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WILD Gator Swamp Tours

On the lookout for a unique experience? Look no further!

With our specially designed New Orleans Swamp Tours, you can take the whole family on an amazing adventure. Explore the vast rivers and marshes of Louisiana and feel the captivating charm of these habitats.

Get up close and personal with magnificent alligators like never before.

Get Ready to Find These Animals in the Wild

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The Adventure of a Lifetime in 3 Steps

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Our passionate and experienced Captains combine the excitement of a New Orleans airboat swamp tour with the fascination of a backwater nature tour.
Embark on this journey and discover why we are the #1 New Orleans swamp tour!

Customize your Experience

Explore a range of options for your adventure.
Whether you opt for a small boat or a large pontoon boat tour, and whether you're in pursuit of a peaceful escape or an adrenaline-packed journey, tailor your swamp tour to create memories that resonate with your preferences.

Step into Wilderness

The last and final step.
Just step into the adventure and enjoy immersing yourself in this priceless experience, taking in the sights and sounds that make this adventure truly unique.

Our Swamp Tour Options in New Orleans

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The Small Airboat

👫 6-10 passengers
⏰ 1 hr 45 min
👦🏻 Minimum 5yo

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The Large Airboat

👫 15-27 passengers
⏰ 1 hr 45 min

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The Pontoon Boats

Traditional Covered Boat Swamp Tours
⏰ 1 hr 45 min

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Our Pickup Service

Round trip to the French Quarter

Gator Tour times

Boats leave the dock at 9:45 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm (if there is enough daylight for the 6 pm tour). It is important that you be there at least 15-30 minutes before so you have plenty of time to check-in.

All tours are 1 hour 45 minutes packed with excitement. Give us a call, to join us for a swamp tour New Orleans style. We book up fast!

Why book with Bayou Swamp Tours?

Bayou Swamp Tours offers the most thrilling swamp tours New Orleans has to offer. The Bayou tour company offers various options for you to choose from…

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You Won't Find It Anywhere Else

#1 New Orleans Swamp Tour

Embark on the #1 New Orleans Swamp Tour for an unforgettable adventure! Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of Louisiana's swamps, guided by our expert Cajun Captains.

Our Wild Collection

Explore thousands of acres in our unique Louisiana ecosystem featuring backwater wildlife.
You will find alligators, over 200 species of birds, wild pigs, raccoons and so much more!

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Most Swamp tours typically sell out weeks in advance.
With us, you’ll have exclusive access to the most availability to see gators in the wild in all of Louisiana.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about our Louisiana airboat tours.

Boats leave the dock at 9:45AM, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm (if there is enough daylight for the 6pm tour). It is important that you be there at least 15-30 minutes before so you have plenty of time to check in.
We have airboats that can hold anywhere from 6 to 30 passengers. If you would like a private tour, let us know and we can accommodate your needs! We have the most availability on swamp tours in New Orleans. We also run covered tour boats seating 20-72 passengers.
Yes! We can accommodate any group size. Please give us a call to make the arrangements for your private Louisiana experience.
We offer to pick up guests and take them back to all hotels located in the French Quarter / New Orleans City Center / Eastern Garden District as an additional service. Please call to add pickup to your tour for an additional fee.
Yes, you have to be at least 5 years of age AND 48 inches tall to ride the airboat. Expectant mothers will need to take the swamp boat tour for a smooth experience in the bayou.
There are all sorts of avian (birds), reptiles, insects, and mammals in the swamp. They all can be more active at different hours depending on the conditions, weather, and season. Your Louisiana boat captain will put you on the best tour possible to see as much as possible.
We are open from 8am to 11pm, 7 days a week. Our phone lines are open even later for reservations!
Although we have the most options and availability for us to book your swamp tour, booking ahead of time is key. Especially during holidays, weekends, and Mardi Gras. It’s not uncommon to be booked up months ahead of time for these.

Larger groups (6+) are recommended to book weeks to months in advance of the trip to secure the best possible boat and time slot. So book as soon as you know you will be in the area. We also can take last minute bookings and will do everything we can to accommodate!
We recommend wearing whatever you feel comfortable in. We will be out on the water, so we recommend leaving loose jewelry and watches behind to avoid the possibility of losing your belongings. If it’s a Louisiana sunny day, make sure to bring some sunscreen! You should always dress comfortably. If it is cooler outside it is good to wear warmer clothes, especially on an airboat. Bring a jacket, too!
Yes! We have boats other than airboats that you can enjoy the swamp in. We have covered boats that are not loud and provide shade from the hot Louisiana sun.
A covered boat is a larger boat with an awning that seats more people. It is not loud, unlike an airboat, and moves slower through the swamp. Great for photography!
Yes, but they rarely come out during the day. Please leave the spray at home
We offer the most availability for airboat and pontoon boat tours in the New Orleans area. While our booking office does not physically conduct the tours ourselves, we collaborate with a hand-picked combination of tour operators and coast guard certified captains to ensure a selection that combines quality with great value.
Tours go out rain or shine unless there is inclement weather such as lightning. We will call you ahead of time if your tour is canceled. NEVER assume the tour is canceled! Weather calls are up to the boat captain & dock staff. Typically storms blow over fairly quickly and you are still able to get on the water and enjoy your swamp tour. However, severe weather can abbreviate or cancel tours.
Our covered tour boat will allow a standard width wheelchair to board.
Once we enter your information in our system we immediately start working on getting your tour confirmed. Once everything is squared away and we have your seats reserved, we will send you a confirmation email and text. You will also always get a formal transaction receipt from our payment provider.

An adventure so enticing, you'll want to come back again and again! Contact Bayou Swamp Tours TODAY!

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