Bayou Swamp Tours
“ We had a wonderful time with Ronnie (our tour guide) saw plenty of wildlife and had a very wonderful ride! ” in 2 reviews
“ Saw a lot of gators and even got to hold a baby one. ” in 3 reviews
“ Lots of birds, heron, eagle , pelican and more. ” in 2 reviews
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My husband, step-son and I had the best time. Jason was our captain and we enjoyed him so much. He was very knowledgeable. We could of not picked a better guide. Highly recommend this place. You will have a blast.
What an amazing experience this was!!!!! My husband and I were driving through Louisiana on our way to Florida. Our trip up to this point was really rough, but we were really looking forward to this tour, which I have always wanted to do! We booked for an early tour, but because of all the stress from the travel, we were exhausted and accidentally slept through our alarm. I called, and they got me in touch with the manager (Brandy, I think it was!). She was so compassionate about our situation and had it resolved within 10 minutes. We were still able to go on our tour later that day, and it completely made our trip so much better! There is so much to see, and there is no doubt you will get up and close with the gators. We loved this place so much and will definitely be back on our next trip through louisiana! Thank you SO much!!
Unfortunately they don't disclose cancellation policies and fees with you while booking or during cancellation, and it's not clearly written anywhere within their website. They lock you in and don't review or disclose those fees with you at any point. I travel monthly and book tours pretty frequently so I always ask if I can't easily find it and they choose not to tell me any breakdown or that you won't be getting a full refund, or that there are fees. The manager even said that I could rebook it and get my full refund once I figure out a better date with my group. But paying for service fees twice is ridiculous, as I would've just changed the date on my reservation instead of cancelling and rebooking closer to the date if I was told this. For shady booking and poor communication alone, it's not worth it to me.
CAVEAT EMPTOR! DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY. This place does NOT provide Swamp Tours. They are a booking agency that will double the price of the Swamp Tour. A Swamp tour is $60, Bayou Swamp Tours will tack on an extra $40. DO NOT USE THEM. Call the company (Airboat Adventures) DIRECTLY to book your tour.
CAVEAT EMPTOR ! DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY, THEY ARE A BOOKING COMPANY, NOT A TOUR COMPANY!
Overall, I would give the tour (and our guide) a 10/10. Beautiful weather, funny stories, awesome facts, and (of course) we saw gators! However, please continue reading. I called the company and spoke to the general manager. She was very kind and definitely helped me with picking out the right boat, time, etc. She stated that depending on where we stayed, they could have a bus come and pick us up and drop us off. Luckily, our hotel was in a location they could do pick up/drop off. Note: $30 per person for pickup included. She mentioned that between 8:45am-9:15am, that our bus would be arriving to pick us up from the location. She STRESSED to be out there at 8:45 for pickup. A bus came around 8:45am and we were told that this specific bus isn't picking us up and there's another bus coming. I called to verify and pretty much got told "the time is between 8:45-9:15 and I needed to wait". Well, our actual bus didn't come until 9:23. I was irritated at this point. Not sure if it was traffic or what, but our boat ride/swamp tour was supposed to start at 9:45. We got there later than 9:45 (sometime between 9:50-9:55) and we found out that we were the only two folks that were late. So yea, not a good feeling when you're holding up everyone else. Plus, we still needed to check in and head to dock. Moving forward, we got there and did the tour. Overall, again, it was an amazing experience. Loved the gators and seeing the rest of the wildlife out there. After the swamp tour was over, we went back to where the buses were located. Unfortunately, there were no drivers anywhere in sight. So everyone was confused and pretty much scratching their heads on what to do. After 15 minutes or so the drivers came back and we went on our way back to the hotels. In the future, I think this company needs to be better prepared and organized. The lack of communication for pick up and drop off, is very frustrating and disappointing. Please, do better!! With reading the rest of the Yelp reviews.. I definitely didn't do my part in researching this business. I will not go back, simply because they 1000% overcharge. For two guests, it SHOULD NOT be close to $200 that we are spending! I learned my lesson with this company.
This place is a waste of money the advertise an hour and 45 mins that was not given. We left the dock about 4:15-4:20 literally last boat to leave first to come back at 5:30. The captain said not one word to us the only excitement was each other from conversing from passengers. There was no wild life in site just an hr and 1:15 mins of trees. The worst experience of wild life you have a batter chance of seeing a gator at the zoo. I do not recommend.
This review is specifically for Bayou Swamp Tours, who apparently is 3rd party company that does not actually do the tours, but books your tour for you through another company. You wouldn't know that by their site and booking process but after my experience and reading other reviews, it's clear that's what this is. We booked the large airboat through them, and ended up on a pontoon which was a bummer. We didn't hold any baby alligators. We saw several birds, one alligator, and a couple large rodents. Would not recommend booking through here.
This was the second time in Nola for a swamp tour and this one far exceeded our expectations. We had a private tour that was so much fun and our guide was amazing. They worked tirelessly to get "lil" mama to come say hi to us. We had just a wonderful time. Highly recommend!
So---this is not an actual business that leads swamp/bayou tours. It is a 3rd party company that poses as a legitimate touring company through clever google ads and such. You call them, they sell you a ticket to another actual business at an up-charge. We ended up doing an airboat tour with Ultimate Swamp Adventures which was a blast and they are a great company. We were confused when we got there and noticed it was a different name, logos, etc. Long story short--call Ultimate Swamp Adventures DIRECTLY and book your tour there, in advance. They are a legitimate (and good) business. We had issues with a few other actual tour businesses not handling pre-booking correctly, so though I won't name them I will name the one that worked and worked great: Ultimate Swamp Adventures.
We had a wonderful time with Ronnie (our tour guide) saw plenty of wildlife and had a very wonderful ride! Highly recommend!
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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!
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 $59.75 | Children $38.75 | Infants $0
Self-Transport: Adults $32.75 | Children $21.75 | Infants $0
- Tour is approximately 2 hours long.
- 22-passenger flat-bottomed boat.
- Be sure to visit the gift shop for a cold bottle of water and sunscreen.
- Dress for the weather! We recommend cool, comforatble clothing and a light jacket if you are cold natured.
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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! Click here to learn more.
Pick-Up Included: Adults $93.75
Self-Transport: Adults $93.75
- Designed to navigate the narrowest waterways to get you that much closer to wildlife.
- 8-10 passenger small boat.
- Learn more about our VIP swamp tour experience.
- Please call 504.834.1770 to book this tour option.
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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
Self-Transport: Adults $49.00
- First-class kayaks, private sloughs, professional tour guide
- Dress for the weather! We recommend cool, comfortable clothing and a light jacket if you are cold natured.
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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.
- 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.
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We offer 2 hour swamp tours, and full day packages to kayak the swamps, visit scenic plantations, and tour the culturally rich neighborhoods of New Orleans. We also offer overnight experiences in Cajun Country. Transportation included on full day and overnight packages. Call us for assistance, or book online at www.beyondthebayoutours.com. Tours available any day of the week all year long. Call 504-708-5161 if we can assist with your trip planning or if you are interested in booking overnight tours.
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6 best new orleans swamp tours (transport included).
A New Orleans swamp tour is essential for any visit to the Big Easy.
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Alligator sightings are a top reason many travelers go on a swamp tour. (Getty Images)
After you’ve had your fill of beignets at Café du Monde , strolled through spooky cemeteries and explored other highlights in New Orleans , slow down with a local swamp tour. New Orleans swamp tours offer beautiful scenery, calm waters and the chance to spot some native wildlife. Plus, many of them offer transportation to and from the city.
Read on to discover the best New Orleans swamp tours across a variety of categories. Based on recent traveler reviews, all of the recommended tours include transportation.
Note: many of these excursions are at least a 30-minute drive outside of the city. And if alligators are your top reason for trekking to the swamp, plan for a spring or summer tour, as alligators enter a state of brumation (a modified period of hibernation) during the cold weather months.
Best Kayak Tour: New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours – Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour
Price: From $75 Duration: 2 hours
Novice kayakers will appreciate this two-hour paddle in Manchac Swamp as it is especially suitable for beginners. During the tour, you'll wind your way through the swamp's calm waters and take a gander at the local wildlife.
For an even more memorable experience, the company suggests taking the early morning or evening tour to see the swamp bathed in warm light. Summer and early fall tours will give you the best chance for seeing alligators and turtles. Reviewers say you'll gain lots of insight not only about the area's ecology but also about local history.
Tours depart daily from the French Quarter at 9 and 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., though tour times can vary by season. Tickets start at $75 per person; fees are slightly higher on the weekends. The company also runs tours of the Honey Island swamp and a half-day kayak tour through the Shell Bank bayou.
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Best Flat-bottomed Boat Tour: Cajun Encounters –Swamp Tour
Price: Adults from $60; kids from $39 Duration: 2 hours
Lasting approximately two hours, Cajun Encounters' daily tour of the Honey Island Swamp takes place on a flat-bottomed boat. Each ride includes commentary from a friendly guide as you look for alligators, wild boar, owls and more. Tourists say the guides are informative and fun and highly recommend the tour, but caution there are many bugs.
Tickets start at about $60 for adults and $39 for children ages 4 to 11. Tours run several times daily. Cajun Encounters also runs VIP tours (which have up to 10 to 12 passengers) as well as tours of the city.
Best Airboat Tour: Airboat Adventures – Small Airboat Tour
Price: From $119 Duration: 2 hours
With this tour operator, you can expect interesting guides and multiple glimpses of alligators as you weave through 20,000-plus acres of cypress swamps. After your roughly two-hour airboat ride, take some time to explore the company's indoor facility, which houses Sugar, an albino gator. While tours are available in both small (10 people) and large (30 people) boats, recent tourgoers recommend opting for a small boat tour, as the small airboats can access more remote corners of the swamp. All airboat tours run multiple times daily.
Tickets for the small airboat start at $119 per person. Pregnant women, children younger than 5 and people with back and neck injuries are not permitted to ride on the airboats. Pets, including service animals, are prohibited due to the loud noise from the boat. The company provides ear protection, but you may want to bring your own if you are extra sensitive.
Best Family Tour: Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours
Price: Adults from $58; kids from $36 Duration: 2 hours
Participants say that Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours are perfect for groups of all ages, making sure to engage everyone including kids throughout the tour. Guides, who are natives of South Louisiana, narrate the two-hour tours with facts and stories about the area. Along the way, travelers may spot alligators, deer, osprey, hogs, turtles, herons and more along with the traditional cypress trees. Tours depart twice daily.
Tickets start at $58 for adults and $36 for children 12 and younger; transportation to and from New Orleans hotels is included in the rate.
Best for Comfort: Louisiana Tour Company – Swamp Boat Tour
Price: Adults from $55; kids from $35 Duration: 2 hours
From the experienced, knowledgeable guides to the amiable shuttle drivers, travelers consistently praise Louisiana Tour Company's swamp boat tour. They also appreciate that boats have seats, a roof and windows to help maximize comfort in all weather.
During the almost two-hour tour, you'll see a Native American burial mound, a fishing village, numerous critters and beautiful swamplands. Another bonus? Transportation to and from your hotel is included.
Tickets start at $55 for adults and $35 for children 4 to 12. Children 3 and younger can enjoy the tour at no cost. Pickups from hotels start at 8 and 10:20 a.m. as well as 12:30 and 3 p.m. Note: The 3 p.m. tour is seasonal. Louisiana Tour Company also operates airboat tours of the swamp.
Best Zip Line Tour: Zip NOLA – Swamp Zipline Tour
Price: From $114 Duration: 1.5 hours
See the swamps from above on this adrenaline-inducing tour. The 1.5-hour experience includes five different zip lines, a spiral tree staircase and two sky bridges for prime views of the swamps (and the creatures that lurk in them) below. Recent travelers highly recommend this tour, noting they felt safe throughout. Others note that it's good for beginners.
Tickets with shuttle service start at $114 for all participants ($89 if you skip the transportation). While there is no age minimum, children must weigh at least 45 pounds to zip line; the maximum weight limit is 280 pounds. Tours are available throughout the day and start as early as 9:30 a.m. This tour is not recommended for anyone who is pregnant or suffers from back pain or serious medical conditions.
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You can expect to pay at least $50 per person for a swamp tour that includes transportation; if you have a rental car for your trip to New Orleans, you can save some coin by driving to the tour location. Fees also vary depending on the company and type of vessel used to explore the swamps.
If alligators are your top reason for trekking to the swamp, plan for a spring or summer tour, as alligators enter a state of brumation (a modified period of hibernation) during the cold weather months.
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Transportation available, up to 25 passengers per bus. transportation to and from most downtown new orleans hotels is provided., book online direct, others will charge you more to book our tour. our online reservation makes it easy to book your swamp boat tour or airboat adventure., native captains, native captains will share their knowledge of bayou segnette and the ecosystem. have your cameras ready for the on any of our swamp tours. , tour swamp and bayous only minutes from downtown new orleans, swamp boat: $15-25 with hotel shuttle: $32-49 large airboat: $60 with hotel shuttle: $75 small airboat: $75 with hotel shuttle: $95 shuttle to and from downtown new orleans and french quarter hotels.
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Ultimate swamp adventures is the swamp boat and airboat tours closest to new orleans. our airboats are fast and pontoon swamp boats are covered. tour bayou segnette and enjoy amazing scenery of the swamps and bayous. we are nestled in a small fishing village in westwego, la. our native captains are passionate about sharing knowledge about life on the bayous of louisiana..
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- All-Day Adventure
- Lunch Included!
Last Wilderness Swamp & Plantation Tour
Historic plantation visit, small-boat swamp tour and a delicious Cajun lunch!
- Duration: 11 hours | Pickup 8 AM | Return, approx. 7 PM
- Capacity: Minimum 2 guests; Maximum 6 guests
- Included: Roundtrip transportation from New Orleans with your driver-guide, self-guided audio walking tour of Whitney Plantation, boat ecotour of the Atchafalaya Basin with an expert captain, Cajun lunch.
- Transportation: While booking, if your tour is a Private Tour, please write the address that you would like to be picked up from in the following field: Please enter the address of the hotel, home, apartment, etc. that you would like to be picked up from . If your tour is a Public Tour, please select the Pickup Locations drop-down and choose the pickup location of your choice (one at the bottom of the French Quarter and one at the top). We pick up at specific accommodations in the Greater New Orleans area for private tours only.
- Regular Tour: $199 per guest
- Private Tour : 1-5 guests, $999 | 6-10 guests, $1899
About the Last Wilderness Swamp & Plantation Tour
On this all-day tour, we visit the Whitney Plantation in the morning, fuel up with a Cajun lunch, and tour the forested wetland of the Atchafalaya basin by boat in the afternoon.
We start with the Whitney Plantation, which gives visitors a realistic look at life in the pre-Civil War South. While the restored antebellum mansion is beautiful and grand, the walking tour tells the story of this part of American history through the eyes of the enslaved. It’s an educational and moving experience not to be missed.
For lunch, we chow down at one of our favorite local Cajun restaurants and treat y’all to some of our legendary Cajun cuisine!
After lunch, we’ll explore a portion of the Atchafalaya Basin, the largest unbroken forested wetland in the United States, with The Last Wilderness Swamp Tours. Look for birds, gators, turtles and other wildlife while learning about the history, and fragility, of this magnificent water world.
This stretch of the Mississippi River is known as the German Coast and is rich with history and culture. The area is home to many beautiful properties, including the Whitney Plantation. Originally founded in 1752, the Whitney Plantation opened as a museum in 2014, following 15 years and $8 million worth of renovations. It is the only museum in Louisiana with an exclusive focus on the lives of enslaved people. The grounds are gorgeous, like most antebellum plantations, but it’s also an important educational experience for anyone interested in the history of Louisiana and slavery in America.
After your Whitney Plantation tour, we drive deeper into Cajun Country for lunch. Choose from amazing gumbo and specialties made with locally caught seafood. Snack on alligator bites, boiled shrimp, or chow down on a classic Louisiana po’ boy.
The Last Wilderness Swamp Tour
After lunch, we meet The Last Wilderness Swamp Tours, a family owned and operated business. Its owner, Dean Wilson, also founded Atchafalaya Basinkeeper in 2004 to protect and restore the swamps, lakes, rivers, streams and bayous of the Atchafalaya Basin for future generations. Dean, the Jean-Michel Cousteau of Louisiana’s wetlands, is the Executive Director and Basinkeeper of this vital organization, which defends daily the indispensable resources of the Basin from commercial exploitation. Damages from this exploitation include erosion, the destruction of habitat and the unnecessary loss of wildlife.
Last Wilderness uses only small boats, which enables us to venture deep into these incredible swamps and bayous. The average water levels can change as much as nine feet from season to season, depending on the amount of water coming from the Mississippi River. As the water rises and falls, it provides different habitats for varying flora and fauna, making every swamp tour truly unique. No matter what, you’ll experience breathtaking views, gigantic cypress trees and native wildlife that is never baited or fed.
Why Choose our Swamp Ecotour?
On our swamp boat tours, we ally with only reputable partners that offer exceptional experiences and who never bait or feed the wildlife. We are a 100% Carbon Neutral ecotour company. We believe in respecting the environment and trying to mitigate the threats that face this valuable region of wetlands.
Small, fuel-efficient motors are used, contributing to a quiet exploration of our famous waterways that doesn’t scare off wildlife, as airboats do. Glide around wide river bends at 30 mph with the wind blowing through your hair, and look for gators and other creatures while the boat slowly creeps through narrow passageways surrounded by bald cypress trees draped with Spanish moss.
Our small group size ensures that you can properly relax, avoid the crowds, and ask all the questions of your driver-guide and boat captain that you want. We provide an authentic, educational tour that leaves you with a deeper understanding of what makes the culture and ecosystems here so unique.
The Atchafalaya Basin
The Atchafalaya Basin, home of North America’s last great river swamp, is the basin of the Atchafalaya River, a 135-mile long natural distributary of the Mississippi River that empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The Basin makes up 1.4 million acres and is Louisiana’s only growing river delta. Situated at the mouth of North America’s most important flyaway, the Basin supports half of America’s migratory waterfowl (more than 300 bird species) and provides the most important habitat for neotropical migratory land birds in the Western Hemisphere.
The Basin can be divided into three distinct areas: (1) the upper part of the Basin, which is composed of the largest unbroken bottomland hardwood forest in North America; (2) the middle portion, which is composed of the largest cypress-tupelo swamps on the continent; and (3) the lower area, which contains freshwater and brackish marsh. The most ecologically vital parts of the Atchafalaya Basin include some 885,000 acres of forested wetlands and 517,000 acres of marshland.
Nearly the entire eastern North American population of neotropical birds, and much of the western population, as well, migrate from Yucatan through coastal Louisiana and the Atchafalaya Basin. Containing the largest wetland forest in North America, the Basin provides critical habitat for these, and many other, important unique species.
Overall, the Atchafalaya Basin is home to eight federal and state listed endangered or threatened wildlife species, six endangered or threatened bird species, as well as twenty-nine rookeries, over forty mammalian and reptile species, each, and more than twenty amphibian species.
The Atchafalaya is also considered the most economically productive swamp in the world and is estimated to be three to five times more productive than the Everglades and the Okefenokee Swamp. Approximately 90 percent of wild crawfish sold in Louisiana come from the Atchafalaya Basin. This productivity enables the Basin to provide the last bastion for swamp-based Cajun culture in the United States and is vital to the livelihoods and heritage of local Cajun fishing communities who harvest fish and seafood that is sold across Louisiana and the U.S.
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Top Rated Kayak Tours in New Orleans!
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Some Of The Best New Orleans Tours
Maurepas swamp wildlife management area / manchac wildlife management area.
- Most popular, open year round!
- Great for Beginners!
- Transpo avail
- Hour Glass 2-2.5 Hours
Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour
The Manchac Swamp tour is a secluded, calm, and pristine tour. If you are searching for a gorgeous, natural, and picturesque kayak swamp tour – this is your tour!
- Transportation Included
- Hour Glass 6 Hours
Extended Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour
Are you desiring a less-crowded, more unique and quiet way to explore Manchac’s natural habitat? This is a kayak tour for the adventurer, an opportunity to go a little bit further at a relaxed pace, share some food and see a whole lot more.
- Cajun Food Stop
- Transpo Included
- Hour Glass 8 Hours
New Orleans Whitney Plantation & Swamp Kayak Tour Combo
New Orleans Plantation Tour and Kayak Swamp Tour Combo is a rich cultural and ecological experience! Learn the history and importance of this unique ecosystem on an intermediate paddle through Manchac Swamp.
Honey Island Swamp / Pearl River Wildlife Management Area
- Only Open During Summer
- Hour Glass 2 Hours
Honey Island Kayak Swamp Tours
The Honey Island Swamp Kayak Tour is a funky backwoods kayak tour experience. Broken down house boats, rope swings, and known for its bigfoot of the south, the Honey Island Swamp Monster. Enjoy a beginner/intermediate paddle through this famous swamp!
- Only open during summer
- Hour Glass 4 Hours
Honey Island Extended Swamp Adventure
This tour is for the adventurous type looking to really submerse themself into the swampy landscape of Southeastern Louisiana.
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
- Only 15min from the French Quarter
- Plant a cypress tree add-on...
New Orleans Kayak Rental – Self Guided Swamp and Bayou Experience
A relaxing kayak rental allows you to explore Bayou Bienvenue.
- Tandem and Single Kayaks
- Life Jackets provided
- Paddles provided
- Backrests provided
- Hourly rental blocks
- Plant a cypress tree on your experience.
- Rent a Fishing pole
- Rent a crab pot
- Only 15 mins from the Quarter!
- Hour Glass 1 hour 45 min
Swamp Boat Booze Cruise
- Alligators, turtles, Blue Herons & More.
- Seats up to 25
- Life Jackets, Motor & Captain Provided
- Vinyl surround & heater onboard (during winter)
- Bluetooth Speakers & Party Lights
- Bigger Dance Floor than other boats
- Bottle service and champaign party guns available!
- Public Tours… Meet some new friends
- Private Tours available
- Only 15mins from the French Quarter
- Daily Tours
- Hour Glass 3 Hours
Hooked on the Bayou: New Orleans Kayak Fishing Charter
Embark on the ultimate fishing adventure that New Orleans has to offer. Discover the exhilaration of our top-notch fishing excursions, where state of the art pedal drive kayak/SUPs and new fishing gear await your arrival. Our team of expert guides is not only friendly but also adept at following the ever-changing patterns of fish in the marsh. Let us transform your fishing journey into an unforgettable experience that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
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- 100% refund for tour cancellation due to hazardous weather
100% refund is issued if cancellation is greater than 48 hours before your tour time.
50% refund is issued if cancellation is less than 48 hours before your tour time if rescheduling is not possible.
No refund is issued for no calls/no shows the morning of the tour
Explore All Tours
Create memories on a New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tour as you explore the beauty of the Louisiana swamps and the New Orleans plantations like the Whitney Plantation tour with the help of our eco-guides.
We aim to provide the best kayak experience for each and every bachelor / bachelorette party, family couple or solo traveler that comes our way. Your experienced guide takes you on an small group swamp tour you won’t forget!
We make sure that you are having an amazing time on and off the water. Safety and fun are our top priorities. Enjoy the spectacular swamp scenery of the Manchac Swamp tour and the Honey Island swamp tour while learning about the unique surrounding ecosystem from our amazing guides. The Gulf Coast ecosystem is the largest and fastest disappearing land mass on the planet. Come and enjoy these bayous, rivers and swamps with us while you still can and learn what you can do to help save them!
Which swamp tour is the best?
We have explored and put to the test all of the swamps around Nola. We decided to focus on two swamps! Manchac/Maurepas and Honey Island Swamp. Not sure which one to do? Find out which swamp tour is the best! Does your New Orleans bachelor or bachelorette party activities and ideas need help? New Orleans tour locations vary and are dependent on water levels and weather. We provide all necessary gear. Ages 8+ and all abilities.
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- Chevron down Which experiences are best for kayaking & canoeing in New Orleans?
These experiences are best for kayaking & canoeing in New Orleans:
- Manchac Swamp Kayak Small-Group Tour
- Honey Island Kayak Swamp Tour
- Shell Bank 1/2 Day Kayak Tour
- Whitney Plantation and Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour Combo
- Chevron down What are the best places for kayaking & canoeing in New Orleans?
These places are best for kayaking & canoeing in New Orleans:
- Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour Epic location with National Geographic Beauty
- Honey Island Swamp Kayak Tour A great summer spot with rope swing and swimming hole.
- Shell Bank Bayou Kayak Tour An extended area to kayak with picturesque trees.
- Chevron down Which places provide the best kayaking & canoeing in New Orleans for kids and families?
These are the best places for kid-friendly kayaking & canoeing in New Orleans:
- New Orleans Swamp Zipline and Kayak Tour
- Honey Island Swamp Kayak Tour
- Chevron down Which places provide the best kayaking & boating in New Orleans for groups?
These are the best places for groups seeking kayaking & canoeing in New Orleans:
- Manchac Kayak Swamp Tours
- Nola Pedal Barge Kayak Swamp Tours
- Louisiana Kayak Swamp Tours
- New Orleans Swamp Zipline Tour
- Chevron down Which places provide the best hidden gems for kayaking & canoeing in New Orleans?
- Shell Bank 1/2 Day Kayak Swamp Tour
- Hidden Adventure Tours
- Honey Island Swamp Kayak Tours
- Chevron down What are some of the best kayak tours in the USA?
- Cave Point Paddle and Pedal – Caves, Bluffs, Shipwrecks and Lighthouses in the Great Lakes.
- Austin Kayak Bat Bridge Tours – Bats, City Skylines and a non-motorized Lake in the heart of Austin, Texas.
- Brew City Kayak – Bar hopping fun on the Milwaukee River.
- Buffalo Bayou Kayak Tours – Houston Kayak Tours on the Buffalo Bayou.
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