See Wildlife and the City in One Day!
This tour is designed for the visitor who wants to see a combination of nature and the city in one day.
The first segment of the tour takes you on a 50 mile tour throughout the city visiting historic neighborhoods and sites.
The second segment two offers an up-close view of a Louisiana swamp with alligators, turtles, swamp birds and other creatures. The boat's captain serves as your pilot and guide within the swamp, introducing you to the wildlife just 30 minutes from New Orleans.
Your group will join others on the boat unless you choose to reserve the entire capacity of the boat.
The boat has a roof to protect you from the sun and rain. It has side rails to protect you from wildlife and foliage.
The amount and variety of wildlife seen on your cruise depends on weather, time of year, water levels and other natural factors.
The boat captain has ultimate authority whether to sail or not, depending on weather and other safety factors.
The morning segment begins with a drive through the city visiting historic neighborhoods and sites such as the Garden District, the University Section, City Park, Lake Pontchartrain and the Central Business District. This segment starts at 9am and ends around 11am.
From 11-12:30 pm we stop for lunch in the city or near the boat dock.
12:30 -1:30 pm we drive to the Swamp.
1:30 - 4:00 pm we take a boat tour through the swamp.
4 - 4:30 pm we return to your hotel
We tour rain or shine. Travel in the swamp is at the descretion of the swamp boat pilot. Delays or cancellations resulting from weather, traffic and other unforeseen events can occur.
Participation is dependent on space availability and advance reservations.
Which swamp departure time/tour will be determined by our arrival time.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will pick you up at any hotel in the Central Business District on French Quarter .
End location: We will return you to your hotel or another designated point in the Central Business District or the French Quarter.
The boat sails at the discretion of the captain based on weather, water conditions and other factors.
Duration: 8 hours
Traffic, weather and other factors may effect our time frame. Please do not make dinner reservation prior to 7:00 p.m.
Transportation provided in a 7 passenger minivan.
A narrated city tour by a New Orleans-licensed tour guide, transportation, swamp boat admissions, a second guide and boat trip through the Honey Island Swamp.
Pick up and return to/from your hotel.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Dollars - Most tours of this length stop for lunch. Lunch costs are not included in the tour cost.
Custom tours are available for larger groups. Please contact me for details.
The cost of lunch, any added admissions or non-scheduled cover charges, souvenirs and expenses not covered in the tour.
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After touring with Dominick on a fantastic city driving tour, we wanted to see more, so asked if he could book a swamp tour. While we realized it was short notice, he was graciously able to schedule a tour two days later. He arranged all the details, including a covered boat to protect us from the sun. We enjoyed seeing the local wildlife and learning about life on the swamp. It was a lovely day with no bugs!