New Orleans: Manchac Bayou Swamp Cruise with Optional Pickup

New Orleans: Manchac Bayou Swamp Cruise with Optional Pickup

From $27 per person

Discover Louisiana’s bayou wildlife on a guided cruise of Manchac Swamp, with optional pickup in New Orleans. Keep an eye out for alligators as you learn about the local Cajun culture.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
• You can be picked up from most French Quarter and Central Business District/Warehouse District hotels in New Orleans • Some hotels are inaccessible by bus


  • Experience the lush Louisiana swamps up close, as you ride a typical swamp boat
  • View fascinating plant and wildlife–and keep an eye out for alligators
  • Listen to legends and lore of the area as your guide takes you along the bayous
  • Learn about the history of local Cajun town, Frenier
Full description
Join this tour in the Manchac Swamp on a real life adventure for the whole family. Your local captains will take you on an exciting journey to explore Louisiana's abundant wildlife in the bayous of Cajun Country. Journey by boat, Cajun-style, for a tour through the heart of Southern Louisiana's swamplands. Your swamp boat will take you into the meandering bayous where you'll see moss-draped cypress trees, fascinating plant life, and the creatures who make their homes here. Swamp creatures are used to seeing the tour boats, so you'll likely catch a glimpse of various birds, snakes, deer, and fish, and possibly even an alligator. As your boat drifts through the waterways, you will learn about the Louisiana Wetlands, the inhabitants of the swamp–particularly the life and habits of the American Alligator–as well as the unique history of the local Cajun town of Frenier.
  • Narrated Boat Tour
  • Local Captain
  • Gratuity
  • Transportation (unless booked)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    • By car: - From New Orleans follow the I-10 West towards Baton Rouge - Take the LaPlace exit (Exit 209) and turn right at the bottom of the ramp • After 0.5 miles you’ll arrive at the meeting point

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Baby strollers
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Umbrellas
    • Cooler

    Know before you go

    • Swamp tours take place rain or shine. Please dress comfortably.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 / 5

    based on 570 reviews

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    From the time we walked in to the time we left, the whole experience was great! The ladies at the front counter were great. The waiting area was nice. We were able to sit and look at the swamp, see the alligators, take pictures and more. Next when we got on the boat and Danny was absolutely AMAZING !!!

    May 31, 2021

    Such a great family friendly experience! Our Guide was awesome and interactive. He knew where to find all the Alligators. They also fed them which was awesome to see. We also had the opportunity to hold a baby alligator. I would recommend Cajun pride to all my friends and family that are visiting the area.

    May 20, 2021

    We did the early morning tour and that was a great bet. The alligators were very active and came swimming to the boat to get their treat from the captain and we even saw raccoons and wild boars. Captain Danny was great, and funny and told great stories. We got to hold a small alligator! Kid friendly and entertaining. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and we highly recommend this tour.

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    May 17, 2021

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