Swamp and Bayou Tour | Gray Line New Orleans

Swamp & Bayou Tour

After a short motorcoach ride across the Mississippi River, take a fascinating boat trip into the Louisiana Swamps & Bayous to get up close to some southern gators…in Gator Country!

Experience the timeless beauty of South Louisiana in a custom built pontoon boat that is safe for our fragile ecosystem. Native guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps and bayous and the Cajun “joie de vivre.”

Travel the same swamp byways where pirate Jean Lafitte and his renegade band of followers hid their booty - in the area now named “Lafitte”.

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 are more numerous in the swamps during the warmer months of the year.

Learn why our wetlands and swamplands are disappearing due to coastal erosion and man’s efforts to correct the damage it has done and restore this vital habitat.

Bring your camera to capture the “bon temps” (good times) on the bayou!


To enter buildings, be seated in bars/restaurants or access restrooms inside, guests must be ready to show proof of vaccination, or a negative covid-19 test in the past 72 hours.  

Masks are not required outdoors.



Group barge
Eco-friendly Pontoon Swamp Boat

Swamp & Bayou

Shuttle for transportation

Note: Snacks and refreshments available for purchase.

Tour Details


3.75 hours (includes travel time + 2 hour cruise)

Departure Time:

Sep 17 - Oct 31, 2021
10:45am & 12:45pm Daily
2:45pm Fri, Sat & Sun
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2021
10:45am & 12:45pm Daily
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.

Departs From:

All tours begin at the Gray Line "Lighthouse" Ticket Office in the French Quarter at Toulouse Street & the Mississippi River - at the Steamboat Natchez Dock.


Adult: $52.00
Child: $29.00 (ages 6-12)
Group: $46.75
  • Group rates apply to a minimum of 10 adults on our regularly scheduled tours.
  • Reservations are recommended 24 hours in advance.