Swamp Tours - the Real bayou Experience

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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Tours

New Orleans swamp tours are a wonderful way to experience the beautiful nature that surrounds the Big Easy. Even though they are a short car ride from Downtown, New Orleans' surrounding bayous make you feel like you are a million miles away. Take a day to explore the natural side of New Orleans and take a swamp tour. Tours include:

  • Wildlife: You'll get up-close-and-personal with the creatures of the swamp. Tour goers see alligators, raccoons, owls, wild boards, nutria, snakes, turtles, black bears and even bald eagles. Many times tour guides are able to pick up smaller alligators for a hands-on look. It's not every day that you can say you held an alligator.
  • Natural Beauty: Louisiana wetlands are one of the most unique areas in the entire U.S. The bayous and swamps you will see are one of the only remaining fully preserved wetlands in the state. The moving marshes are extremely nutrient-rich, so plant life thrives here. You can see moss-draped cypress trees, reeds, hibiscus and water lilies.
  • Native Cajun captains: A swamp tour may be beautiful, but swamp guides make the experience awesome. Who knows more about the bayous than locals who were born and raised on its waters? The Cajun boat captains and swamp guides give their own personal perspective on the marsh's unique history and importance of the small Cajun towns that surround them. The boat captains are as interesting as the enchanting scenery you pass.

Louisiana swampland holds a special place in Cajun culture. When you take an airboat, skiff or covered boat tour, you are able to experience the bayou's beauty and importance to the thousands that live off her. A swamp tour is a break from New Orleans revelry, but equally as entertaining, history-filled and fun.

A New Orleans swamp tour is a great activity for the entire family. Children and adults will both love learning about this unique ecosystem, while also petting a real alligator! You will come back from your New Orleans vacation with pictures and information that will make your friends jealous.

With so many different swamp tours to choose from, we recommend reading their reviews. Joieful posts every single New Orleans swamp tour review, so you know exactly what you are paying for.