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90-Minute Jean Lafitte Swamp and Bayou Tour

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Marrero, United States
90-Minute Jean Lafitte Swamp and Bayou Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve on this pontoon excursion led by a local guide. After a convenient, optional pickup from your accommodation, learn about Southern Louisiana’s distinctive ecology while cruising past magnificent cypress trees and watch for native wildlife like gators and egrets. Enjoy flexible timing and opt for a delicious lunch at Restaurant Des Familes with the 10 a.m. tour.
  • Explore Louisiana’s Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve on a guided tour
  • Experience the swamp in a comfortable pontoon equipped with a restroom
  • Enjoy an up-close view of gators, nutria, egrets, and other regional wildlife
  • Make the most of limited time with a hotel pickup and drop-off option
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Narrated tour on restroom-equipped boat
Gratuities
Food and drinks (available for purchase)
Transportation from New Orleans
6601 Leo Kerner Pkwy , 6601 Leo Kerner Pkwy, Marrero, LA 70072, USA

Departure Point: Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour Address: 6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Parkway Marrero, Louisiana 70072

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Due to limited capacity, refund requests made less than 24 hours prior to departure will NOT be considered. This includes missing the attraction for any reason. However, your ticket is transferable and valid for up to one year.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY New Orleans Paddlewheels Inc.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 90-Minute Jean Lafitte Swamp and Bayou Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the social distancing policy during 90-Minute Jean Lafitte Swamp and Bayou Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by 90-Minute Jean Lafitte Swamp and Bayou Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 90-Minute Jean Lafitte Swamp and Bayou Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by 90-Minute Jean Lafitte Swamp and Bayou Tour.

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star-3
Nothing much.
kim_h
, Jun 2022
The tour was okay but misleading. There are no different environments. You travel down the main canal and here a bit about it. Turn and come back. They throw dog food and alligators come (they say for fish) which is pretty questionable. There were no stops and we saw a turtle and a bird.
star-2
Boat ride
Jill_S
, Jun 2022
We were not taken to the Bayou as stated in the description. There is no place to get lunch. You have to drive 5-10 minutes away from the location.
star-2
Not safe
amandasheytoonak2
, Jun 2022
There was heavy rain and lightning during our scheduled tour time so we did not go for safety reasons. Company would not cancel/ reschedule or refund us and tried to convince us to go out on the water in lightning.
star-1
Not reliable!
Alexis_G
, Jun 2022
Drove 30 minutes yesterday for a 4pm tour and the office was locked, we waited 25 minutes and then I called and they told me "the tour was canceled" and would process me a refund; no refund has been received.
star-5
Worth it
Mariea_D
, Jun 2022
Great value for the $. Duration was appropriate and scenery was beautiful. Captain was knowledgeable and engaging. My family would do this again.
star-5
Beautiful scenery
Sharon_M
, Jun 2022
Our guide, Captain Jamie, was quite the comedian. It was a great trip and Jamie was quite knowledgeable.
star-5
Beautiful scenery great tour guide
Kiaya_C
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Jaime did a great job he was hilarious and informative. Any time we had a question he knew the answer right away. We got to see alligators a cute little soft shell turtle , an owl , a blue herring and some lizards that boarded the boat with us. It was beautiful and a fun time.
star-4
Bunch of gators
Danetra_E
, Jun 2022
I booked the tour for Saturday afternoon coming from Texas we were 20 mins late😕 and missed the boat 😂 but luckily the lady from the ofc called to check if we made it and helped to reschedule for Sunday which was greatly appreciated!! The tour guide and Captain Jason was very informative and the weather was perfect. All in all a good time!!
star-5
Good time on the bayou.
Pam_F
, May 2022
Captain Jason was knowledgeable about the bayou and the animal wildlife. He made the tour fun and interesting.
star-5
😊
Ariana_M
, May 2022
Trish was a great tour guide and a pleasure to tour with. Learned a lot about the cemeteries. I would highly recommend!
star-5
Seeing how my baby acted...
Tonya_B
, May 2022
Seeing how my baby acted when she seen the alligators. My kids enjoyed the experiment while we were on vacation.
star-4
Swamps and Gators
Trevor_E
, May 2022
Captain Lawrence was awesome and very friendly. The tour was fun informative. But wish there was better transportation to the spot.
star-5
BEST EVER!
Kimberly_P
, May 2022
The swamp tour was soooo fun and worth every cent!!! What a great experience and Capt Brent was the BEST! He was very knowledgeable and made sure we all had fun. Totally loved this and would do it again in a heartbeat!
star-5
Must See
Leslie_M
, May 2022
Great tour, cool breeze, wonderful Captain! Despite pre-booking and confirmation we were not on the list. Jean Lafitte Swamp and Bayou Tour did ask a captain to take us out and he agreed.
star-5
It was fun and...
Ashley_M
, May 2022
It was fun and interesting but I think it should be like a hour or so because we did feel bored after a while.
star-5
Gator Glide
Susan_T
, May 2022
Slow moving gators ambiance on boat Jason’s narration. We enjoyed the relaxed boat trip, fully 80 minutes. Informative and interesting. Easy to buy tickets online. Shuttle from French Quarter would have been appreciated. Cost us $75 with private driver to get to Lafitte Swamp Tour from our Airbnb.
star-5
Amazing Experience!
Tammy_H
, May 2022
This tour was absolutely amazing. We saw a ton of alligators. From big ten foot alligators to baby alligators, we were able to see them all. Our tour guide was great and very informative. He answered all of our questions and even more. The scenery alone was absolutely stunning. The boat was comfortable and safe which was great for us. We had a four year old with and felt extremely safe the whole time. Our guide even gave some history of the area which was fun to hear and learn about. We definitely would recommend this tour!
star-5
Best Swamp Tour!
Coles_S
, May 2022
The stories and information from the guide, Jamie! Loved seeing alligators and alligators and alligators, plus a baby turtle, blue heron, bayou structures, eagles nest! Also very convenient from New Orleans!
star-5
The whole package
Destinie_R
, Apr 2022
Jason was amazing! He stopped for pictures, explained our surroundings well and kept us entertained. Highly recommend him!
star-5
Great experience!
Claudia_S
, Apr 2022
Had a great time on the bayou with Captain Jason. Saw a lot of alligators and enjoyed a nice ride on the boat.

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