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Beyond the Bayou

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TRANSPORTATION NOW AVAILABLE FOR SWAMP TOURS! Beyond the Bayou is an environmentally and culturally focused ecotour company. Our swamp tours in Honey Island Swamp are limited to 6 guests and we don't feed the wildlife. Our unique and locally crafted...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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65583 Pump Slough Rd, New Orleans, LA 70452-5713
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Review of: Eco Swamp Tour

My husband and I had great tour with Captain Al. As a local, he offered a refreshing, non-rehearsed, real perspective on life in the swamp. He was able to name various types of bird and plant species. He also stopped so we could get pictures...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mar2184
Reviewed 6 days ago
Review of: Eco Swamp Tour

I spent a lot of time researching the most eco-friendly/ethical swamp tour in the area, and Beyond the Bayou checked all the boxes. Apparently they're one of only two tours that don't bait the animals with marshmallows?? Yikes. We went in February so didn't see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Review of: Eco Swamp Tour

We did the swamp tour with Captain Al. It was a really great experience. He was very knowledgeable about the birds and trees and swamp area. He was also funny. The boat trip was exactly the right amount of time and we saw a lot...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tiffany L
jakekelston, Manager at Beyond the Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tiffany, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with Captain Al and appreciated our tour style and eco-friendly practices! Thanks for joining us and for taking the time to write this review. We hope to see you again sometime soon, and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Review of: Eco Swamp Tour

We had a great time touring the Pearl River and Honey Island Swamp! Our tour guide was knowledgeable, answered all our questions, and full of fun Louisiana info! No gator sightings but apparently that's to be expected in January - we did see 2 bald...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Esusannah
jakekelston, Manager at Beyond the Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming out on our swamp tour, sorry the cold weather wasn't great for gator sightings. It is starting to warm back up now, so you'll have to come back! Love spotting bald eagles and snakes out there, so many types of wildlife in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved the kayaking tour in the bayou. It was beautiful and our guide was very knowledgeable. Everyone involved in the organization of this tour was very friendly and helpful. It really was our favorite part of our trip to New Orleans.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Amber F
jakekelston, Manager at Beyond the Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Amber, we really appreciate this lovely review and are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Kayaking in the bayou is such a unique and beautiful experience! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed January 6, 2019
Review of: Eco Swamp Tour

We took a tour on a cold December day and did not see more than a fleeting glimpse of an alligator (if that), but it was still a great tour with the knowledge it gave us of the bayou culture and the swamp itself. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Erickson18
jakekelston, Manager at Beyond the Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for joining us on our swamp tour! Sorry the weather wasn't great for alligator spotting, if you come back when its a little warmer we will see much more wildlife! Glad you appreciated our eco-friendly style and all the local knowledge our guide has....More

Reviewed January 1, 2019

We did a full day tour with Jake. The morning was spent at the Whitney plantation where the guide Ali explained the history of slavery and how it's still relevant to us today - really impressed with Ali's knowledge and passion. Jake was kind enough...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tien T
jakekelston, Manager at Beyond the Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming out on our Paddle & Plantation Tour! It was a great time hosting you, and so glad you enjoyed the experience. We have so much fun doing it. Ali and Tom are both wonderful guides, glad you got to spend time with...More

Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to get a more personalized tour and is exactly what we got. Al was our guide and he was very knowledgeable on everything related to the swamps. He is a local and grew up literally there so his experience shows. The tour took...More

Thank Alon49
jakekelston, Manager at Beyond the Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So happy to hear you had a great experience with Al out in the swamp, and appreciated the local authenticity of our tour. Great call picking up some food at the truck stop, so delicious! Thanks for your review, and please come see us again...More

Reviewed December 18, 2018
Review of: Eco Swamp Tour

I loved this day trip. The tour was fun and we saw multiple gators. The guides were great and gave us a lot of the bayou's history and I appreciated the tour being eco-friendly. The gators were out and about as well. Just chilling in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ElGringo_Rojo
jakekelston, Manager at Beyond the Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for coming out on our swamp tour! Glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us, saw some gators, and appreciated our eco-friendly style. Come see us again sometime, we'd love to have you back!

Reviewed December 7, 2018
Review of: Eco Swamp Tour

Although we did not see much in the way of wildlife the trip was wonderful and educational. I deeply appreciate the knowledge of our guide and how he shared it with us.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Margaret M
jakekelston, Manager at Beyond the Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Hi Margaret - sorry you didn't see much wildlife (that can be a challenge when its cold), but I am glad you still enjoyed your time in the swamp. We aim to provide a more educational, fun and authentic experience, and I am glad you...More

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Response from Martin W | Reviewed this property |
You come back the same way, but it looks different, and you're a skilled paddler to boot.
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I didn’t see anyone doing that and didn’t see any of their own kayaks either, but I confess that I wasn’t looking out for them. There are likely better places to kayak. The intracoastal water isn’t too far away and probably... More
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