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Pearl River Eco Tours

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Address: Slidell, LA 70461
Phone Number:
+1 985-649-4200
Today
09:45 - 04:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:45 - 04:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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At Pearl River Eco Tours we offer the smallest boats in the industry from...

At Pearl River Eco Tours we offer the smallest boats in the industry from our famous 6 passenger boats to our 18- 26 passenger boats.

This allows us to take you to all the best places bigger boats cannot go!

We are a small, family owned and run business. We do only swamp tours because it's what we are passionate about, and we feel we offer more than just another swamp tour, we take people along to show them our world, so come see us and join us for a chance to experience a swamp tour like no other...

Into the Honey Island Swamp, one of the least altered river swamps in the country with a Professional Native Ecological Tour Guide.

Among majestic cypress trees and winding bayous lies South Louisiana's crowned jewel..

Journey with us as we guide you through this untouched wilderness of pristine beauty and unrivaled charm. Experience the magnificence of the wildlife in their natural surroundings.

Witness the splendor of the unique Louisiana swamp plant life and uncover the distinct waterways that will take you through an adventure that you will not forget. Come aboard with us and discover one of America's last great frontiers.

Behold the beauty of what can only be described as Louisiana's version of the Grand Canyon. The wetlands of South Louisiana are our natural treasures.

At Pearl River Eco Tours,

WE WORK IN THE SWAMP, WE LIVE IN THE SWAMP, WE PLAY IN THE SWAMP…WE ARE THE SWAMP!

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LOOKING FOR SWAMP LAND?

They pick you up and take you on a 35 minute ride to the swamp. You pay, pick out a rain coat and away you go for and hour ride on a boat in the swamp. All kinds of creatures and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Jackson,NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They pick you up and take you on a 35 minute ride to the swamp. You pay, pick out a rain coat and away you go for and hour ride on a boat in the swamp. All kinds of creatures and nature. Worth the $50 a person for the excursion and transportation. Would recommend it for anyone looking for something... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were in New Orleans last week for the first time and we booked a small boat tour with Pearl River Eco Tours kind of last minute for a Saturday afternoon. We had an amazing time! We shared our van and boat with four other people, which made the experience very intimate and engaging. Despite it being... More 

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pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this review

Chelsea, Thanks for taking the time to let us know what great experience you had with us at Pearl River Eco Tours! Our tour guides truly make the difference because they love what they do, and we have guys that are the real deal! We are glad you had a good time and hope y'all will come back to see... More 

los angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a fantastic experience with Pearl River Eco-Tours which started with the driver who picked us up in the Quarter. Our van driver was personal and informative. We learned about his own experiences during Katrina and he even made some great restaurant recommendations. Seriously, the van drive, there and back, added value to the whole trip. In terms of... More 

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pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review!!! We are glad you allowed us the chance to show our lovely swamp!!! Our guys do know their stuff, and they love this area just like we do! I am glad you enjoyed the whole experience. I know when I am on vacation, I love to not have to worry about getting lost or missing... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Went on the Pearl River tour in Jan 17. Luckily for us it was a warm day and the sun was shining. We were lucky enough to spot some junior gators basking in the sun (the majority sleep over the winter). Our guide coaxed the gator towards the boat and fed it to the point it jumped out the water.... More 

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pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this review

I am always amazed at how much our customers remember about their adventures with us! I really appreciate you sharing such great details of your trip, and you got some fabulous pics!!! I love the one of the young gator. He looks so cool! Again, we really appreciate it and hope you will visit us again! Thank you, Lisa Benson... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We did the tour on a very rainy day and had a great time! our guide was very knowledgable and friendly and the tour was interesting and fun. highly recommended 😀

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pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your tour with us at Pearl River Eco Tours. You sound like a real trooper and outdoors guy! I actually love it out in the swamp when it rains. I often see more animals out and about then! We are glad you had a great time... More 

Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We chose the 6 passenger small boat tour upon recommendation of our hotel's concierge. Although in January the big gators are dormant we did see a few juvenile sized. Our captain was a young fireman from Slidell who captains for this company on a part time basis. He is Cajun and grew up in this area so knew the river,... More 

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pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this review

I am so glad y'all didn't listen to whoever thought it wasn't worth the trip in the winter! Winter is my favorite time out here! The beauty of the swamp is on full display in the winter, and the spanish moss takes on such beautiful sway in the winter winds. We are thrilled that you allowed us to show you... More 

Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were part of a group of 11 who were able to go out in the smaller, 12-person boat to explore the swamp on a chilly January day. Although the weather kept the gators and snakes from being out and about, we still saw enough wildlife in the water, land and air to make it interesting. Just learning about the... More 

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pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this review

Teresita, Thanks so much for great review of your experience with us at Pearl River Eco Tours, and thanks for the shout out to our transportation guys too. They can kind of get left behind in the all the excitement of the swamp tour. I will be sure to let them know they got a good mention!! Isn't the swamp... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

My husband and I were skeptical about taking a "swamp tour", but we were pleasantly surprised. We had great weather, though too cool for alligator spotting. There were 8 of us on the tour. We had hotel pick up in the French Quarter. About a 45 minute ride to the tour location. Tour was about an hour and 45 minutes... More 

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pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this review

We are so glad you and your husband had a great time!!! Thanks so much taking the time to let us know that we are doing what we love well!! Thanks again, Lisa Benson Pearl RIVer Eco Tours More 

Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The swamp is a beautiful place, and even in November we were able to see alligators, snakes, raccoons (which persistently run on the shore alongside the boat, hoping for treats), and turtles along with Great Blue herons and other birds. And of course the lovely trees and other plants are always there, so you still get to soak up the... More 

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pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this review

We appreciate the great review and fantastic pics! Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know that we are doing well. It is so great when people love this swamp like we do, and I can see from all the good pics, that you really appreciated your time out there. We hope to see you back soon!... More 

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Although it was a cold day, the trip was amazing. We were picked up by the shuttle on time at our hotel in New Orleans for the 45 minute trip to Slidell. There were only 5 of us on the trip, so it almost seemed like a private tour. Captain John Royen was extremely interesting and very knowledgeable about all... More 

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pearlrivereco, Public Relations Manager at Pearl River Eco Tours, responded to this review

We are so glad you came out to see our beautiful swamp and had a great time! Our captains truly make the difference, and Captain John is a legend out this way! He knows so much about the flora and fauna and can play a piano!!! Wow!! We appreciate the great review and the time it took to write it.... More 

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