Water activity

New Orleans: Manchac Bayou Swamp Cruise with Optional Pickup

Activity provider: Cajun Pride Swamp Tours

New Orleans: Manchac Bayou Swamp Cruise with Optional Pickup

Activity provider: Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
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From US$ 27 per person

Likely to sell out

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

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 - 4 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. However, 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. 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.

  • Narrated Boat Tour
  • Local Captain
  • Journey through the bayou swap
  • Views of plant and wildlife
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Gratuity
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 682 reviews

Review summary

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This is a must do! The bus driver Big Joe pick us up from hotel gave USA round trip ride. Joe was awesome very entertaining! Our boat Captain was very funny and informative. A little crazy well just a little as he loves alligators, names them all Jimmy! Go see for yourself and if your lucky you just might get to pet a Jimmy, I did.

August 6, 2022

We enjoyed it however we’re disappointed all the people ( there were a lot of us) were squeezed onto one boat. I could hardly see anything since I was in the middle section. Tour guide was funny and informative. Just wish everyone has a seat on the outer edge of the boat.

July 1, 2022

Capt. Bishop was a hoot! We enjoyed his tour, and we saw SO MANY alligators up close and personal. There were other animals on the tour, too. Even the pick up ride from our hotel was enjoyable. Big Joe shared a lot of information about the history of New Orleans.

June 30, 2022

Product ID: 19994