell, LA 70461
+1 985-641-1769
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Slidell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Picture the moss hanging on gnarled cypress trees as you travel into one of the wildest and most pristine river swamps in America. With the swamp... more » Owner description: Picture the moss hanging on gnarled cypress trees as you travel into one of the wildest and most pristine river swamps in America. With the swamp tales of pirates and sightings of Big Foot in the back of your mind, you may be just a little bit nervous at first, but after your first boat ride you'll want to go back again and again! You'll be overcome by the primitive beauty of the cypress trees rising from the water...the sweet smell of wild azaleas in the air.... « less
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Peoria IL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My entire family enjoyed the boat ride along the river and into the swamp areas. Alligators come right up to the boat as they feed them marshmallows and hotdogs. Some were small but a few were huge and stared us down looking like they really wanted us for lunch. We were all warned several times to not put our hands... More

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drwhoneyislandswamp, Manager at Honey Island Swamp Tours, responded to this review

We're glad that you enjoyed your trip with us. All of the wildlife that we see is indeed that, WILD! They are not tamed, yet they do remember out boats and are always around to grab a little treat. Alligators can just out of the water about the entire length of their body so everyone does need to keep their... More

Slidell, Louisiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Easy access & parking, cheap tickets, friendly & knowledgeable guides. This tour gives you a small taste of how the cajuns live in the swamp. Lots of wildlife to see & even gators,maybe Big Al if your lucky! A must do over & over again.

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drwhoneyislandswamp, Manager at Honey Island Swamp Tours, responded to this review

We're glad that you enjoyed your tour with us! We try and give you a little taste of the slow life that we have here and show you plenty of nature to go along with it! We hope to see you again soon! More

Sacramento, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We didn't know what to expect. We were blown away with how much we saw for so much less money than other tours operators were asking. The guide was funny and knowable. Would definitely go back and recommend Honey Island to friends.

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drwhoneyislandswamp, Manager at Honey Island Swamp Tours, responded to this review

We're glad that you enjoyed your tour with us. You never really know what you are going to see on our tours! All of our tour guides are very knowledgeable as they have grown up in these swamps. We hope to see you again soon! More

Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The swamp tour was probably my favorite activity my husband and I did on our trip to Louisiana. The boat left promptly and the guide was so sweet and very knowledgeable. He took the time to get to know us and also answered any questions we may have, all while explaining not only the ecosystem of the swamp, but also... More

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drwhoneyislandswamp, Manager at Honey Island Swamp Tours, responded to this review

We're glad that you enjoyed your trip on our tour! All of our guides are very knowledgeable and know these swamps in and out. We see all sorts of wildlife on our tours and while they are wild animals, they do love to eat a hot dog or marshmallow as a treat here and there. Thanks for taking time to... More

Naperville, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was great on a weekday when the traffic in the swamp is low. I guess on weekends, the wildlife is less likely to show themselves. Our guide was a lot of fun, feeding the alligators with hot dogs and marshmallows.

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drwhoneyislandswamp, Manager at Honey Island Swamp Tours, responded to this review

We're glad that you enjoyed our tour and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review for our company. While weekdays are slower, the wildlife is always out in the elements and we see them regularly both on weekends and weekdays alike. Thanks for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon! More

Putrajaya, Malaysia
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were picked up from our hotel by John who gave us a lot of information about the devastation caused by 'Katrina' as we drove out to the swamp passing the worst hit areas. Brian our guide on the boat through the swamp was very knowledgeable. We were taken to an area where we saw some very big alligators 10-12... More

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drwhoneyislandswamp, Manager at Honey Island Swamp Tours, responded to this review

We appreciate you coming out to visit us. We do pick up from downtown New Orleans hotels and provide transportation to and from the swamp, for an additional fee. The transportation, as you mentioned, does provide a lot of insight about Katrina and some of the ways of life out here in the swamp. All of our captains are very... More

Sand Hill, Greene County, Mississippi, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We have been on this tour twice in less than a month. First I took my nephew and sister and had such a great time, I took my husband back. Each trip was a completely unique experience. Captain Charlie and Captain Rene' were both amazing and entertaining. You can tell they both grew up in the area and are passionate... More

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drwhoneyislandswamp, Manager at Honey Island Swamp Tours, responded to this review

We appreciate you visiting us! We're glad that you enjoyed your tour! All of our captains are very knowledgeable and none of our tours are exactly the same; we are dealing with wildlife, there is always something different! Thanks for coming out and we look forward to seeing you in the future! More

Lacey, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I highly recommend to take this tour! After hot and crowed tours in New Orleans, this new scenario provides a different aspect of Louisiana! The swamps and alligators are quite interesting (not a zoo!). The boat goes fast at certain points, bringing a cold breeze that is really pleasant after being in New Orleans walking around (HOT!). It is fun... More

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drwhoneyislandswamp, Manager at Honey Island Swamp Tours, responded to this review

We're glad that you enjoyed your tour and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review for our operation. All of our wildlife is just that, WILD! We are not a zoo and while we have alligators that recognize our boats, they still must fend for themselves and live accordingly. All of our boats are coast guard inspected... More

New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I must say I was not looking forward to the "Swamp Tour" when my fiance's brother mention about going on one. I do not know how to swim, so I was not that keen on going on a boat in the swamp to say the lease, but Captain Jack and Captain Charlie made my experience a really fun one and... More

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drwhoneyislandswamp, Manager at Honey Island Swamp Tours, responded to this review

We're glad that you enjoyed your trip and your reservations were put aside. All of our vessels are coast-guard certified and inspected and are extremely safe; they're built specifically for us! Come back and see us next time you're in town! More

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We wanted to see the swamps after our trip through Louisiana and these guys are known to be the best in this area, we were not bummed at all, great trip, great tourguide, great experience, we got to see wildlife like turtlles, gators and all kind of birds, we thought this was awesome and really worth the money.

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drwhoneyislandswamp, Manager at Honey Island Swamp Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for coming out to visit us and we're glad that you enjoyed your trip. We are the best in the area because we have been doing it longer than anyone else. All of our guides are native to the area and know these swamps very well! Thanks again for visiting and we hope to see you again soon! More

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