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Pearl River Eco Tours

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Address: Exit I-10 at Hwy 433 East, Slidell, LA
Phone Number: 985-649-4200
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Great swamp tour

Had a great time, loved the trip, would recomend it for anyone. nice boats, freindly staff, only thing I would have liked is to get deep into the swamp. But with it being on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Trenton, Illinois
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Trenton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Had a great time, loved the trip, would recomend it for anyone. nice boats, freindly staff, only thing I would have liked is to get deep into the swamp. But with it being on boats not air boats I understand. Well worth the money

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was recommended by our tour operator (she had taken it the year before), and it did not disappoint. We were collected from our hotel with our group and taken on the hours drive to Slidell. The boat was of the flat bottom variety rather than an airboat, which meant we didn't scare off the wildlife. Our tour guide grew... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I chose the Pearl River Eco Tours because they have smaller, less noisy boats than some of the other swamp tours. I drove there from New Orleans, which is an easy 45 minute drive. Their office includes shade, snacks, drinks, and restrooms. The tour is about two hours long, in a boat with a roof canopy. The swamp was gorgeous,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Definitely my favourite tour while visiting New Orleans. Tour guide provided us with information on swamp life and the eco system. Very open to and encouraged questions from the group. I am not a water person but felt very safe on his boat. One of the hottest days we experienced (94 degrees) but on his covered boat, it was very... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I'd never scratch an alligator on the nose, but these guys had no problem with it. We saw about 8 alligators and our guide was excellent. Fed them marshmallows. I had no idea that alligators liked marshmallows, but apparently they do. Wish we could have seen more birds, but that wasn't i the cards that day.

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Ferndale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband and I visited New Orleans for our honeymoon, and decided that we needed to get out of the city one day. Our concierge recommended Pearl River Eco Tours for our interest in a swamp tour, and we are delighted to have taken her up on the offer. This tour was our favorite part of the trip. First of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Just finished a lovely tour with this outfit. Took the small (6 person) boat to be able to get deeper into the swamp. Plenty of gators and birds. Tour guide was a fellow who grew up here so was very knowledgeable and friendly. Coming from drought plagued California, so much green almost hurt my eyes. A great injection of nature... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We made our reservation with Pearl River Eco Tours last minute. They had similar prices to another corporation, but thank GOODNESS we went with this tour. Our tour guide, Trey, was knowledgable, personable, and professional. He gave us information about the environment, but also had the knowledge of the region that no one but a local can. There were many... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My family and I took the 6 person tour and loved it. Wade grew up on the river and fishes it still so he really knows it. In this boat you're very close to the water and gators. If you have small children ask about the appropriateness of this tour vs the regular covered boat. The boat sometimes goes fast... More 

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Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I took a 2 hour tour with Captain Tray. He was very informative about the environment and the different animals we saw. We were able to get close and he feed some wild pigs with their babies, also saw a raccoon and numerous alligators. Overall it was an outstanding experience and would recommend it to all my friends.

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Address: Exit I-10 at Hwy 433 East, Slidell, LA
Phone Number: 985-649-4200
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Slidell

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