Barataria Swamp Tour from New Orleans with Optional Transportation

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Explore the waterways of the Barataria Swamp with Louisiana Tour Company - SWAMP DOCK! Enjoy the beauty of this swamp that was "The Crown Jewel of the Louisiana Purchase" as guests explore the swamp from from a covered swamp tour boat! Drift past a Cajun cemetery, a 2,000-year-old Indian burial mound and a fishing village! Learn about the wildlife and be sure to keep an eye out for native birds, snakes, turtles, fur-bearing animals, and, of course, gators!

Activity Highlights

  • See gators and other native wildlife
  • Relaxing and scenic ride aboard a covered swamp boat
  • Optional round trip transportation from most hotels in and around the French Quarter
  • Only 35 minutes from downtown New Orleans

What's Included

  • Swamp tour with native guide
  • Transportation (optional)

What to bring

  • Weather appropriate clothes
  • Comfortable flat shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen


  • Buses are not handicap accessible.
  • No pickups at private residences or short-term vacation rentals like Airbnb or VRBO. Please locate nearest downtown New Orleans hotel for pick up.

Additional information

  • The boat is handicap accessible.
  • Pick up is approximately 70-100 minutes before departure time.
  • The length of this tour includes travel time.
  • Swamp boats feature a roof, cushioned seats, windows that can be raised or lowered for the weather, a restroom, and plenty of standing and walking room.

Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 48 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 48 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If the guide calls off the tour due to weather, the tour may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 48 hour cancellation period. No-shows will not be refunded.

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  • Nina Soto USA about 3 months ago

    Great Guide! Very interactive with guests!

    Despite down pours of heavy rain, our guide was great. We did see one gator and some wild life. The small gator on the boat was a special treat for my 6 year old who loved the experience. Kudos to a well thought out tour with interesting history! Definitely recommend!

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  • Violet Wardrop Alabama, USA about 9 months ago

    Swamp tour

    Everything went as planned. Thanks

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  • Joell Quirarte Alabama, USA about 1 year ago


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  • Jose USA about 2 years ago


    Great customer service and my wife and I had a lot of fun! Definitely will be making another trip soon!

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  • Djuana USA about 2 years ago

    My Swamp Tour Experience

    The Tour Guide was awesome. Unfortunately, I can't recall his name but he was humorous and a risk taker too. He actually opened the side door and splashed water while throwing marshmallows saying "EC" or "TC" which he said the gators understood that mean come here. Unsure how true that is but is was entertaining to hear him call out. When the gator swam up to boat the tour guide tapped the head of the gator. The sound of that gator mouth when it closed was powerful! I enjoyed the swamp experience and I enjoyed, although a little scared, holding the baby alligator. I recommend and yes, I would do it again.

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  • Henry Chan USA about 2 years ago

    Airboat swamp tour

    Had a GREAT time! Saw a lot of alligators and the captain provided a lot of educational trivia information about the alligators. He is also pretty good at driving that airboat, the wind felt great despite the heat that day.

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  • Linda USA about 2 years ago

    Swamp Tour

    I enjoyed the tour. The captain was awesome!

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  • Andre USA about 2 years ago

    Barataria Swamp Tour

    Fantastic tour, very enjoyable

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  • Jacob Schaller USA about 2 years ago

    A Bayou Blast!

    Had a very enjoyable and learning experience. Extremely enjoyed the captains antics and knowledge of the waterways. If you want to see gators there's plenty hanging about.

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  • Latrenda USA about 2 years ago

    Swamp Thing

    From door pick up through the depths of the swap, we enjoyed the onboard baby alligator as much is feeding the up close swamp alligators. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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