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New Orleans Swamp Tour by Tour Boat

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company

New Orleans Swamp Tour by Tour Boat

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company

From US$ 32 per person

Explore New Orleans' surrounding swamp and wetlands by boat in this fascinating, four-hour adventure.

About this activity

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Duration 100 minutes - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
You will be picked up from your accommodation in New Orleans. There is a 30 minute pickup window from the time pickup starts. Please be out front of your location for pickup time and be on the lookout for a bus that says Alert Transportation.


  • Escape the busy French Quarter for a one-of-a-kind experience in nature
  • Learn about the way the Cajuns lived in the wetlands
  • See alligators, raccoons, wild pigs and ample birdlife
Full description

Drift slowly past 2,000 years of Louisiana history on this boat tour. Encounter the beautiful nature and wildlife of the swamp in the company of your expert captain guide.

Set sail with your captain, a native of the Barataria Swamps with a background in alligator hunting, fishing and trapping. He will tell you all about the ecology of the swampland. You'll also learn about the culture and lifestyle of the Cajuns of the Bayou and see plenty of wildlife, including birds, snakes, turtles and alligators. 

The boat passes calmly through beautiful, moss-draped trees and soft waterways for ample opportunities to take pictures. Enjoy an entertaining, educational and exciting tour with a relaxing view of this unique landscape. Note that in the winter, gators mostly hibernate, except to soak up some sun on warmer days, but your local tour can sometimes spot a sunbathing gator for you on the tour. 

  • New Orleans swamp boat tour
  • Expert Captain-guide
  • Views of nature and wildlife
  • Informative commentary as you go
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (unless option selected)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The local partner's dock is: 9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, La 70072. A short 22 miles/35 to 40 minute drive from the French Quarter.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The swamp tour is open to all ages
  • The boat has a roof, restroom, cushioned seats and windows that can be raised or lowered during cold or rainy weather, along with plenty of standing and walking room
  • The Swamp Tour dock is at 9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, La 70072. It's a 22-mile, 35 to 40 minute drive from the French Quarter
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 200 reviews

Review summary

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Very pleasant experience, good pace, enough space you can move around the boat to take pictures, probably more enjoyable than the airboats that are faster, louder and where you have to be seated the whole time. Only thing that I absolutely disliked is when the captain started circulating a live baby alligator among the passengers to touch and take pictures with. We saw plenty of alligators in the swamps, so that seemed like unnecessary animal cruelty.

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May 6, 2022

It was terrific from hotel pickup to hotel drop off. We were on a pontoon boat. The tour guide was informative and entertaining. It was a beautiful day and there were many alligators to see. We even got to hold a baby alligator. The boat was full but you could still move around. Great rest area available for before and after.

April 1, 2022

This was the best guided tour we’ve done when visiting New Orleans! Captain Reggie was entertaining and informative. We went on 8/7/21 and the whole family enjoyed it. The tour is 100 minutes long which was perfect - we thought a four hour tour would’ve been too long. We brought a backpack with snacks and drinks and the entire tour is shaded under the pontoon. I highly recommend this tour!

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August 8, 2021

Product ID: 145599