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Louisiana Swamp Tours

The Barataria Preserve and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park near New Orleans, a popular area for swamp tours
The Barataria Preserve and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park near New Orleans, a popular area for swamp tours

In addition to the mighty Cypress trees and abundant fauna, the Louisiana swamps around New Orleans abound with a variety of alligators, turtles, snakes, birds and other wildlife.

The lush growth in a Louisiana swamp is indescribable. And the best way is to experience it is via a swamp tour!

Louisiana Swamp Tours Close to New Orleans

One of the most popular things to do for visitors to New Orleans is touring the swamps.

In the greater New Orleans area, there are many swamp tour options in communities such as Marrero, Westwego, Braithwaite, Lafitte, Des Allemands and Laplace.

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

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

If you are visiting the greater New Orleans area, many of the tour operators offer pickups at French Quarter and downtown hotels.

While some operators offer online reservations, others require phone reservations. Some accept credit cards and others require cash, so plan accordingly.

Map showing locations of swamp tours in the Greater New Orleans area 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 New Orleans Area Swamp Tours

Swamp Tour Operator, Website, Address & Phone Number City

Louisiana Marsh Adventures

P.O. Box 1304, 1045 Hwy 39

Airboat tours, alligator hunts, customized private tours

p 504.684.3432

Braithwaite, Louisiana

Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne

4262 US Hwy 90

Airboat tours, swamp tours, and night tours

p 800.975.9345

Des Allemands, Louisiana

Airboat Adventures

5145 Fleming Park Road

Airboat swamp tours, night tours. Will arrange pickups at downtown New Orleans hotels.

p 888.467.9267 or 504.689.2005

Lafitte, Louisiana

Cajun Pride Swamp Tours

110 Frenier Road

Cajun Pride Swamp Tours is a privately owned wildlife refuge just 25 miles from New Orleans. Authentic Louisiana swamp eco-tours, plantation tours, and combination tours.

p 504.467.0758

Laplace, Louisiana

Cajun Style Swamp Tours

9706 Barataria Blvd.

Airboat tours, pontoon boat tours

p 504.628.8848

Marrero, Louisiana

Jean Lafitte Swamp & Airboat Tours

6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Parkway

Airboat and flatboat swamp tours at Jean Lafitte National Park

p 504.689.4186

Marrero, Louisiana

Louisiana Tour Company

9706 Barataria Blvd., Crown Point

Airboat and flatboat swamp tours, history tours, plantation tours, city tours

p 888.307.9267 or 504.689.3599

Marrero, Louisiana

New Orleans Airboat Tours

4757 Orleans Way

Family owned and operated by three generations of local residents. Adjacent to historic Jean Lafitte National Park. Large and small airboats can accommodate various size groups, private tours, corporate groups.

p 504.738.4778

Marrero, Louisiana

ATV Swamp Tour

ATV rentals & adventure tours, airboat swamp adventures, fishing charters, more

p 504.390.8800

New Orleans, Louisiana

Big Easy Swamp Adventures

6201 France Road

Airboat swamp tours, kayak rentals, marina, sunset cruises, charter fishing, marina. Reservations required.

p 504.266.0014

New Orleans, Louisiana

Gators & Ghosts Tours

500 Bourbon Street

Airboat tours, covered boat tours, plantations, cemeteries, more

p 888.481.8188

New Orleans, Louisiana

Gray Line Tours New Orleans

Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River

Variety of swamp & bayou tours, airboat adventure tours, bus tours, walking tours, plantation tours, French Quarter tours, more

p 800.233.2628 or 504.569.1401

New Orleans, Louisiana

Lost Lands Environmental Tours

2411 Octavia Street

Nature tours, swamp tours, kayak wetlands tours, educational field trips

p 504.858.7575

New Orleans, Louisiana

Machu Picchu Tours

442 Jackson Avenue

Swamp tours and airboat tours, city tours, plantation tours and more

p 504.561.9050

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Tour Center

3110 Magazine Street #113

Airboat tours into the swamps, bayous, forests and marshes of the Barataria Preserve. City, cemetery, plantation and historical tours also available, as are hotel pickups.

p 503.533.4544

New Orleans, Louisiana

Tours by Isabelle

12601 River Road

Swamp tours and airboat tours, as well as plantation, city and walking tours

p 877.665.8687 or 504.398.0365

New Orleans , Louisiana

Wild Louisiana Tours

Kayak and canoe swamp tours in the Manchac Swamp, overnight camping, swamp landscape photo workshops, fishing charters, birding trips, more

p 985.205.1527

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours

Kayak tours into area bayous, rivers and swamps, and plantation and city tour combinations

p 504.571.9975

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Pedal Barge - Swamp Tour Party

Offers party boat tours on a variety of different types/sizes boats in the New Orleans area, conveniently located near Westwego, Marrero, Belle Chasse, and Metairie. Also provides e-bike tours.

6301 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA 70043

p 504.264.1056

New Orleans, Louisiana

Cajun Critters Swamp Tour

363 Louisiana Street

Ride in comfort aboard the splendid Swamp Queen, a fully Coast Guard approved vessel, complete with handicap accomodations. Tours depart from the end of Bayou Segnette. Custom, private and corporate tours available.

p 504.347.0962 or 800.575.5578

Westwego, Louisiana

Ultimate Swamp Adventures

501 Laroussini Street, 15 minutes from the New Orleans French Quarter.

Airboat and covered swamp boat tours. Transportation from New Orleans hotels available.

p 800.728.7187

Westwego, 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


Videos Out in the Louisiana Swamps

An airboat ride with the Louisiana Tour Company in a swamp near New Orleans, Louisiana in Jefferson Parish
Tom Gregory narrates a tour into the Honey Island Swamp. Video produced by the St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission and WLAE-TV

Photographs of Louisiana Swamps

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