City & Bayou Barataria Swamp Tour

City & Bayou Barataria Swamp Tour

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We've combined two of the most-popular tours to save you money!

After being picked up at your hotel in a luxury, climate-controlled mini-coach, you'll pass through the streets of the French Quarter and hear its fascinating history. In the Ninth Ward you'll see the rebirth of the area most affected by Hurricane Katrina and the devastating levee failures.

Quick Info

  • Adult: $93
  • Child (4-12): $50
  • 10AM - approx. 5PM
  • Restrooms available

This tour picks up at French Quarter & Downtown Hotels 30 minutes prior to tour time.(see map)

You'll travel historic Esplanade Avenue lined with Creole mansions where you'll stop for a short cemetery tour at St. Louis #3, home of some of New Orleans' most elaborate tombs. You'll have a second stop in City Park (nearly twice as big as New York's Central Park) for refreshments, restrooms or a quick snack.

From there you'll follow the St. Charles Streetcar line and wind your way through the historic Garden District: home to such celebrities as Archie Manning (where famous quarterbacks Peyton and Eli grew up), Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, Nicolas Cage and author Anne Rice.

Covering nearly 300 years of New Orleans history, culture, architecture and culinary habits, this a must-do tour. You'll have a great understanding of this special city. Afterward, you'll know exactly where to go and what to do.

Then venture into the Barataria Swamps and Wetlands!

See the Cajuns of the Bayou living and surviving in harmony with the swamps. Here, the waterways are their highways. From the relaxed comfort of our covered Swamp Tour Boat, we will drift slowly past a 2000 year old Indian Burial Mound, a Cajun cemetery and Fishing village! You may see the wildlife that made the Barataria Swamps the Crown Jewel of the Louisiana Purchase. Here birds, snakes, turtles, fur animals, and Gators--Kings of the Swamp--are easily spotted in Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Gators do hibernte during the cold winter months, but lie on the bayou banks on warmer days. So even in Winter, our native Captains can sometimes find a sunning Gator on our tour. The slow drift of our tour boats through moss draped trees and small waterways will provide ample opportunity for viewing and photography.

The swamp tour boats are fully narrated and our captains are natives of the Barataria Swamps with a background of gator hunting, fishing and trapping. They will entertain and amaze you with the ecology of the swampland.

Swamp tour boats are specially designed for your comfort with a roof, restroom, cushioned seats, and windows that can be raised or lowered during cold or rainy weather, along with plenty of standing and walking room. These tours are Entertaining, Educational and Exciting! It provides you with a relaxing view of our beautiful swamps.

Hotel pickup for the French Quarter and Downtown area is 9:30AM and guests will be dropped back by 5-5:30PM.

Tour Pricing

  • Adult: $93
  • Child (4–12) $50

Tour Details

  • 3 Hour City Tour 10AM (9:30–10:00AM Hotel Pickup)
  • You are then shuttled to Bayou Barataria for your 2:00PM Swamp Tour
  • Tour returns to your hotel 5:00–5:15PM


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch. Drinks & snacks available.

Booking Info

Voucher Confirmation Info

Upon booking you will receive an instant email receipt with your mobile / printer-friendly tour voucher (e-ticket) to follow.

This tour accepts both printed and electronic vouchers (e-tickets). You can print the voucher and present a paper copy upon check-in; or, If you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your e-ticket.

Local Operator Information

Complete Local Tour Operator information, including local telephone number and check-in / pick-up information and times, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher (e-ticket).

Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be provided if the reservation is cancelled 24 hours before check-in time for the reserved activity. No refund if cancelled within 24 hours of activity check-in time. If the tour operator cancels the activity for any reason the reservation will be fully refunded.

The City Tour was great but the Barataria Swamp Tour exceeded expectations! I got to hold a baby alligator and even though it was February we saw...

Lisa White on City & Bayou Barataria Swamp Tour

Very good tour. The city tour was a great way to get a feel for the city, and how things are laid out. Very educational. The swamp tour part was so...

Dan Reed on City & Bayou Barataria Swamp Tour

This tour was fantastic! We were picked up at our hotel to begin the City tour which was very educational. Our tour guide, David, was entertaining...

Anne Keller on City & Bayou Barataria Swamp Tour

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