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Pearl River Eco Tours

Address: Exit I-10 at Hwy 433 East, Slidell, LA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We visited Honey Island swamp in late January 2015 and it was one of the highlights of our trip to the States. The weather was a little cold so we didn't get to see any alligators, but Captain John's knowledge of the swamp more than made up for it, highly informative and interesting, it was an absolutely fantastic experience. I'd... More 

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Great guide and tour. We didn't expect to see any alligators because it was January but we did see a couple 3-4 footers. The best part was when the guide made his pig call and several wild pigs appeared on the shore and then came out to the boat. Also saw a little of the damage from Katrina. The guide... More 

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Our experience was phenomenal! Our guide answered all of our questions fully, plus additional information. He said that during November, all of the alligators would be in hibernation, so we probably wouldn't see any. But that didn't stop us from going out and seeing twelve real live alligators on the tour! During the tour you explore some interesting little passageways,... More 

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Granville, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My son and I took the 6 person tour led by Captain Neil. It was a wonderful experience. Captain Neil is a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. It is obvious he loves the swamp and sharing it with others. All of our questions were answered intelligently and with humor.

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Snohomish, Washington
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40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This was an interesting adventure, and certainly a good tour value. The boat was comfortable, stable and fast, even when fully-loaded. Our guide was a skillful pilot, navigating through narrow and twisting passages. He was also quite knowledgeable and could answer any question posed by our group. The swamp itself was fascinating and beautiful. The only disappointment was the lack... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is a fantastic tour. We had John as our guide and he was very knowledgeable about the fauna and flora of the Honey Island Swamp and great charisma. We opted for a hotel pick up in New Orleans and everything went really well. Highly recommended.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is a great tour! Our guide (captain John) was a wealth of knowledge about the entire area and skillfully steared us through the most beautiful and trecherous swamp. We saw alligators, turtles, and tons of awesome birds. It was a great tour and im sure it would be even more amazing in the summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went Sun A.M. 11/30/14. Our driver picked us up right on time and then as we were running ahead of schedule dropped us at a place where we could take a short nature walk, which was very nice. We then proceeded to the actual tour place and got on our boat pretty quickly. Brian was our guide and he... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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