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Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour

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Welcome to Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours, New Orleans' closest swamp tour! 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. ## Please Note: Due to limited capacity, refund requests made less than 24 hours prior to the tour departure will NOT be considered. This includes missing the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour for any reason. However, your ticket is transferable and valid for up to one year.

General Tour Information: 

Back to school special! Use promo code SCHOOL for $5 off per adult.

During the Mardi Gras Season, February 10 - 13, 2024, transportation will not be available.

 Swamp Tour:

  •  Adult drive up: $32
  •  Adult with transportation: $57
  • Child (4-12) drive up: $12
  • Child (4-12) with transportation: $37 
  • Child (0-3): Free

 Tour Details

  1. Availability: Daily [Please see calendar for availability] 
  2. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  3. Tour Times
    • 10:00am (hotel pick-up between 8:30am - 9:00am)
    • 12:00pm
    • 2:00pm (hotel pick-up between 12:30pm - 1:00pm)
    • 4:00pm This tour time is seasonal, does not run during winter.

Please note your hotel pick-up will arrive during the 30-minute window.

We are only running pickups at 12:30-1:00 on Friday - Monday.

Please call 504-689-4186 with any questions.

Drive-up: [see map for directions](

Private Swamp Boat: Call for pricing

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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