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Pearl River Eco Tours

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Address: Slidell, LA 70461
Phone Number: +1 985-649-4200
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9:45 am - 4:30 am
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Sun - Sat 9:45 am - 4:30 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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At Pearl River Eco Tours we offer the smallest boats in the industry from...

At Pearl River Eco Tours we offer the smallest boats in the industry from our famous 6 passenger boats to our 18- 26 passenger boats.

This allows us to take you to all the best places bigger boats cannot go!

We are a small, family owned and run business. We do only swamp tours because it's what we are passionate about, and we feel we offer more than just another swamp tour, we take people along to show them our world, so come see us and join us for a chance to experience a swamp tour like no other...

Into the Honey Island Swamp, one of the least altered river swamps in the country with a Professional Native Ecological Tour Guide.

Among majestic cypress trees and winding bayous lies South Louisiana's crowned jewel..

Journey with us as we guide you through this untouched wilderness of pristine beauty and unrivaled charm. Experience the magnificence of the wildlife in their natural surroundings.

Witness the splendor of the unique Louisiana swamp plant life and uncover the distinct waterways that will take you through an adventure that you will not forget. Come aboard with us and discover one of America's last great frontiers.

Behold the beauty of what can only be described as Louisiana's version of the Grand Canyon. The wetlands of South Louisiana are our natural treasures.

At Pearl River Eco Tours,

WE WORK IN THE SWAMP, WE LIVE IN THE SWAMP, WE PLAY IN THE SWAMP…WE ARE THE SWAMP!

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Great Swamp Tour

Although it was a cold day, the trip was amazing. We were picked up by the shuttle on time at our hotel in New Orleans for the 45 minute trip to Slidell. There were only 5 of us... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although it was a cold day, the trip was amazing. We were picked up by the shuttle on time at our hotel in New Orleans for the 45 minute trip to Slidell. There were only 5 of us on the trip, so it almost seemed like a private tour. Captain John Royen was extremely interesting and very knowledgeable about all... More 

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Winnipeg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a recommendation of the concierge at the hotel, and it was a good one for us. We were picked up at the hotel and transported right to the dockside. We had 6 people on a boat that normally held 18 or so, and that made the tour very low key and personal. We saw lots of 'gators and... More 

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pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this review

We are thrilled you had a great time with us at Pearl River Eco Tours. Low and personal is what we strive for in this business!! Hope to see you again next time you are out our way! Thanks again, Lisa Benson Pearl River Eco Tours More 

Fairmount, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are SO happy to have discovered this place. We also splurged and went with the 6-passenger boat. I'm not sure what the others experienced, but we could not have been happier with our tour and our guide. Lou absolutely loves his job touring the swamps and sharing his knowledge and love of the area. It is so obvious how... More 

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pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this review

Don't yall just love Lou!!! We are lucky to have him with us, and yes he really does love the swamp, love his time out with the customers, and love being able to share his life experiences out in the swamp with people! Our six passenger boats are the smallest boats out on the swamp, and people get a huge... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several family members joined "Captain John" for a covered boat tour of a bayou on the North Side of Lake Pontchartrain outside of New Orleans. We were picked up as a group from our B&B in a large van and driven to the location for a very interesting and entertaining tour of the bayou. Captain John was extremely knowledgeable about... More 

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pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to let us and John know what a great time you had out here in the swamp!! John is the best at everything swamp, and we are glad ole eagle eyes found so many cool critters for you get a chance to see in their habitat. Raccoons are my personal favorite, but the... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were 12 people wanting a swamp tour. Eco tour picked us up at our B&B and delivered us to their dock. 45 minutes away. 26 passenger flat boat. Captain was very knowledgeable. Fourth generation swamp guy. We saw several gators, raccoons, and egrets and herons. Lots of information about history, plants and animals. Ride back was an adventure because... More 

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pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this review

Mike, Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know what a great time you had. It means a lot more to us than just what is good for business when our customers take the time to let us know that what we are putting our heart and soul into is making someone's day. I am thrilled you... More 

Laurel, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fun morning and we learned a lot too. The captain was an excellent pilot and very full of information about the water ways, the culture and the wildlife. The 2 hour tour seemed to be over too soon. Of course we say alligators and turtles and raccoons and herons and a LOT of water! Amazing how all those... More 

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pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this review

Your review made me feel the need to get back out there on tour!! It is amazing how all these creatures live out here and getting to see them in their own environment is second to none. We thank you so much for letting us show you what we love about living here in the swamps of Louisiana, and thanks... More 

Bishop, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain John shared a world of information and trivia that would be of interest to all ages. The tour allowed us to see and learn about the ecosystem of the Pearl River and more. Captain John shared many personal stories that were both interesting and entertaining. Recommend them highly. You can drive to their facility or a bus will pick... More 

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pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review and excellent advice for folks looking to take a tour with us. We do have absolutely fantastic captains that love what they do and it shows in the tours they give. We are glad you gave us the opportunity to show you our world. This isn't just a tourist business for us, we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our tour so much! From the time we arrived we felt welcome. You can tell they love what they do. Our captain was great, very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife as well as area history. We felt safe all the time and will definitely go back again. Thank you so much for such a relaxing excursion... More 

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pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much choosing to let us show you our world down here in the swamp! We work hard to ensure that our customers have an unforgettable experience and leave looking forward to coming back again soon! It means a lot to us when people take the time to let us know that we doing what we love to the... More 

Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveling with a group of 12 ladies, all over 60, nearly all agreed this was the best thing we did during our five days to New Orleans. We had Wade as a guide and he couldn't have been more informative, caring, humorous and all-around great! The swamp is beautiful and we saw so much wildlife: more than a dozen gators,... More 

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pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this review

Ellen, Thanks so much choosing to let us show you our fantastic world here in the swamp!! We are much smaller than the other guys and do use the smallest boats in the business so we can get you up close and personal with all the best the swamp has to offer. Wade is our resident bird guy and just... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

It is 8:22a and the Pearl River Eco-tour bus driver honks, sometimes laying on the horn, to pick people up. We were having breakfast on a balcony and witnessed all stages of the lack of professionalism. We haven't seen the other tour buses due this, they dial the customer or the front desk to pick up. I'm extrapolating that this... More 

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pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this review

We are really sorry that you felt so strongly about this incident in the French Quarter. We wish that you had called us in the office to let us know what was going on, since the phone number is written on the side and back of our bus in big bold numbers. If you had called and given us the... More 

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