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Jean Lafitte Traditional Swamp Tour

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COVID REOPENING Tour Information:

Welcome back to Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours! We are so excited to bring the magic of the bayou back and can't wait to get out on the water with y'all.

Our traditional flat-bottom pontoon boats are Coast Guard certified for 60 persons. To accommodate all regulations we are adjusting the public cruise to 25% of total capacity, including our captain. Guests will be issued a seat on the boat, giving proper and safe social distance between themselves and others.

PRIVATE SWAMP BOATS - $250: Families and Quaranteams that have been self-isolating together are encouraged to book a Private Boat for the best experience! Take advantage of the incredible deal we are offering on an exclusive flat-bottom boat for you and your crew. Leisurely float through the canals and bayous as your personal guide provides narration, education, or even your choice of music. Choose a designated tour time or call to book a flex time.

Social Distancing Protocol:

  • Contactless ticketing and check-in process
  • Face coverings available for purchase
  • There will be a strict capacity of persons in the gift shop and bathroom buildings
  • Plexiglass dividers installed between all staff and guests where interactions take place
  • Sanitizing stations will be available to all guests
  • All surfaces will be cleaned between cruises
  • Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours is acting in accordance with all guidelines as issued by the CDC, JEDCO, and the Passenger Vessel Association
  • Drive-up Only: see map for directions

Special Pricing:

We're showing some local love for everyone who's been stuck indoors. Take advantage of this special Louisiana pricing through June!

  • Adult: Usually $29.00, Now Only $20!

  • Child (3-12): Usually $12, Now Free! (1 child free with paid responsible adult)

  • Child (0-3): Always Free

  • Private Boat: Usually $700, Now Only $250!

Tour Details

  • Availability: See Calendar for Availability

  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Flex Times Available for Private Boat Rentals! Call 504-689-4186 to book

Journey with us by boat, Cajun-style, for a 1-hour 45-minute tour through the heart of Southern Louisiana's swamplands in the protected Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve's Barataria Preserve. Experience real-life adventure for the whole family from the comfort of our swamp boats. Tour back into our privately owned meandering bayous and take a look into the past. View moss-draped cypress trees, fascinating plant life and the creatures who make their homes here.

Your Cajun guide is a native of the area who will share with you the legends and lore of Louisiana's still untamed wilderness.

Our Coast Guard Certified swamp boats can accommodate up to 360 passengers when all of our tour boats are in use. Each boat has restroom facilities. School groups are welcome and a picnic area is available for the children to bring a bag lunch.

Bring your camera and capture wildlife at any time! Alligators, snakes, egrets, white-tailed deer, mink, and nutria all make their home here in the Louisiana swamplands.

Following the 10AM tour, you can also book your reservation to include a delicious lunch from local eatery Restaurant Des Familles. Overlooking the bayou, you can apply your new knowledge of the swamps while enjoying Cajun favorites. Complimentary transportation to the restaurant is provided when you book with the hotel pick-up transportation.

General Tour Information:

Swamp Tour:

  • Adult drive up: $29.00
  • Adult with transportation: $52.00
  • Child (3-12) drive up: $12
  • Child (3-12) with transportation: $26
  • Child (0-3): Free

Swamp Tour with Lunch:

  • Adult Tour plus Lunch drive up: $54
  • Adult Tour plus Lunch with transportation: $77
  • Child (4-12) Tour plus Lunch drive up: $37
  • Child (4-12) Tour plus Lunch with transportation: $51
  • Child (0-3) Tour plus Lunch drive up: $5
  • Child (0-3) Tour plus Lunch with transportation: $5

Tour Details

  1. Availability: Daily
  2. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Tour Times

  1. 10:00am (hotel pick-up between 8:30am - 9:00am)
  2. 12:00pm (hotel pick-up between 10:30am- 11:00am)
  3. 2:00pm (hotel pick-up between 12:30pm - 1:00pm)
  4. 4:00pm (hotel pick-up between 2:30pm - 3:00pm) This tour time is seasonal, does not run during winter.

Reservation & Cancellation Policies:

  • RESERVATION POLICY: Reservations made within 24-hours of scheduled tour time cannot be guaranteed. Please call 504-689-4186 to reserve tours occurring within 24-hours.
  • Cancellations must be received 24-hours in advance. There are no refunds after the 24-hour time frame. Time changes must be received 24-hours in advance.
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