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Jean Lafitte National Historic Park Swamp Tour From New Orleans by [email protected]
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Jean Lafitte National Historic Park Swamp Tour From New Orleans

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Come take the swamp tour in Jean Lafitte National Historic Park that has been featured on Showtime, Fox Sports, and Entertainment Tonight


  • Ride a boat into the Louisiana swamps and bayous
  • Learn about the region through fascinating narration by a local guide
  • Observe Louisiana wildlife in its natural habitat


  • Transportation
  • Narrated boat cruise


  • Food (available for purchase)
  • Optional gratuities

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92% of reviewers liked this tour
May 17 2018
Great tour. The team did a great job - we really enjoyed it. Would have preferred more communication when we arrived. It was not clear what we were supposed to do or where to go and we were mixed up with air boat clients.
Oct 03 2017
Väldig nöjd, kommer att besöka platsen nästa gong.
Apr 26 2017
Two stars instead of one because I love a boat ride no matter what and was happy to see a different part of the state, but can't really credit Gray Line for that. I took a swamp tour with another company 2 years ago and so I have something to compare with, and this tour did not hold a candle to that one. If the goal is a twangy, extremely noisy boat ride surrounded by other boats in order to see an alligator, this is the tour for you. If you are looking to really enjoy a quiet boat ride through beautiful nature with lots of photo ops, this is NOT the tour for you.Negatives first since they far outweigh the positives. This was definitely more of a lake/river-type environment, surrounded by truly deafening airboats the ENTIRE time. The boat was too big to actually go through the swamp. Any time the captain wasn't talking he was playing country music, and if it were Cajun or some sort of local music that might have been fine but it was pop radio music like Shania Twain which I personally despise, and therefore​ it was even harder to tune it out. To assume that everyone would like it, or to not care either way, is definitely less than professional. Regardless, no music would have been much preferred in order to actually enjoy the surroundings...Not that a bird could be heard over the, again, deafening airboats. It became clear right away that this was strictly about finding alligators for the tourists to feed marshmallows to and take pictures of, assuming you were able to squeeze through the people to be able to see anything. It honestly felt a lot more like a wide-open zoo than anything else.Positives: The information I was able to hear from the captain over the airboats was interesting and informative.As mentioned, I adore a boat ride, but this one was hard to endure. I recommend a different area and a different company.
Reply From Gray Line:

We’re sorry to hear that your time with Gray Line New Orleans and the Swamp and Bayou Tour did not meet the high expectations established by our destinations throughout the world. As a global leader in sightseeing we rely heavily on the feedback of our customers to ensure the best sightseeing adventures throughout the globe. It is certainly our main goal to provide interesting, unique, and balanced tours for our customers, and it's unfortunate to hear that on this tour we missed the mark a bit for what you were looking for. We will be sending your comments to our New Orleans Office for review, in hopes to improve the experience for future customers taking the same tour. We thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review, and for booking with Gray Line.

The Gray Line Team
Apr 25 2017
All guides were courteous and knowledgeable
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Experience the timeless beauty of Southern Louisiana in a custom-built swamp boat as you travel through part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park - Barataria Preserve. Native guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps, bayous, and the Cajun "joie de vivre." Discover how the seafood from our bountiful waters provides a wide assortment of delectable local dishes!

Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, and many species of snakes. Some wildlife is more numerous during the warmer months of the year. Learn why our wetlands are disappearing due to coastal erosion as well as man´s efforts to correct the damage it has done and restore this vital habitat. These tours have been featured on Showtime, Fox Sports, and Entertainment Tonight.

Bring your camera to capture the "bon temps" (good times) on the bayou! Snacks, sandwiches and refreshments are available for purchase.



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