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Honey Island Swamp Tour

  • Boat tour of Honey Island Swamp in Slidell
  • Take a narrated cruise through a protected nature reserve in Louisiana's heartland
  • Spot native wildlife like otters, turtles, herons and even alligators
Honey Island Swamp Tour
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11:30 Honey Island Swamp TourMost Popular
Tour departs at 11:30am. Venture into the interior of one of the wildest swamps in America with a professional wetland ecologist on a personalized narrated nature tour.
2pm Honey Island Swamp Tour
Tour departs at 2pm. Venture into the interior of one of the wildest swamps in America with a professional wetland ecologist on a personalized narrated nature tour.
9am Honey Island Swamp Tour
Tour departs at 9am. Venture into the interior of one of the wildest swamps in America with a professional wetland ecologist on a personalized narrated nature tour.
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Cruise through the wild wetlands of Honey Island Swamp on a 2-hour boat tour. Located on the marshy shores of Lake Ponchartrain just north of New Orleans, this protected nature reserve is home to an array of southern wildlife, from egrets and herons soaring above to otters and alligators lurking below the water’s surface. Hear tales of swamp pirates, fishermen’s lore and mysterious creatures from your captain as you glide past hanging moss and swooning cypress trees.
What to Expect
Enjoy this Louisiana Swamp experience — a unique outdoor adventure that is safe, organized, fun, and educational.

Upon arrival at the starting location on the West Pearl River, in Slidell, Louisiana, venture in to the gift shop overlooking the Tupelo and Cypress swamp and check in for the tour. Be sure to take a look out of the back window to see if any backyard guests are lurking in the murky waters below. Don’t forget to use the restrooms before embarking on this 2-hour tour throughout nearly 70,000 acres of the Honey Island Swamp, a permanently protected wildlife preserve.

While walking down the dock, embrace the excitement of seeing the moss hanging from the gnarled cypress trees and the sweet smell of wild azaleas in the air. There's an undeniable eagerness to explore. Listen intently to the captain’s tales of pirates, Bigfoot, and prehistoric creatures roaming the region while entering the primitive beauty of the Honey Island Swamp.

Keep an eye out for alligators, herons, egrets, deer, feral hogs, nutria, raccoons, otters, turtles, and frogs — an abundance of wildlife along the banks and the in the murky waters. Or look up and out for bald eagles, owls, osprey, and other waterfowl soaring through the skies. They could be visible one second and gone the next.

Those touring Honey Island can easily see why Louisiana is known as the Fisherman’s Paradise. Passing through the Cajun village, where local fisherman reside, see them catching bluegill, redear sunfish, largemouth bass, and warmth. Thousands of pounds of crawfish are caught in these waters every season as well.

All the tour boats are inspected and approved by the US Coast Guard. These small, custom-built, flat-bottom boats transport approximately 20-24 individuals each. They are operated by experienced local guides who interact with the guests and make the trip both enjoyable and exciting.

With the journey back up the river, the captain leads the way to the original departure location to close out the tour.

NOTE: This option does NOT include transportation to and from New Orleans.  Please select "Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pick-up from New Orleans," should you need hotel pick up.
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Reviewed yesterday
On the Bayou

Having been to New Orleans a couple times before, I’ve wanted to explore the surrounding areas. What better way than to check out the swamps and bayous. While searching Google maps, Honey Island was just off the highway. If you have a hand held GPS,...More

Thank ppinoy
Reviewed 2 days ago
Must See in Slidell

Very educational. Our tour guide, Steve, was very helpful with his knowledge of the river, swamp, animals, plants, and history of Honey Island Swamp. We saw a Great White Egret, Grey Crane, Diamond-back Water Snake, various turtles, 13 racoons, 3 wild pigs, numerous alligators (alligators...More

Thank HattiesburgMan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Worth the time to see part of Sildell area swamp.

Took the 2 pm tour on a Sunday and well worth it. Lasted about two hours we were taken to view several Alligators and our guide told us a lot of information on their habitat in the swamp. We were also taken to an area...More

Thank chops1374
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Worth every penny

Wasn't sure what to expect but this trip was awesome in every way. Steve our tour guide was lovely and could answer everyone's questions. He told us about all the wildlife and ecosystems not just the alligators although there was plenty of gator info and...More

1  Thank Nicki W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids and adults will love this tour. There was an eagle overhead for part of the tour - amazing! And my kids loved getting to see a garfish, what a treat. We'll be back.

Thank blackcat1200
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31 May 2018|
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Response from Rebecca H | Reviewed this property |
I did feel safe. A little faster-feeling than expected but still good! Not an airboat.
Anita C
8 May 2018|
Response from Tom Peggy L | Reviewed this property |
You can pay upon arrival
4 May 2018|
Response from Rebecca H | Reviewed this property |
It’s the one listed on their website. I verified when I made my reservation & it worked in my Waze GPS. 41490 Crawford Landing Rd Slidell, LA 70461
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