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Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about our 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.
Yes, you have to be at least 5 years of age AND 48 inches tall to ride the airboat. Expected mothers will need to take the swamp boat tour only.
There are all sorts of avians (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 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 availability and options available to 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 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.
Yes! If you are on a private tour you can bring a large cooler. If you are in a group with others, you can bring an over-the-shoulder cooler bag. You can bring alcohol on certain tours (always for private tours), but no glass please.
On a private tour, and some other tours, of course! It’s New Orleans, let the good times roll! Please keep in mind this is a family friendly tour. **We are a family oriented touring company & strive for each guest to enjoy their tours to the best of our tour operator’s abilities. At any time, Bayou Swamp Tours or tour operators (Office Staff, Drivers & Captains) and our vendors/partners/tour operators can revoke your drinking privileges if deemed necessary.**
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 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
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 cancelled. NEVER assume the tour is cancelled! 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.
We pick up guests at all hotels located in the French Quarter / New Orleans city center / Eastern Garden District.
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