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Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans provided by Gray Line

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Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 06/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Gray Line Lighthouse on the Steamboat NATCHEZ dock (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River)
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Mississippi River
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    Adventures of Jean Lafitte
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Swamp cruise narrated by local captain
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  • You'll end at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Gray Line Lighthouse on the Steamboat NATCHEZ dock (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River)
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • 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 
  • Convenient round-trip transportation from the French Quarter included 
  • Choose from multiple departure times to fit your schedule
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.  Some wildlife are more easily spotted during the warmer months of the year. 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Narrated boat cruise
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Adventures of Jean Lafitte
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks and refreshments available for purchase on boat
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point - just a short stroll from most downtown hotels
  • Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. If wheelchairs collapse and fold, they can be placed in the storage compartment on the bus
  • Electrical wheelchairs are permitted, but special arrangements need to be made with the supplier for a handicap-accessible bus. This must be arranged 72 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.
  • Unfortunately, electrical scooters are not permitted
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kerstin A wrote a review Oct 6
Staunton, Virginia21 contributions6 helpful votes
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The Bayou boat tour was amazing! The swamp was beautiful! Our guide took us out to the swamp that the Princess and the frog was based on. It was gorgeous! Our guide was very informative and laid back. He fed the alligators marshmallows in order to get them to come up to our
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Anna1202_12 wrote a review Mar 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania24 contributions3 helpful votes
I was really disappointed by this tour. We had to deal with air boat noise surrounding us, which was awfully loud and annoying, we had music in our own boat, for what reason I don’t know. I was expecting a quiet educational ride and it was all the opposite. I would not recommend
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Alison C wrote a review Feb 2020
Ireland26 contributions4 helpful votes
Unfortunately I found this tour to be terrible. On the bus to the swamp, a voiceover was played of some (what I assume to be interesting) history but the noise of the bus was so loud it was impossible for anyone to hear what was being said. It was a cold wet day and not the best
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rizlaur wrote a review Feb 2020
Sun City West, Arizona6 contributions
So today happened to be cold ... A high of 59 for the day so we knew it would be chilly on the water. What we didn't anticipate was having to wait when we arrived at the boat dock outside in the cold for an hour & 15 minutes for the swamp tour to begin with no information or
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Dale H wrote a review Feb 2020
Orange, Australia410 contributions52 helpful votes
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I really enjoyed this tour. Our bus driver Alton was knowledgeable and fun which made the bus trip go quickly. We got really lucky for this time of year and was able to spot a number of alligators out sunning themselves or swimming next to the boat. The swamp really is quite
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Tillycx2
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Lots of fun!
Great experience! I would recommend it to anyone wanting to see the city from a different perspective. Very infor
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KrystalKearns
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Great food, great tour, great experience!
Had so much fun on this lunch cruise with my lady coworkers! The food was great and filled my stomach, the breeze w
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Jwilliams1990
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EXCITING EXPERENCE
Loved this. True New Orleans style. Very relaxing. The food and drinks were amazing and the Jazz music was excellen
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CarrieB6084
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Great experience!
The food was great - a good variety, well seasoned, and there were options for special dietary needs. The staff was
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526lindseyf
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First time on a steamboat and it was awesome! The amenities were very clean. The food and atmosphere were great!
First time on a steamboat and it was awesome! The amenities were very clean. The food and atmosphere were great!
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BAmanda_123
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Great time!
We had a great time! The brunch was nice, the live music was lovely, the scenery was beautiful and the Capt gave a
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msalynward
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Worth it!
We had such a great time aboard the Jazz Brunch Cruise! It was one of our favorite parts of our whole trip! Beautif
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Fearless524091
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Whitney tour
Good but not worth the money We wish we had driven to the plantation and driven to the 3 or 4 other plantations Wi
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jdF3699AV
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Great
The food was great and the customer service was amazing. The boat tour was great. The tour guide shared a lot of go
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Wowflfox
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Nice to see once, I’d try a different Plantation next time.
We were expecting a grand home & beautiful gardens.... which were mediocre. The slave quarters were re-creations an
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TeamMcLemore
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Horror story!!!!
My wife and I had booked tickets for a Sunday afternoon Jazz brunch Cruise about 2 months in advance. The day of t
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DSKillin21
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Fun and relaxing
Night view on the water. The dinner was really good. Staff was kind and courteous. All around fantastic experience.
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743mandyb
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Relax with entertainment, history, and great food
Lunch cruise was relaxing and full of history and great food! Certainly a great break from the walking around NOLA.
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Mg6220
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Good
The boat ride and music was very good. The brunch was good but dissatisfied with the service. There was a group of
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RolandT853
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One and done
It wasn't bad, but it was no big deal either! We did have a few laughs at the narrator. Repeating himself over and
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