Experience the timeless beauty of South Louisiana on a custom-built swamp boat. Cruise through part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and see alligators, raccoons and snakes in the Barataria Preserve.
About this activity
Duration 3.75 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the timeless beauty of South Louisiana on a custom built swamp boat
  • Discover how the seafood from Louisiana waters provides a wide assortment of delectable local dishes!
  • Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria and many species of snakes
Full description
Cruise through the Barataria Preserve and discover the beauty of South Louisiana in a custom-built swamp boat, as you float through a section of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park.

Discover how the seafood from Louisiana’s waters provide a wide assortment of delectable local dishes! After a short motor coach ride across the Mississippi River, take a fascinating boat trip into the Louisiana swamps and Bayous.

Native guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps and bayous and you will get to experience the Cajun “Joie de Vivre.” Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria and many species of snakes. Some wildlife is more numerous during the warmer months of the year.

Learn why the wetlands are disappearing due to coastal erosion and discover man’s effort to correct the damage it has done and to restore this vital habitat.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Taxes
  • Experience guide
What’s Not Included
  • Snacks
  • Refreshments
  • Gratuities

When you get there

Meeting point

Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office (Toulouse St. by the Mississippi River in the French Quarter)

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Know before you go
• The parking lot fee is approximately $11.00 to $13.00 for up to 4 or more hours unless it is a special event. When you pass Rampart St., you are in the French Quarter. Please allow for extra time due to heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the French Quarter at all times
• Tours will not be conducted on Mardi Gras Day and Thanksgiving Day
• The supplier provides handicap access for wheelchairs but not scooters or walkers. Vehicle lifts meet all ADA requirements and are equipped for wheelchair storage (based on availability). If wheelchairs can collapse and fold, staff will assist in accommodating the chair in a safe place on the vehicle. Handicap reservations must be made 48 hours in advance to secure availability. Contact information will be provided on your voucher