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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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Informative, Pleanty of Gators!

Up close - VERY close - to large gators and a journey deep into swamp land near New Orleans. Told ahead of time there would likely be a lot more wild life but not on our trip... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
txwolfy
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Up close - VERY close - to large gators and a journey deep into swamp land near New Orleans. Told ahead of time there would likely be a lot more wild life but not on our trip. The information provided was fascinating and learned a lot about this eco-system that has been around for centuries.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've done both the larger group tours and the small group tours and both are fantastic. The trip takes you deep into swamplands that are home to alligators, turtles, all kinds of water birds, wild pigs, snakes and raccoons. The guides were both extremely knowledgeable as well as personable. They were great with young kids, too. Well worth the price... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being from New England, I was looking forward to seeing the swamp lands of Louisiana and I was not disappointed. Worth the $25 plus tip for about a two-hour tour on a hot and humid mid-September day. It was almost like stepping back in time with alligators, bald cypress, the epiphytic and widespread Spanish moss, maybe some feral pigs, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast on this tour! We chose the 6 person boat but ended up being the only 2 on the tour with our guide. He was very knowledgable and friendly! We saw lots of gators, but it wasn't just about them. We saw many other critters and heard all about the vegetation and history of the swamp and... More 

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

Bryce, I am really glad you had such a good time and even got your very own private tour! Thanks so much for letting us share what we love so much!! Lisa Benson More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had initially wanted to take a larger group tour but circumstances changed and I ended up on a 6 person tour. This was the perfect way to see the Louisiana swamp lands. Being a local, the tour guide (Wade) was exceptionally knowledgeable, discussing many different aspects about the wildlife but about living in the local area in general. He... More 

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

Thanks so much for choosing Pearl River Eco Tours and for taking the time to let us know that you had a great experience. Wade is the best out there!! He knows more about the wildlife than anyone I know. He also makes the tour really fun. Hope to see y'all again soon! Thanks again, Lisa Benson More 

Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This past weekend my wife and I visited New Orleans. We had a great weekend. One of the things suggested by Tracy Rich, the tourist guide at the Renaissance Warehouse Hotel was to take a swamp tour, and she suggest this one in particular. They picked us up at the hotel, drove us approximately 40 miles to Slidell LA. The... More 

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

Chester thanks for letting us show you the world we love and spending some relaxing time in the swamp with us. We try to always make our tours both fun and informative. Also, thanks for taking time out to let us know you had a good trip! Lisa Benson More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

The tour was excellent. Friendly ticket sales in a welcoming environment. Got to see swamps, bayous and lots of gators! Our guide, Wade, was personable, knowledgeable and articulate. Answered every question with lots of personal anecdotes about growing up on the river. Highly recommended.

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

Glad y'all had a good time!!! Wade is great and truly loves to show people our wonderful world down here. We truly appreciate it when or customers take time out to let us know how much they enjoyed the trip. Hope to see you again soon! Thanks again, Lisa Benson More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We scheduled a swamp tour with Pearl River Eco Tours not knowing what to expect. We went on a morning tour with Captain John and we have to say it was fantastic. John was interesting, as well as showed us a lot of wonderful sites. His respect of the area lived up to to their name. I would highly recommend... More 

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

John and the 6 passenger boat are a great combination! He really does love this area and it shows! So glad you came out and gave us the opportunity to show you the beauty of the Honey Island Swamp and Pearl River and thanks for letting us know what a great time you had!! Thanks again, Lisa Benson More 

Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a very good tour. We had about 16 people in our boat but it could have fit more. The tour came through with the promised alligators. The guide was very knowledgeable and had good bits of history, botany, geography and general trivia that we used for the rest of our trip as quiz questions for the kids. They... More 

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

Jane, Thanks for taking the time to let us know what a good time your family had. I love that the kids remembered the details!! We try very hard to keep our tours as personal and true to what we believe a swamp tour should be for families. We know that families really need good quality time together on vacations,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

At first we were unsure which tour to take, as there are so many in the area. We finally went with Pearl River as it seemed like the best option for the price. This is a family-run business and they only have two boats, but they are very professional and take care of their customers. We booked the 20-person boat... More 

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

Wow! Thanks so much! We really appreciate the great review, and we are glad you got to see so many different animals. We know how overwhelming it can be trying to pick a company to trust when on vacation, and we are more than thrilled that you chose to let us show you this beautiful part of our world. It... More 

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