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Beyond the Bayou

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New Orleans, LA, USA
About Beyond the Bayou
TRANSPORTATION NOW AVAILABLE FOR SWAMP TOURS! Beyond the Bayou is an environmentally and culturally focused ecotour company. Our swamp tours are limited to 6 guests and we don't feed the wildlife. Our unique and locally crafted full day tours accommodate 2-10 guests with transportation provided from New Orleans. Our overnight tours to Cajun Country and the Atchafalaya basin are set up custom and include all the best natural and cultural experiences in the area. We only partner with knowledgeable and authentic local operators. Explore scenic swamps, tour the Treme, take a Cajun cooking class, or dance the night away to Zydeco music!
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Jessica H wrote a review Sep 2021
Pasadena, California17 contributions5 helpful votes
This was a wonderful, peaceful and educational 2 hour paddle tour of a scenic and secluded swamp. Many opportunities to take photographs. Also included in our tour package was a tour of the Whitney Plantation where the staff created a very sobering experience. Many areas for reflections on past history. Transportation is included. Great for the whole family!
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Date of experience: October 2020
Tracy B wrote a review Jul 2021
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Captain AL took us out into the swamp and it was amazing! We felt safe and comfortable on our tour. My children were a little apprehensive at how close we would get to the alligators. We got to see many gators but did not disturb them. It was very peaceful and no one felt scared. Captain AL was a great teacher! He informed us about the history of the area, the animals, and plant life. We learned so much! The cherry on top of our trip was getting to see the lighthouse. I highly recommend this tour for families visiting the area. It was a fun learning experience.
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TTR2010 wrote a review Jul 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
The tour itself was interesting, and it was cool to see the flora and fauna along the canals. Our tour guide hit the high points. However, I wish the tour guide would have told us more about the history of the area and everything that we saw, rather than delivering his opinions about NOLA and social issues. Some of his opinions made me feel a bit awkward and uncomfortable. The tour was billed as an eco-friendly tour, but the only thing that really felt eco-friendly is that they didn’t feed the gators.
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Jake wrote a review Jul 2021
San Antonio, Texas4 contributions
This was a great tour. Capt. Al was our guide and he was very knowledgeable about the area. I’m not sure how he was able to spot everything but it seemed like nothing could get past him, including the gators! Also, all of our children (2,6,11) keep telling us how awesome the tour was. Definitely recommend!
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Kyle wrote a review Jul 2021
13 contributions11 helpful votes
We did the "Paddle and Plantation" tour and had an excellent experience. Pick up from our hotel was easy, and our guide was fantastic in terms of knowledge and passion for the wildlife/ecosystem. The kayaking was beautiful, the restaurant we stopped at for lunch was delicious, and the tour of the Whitney Plantation was powerful.
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Date of experience: June 2021