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Pearl River Eco Tours

Exit I-10 at Hwy 433 East, Slidell, LA
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Slidell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Unfortunately, we arrived late in the season, but we did still get to see a few younger alligators. Would love to go again when there were larger 'gators to be seen. The tour director was very informative and personable. The swamp itself was beautiful and enchanting. Definitely worth the time and money.

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We did this tour after reading reviews for different companies and a friends recommendation. Had a great time, they picked us up from our hotel and dropped us back which was great. Our Guide Captain Ian was very friendly and knowledgeable and was a brilliant story teller. Captain Ian introduced us to some of the gators in the swamp and... More

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Upton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We decided on this tour since it seemed to focus on teaching about the eco system. We took the large boat tour even though we wanted the smaller boat, which was fully booked. But we loved it! The captain was able to navigate the boat exceptionally well, was entertaining, friendly, and had a knack for finding all the wildlife we... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We took the 6-person tour which was actually only the two of us and another couple, guided by Captain Wade. I think that was his name. He was a very knowledgeable and personable guide. He took us through the byways of the Pearl River, found us an alligator, Great Blue Heron, egrets, Ospreys, different plants including excellent examples of Bald... More

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Muskegon, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Beautiful area, knowledgeable guide who was both entertaining and informative, as well as being respectful of the animals and environment. Recommend the hotel pick up service- door to door transportation that was comfortable and pleasant. Saw plenty of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, raccoons, wild boar and plenty of beautiful birds. Highly, highly recommend this tour!

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Took the 6 person tour, a little extra, but really got back in the swamp. Guide was John and he made the trip. Extremely knowledgeable and articulate. Great experience and I would highly recommend it. We took the tour in October so not as many many flowering plants as there would have been in April or May, but the scenery... More

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Santa Rosa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We took the 22 passenger boat. Excellent tour all around. Friendly staff, clean facilities, knowledgeable tour guide. Small groups, great tour. Seems great for all ages.

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Salem
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We booked the 6-passenger high-speed skiff. Can't speak to the 22-passenger boat, but the skiff tour was the highlight of 7 days vacationing in/near New Orleans. Knowledgeable, articulate boat captain/guide (Captain Wade). The one thing we would absolutely do again if we return to New Orleans.

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164 reviews 164 reviews
28 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Took a morning tour, our boat had only 6 people so wasn't crowded and I didn't have to squeeze between people to get the right view. Our guide was very knowledgable about. The area the fauna and flora and had a great sense of humor. We didn't see too much wildlife just a few gators, raccoon, turtles and herons, however... More

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Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I would highly recommend Pearl River Eco Tours. They picked us up at our hotel which was very convenient, given the fact we did not have a car. Our guide had grown up in the area and was extremely knowledgeable about everything from knowing every aspect about the wildlife found in the area as well as all the vegetation. I... More

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