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Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

By: Gray Line
  • Travel deep into the Louisiana swamps with a guide 
  • Safely search for alligators under the guide’s supervision 
  • Stay dry in rainy weather with a covered boat 
Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans
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Explore Louisiana’s beautiful and mysterious bayous on this covered boat tour departing from New Orleans. You’ll visit secluded Mississippi River swamps—keep an eye out for alligators and other wildlife—with a guide who’s familiar with the area and its Cajun culture. Included round-trip transportation from the French Quarter saves you time and money.
What to Expect

Your tour starts with pickup in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Relax on the bus ride out to the bayous, leaving the navigation and driving to someone else.

Once you reach the area, board a covered boat with your guide, and take to the swampy waters. Listen as your guide informs you about the area’s history and ecology, and get the opportunity to spot alligators and other wildlife native to the bayous.

Learn about the local culture, such as the origin of gumbo, and how the area’s residents work hard to guarantee the survival of the wetlands. Snap pictures of the swamps to take home, and gain a better understanding of this beautiful, often-misunderstood area.

Your tour ends with a drive back to the French Quarter.

Reviews (546)
1 - 5 of 62 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Boat driver was good, gave facts, and figures. Other than that a boat ride. He fed small gators some marshmallows. The buss ride there was good, got to see some of the country side, we would have never seen. Just average.

Thank SamMiddletown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Convenience of pick up from the hotel

The pick up for this tour was from the hotel so, it was very convenient. We paid for the tour at the hotel reception (Springhill Suites) desk itself at $51.00 per person. The bus ride was very comfortable and took about an hour across the...More

2  Thank Raghu B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Calming boat ride, nothing too exciting

A long excursion that lasted a total of 4 hours from start to finish. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. We got to hold a small alligator on the boat which was fun. The rest of tour was a soothing boat ride on the Mississippi...More

1  Thank Chenchen T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’d say this was a waste of time and money. It has nothing on Florida Everglades. Took so long to get to the boat then we had to wait for departure time. Boat driver was s very nice guy and answered questions and tried to...More

2  Thank johnkQ3662ZI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Boring on the Bayou!

Did not enjoy this tour at all. Took an almost 40 minute boat ride to the dock- only to wait another 45 minutes to board the boat. Our tour guide was boring and we saw about 3 baby alligators. Once we returned to the marina...More

2  Thank Experience296709
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Rafael M
October 14, 2018|
Response from SeenManyThings | Reviewed this property |
You board your tour bus at the Gray Line ticket booth. If you are starting near the French Quarter, just walk to the end of Toulouse. If you are getting dropped off, the corner of Toulouse and Decatur.
Nisa W
October 9, 2018|
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Response from jasatt | Reviewed this property |
Plan on 5 hours round trip.
jodi a
October 6, 2018|
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Response from ontheroadagain1993 | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion your best bet is to call the company as the status can change from day to day. It also depends on your party's requirements. Does the person use a walker or wheelchair? A light wheel chair that can be lifted... More
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