From New Orleans: Small-Group Eco-Friendly Swamp Boat Tour

From New Orleans: Small-Group Eco-Friendly Swamp Boat Tour

From $69 per person

Explore the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Refuge in a respectful and eco-friendly way on a customized flat-bottom boat for small or private groups of up to 6 people.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 - 4.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Please wait outside on the street 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time, which is 1 hour and 15 minutes before the scheduled tour time on your voucher.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Maurepas Swamp Reserve on an eco-friendly, small-group boat tour
  • See alligators, blue herons, bald eagles, deer, wild pigs, turtles, and other wildlife
  • Learn about the unique ecology of the swamp and bayous from an expert
  • Maximize your wildlife viewing with comfortable captain chairs that swivel 360 degrees
  • Choose between a shared or private tour, with or without pickup from New Orleans
Full description
Embark on an eco-friendly, small-boat tour in the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Refuge that respects the ecosystem and doesn’t feed alligators or other wildlife. Cruise in comfort and learn about the area’s unique ecosystem form and expert naturalist captain and guide Begin the tour about an hours drive from New Orleans, from a private dock which is only a few minutes away from the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area where you will be welcomed by your boat captain/guide. Travel in a customized boat equipped with comfortable captain chairs that swivel 360 degrees. The small boat’s engine doesn’t scare wildlife away and allows you to get deeper into the swamp than you would with the large-boats used on most swamp tours. Benefit from a group size of maximum 6 people, ensuring that you can properly relax, avoid the crowds, and ask all the questions you want from your naturalist captain and guide. Glide through hardwood forests and swamps with towering cypress trees and Spanish moss. Learn about the wildlife, the local lifestyle and culture, and even the legend of the Rougarou, the Cajun swamp monster. Discover the Maurepas Swamp, a biodiverse 110,000-acre federally protected wildlife management area and keep your eyes peeled for gators, great blue herons, bald eagles, owls, deer, wild pigs, and turtles. Be immersed in a birdwatchers paradise as you encounter woodpeckers, fishing birds, and migratory songbirds that live here. Gain a deeper understanding of what makes the ecosystems here so unique. End the tour at the same dock where you departed. If you choose an option including transportation to and from New Orleans, the driver will meet you at the dock and bring you and other guests back to town.
Includes
  • Small flat-bottomed boat (6 people max)
  • Tour of the Maurepas Swamp
  • Expert naturalist captain and guide
  • New Orleans hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Prepare for the activity

The details below may change if you update your current selection:

    Meeting point

    Once you turn off Highway 22 onto Petite Dr. aim for 13071 Petite Dr, Maurepas, LA 70449 in Google Maps, which is much further down the road on the right hand side. You will see a grass lot with a portable toilet about three properties from the end of the street on your right hand side. You can park in the grass on the right side of the shipping container.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Water
    • Breathable clothing
    • Cash
    • Warm clothing
    • Rain gear

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft do not regularly service this area. You may be able to find a ride to the launch site, hower due to low/non-existnace service levels you might might be stranded when you want to head back
    • In the winter, due to the cold, alligators are more likely to be seen in the afternoon if the temperature warms up
    • Tour operates rain or shine however, you will be notified early on the morning of your tour if the tour needs to be cancelled due to lightening
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    Product ID: 395235