Louisiana Swamp Tours Near Slidell, Honey Island & Pearl River


The Beauty of the Louisiana Swamp

Scene in the Honey Island swamp in LouisianaScene in the Honey Island swamp in Louisiana

A swamp is an area of land permanently saturated, or filled, with water.

The lush growth in a Louisiana swamp is indescribable. You have to see it to believe it.

Besides the cypress trees and abundant fauna, there are a variety of alligators, turtles, snakes, wild boars, birds and other wildlife.

Swamp Tours near Slidell and Lacombe, Louisiana

One of the most popular attractions for visitors to Louisiana is touring the swamps! Most tours are concentrated in South Louisiana.

The area north of New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain is often called "The Northshore", the location of cities such as Slidell, Lacombe, Mandeville and Madisonville.

Flat-bottom tour boat in the Honey Island swamp in LouisianaFlat-bottom tour boat in the Honey Island swamp in Louisiana

The Honey Island and Pearl River swamps and marshes near Slidell offer exciting and educational opportunities for visitors and residents alike.

Swamp tour operators provide a variety of options, boats, tour length and cost. Some use flat bottom boats, others operate airboats. Kayak and canoe tours and rentals are also available.

Some operators offer online reservations, others only by phone. Some accept credit cards, while some require cash, so plan accordingly.

Map showing locations of swamp tours near Slidell, Honey Island and the Pearl River in Louisiana

 

We have no connection with any of the tour operators listed below ... we just know of their existence and offer their names, web addresses and phone numbers as a starting point in choosing the right tour for you and your group. We also offer links to TripAdvisor to read reviews for many of the tour companies.

List of Selected Louisiana Swamp Tours near Slidell and Honey Island

Swamp Tour Operator, Website, Address & Phone Number City TripAdvisor Reviews

Canoe and Trail Adventure Tours

24401 Highway 90

Founded in 1972, family-owned and operated Canoe and Trail Adventure Tours has guided thousands of people into the swamps and bayous surrounding New Orleans. The company offers canoe and kayak tours, birding tours, swamp tours, moonlight paddles, Bogue Chitto River paddles, educational outings and more.

p 504.233.0686

Lacombe, Louisiana Read reviews on TripAdvisor

Cajun Encounters Tour Company

Admin Office located at 941 Decatur St. in New Orleans; Swamp tour location is 55345 Highway 90 East in Slidell

Honey Island Swamp tours. Also tours of cemeteries, city tours, plantations, custom tours. Hotel pickups available.

p 504.834.1770 or 866.928.6877

Slidell, Louisiana Read reviews on TripAdvisor

Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours

41490 Crawford Landing Road; tours depart from Crawford Landing on West Perarl River, Slidell

Small boats (both covered and uncovered) allow deep access into the heart of the beautiful Honey Island Cypress Swamp. Boat tours since 1982. Hotel pickup available.

p 985.641.1769 or 504.242.5877

Slidell, Louisiana Read reviews on TripAdvisor

Pearl River Eco Tours

55050 Highway 90

Large and small flatboat swamp tours, night tours, and tours for school groups into the Honey Island Swamp. Hotel pickups available.

p 985.649.4200 or 866.597.9267

Slidell, Louisiana Read reviews on TripAdvisor

 


Section 1: Swamp Tours Near Slidell & Lacombe, Honey Island & the Pearl River
Section 2: Swamp Tours in the Greater New Orleans Area
Section 3: Swamp Tours Near Morgan City, Houma & Thibodaux
Section 4: Swamp Tours in the Atchafalaya Basin
Map showing major sections of swamp tour locations in Louisiana

 

Video of a Swamp Tour at Honey Island

Tom Gregory narrates a tour into the Honey Island Swamp. Video produced by the St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission and WLAE-TV

Photographs of Honey Island

The Louisiana Alligator ... seen on a swamp tour at Honey Island
The Louisiana Alligator ... seen on a swamp tour at Honey Islan

Along the Pearl River in Louisiana
Along the Pearl River in Louisiana

Cypress trees in the Honey Island swamp in Louisiana
Cypress trees in the Honey Island swamp in Louisiana


Bird life abounds in the Honey Island Swamp in Louisiana
Bird life abound in the Honey Island Swamp in Louisiana

Wild boar seen on a swamp tour at Honey Island in Louisiana
Wild boar seen on a swamp tour at Honey Island in Louisiana

Cypress trees and cypress knees growing in the water at Honey Island in Louisiana
Cypress trees and cypress knees growing in the water at Honey Island in Louisiana