Set out on a 20,000-acre (8,095-hectare) tract of tidewater cypress swamp close to the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Your flat-bottomed boat is leisurely guided through the shallow marshes. Discover bayous lined with mossy cypress and tupelo-gum trees as your captain points out a stunning variety of wildlife. Enjoy a fully narrated tour by a local guide.
Prepare to see plenty of alligators in the warmer months (and warmer days in winter), some of which may be sunning themselves on logs! Your guide may even feed the gators, affording you amazing photo opportunities. Also, keep your eyes open for turtles, snakes, egrets, herons, and ibis. You may even catch sight of a hawk, owl, or bald eagle. In the cooler months, look for white-tailed deer, raccoons, and the large rodents known as nutria.
Your morning or afternoon tour ends at the embarkation point. Be sure to check out the indoor exhibits of alligators — including an albino alligator — before making your way back to downtown New Orleans.
Note: This tour does not include hotel pick-up or drop-off unless hotel pickup and drop-off is selected. Roundtrip transportation is an extra $30 per person.
Duration: 1hr 30 min