New Orleans Swamp Tours

Take a bayou tour of the famous Honey Island Swamp. 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 find the best 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!

Swamp Tours

Enjoy a two-hour boat ride down the Honey Island Swamp in the company of an expert captain, on a small, 22-passenger 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.

With hotel pick-up:
Adults: $56 l Children under 12: $36

Providing your own transportation:
Adults: $29 l Children under 12: $19

If providing your own transportation, drive to 55345 US-90, Slidell, LA 70461

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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VIP Swamp Tours

We offer a more personalized tour on our smaller 8-10 passenger boat for an unforgettable bayou tour. This is without a doubt the ultimate swamp experience!

  • Designed to navigate the narrowest waterways to get you that much closer to wildlife.
  • Perfect for family excursions, Bachelor and Bachelorette parties, or smaller groups.
  • Provides an optimal experience for professional wildlife viewing so it is ideal for film crews & photographers.

With hotel pick-up or self drive out:
Adults: $89

If providing your own transportation, drive to 55345 US-90, Slidell, LA 70461

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

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Night Swamp Tours

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

  • 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.

With hotel pick-up:
Adults: $56 l Children under 12: $36

Providing your own transportation:
Adults: $29 l Children under 12: $19

If providing your own transportation, drive to 55345 US-90, Slidell, LA 70461

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.

VIP Swamp Tour

We offer even more personalized tours on small, 8 to 10-person boats that are specially designed to navigate even the narrowest waterways and get you that much closer to the wildlife. This is without a doubt the ultimate swamp experience! A Small Boat Swamp Tour is the perfect option for family excursions, Bachelor and Bachelorette parties, or any group that wants a more intimate tour experience.

Night Swamp Tours

Take in the sunset and watch the swamp come alive at night. With the aid of a spotlight, your captain will point out the animals hidden in the shadows. A serene view of the bayou at night is a unique experience you can’t find anywhere else.

All swamp tours leave from 55345 Highway 90 East, Slidell, LA 70461.

If you book a Bus Pickup tour option, we’ll pick you up at your hotel or convenient location in the French Quarter.

If you select a Self Transport option, drive to the above address and we’ll see you there! Visit our maps & directions page for more resources.

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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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