Swamp Tour Essentials: What To Bring?

Swamp Tour Essentials

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With cooler weather approaching and COVID restrictions lessening, it is the perfect time to schedule a trip to the swamp, and Cajun Encounters is just what you are looking for. From alligators to raccoons, you will be able to see a wide variety of swamp animals in their natural environment. If this is your first time to a swamp, or the south in general, do not worry. Here is a list of five swamp tour essentials you can bring to ensure that you are the best prepared.

Bug Repellent

Bug Repellent

Out in the swamp, it is natural for little creepy crawlers to be out and about.  However, the winds from the moving boat typically keep them at bay. If you decide to explore the surrounding areas of the swamp, you do risk getting bitten by a bug. To lower the risk of being someone’s next treat, it is always best to wear bug repellent on a swamp tour.



In the south, the sun has a tendency to feel extra hot. While our boats do have overhead covers, you still run the risk of getting some sun exposure. While swamp tours are enjoyable, sunburns are not. It is best to wear sunscreen when in these outdoor conditions, especially if you have fair skin or are prone to sunburn.

Rain Wear

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In Louisiana, you can pretty much count on the weather not being predictable whatsoever. Sunny radar forecasts do not always guarantee sunny skies. This will not ruin your experience, but guests who bring rain wear can protect themselves from getting wet if their tour does happen to get rained on.


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As stated previously, the sun can get extremely hot in the south, and its reflection on the water can disrupt your vision. Make sure not to miss any animal sightings by wearing sunglasses on your tour.

Comfortable Clothing

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Clothing recommendations can change according to the weather, but one thing remains the same. Comfortable and casual clothing is your best option. For those who have a tendency to get cold quickly, a light jacket is a great choice when picking out your outfit.

If you find yourself without any of these items upon arrival, do not worry. Each item above can be found inside the gift shop located at Cajun Encounters. While you’re there, we encourage you to look around and purchase some snacks and souvenirs. 

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Book a tour with Cajun Encounters today by visiting www.cajunencounters.com or calling 504.834.1770 or begin your walkthrough New Orleans by visiting neworleanslegendarywalkingtours.com or calling 504.503.0199

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