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Depart New Orleans during a 4-hour ride across the Mississippi River and a fascinating boat tour into Louisiana’s vast swamps and bayous. Learn about this intriguing ecosystem — home to snakes, alligators, and numerous bird species — as you comfortably cruise along its waters. Later, chow down on a traditional Louisiana po' boy for lunch.

Description:

Your half-day tour begins at the Steamboat Natchez dock in New Orleans' French Quarter. Here, board a comfortable coach bus for a journey across the vast Mississippi.

On reaching the launch point, you’ll transfer to a cruising boat for your po’ boy lunch (which also includes chips and bottled water) in tow. As your boat glides slowly along, guides fill you in on the mysteries of the area as well as the meaning of Cajun “joie de vivre,” a phrase that captures the ways in which local residents enjoy life.

Discover how the seafood gathered from these waters provides a wide assortment of cuisine and observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, and many snakes species. During warmer months, its easy to spot local wildlife so have your binoculars and camera ready.

You’ll also learn about the disappearance of area wetlands due to erosion and efforts that are being made to restore this vital habitat. When your swamp adventure is through, enjoy a leisurely coach ride back to New Orleans, where your 4-hour tour concludes at the Steamboat Natchez dock.



Highlights:
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Location: New Orleans, United States of America

Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes

Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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Additional Information


    Operates: Daily

    Departure Point:
    Gray Line Light House on the Steamboat NATCHEZ dock (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River)

    Return Details:
    Gray Line Light House on the Steamboat NATCHEZ dock (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River)

  • Inclusions:
    • Po' Boy sandwich (ham or turkey), chips and bottled water from Café Beignet in Jax Brewery
    • Motor coach transportation and swamp-boat tour 
    • All Taxes and Gratuities

  • Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Other Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions (though dress appropriately for cold and rain). If canceled due to poor weather you can choose between an alternative tour date or a full refund
    • Please arrive 45 minutes early to attain lunch
    • If the guest needs a wheelchair lift equipped bus, special arrangements need to be made with the supplier. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.
    • Alternate Routes: Due to uneven and narrow paths, alternate routes may be necessary for guests traveling in wheelchairs.


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