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90-Minute Jean Lafitte Swamp and Bayou Tour provided by Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours

90-Minute Jean Lafitte Swamp and Bayou Tour

90-Minute Jean Lafitte Swamp and Bayou Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    20
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Experience the full magic of Louisiana's bayous on the closest swamp tour to downtown New Orleans. Journey down the bayou on a 90-minute Cajun adventure through the heart of Southern Louisiana on a relaxing and shaded pontoon boat ride in the protected Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve. As you and your family glide along swamp waters, observe native plant and exotic life in a delicate yet powerful landscape that has both changed and defined Louisiana culture. View moss-covered cypress trees, evading yet beautiful water hyacinths, gators, egrets, and many more interesting creatures that call the swamp their home. Tour guides born and raised in the bayou will reveal the mysteries of the bayou as well as exclusive facts about its ecosystem. Join us and "laissez les bons temps rouler!"
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 88100P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Narrated tour on restroom-equipped boat
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Transportation from New Orleans
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 6601 Leo Kerner Pkwy, Marrero, LA 70072, USA Departure Point: Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour Address: 6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Parkway Marrero, Louisiana 70072
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Narrated tour on restroom-equipped boat
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Transportation from New Orleans
Departure details
  • 6601 Leo Kerner Pkwy, Marrero, LA 70072, USA Departure Point: Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour Address: 6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Parkway Marrero, Louisiana 70072
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 13 Aug 2021
A note from 90-Minute Jean Lafitte Swamp and Bayou Tour
New Orleans mandates all 12+ to provide proof of COVID vaccination (at least one dose) or negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours) before boarding. Valid proof via: LA Wallet; Original, Photo, or copy of CDC Vaccine Card (Both Sides), Official Vaccine Record from state, country, or WHO
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    6601 Leo Kerner Pkwy
    6601 Leo Kerner Pkwy, Marrero, LA 70072, USA
    Departure Point: Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour Address: 6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Parkway Marrero, Louisiana 70072
    See address & details
  • 1
    6601 Leo Kerner Pkwy
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Blackyiris
3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Our Tour Guide was AWESOME! We were on boat 4 at 2pm on Jan 19. He drove us around and it was so beautiful on that water. The guide was very informative and an a just all around cool guy. He made the ride very enjoyable with his commentary. This place is a MUST STOP! you will see wild life in these waters! 10/10 DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!!!!
Written 20 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mrsdean4
Vermont8 contributions
Captain Jamie made the experience awesome! It was a cold day, I was afraid we wouldn’t get to see any alligators. Capt. Jamie knew where to find them and did not disappoint. He was really funny and shared his knowledge of the area. We had a great time and would absolutely recommend this tour.
Written 3 January 2022
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kathryn
Beachwood, OH17 contributions
It was a warm December so we saw many alligators , bald eagles in a nest, cranes, turtles etc. our guide did a fine job.He tried to be interesting without being over dramatic.
Written 3 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MeridethMom
Akron, OH43 contributions
We booked a Swamp Tour in December. It was colder than we thought it would be, and we're from Ohio. Prepare for anything. The tour was fun and educational. Our captain, Brent was very knowledgeable in the local flora and fauna. He also knew exactly where to find the gators. They did not disappoint! We saw at least 4. Lots of birds in December. Everyone was very friendly. I would do this trip again and again. I even got to hold a 2 year old gator. I loved it! Highly recommend
Written 28 December 2021
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KbroK
Palm Springs, CA1 contribution
Capt. Brent was a delight. Nice Cajun thing going but never got folksy with it. Had to believe he knew these waters well...sure as heck knew where to find the gaters even if the water was colder than usual and they otherwise may well have stayed in their dens instead. He imparted just enough about the ecosystem to satisfy the curious and answered any and all questions often with a touch of humor. I will leave you to learn yourselves about the end of cruise suprise! Just enough boat to get us through the canals and around the bayous. Herons in flight are majestic. Good operation all round. Easy to find. Two hours was a good introduction
Written 20 December 2021
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Christopher T
3 contributions
Really fun and informative swamp tour. Our guide Brent was fantastic and made sure we saw a bunch of gators during our trip. It was a little chilly in November so definitely bring a jacket.
Written 5 November 2021
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Ana H
6 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Everything was amazing! And our captain was charming and explained everything we need! And even told us the names of the alligator adults! We see many young n baby alligators, cute!
Written 4 November 2021
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Jessika B
2 contributions
Great tour! We saw soooo many gators, even the ellusive Nosee! Our tour guide, Jaime, was so knowledgeable about the area and the animals. He was lighthearted and kept us laughing and entertained the whole time. 10 out of 10, would recommend to everyone!
Written 3 November 2021
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Shannon L
Indianapolis, IN9 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Jason was amazing! Very casually funny and knowledgeable. We saw easily 10 aligators (it was very sunny so they were all laying out), a blue heron, turtles & an owl. Totally worth it to get out of the city for a bit. All the reviews about transportation made me panic a little but we were fine it just took longer for our uber to get there, no biggie just don't be in a hurry.
Written 1 November 2021
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Sandra C
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Family
Extremely disappointed in this tour. We lived in New Orleans and have taken swamp tours from other companies several times before, mainly when family visited.

Previous swamp tours were always entertaining, the drivers were friendly, spontaneous, and there was learning opportunities, history talks, and lots of jokes. They also had young gators to take pictures with.

This time we are back vacationing in New Orleans after 4 years away. The tour was boring, just a slow drive down the Bayou 1 marshmallow and silence. Most of the riders ended up staring at their phones. None of the extras like photo oportunities with a gators skull were even there.
Written 23 October 2021
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kjmac39
kjmac39
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5 Stars! So fun!
We did the 90 minute fan boat tour and it was absolutely wonderful! Our guide, Ramon, was so knowledgeable and fun.
TCinNY
TCinNY
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Swamp Tour
Took a 2pm swamp tour. Saw several small gators and many turtles. Nice tour, the sound system wasn’t working proper
The_Travel_Family123
The_Travel_Family123
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Better than expected
We managed to book onto a 4pm swamp tour with Jason, this was great and totally better than expected, we saw an abu
Travelingwoman1234
Travelingwoman1234
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Awesome Airboat Tour!
Thank you Captain Kelly for a fantastic airboat swamp tour! The scenery was beautiful and the ride was so much fun!
abigailrose0
abigailrose0
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Swamp tour.
Had an awesome swamp tour with Jason! Very informative tour and beautiful swamp land. My 11 month old loved the all
tkwasikpui
tkwasikpui
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Simply Amazing
You will see so many Gators. The tour guide was such a knowledgeable and nice person. My whole family loved the tou
AOK-fyfe
AOK-fyfe
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Good fun and informative
We were picked up from the hotel by bus, our driver being George. He was a real character with good tips about pla
M4943DJlisak
M4943DJlisak
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Excellent Adventure
Charles did an INCREDIBLE job sharing, would go again!! Great for the adults and teens in our party.
just1backpack
just1backpack
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Swamp Love
Fun simple easy tour on a big pontoon boat to see the swamp and marsh. We got to see a few gators even on a very cl
Martijo5
Martijo5
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My 50th 'trip of a lifetime' to New Orleans!!
This swamp tour was just the best... I got to hold a live baby alligator, the massive head of a dead one, and see a
anishat681
anishat681
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Great.
This was a nice excursion for my Birthday. We were able to see several gators, a eagles nest and a owl. We learned
mc19812017
mc19812017
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Great Airboat tour with Captain Randy!
We took a small airboat tour with Captain Randy and it was fantastic. It was a cool day but they helped us out wit
Dlatess75
Dlatess75
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Fun, relaxing, different
The tour was very educational and a relaxing ride. Wasn’t really what I was expecting as far as an alligator/swamp
Sally2706
Sally2706
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More than expected.
The skies were grey and the weather was cool. There was a good chance we wouldn't see an alligator, but Captain Joh
bygs7
bygs7
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Great Swamp Experience
This tour was well organized and allowed for great viewing of alligators and other wildlife. Tour guide was knowled
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