Water activity

New Orleans: Manchac Bayou Swamp Cruise with Optional Pickup

New Orleans: Manchac Bayou Swamp Cruise with Optional Pickup

Activity provider: Cajun Pride Swamp Tours

From US$ 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
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Duration 1.5 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
You can be picked up from most French Quarter and Central Business District/Warehouse District hotels in New Orleans. However, some hotels are inaccessible by bus.

Experience

Highlights
  • 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. Listen to informative commentary as you sail into the bayou. 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.

Includes
  • Narrated Boat Tour
  • Local Captain
  • Journey through the bayou swap
  • Views of plant and wildlife
  • 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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Date

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 646 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Excellent communication from the staff regarding hotel pickup, and an enjoyable ride to the location, seeing some local attractions on the way. Joe was a great, well informed driver! The Swamp Tour was extremely entertaining. Beautiful location and lots of wildlife. Overall the trip was a great experience and was good value for money! Would definitely do again!

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May 9, 2022

Easy to book, a little mixup with the pickup location but the guys were nice. Great driver Big Joe and his great playlist. The swamp was peaceful and T Tim was wonderful. A must-do! We saw so much wildlife (April) and the boat was so great for viewing. What a great day!!!

April 29, 2022

Fantastic experience. Worth every penny. Short trip from the city and we saw more alligators then we could count. Tons of photo opportunities. Our tour guide fed them off the boat so we could see them up close. We even got to hold a little baby! Perfect little outing from the city!

April 13, 2022

Product ID: 19994