Swamp Tours New Orleans

Take a New Orleans swamp tour of the famous Honey Island Swamp by Cajun Encounters. You’ll glide through gator territory on a small, flat-bottomed boat and hear all about the swamp and its natural inhabitants from our local, expert captains. We offer pickup services from many French Quarter hotels and visitor centers for your comfort and convenience. We have found the top experts in the field to give you an authentic tour of one of America’s most unique ecosystems. Many of our captains have lived on the water for most of their lives and have earned field degrees to give you the best experience possible.

Cajun Encounters is a proud member of the Louisiana Nature Conservancy, and we believe that we have a responsibility to protect the environment around us. We’re dedicated to providing an intimate look at the swamp without impacting the environment or the many diverse species that live there. On every tour, you’ll have the chance to see alligators, wild boar, raccoons, snakes, owls, egrets, and more – all in their natural habitat, and just a few feet from your boat!

Prefer just the company of your tour guide? We provide a private swamp tour option each and every day! Private tours welcome for the smallest of parties to the largest of groups. 504.834.1770

Daily Swamp
Tours

Enjoy a two-hour boat ride down the Honey Island Swamp in the company of our local, certified boat captains aboard a 22-passenger flat bottomed boat.

  • Tour is approximately 2 hours long.
  • Dress for the weather! We recommend cool, comfortable clothing. Be sure to pack a bottle of water and your sunscreen.

Pick-Up Included:
Adults $56.75 l Children under 12 $36.75

Self-Transport:
Adults $29.75 l Children under 12 $19.75

Pickup TimesTour Times
Drive-out tours only7:30am
8:00am9:30am
10:15am12:15pm
1:15pm2:45pm
3:30pm (seasonal)*5:00pm (seasonal)*
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Small Boat
Swamp Tour

Known as our VIP experience, we offer a more personalized tour on our smaller 8-10 passenger boat. This is truly the ultimate swamp experience!

  • Designed to navigate the narrowest waterways to get you that much closer to wildlife.
  • Learn more about our VIP swamp tour experience.
  • Please call 504.834.1770 to book this tour option.

Pick-Up or Self-Transport:
Adults $89

Pickup TimesTour Times
8:00am9:30am
10:15am12:15pm
1:15pm2:45pm
3:30pm (seasonal)*5:00pm (seasonal)*

Sunset Night
Swamp Tour

Experience the swamp during sunset and at night as the sun falls and the wildlife comes alive. A spotlight illuminates the wildlife hiding in the shadows.

  • Serene view of the swamp during sunset and at night 
  • Dress for the weather! We recommend cool, comfortable clothing and a light jacket if you are cold natured.

Pick-Up Included:
Adults $56.75 l Children under 12 $36.75

Self-Transport:
Adults $29.75 l Children under 12 $19.75

Pickup TimesTour Times
6:00pm (seasonal)*7:30pm (seasonal)*

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Swamp Tour New Orleans

The Honey Island Swamp is a rich habitat full of critters. See the wildlife up close and personal as you explore narrow slews that only our 22-passenger boats are built to navigate. Get the chance to see alligators, raccoons, wild boar, exotic birds, turtles, and many more creatures that call the swamp home. Hear all about the Louisiana bayou as your captain tells you all about the different types of flora and fauna that surround you.

Swamp Tour Transportation Details

  • You may opt to drive to the tour, or select the swamp tour option that includes round-trip transportation. Our drivers only pick-up from the locations listed here. Requests for other locations cannot be accommodated.
  • Free parking is available providing their own transportation.
  • Cajun Encounters boats return to the original departure point, 55345 US-90, Slidell, LA 70461. Visit our maps & directions page for more details.
  • If hotel pick-up was included, a Cajun Encounter motorcoach will return guests to those guests to their original departure point.

Take a Virtual Tour

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR & VISIT OUR PHOTO GALLERY

Get a glimpse of the Honey Island Swamp, plantations, and city of New Orleans before you even step foot on the bus.

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New Orleans City Sightseeing Tour

Our drivers will drive you around the city to all the must-see landmarks and neighborhoods on your list, including historic cemeteries, cultural centers, and of course the French Quarter! The best sights of the city, covered in one tour.

SIMILAR TOURS & ACTIVITIES:

Laura Plantation + Oak Alley Combo Plantation Tour

Visit the two most well-preserved plantations on Louisiana’s famed River Road on a combo tour from New Orleans. Package combines both Oak Alley & Laura Plantation tours in one day plus round-trip transportation from New Orleans.