10 Facts About Our Swamp Tour
In case you were wondering or you’re not aware, here are 10 things we think you should know about the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour! Allow us to enlighten you and we hope to see you soon at the swamp.
Authentic as they come – Get the true Cajun experience on our swamp and airboat tours, led by native guides who have grown up on the bayou and know the land and the wildlife better than anyone.
Protected wildlife – Because the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour is located in the Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve, all the alligators, turtles, snakes, birds and the rest of the flora and fauna is completely protected and not exposed to any threats or interference. So the wildlife you see are all free and thriving in their natural habitat.
Safety – The traditional swamp tour and the airboat captains are very experienced and the safety of our guests is paramount. There are also life jackets for everyone on the swamp tour in the extremely unlikely event they are needed.
Transportation available – Need a ride from your hotel to the swamp tour and back? We’ve got it covered. We offer round-trip transportation to your swamp excursion for only $20, which is definitely the cheapest transportation option available to our guests.
Abundant nature and wildlife – Even on cold and rainy days, our scenery and wildlife is a sight to be seen. Many different species of birds, mammals and reptiles inhabit the cypress-draped swamp, creating an exotic escape just outside of New Orleans.
Closest swamp tour to New Orleans – Speaking of just outside of New Orleans, the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour is the closest swamp tour to the city, just a short 30 minute drive. Guests can easily fit in a swamp tour with the rest of their plans in the Big Easy.
Private parties – In addition to our daily public swamp tours, private parties are welcomed and encouraged! We can customize any birthday, corporate event or even wedding with live music, food and beverage, alligator handlers and more for the most unique party you’ve ever been to.
#1 Attraction in Marrero on TripAdvisor – Our swamp tour is officially the top ranked attraction in Marrero as voted on TripAdvisor, the town where our swamp tour is located right outside New Orleans.
Nearby dining – Guests can make a full afternoon or evening out of their trip to the swamp with great nearby dining options, including the lovely Restaurant Des Familles right next door, with an extensive menu of Creole and Cajun dishes and a beautiful bayou backdrop.