Water activity

New Orleans: Manchac Bayou Swamp Cruise with Optional Pickup

Activity provider: Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
Water activity

New Orleans: Manchac Bayou Swamp Cruise with Optional Pickup

Activity provider: Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
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From US$ 27 per person

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Discover Louisiana’s bayou wildlife on a guided cruise of Manchac Swamp, with optional pickup in New Orleans. Keep an eye out for alligators as you learn about the local Cajun culture.

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Duration 1.5 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
You can be picked up from most French Quarter and Central Business District/Warehouse District hotels in New Orleans. However, some hotels are inaccessible by bus.


  • Experience the lush Louisiana swamps up close, as you ride a typical swamp boat
  • View fascinating plant and wildlife–and keep an eye out for alligators
  • Listen to legends and lore of the area as your guide takes you along the bayous
  • Learn about the history of local Cajun town, Frenier
Full description

Join this tour in the Manchac Swamp on a real life adventure for the whole family. Your local captains will take you on an exciting journey to explore Louisiana's abundant wildlife in the bayous of Cajun Country. Journey by boat, Cajun-style, for a tour through the heart of Southern Louisiana's swamplands. Your swamp boat will take you into the meandering bayous where you'll see moss-draped cypress trees, fascinating plant life, and the creatures who make their homes here. Listen to informative commentary as you sail into the bayou. Swamp creatures are used to seeing the tour boats, so you'll likely catch a glimpse of various birds, snakes, deer, and fish, and possibly even an alligator. As your boat drifts through the waterways, you will learn about the Louisiana Wetlands, the inhabitants of the swamp–particularly the life and habits of the American Alligator–as well as the unique history of the local Cajun town of Frenier.

  • Narrated Boat Tour
  • Local Captain
  • Journey through the bayou swap
  • Views of plant and wildlife
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Gratuity

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Meeting point

By car from New Orleans, follow the I-10 West towards Baton Rouge. Take the LaPlace exit (exit 209) and turn right at the bottom of the ramp. After 0.5 miles you’ll arrive at the meeting point.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Umbrellas
  • Cooler

Know before you go

  • Swamp tours take place rain or shine. Please dress comfortably.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 784 reviews

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Super authentic!! Our tour guide, Brandon, was super entertaining and knowledgeable: he was able to keep the attention of the adults, kids and teens which is not an easy task. beautiful surrounding and was definitely a top 3 moment/activity of the entire trip. only problem was the uber leaving there which they warn you about but theres no way to preschedule trips at that location.

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March 22, 2023

Such an amazing tour and a MUST do in Louisiana! Our guide was hilarious. We saw maybe 15 alligators and a heron spear a fish and a family of hogs and a family of raccoons… so much wildlife. We drove ourselves up to the tour from our hotel. Beautiful drive, took maybe 30 minutes from downtown New Orleans.

March 11, 2023

My husband and I enjoyed this tour so much! Our tour guide (I believe his name is Thomas) was so knowledgeable and friendly. He has the most infectious laugh! We saw one gator (it was 42°), a pig, and a bunch of raccoons! We will definitely go back in warmer weather!

February 12, 2023

Product ID: 19994