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Swamp Tours New Orleans

Jean Lafitte Swamp Boat Tours
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Take a fascinating swamp boat trip into the Louisiana swamps & bayous with Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours.

Who knew that a relaxing and educational swamp tour can be found just minutes from downtown New Orleans? Make the drive yourself, or let us pick you up. Either way, you're closer than you think to a day of adventure like you've never experienced.

Our swamp boat tour cruises deep into the protected bayous of the Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve, giving you a taste of Louisiana swamp life. You'll see about moss draped cypress trees, fascinating plant life and the creatures who make their homes here, such as alligators, snakes, egrets, white-tailed deer, mink and nutria. Learn why our wetlands are disappearing due to coastal erosion and in turn the efforts to correct the damage it has done and restore this vital habitat.

Your Cajun guide is a native of the area who will share the legends and lore of Louisiana's still untamed wilderness, including our allligators! Our captains are certified to educate and handle live gators and will get your swamp boat deep into alligator habitat while teaching about alligator life cycle and conservation.

Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours have been featured on Showtime, Fox Sports, and Entertainment Tonight. Bring your camera and capture wildlife at any time!

Our Coast Guard certified swamp boats can accommodate up to 360 passengers when all six of our tour boats are in use. Each boat has restroom facilities and sells concessions. School groups are welcome and a picnic area with a pavilion that can seat up to 150 is available for the children to bring a bag lunch.

Still have questions? Ask the Captain!

Tour Details:

  • Availability: Daily
  • Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Tour Times:
    • 10:00 am (hotel pick-up between 8:30 am - 9:00 am) Additional Cajun lunch option available - click to learn more
    • 12:00 pm (hotel pick-up between 10:30 am- 11:00 am)
    • 2:00 pm (hotel pick-up between 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm)
    • 4:00 pm (hotel pick-up between 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm) this tour time is seasonal, does not run during winter.
  • Transportation: Take your own transportation or let us drive you! Please note your hotel pick-up will arrive during the 30-minute window.
  • Swamp site address: 6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Parkway, Marrero, LA 70072 (Click here for Map & Directions)


  • Adult tour only $29
  • Child (3-12) tour only $12
  • Adult tour with transportation $52
  • Child tour with transportation $26


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Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours offer transportation from eight convenient hotel locations, or you can meet us there! There is plenty of parking is available for cars, motorcoaches and school buses.

Hotel pickups are available from the following easy to get to locations:

  • Avenue Plaza - 2111 St. Charles Ave
  • Astor Crowne Plaza - 739 Canal St
  • Basin Street Station - 501 Basin St
  • Blake Hotel - 500 St. Charles Ave
  • Hilton Riverside - 2 Poydras St
  • Hyatt Regency - 601 Loyola Ave
  • Jung Hotel - 1500 Canal St
  • Starbucks at Marriott - 800 Convention Center Blvd

For help choosing a hotel pickup location see the map above or click here to see our suggestions.


Tickets, payment and cancellation policy:

  • All reservations must be pre-paid by credit card and are subject to availability.
  • Any cancellation requires 24-hours notice for full refund.
  • After finishing your transaction, print out your receipt/confirmation email as your ticket for the tour.
  • If you book less than 24-hours in advance, please call (504) 529-4567 for availability.