Honey Island Swamp Tour

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Honey Island Swamp Tour New Orleans Reviews

matrex11485 matrex11…
10 reviews
Swamp and General History of Louisiana Tour Jan 29, 2012
Location of tours is outside New Orleans (to the northeast in Slidell, LA - 45 min drive on I-10 East from New Orleans). Tour is very informative and the guides do a great job of incorporating history, culture, weather, people of Louisiana. Basically anything Louisiana you could learn about on this tour! And obviously, Alligators! (see pic of locally famous gator, El Waupo)

BEST TIME OF YR to experience alligators swimming all around your boat is May thro Sept. Alligators are reptiles and must stay warm so summer months they are actually out looking for food; not in the mud. Tour lasts about an hour or so. It is $20. The boat is safe and the guides know the gators by name. They are very familiar with them and their tendencies.

I highly recommend this tour or one like it. I always take guests if they are here in the summer. People staying in New Orleans, there are ways to get to and fro. In the French Quarter they have places to sign up for almost any kind of tour. You may see one like that for a Swamp tour that has transportation included.
El Waupo in the sun. October this …
only a 13 ft (~4 meter) gator by t…
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ahtibat17 ahtibat17
266 reviews
Fun and Informative in the Swamp Apr 21, 2011
I HIGHLY recommend the Honey Island Swamp Tour. It turned out to be the highlight of my New Orleans trip.

The Honey Island Swamp Tour is located in Slidell, Louisiana, about a halfhour outside of New Orleans. Reservations are required for the tour, and it is advised that you call at least the day ahead. This is what we did and two tour times were available, they were booked for the rest of the day. We were in our own car, so we drove, but there is a shuttle service from New Orleans.

The Honey Island Swamp Tour is as informative as it is fun. It's good fun for all ages and great for families. Our tour guide, Mel, was a bevy of informations (not just pertaining to the swamp, but also Louisiana culture, history and politics in general). I learned A LOT. Plus, we were able to hold a baby alligator! We toured the samp in mid-February and only saw two alligators out in the wild (and they reinterate that all animals seen ARE wild). In the summer, Mel told us that it's not uncommon to see 50 alligators per tour.

I highly, HIGHLY recommend the Honey Island Swamp Tour. The two hour tour is $23 for an adult ticket, but it is well worth it!
an alligator, before we ever start…
Mel, our tour guide
Nanoue63 Nanoue63
2 reviews
Lovely Swamp Tour May 14, 2011
My first swamp tour in the region, I loved it. The guide was funny and the boat not to loaded with people. I enjoyed the sun going down at the end of the tour. Even if we haven't seen too many gators, the landscapes and views were definitely worth it!
Honey Island Swamp Tour, at the be…
Honey Island
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aracnatec aracnatec
3 reviews
Oct 30, 2007
This was the first tour I did when I arrived in New Orleans, I got picked up by a taxi outside my hotel and brought to the Bayou. We had a small boat (which I like, I don't like the very big noisy airconditioned touristy boats) and we set off. Now the captain had it in for me fom the start ever since I leaned on the railing and he told me to keep everything inside the boat at all times, to which I answered "What? I'm ON the railing not over it" thaaaaat wasn't to smart of me. So I was the proverbial set-an-example-with-the-smartmouthed-chick the rest of the trip. But all in good fun. We saw a lot of sliders (little turtles that slide back in the water when they feel threatned) birds (one which was a very rare one, birdwatchers would kill to see that one), alligators (which he fed with marshellows) and the large male (El guappo) He. was. huge!!! snakes and one big owl. And I mean big!

The bayou was very tranquil and beautifull. I would defenitly recommend this tour. The captain lived there all his life and he knows everything related to it (even the latin names of the species)

Keep in mind though that alligators hybernate and that you won't see them if the weather starts to get cold. So call them in advance and ask them what your chances are.

The honey island swamp tour is one of the oldest tour companies there.

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missandrea81 says:
I'll have to try that! Thanks!
Posted on: Jun 22, 2008

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