What would a visit to New Orleans be if you didn't see the other side? Incomplete. One of the rarest and most fragile eco-systems in the country, if not the world, the swamps of the Mississippi River Delta are home to many different animals: nutria, black bear, hawks, eagles and, of course, the American Alligator.
Your covered and comfortable tour boat will drift slowly through the bayous - the man built "highways" of the swamps - while local captains entertain you with up close views of Bald Cypress and Tupelo Gum trees and point out the varied wildlife and stunning scenery surrounding you, just a short ride from your New Orleans hotel.
List of Covered Boat Tours
Venture into the Bayou Barataria Swamps and Wetlands! From the relaxed comfort of a covered swamp tour boat, drift past a 2000 year old Indian Burial Mound, a Cajun cemetery and Fishing village. See the wildlife that made the Barataria Swamps the Crown Jewel of the Louisiana Purchase. Birds, snakes, turtles, Nutria and Gators--Kings of the Swamp--are easily spotted in Spring, Summer, and Fall.Times: 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PMDuration : 2 hoursReviews:$52.00
Journey deep into the wetlands of Louisiana's Pearl River Basin, the Honey Island Swamp, and see all the swamp has to offer...alligators, deer, exotic waterfowl, black bears, wild boar, nutria and much more!Times: 10:00 AM, 2:30 PMDuration : 2 hoursReviews:$52.00
The most popular combo tour in New Orleans! See all NOLA's most interesting areas on your 3 Hour City Tour before heading down south to Bayou Barataria for your Covered Swamp Boat Bayou Tour with expert guides.Times: 10:00 AMDuration : 6.5 hoursReviews:$93.00
This tour combines your choice of touring Oak Alley or Laura Plantation, followed by a covered swamp boat ride through the famous cypress swamps and bayous of Bayou Barataria -- all in one day!Times: 9:00 AMDuration : 6.5 hoursReviews:$112.00