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New orleans Swamp tours

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
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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 custom-built 22-passenger flat bottomed boat.

Pick-Up Included:
Adults $64.99 | Children $43.99 | Infants $0

Adults $34.99 | Children $23.99 | Infants $0

Vip swamp tours in new orleans

VIP Boat Tour

Known as our VIP experience, this offers a more personalized tour on our even smaller, 10-12 passenger boat. This is the ultimate swamp experience! Learn more about VIP tours

Pick-Up Included:
Adults $109.99

Adults $94.99

Honey island swamp kayak tours

Take an authentic, safe, personal, hands on tour of this protected wetland and wildlife preserve. Enjoy an eco friendly tour on our first class kayaks with professional guides!

Pick-Up Included:
Adults $65.00

Adults $49.00

New orleans tour packages

Tour Packages

Whether you’re in town for two days or two weeks, we’ve put together the perfect New Orleans tour package for you. Discover the treasures of Louisiana!

  • Swamp Tour
  • City Bus Tour
  • Plantations

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Honey Island Swamp Tour

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Swamp Tours Info

The Honey Island Swamp is a rich habitat full of wildlife. 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 animals 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.

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 coach will return guests to their original departure point.
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