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    Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour

    Nowhere is Louisiana’s wildlife more abundant than in the swamps and bayous of New Orleans . After crossing the Mississippi River, take a boat ride through these swamps and bayous and be on the lookout for alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles and native birds. Hear stories from your guide about local Cajun culture and the mysteries of the swamps and bayous. After a short coach ride across the Mississippi River, embark on a fascinating 2 hour boat trip through the swamps and bayous of New Orleans! Watch the timeless beauty of Southern Louisiana unfold as you travel through the bayous and swamps in a custom built, all-weather boat.

    Your local guide will reveal the mysteries of this iconic Louisiana terrain as you observe the nesting grounds of native wildlife. Discover how the seafood from the 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.

    Along the way, learn all about Cajun culture and ingenuity — hear how Cajun people turned soup into gumbo, a famous Louisiana dish; the washboard into a musical instrument; and, of course, the swamps into a natural paradise. Your guide will also explain how these lush, untamed swamps and bayous are slowly disappearing. Learn about the efforts made to preserve and restore Louisiana's vanishing wetlands for future generations to enjoy. You'll return safely from the bayous with a return coach ride to the French Quarter in New Orleans.
    Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Take a boat ride through the famous swamps and bayous of New Orleans
    • Be on the lookout for indigenous alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles and native birds
    • Enjoy a coach ride through the area, then hear stories from your guide about local Cajun culture
    • See fascinating sights and listen as your guide unveils mysteries of the iconic swamps and bayous
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    City & Bayou Barataria Swamp Tour

    If you want to know The Big Easy inside out, you’d better come on this exciting, full-day excursion! After being picked up at your hotel in a luxury mini-coach, you’ll pass through the streets of the French Quarter, and learn about its fascinating history from your knowledgeable guide. Then, you’ll travel down Esplanade Avenue, lined with Creole mansions, where you’ll stop for a short cemetery tour at St. Louis #3, home to New Orleans’ most elaborate tombs. From there, you’ll follow the St. Charles Streetcar line and explore the Garden District, home to such celebrities as Nicolas Cage and Sandra Bullock! Afterwards, you’ll venture into the Barataria Swamps and Wetlands to explore the Cajuns of the Bayou in the comfort of your covered Swamp Tour Boat. You’ll see a 2,000 year old Indian Burial Mound, wildlife of the swamps including gators, and so much more!
    City & Bayou Barataria Swamp Tour

    2014 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans

    • Explore the streets of the French Quarter, the historic Esplanade Avenue, the Garden District, the Barataria Swamps, and more!
    • Enjoy a quick stop in City Park where you can purchase refreshments
    • Witness the rich ecology of the Bayou swampland, home to snakes, fur animals, gators, and more
    • Cover nearly 300 years of New Orleans history, culture, architecture, and culinary habits on this must-do tour
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    Private Gondola Tour

    An airy laugh. Batting eyes. Blossoming amore. Some guy standing behind you with a knowing smile. Add a pinch of Venice to your New Orleans jambalaya with a romantic gondola getaway! Settle into a handcrafted Venetian love boat, and sluice your way through City Park’s alluring lagoons. You’ll have a full fifty minutes to soak in a puddle of pheromones, gasp at surreal sights, and lose yourselves in each other’s irises. Add to the ambiance with recorded Italian tunes, and dine on little nibbles of encouragement: cheese, crackers, and cioccolato! Bring your favorite wine or champagne, and make a toast to fluttering hearts! Or, bring a few guests and make it an altogether different sort of experience! Each gondola can ferry up to four additional passengers for a small extra fee. Say, that’s just enough room for a poet, a sketch artist, a sitar player, and your mom!
    Private Gondola Tour

    8 Friedrichs Ave, New Orleans

    • Escape into the lagoons of City Park with a romantic gondola tour
    • Take in the sights as you listen to soothing Italian music
    • Bring your favorite wine or champagne, and dine on complimentary snacks
    • Treat yourself and your significant other to a stirring New Orleans experience
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    New Orleans Airboat Tour (Hotel Pickup)

    You’re not gonna get to know the swamps of N’Awleans any better than this locally-owned family-run business that’s been doing their thing since ‘89! Take this tour to get to know the lay of the land, and along the way you’ll discover the creatures and characters that call the place their home. Your guide will be a local captain who has lived the Cajun Life, living in harmony with the ecosystem on a daily basis, so you’re in good hands! Don’t forget your camera, because along the way you’ll have several chances to encounter the region’s wildlife. You just might run into Brown Pelicans, Osprey, Bald Eagles, Swamp Raccoons, Owls, Gulls, Herons, and -- gasp -- Gators! Fingers crossed! All tour boats are fully-narrated and protected from the sun and rain. Meaning: Rain or shine, you’ve got no excuse to miss this tour!
    New Orleans Airboat Tour (Hotel Pickup)

    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero

    • Explore New Orleans and the surrounding swamps with 6 passengers total and an expert local guide -- they’ll even pick up you and your passengers from your hotel!
    • Learn about life on the bayou and enjoy the thrill of cruising through the swamps
    • Catch a few crocodiles as you gaze over the waters from the safety of the airboat
    • Get to know the swamps like a local with a local captain from a locally-owned family business that started in ‘89!
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    Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Tour

    A grand mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures starting with a boat tour of the cypress swamps. Enjoy a traditional lunch at one of the oldest Plantations in the south, Oak Alley Plantation, followed by a guided tour of this grand mansion. Later in the afternoon visit Laura, a Creole Plantation and her historic slave quarters surrounded by sugar cane fields.

    You'll start your day driving out to Cajun Country, where you'll go through wild cypress swamps, over the Mississippi River on an impressive suspended bridge, and along vast sugarcane fields, as the guide tells a unique story of the odyssey of the Cajun people.

    Next you'll take a narrated boat tour (about 1.5 hours) on winding bayous in remote cypress swamps. Your Cajun guide, also an alligator hunter and fur trapper, will share his knowledge of the swamp including reptile habits, healing plants and exotic birds. After this peaceful ride, explore his picturesque swamp zoo on Bayou Boeuf. A delicious lunch is included at Oak Alley Plantation's Cajun restaurant with a chance to experience traditional cuisine of this region.

    After lunch be prepared for a pilgrimage back in time. From the River Road you will see and hear all about Whitney, Josephine, and Evergreen Plantations. A guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation to admire this jewel of Greek Revival architecture. Free time to walk under a spectacular canopy of 28 giant live oaks.

    Next visit Laura, a Creole Plantation and her historic slave quarters surrounded by sugar cane fields. The guided tour transports you with dramatic detail into the charmed yet tragic lives of four generations of Creole owners and their slaves.

    Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Tour

    Downtown, New Orleans

    • Experience a grand presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures on a full day tour
    • Cruise through the wild cypress swamps on a boat tour
    • Enjoy a traditional lunch at one of the oldest Plantations in the south, Oak Alley Plantation
    • Visit Laura, a Creole Plantation, and hear stories of her slave quarters and sugar cane fields
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    Swamp Boat Ride and Plantation Tour

    See a variety of wildlife on a swamp boat ride and explore an authentic southern plantation on this tour from New Orleans. See alligators, egrets, raccoons and snakes during your ride around a private Louisiana swamp after taking a tour of Destrehan Plantation, the oldest documented French Colonial style house in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Your tour will begin with a tour with a 1.5-hour visit to Destrehan Plantation, where you will learn the history of the Destrehan family sugar dynasty, see a Slave Revolt Museum that dates back to 1811, and admire the architecture of a French Colonial style plantation. After your plantation tour, take a comfortable coach in central New Orleans and ride across the Mississippi River to Manchac Swamp, where you'll board your custom-built, covered boat. This Louisiana swamp is privately owned so you'll be able to take in your fascinating surroundings with fewer distractions. In addition to sharing some local history, your guide will explain why wetlands like this one are disappearing and what's being done to save them. Feel free to walk around your boat to capture photos of the swamp's abundant wildlife, including alligators, egrets, raccoons, snakes, and nutria -- a giant rodent. Your 4.5-hour tour of Louisiana's colorful scenery and history concludes at its starting point in New Orleans.
    Swamp Boat Ride and Plantation Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Take a swamp boat ride to explore an authentic southern plantation
    • See alligators, egrets, and snakes during your ride around a private Louisiana swamp
    • Take a tour of Destrehan Plantation, the oldest French Colonial house in the Lower Mississippi Valley
    • Hear commentary about the wetlands and the plantation from your expert guide
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    Cypress Swamps Small Airboat Tour - 2 Hours

    Join the guides of the New Orleans Tour Company as they help you learn more about the cypress swamps of Louisiana! Try not to strain your neck too much as you turn to see a large variety of wildlife, including alligators, owls, eagles, hawks, herons and turtles. You will have to watch out for the snakes, but you will always be safe with your guide. This a true adventure that will show you amazing moss-covered areas of the swamps you will never see again. Here is your chance to learn more about the wildlife and plant life that make the swamps special.
    Cypress Swamps Small Airboat Tour - 2 Hours

    2014 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans

    • Enjoy a fun airboat ride and tour for 6 passengers
    • Discover the mysteries of the cypress swamp
    • Learn more about the ecosystem from your knowledgeable guides
    • Discover wildlife and nature from a new perspective in the swamp
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    Swamp Tour Boat Adventure (Hotel Pickup)

    Don’t just watch Swamp People on the History channel… BE a Swamp Person! Take a New Orleans Swamp Tour and Wetlands Adventure! See the Cajuns of the Bayou living and surviving in harmony with the swamps. From the relaxed comfort of their covered New Orleans Swamp Tour boats, you will drift slowly past a 2000 year old Indian burial mound, a Cajun cemetery, and fishing village. You may see the wildlife that made the Barataria Swamps the “Crown Jewel” of the Louisiana Purchase. The slow drift of the tour boats through moss draped trees and small waterways will provide ample opportunity for viewing and photography. Birds, snakes, turtles, fur animals, and Gators (the Kings of the swamp) are easily spotted in spring, summer, and fall. Get out there and explore, you bad bushwacker you.
    Swamp Tour Boat Adventure (Hotel Pickup)

    Downtown New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans

    • Explore the amazing flora and fauna of the New Orleans’ swamps
    • Pass an old Indian burial mound, Cajun cemetery, and fishing village
    • Drift under moss draped trees and stop for photos and alligator sightings
    • Enjoy the narration of a local, professional tour guide
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    New Orleans Swamp Tour

    You’re not gonna get to know the swamps of N’Awleans any better than this locally-owned family-run business that’s been doing their thing since ‘89! Take this tour to get to know the lay of the land, and along the way you’ll discover the creatures and characters that call the place their home. Your guide will be a local captain who has lived the Cajun Life, living in harmony with the ecosystem on a daily basis, so you’re in good hands! Don’t forget your camera, because along the way you’ll have several chances to encounter the region’s wildlife. You just might run into Brown Pelicans, Osprey, Bald Eagles, Swamp Raccoons, Owls, Gulls, Herons, and -- gasp -- Gators! Fingers crossed! All tour boats are fully-narrated and protected from the sun and rain. Meaning: Rain or shine, you’ve got no excuse to miss this tour!
    New Orleans Swamp Tour

    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero

    • Explore New Orleans and the surrounding swamps with an expert local guide
    • Learn about life on the bayou and enjoy the thrill of cruising through the swamps
    • Catch a few crocodiles as you gaze over the waters from the safety of the tour boat
    • Get to know the swamps like a local with a local captain from a locally-owned family business that started in ‘89!
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    Airboat Ride and Plantation Tour

    Get ready for an exhilarating two-hour airboat ride deep into secluded bayous in Cajun Country. You will see all sorts of wildlife on your journey - alligators, giant catfish and nutrias. Then, continue onto Destrehan Plantation for a glimpse into the historic past of New Orleans. The small-group atmosphere with maximum 13 people ensures a more personal experience.

    First, you will ride out to the quaint and remote Cajun Village close to Paradis, LA for a thrilling high-speed ride onboard small airboats, comfortably gliding over marshes, deep into secluded bayous for approximately 2 hours. You may even get to hold a baby alligator, feed giant catfish, or meet a nutria face to face. Then, travel to the Destrehan Plantation for a guided tour. This historic plantation, on Louisiana's Old River Road, is a lavishly restored Greek Revival antebellum mansion. Here you will have free time to enjoy lush gardens and majestic live oaks.

    Airboat Ride and Plantation Tour

    Downtown, New Orleans

    • Take an exhilarating two-hour airboat ride deep into secluded bayous in Cajun Country
    • Ride out to the quaint and remote Cajun Village close to Paradis, LA for a thrilling high-speed adventure
    • See all sorts of wildlife on your journey, like alligators, giant catfish and nutrias
    • Visit Destrehan Plantation for a glimpse into the historic past of New Orlean
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