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Gray Line Swamp and Bayou Tour

After a short motorcoach ride across the Mississippi River, take a fascinating boat trip into the Louisiana Swamps & Bayous

$51.00 4 hours

About This Experience

Experience the timeless beauty of South Louisiana in a custom built swamp boat. Native guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps and bayous and the Cajun “joie de vivre.” Discover how the seafood from our bountiful waters provides a wide assortment of delectable local dishes! Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, and many species of snakes. Some wildlife are more numerous during the warmer months of the year. Learn why our wetlands are disappearing due to coastal erosion and man’s efforts to correct the damage it has done and restore this vital habitat


Please meet at the Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office, located at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River, for pick up 30 minutes before tour time. No hotel pick up is offered. Refunds are not applicable to tours cancelled within 24 hours of the tour time

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You will see alligators, turtles, heron, and maybe even an eagle flying over head. Bring your camera to capture the “bon temps” (good times) on the bayou!

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The tour leaves from the French Quarter Gray Line ticket office. After a short motorcoach ride, you are ready for a boat trip into the Louisiana Swamps and Bayous. Our local guide, Louis Hatty, was knowledgeable and gave us a great experience. We saw alligators up close!

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Super enjoyable! So beautiful out there, and the guide was very informative. Highly recommended.

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We chose to do the Swamp and Bayou Tour. After 45min in a bus while a nice guide explained the history of New Orleans, we arrived to the boat. The guide on the boat was a local who knew a lot of things about the bayou, especially the alligators (we got to see some and even hold the babies). The ride was agreeable and the boat was covered, which is convenient for rainy days. English speakers only.

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We pre-booked the swamp tour through the website and it worked well. It didn't take more than 45 min to the reserve and we had a tour guide on the bus. When we arrived, we had a little time to pay a visit to the visitor center and the restrooms. Then Gray Line had it's own boat and I guess we had about 1.5 hours to see gators, turtles etc. We also had a little time after the boat-tour for the visitors center. Our guide Lou was enthusiastic and even fed some gators on land. On the way back, we also had the chance to hold a baby gator! I recommend the tour, of course (took about about 4 hours). Just be aware that they don't sell drinks or snacks on the boat.

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Took the swamp and bayou tour thinking it might be a little kitschy. Wrong! It was informative and interesting and included not only numerous alligator sightings but a lot of local knowledge presented by our guide, Little Lou. He knew his stuff! There was a running commentary throughout the tour in a respectful yet humorous tone. Don't forget to take a picture of an alligator biting your arm off. Now that's kitschy!