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Louisiana Swamp Tours

The beauty and solitude of the Louisiana swampThe beauty and solitude of the Louisiana swamp

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

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

Besides the giant cypress trees and abundant fauna, the swamp is home to a variety of alligators, turtles, snakes, birds and other wildlife.

Swamp Tours Near Houma and Thibodaux, Louisiana

One of the most popular things to do in South Louisiana is touring the swamps! Most tours are concentrated in South Louisiana.

Airboat used in a Louisiana swamp tour Airboat used in a Louisiana swamp tour (Staff Photo)

In the greater New Orleans area, there are many swamp tour options.

Outside the Big Easy tours are available in communities such as Houma, Thibodaux, Morgan City, Napoleonville, Patterson and Theriot.

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

Some operators offer online reservations, while other tours have to be booked by phone. Some accept credit cards while other operators require cash, so plan accordingly.

Map showing locations of swamp tours near Houma, Thibodaux and Morgan City 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 Swamp Tours Near Houma & Thibodaux

Swamp Tour Operator, Website, Address & Phone Number City

A Cajun Man's Swamp Tours & Adventures

Bob's Bayou Black Marina, 251 Marina Drive (off Hwy 182).

Tours by Captain Billy Gaston in the Lower Atchafalaya Basin and Gibson Swamp in 49-passenger, covered vessel

p 985.868.4625

Gibson, Louisiana

Bayou Black Airboat Swamp Tours

251 Marina Dr.

Airboat tours by the Ponthieux family

p 985.665.8571

Gibson, Louisiana

Annie Miller's Son's Swamp and Marsh Tours

3718 Southdown Mandalay Road

Tours into the swamps, bayous, marshes and canals of the Mandalay Wildlife Refuge

p 985.868.4758 or 800.341.5441

Houma, Louisiana

Torres Cajun Swamp Tours

Highway 307-105 Torres Road

Flatboat tours by Captain Roland Torres in the swamps of the Bayou Boeuf area. Wheelchair accessible.

p 985.633.7739

Kraemer, Louisiana

Attakapas Adventures Swamp Tours

1324 Highway 401

Captain Ginger Rushing operates ecological and historical tours on Lake Verret and surrounding bayous and swamps. Sunset cruises. Fishing charters available.

p 985.369.8588 or 985.637.8923

Napoleonville, Louisiana

Cajun Jack's Swamp Tours

118 Main Street

p 985.395.7420

Patterson, Louisiana

Airboat Charters of Bayou Dularge

3282 Bayou Dularge Road

Captain John Verret, a Houma Indian, and his son provide airboat rides and bowfishing adventures in the evening hours

p 985.872.0989

Theriot, Louisiana

Bayou Woman: Beyond the Bayou Excursions

1917 Bayou Dularge Road

Captain Wendy Billiot, "The Bayou Woman", offers bird watching excursions, student excusions, photography excursions, "mini" 2-hour excursions into the bayou, and more

p 985.851.7578

Theriot, Louisiana

Zam's Swamp Tour

141 Kraemer Bayou Rd.

p 985.633.7881

Thibodaux, Louisiana



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


Home of Cajun Jack's Swamp Tours, Patterson, Louisiana
Home of Cajun Jack's Swamp Tours, Patterson, Louisiana (Staff Photo)


Videos of the Louisiana Swamps

An airboat ride with the Louisiana Tour Company in a swamp near New Orleans, Louisiana in Jefferson Parish

Photographs of Louisiana Swamp Scenes

Swamp scene in Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin Swamp Swamp scene in Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin Swamp
Swamp scene in Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin Swamp Swamp scene in Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin Swamp