New Orleans plays home to some of the most lush swampland ecosystems in the country. These dazzling, natural swamps and bayous give New Orleans residents and visitors alike a ton of recreational opportunities ranging from hunting to fishing, sightseeing and more. To get the full swampland experience, nothing beats a swamp tour in New Orleans. Here are some of your best bets for New Orleans swamp tours.
Airboat Adventures – Offering a variety of different sized airboats that can accommodate parties ranging from six to 20 people. Located 30 minutes from the French Quarter, Airboat Adventures provides swamp tours rife with opportunities to see alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets, herons, ibis, and more.
Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne – Choose from half hour, hourly, or customed timed airboat tours with U.S.C.G. licensed Captain, Arthur Matherne. See gators and other swampland wildlife up close and personal as you “ride on the wild side” on an awesome airboat tour. Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne can accommodate parties with up to 45 people.
Cajun Encounters Swamp, City, and Plantation Tours – This locally owned and operated tour company has been providing New Orleans residents and visitors with some of the best tours in the city for over ten years. Their Honey Island Swamp Tours have been voted the #1 Cajun Swamp Tour and provide some of the most authentic, safe, personal, and hands on tour of the swamps in New Orleans.
Annie Miller’s Son’s Swamp & Marsh Tours – Explore New Orleans’ swamps, bayous, and canals with these premier swamp tours in New Orleans. Sightings on Annie Miller’s Son’s Swamp & Marsh Tours have included alligators, nutrias, snakes, herons, egrets, owls, and much more.
Cajun Critters Swamp Tours – Travel through the mouth of Missippi and discover all the natural wonders of the New Orleans swampland with Cajun Critters Swamp Tours. Their ship, the Swamp Queen is a fully-approved Coast Guard vessel perfect for kids, families, and adults alike. Tourists can discover the beauty of all the great swamps, bayous, and marshes in New Orleans and see critters like otters, egrets, rabbit, mink, and gators.