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Take a ride on the wild side with a Bayou, Cajun Swamp Tour exploring Louisiana’s back country on the adventure of a lifetime. These New Orleans swamp tours are sure to thrill! There’s Louisiana wildlife including alligators, egrets, nutria, snakes and more.

View the magnificent views of the Louisiana Swamps on a pontoon boat or by airboat. New Orleans is surrounded by swamps like the Honey Island Swamp, a privately owned swamp, the Manchac Swamp or the swamps in the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park. We have swamp tours for every budget. Find your swamp adventure here!

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Alphabetical Listings ~ 45 ~Airboat Adventures, LLC – Lafitte, Louisiana – offers small all-terrain airboats carrying 6 passengers for a 2 hour tour daily. Less than one hour from downtown New Orleans , and within easy driving distance to area plantations, Airboat Adventures offers visitors a break from bawdy Bourbon Street and an exciting alternative to commercial swamp tours.Airboat Swamp Tours at Pontchartrain Landing – New Orleans, Louisiana – Come experience an exciting ride on our kayaks, and pontoon boats or enjoy one of our guided airboat swamp tours and see alligators. We also have fishing charters for some of the best trout and red fishing in the Big Easy.Airboat Tours – Des Allemands, Louisiana – Take our Cajun swamp tours and see gators, herons, and other Louisiana wildlife up close and personal. You can choose from smooth and easy to wild and crazy (or anything in-between).Annie Miller’s Son’s Swamp and Marsh Tours Inc – Houma, Louisiana – specializes in swamp and marsh tours. See alligators, rare birds, nutria and other wildlife. Cushioned, comfortable boats and experienced guides.Atchafalaya Basin Landing – Breaux Bridge, Lousiana – Located right on Henderson Lake, in the Atchafalaya (name derived from the Choctaw Indians, meaning “long river”) Basin Swamp. We offer numerous opportunities for fun and excitement.

Attakapas Adventures Swamp Tour – Napoleonville, Louisiana – Come join us as we ride across beautiful Lake Verret and into surrounding bayous on the Attakapas Princess. Peer into the Louisiana Bald Cypress-Tupelo Gum swamps, dripping with Spanish Moss.

Bayou Log Cabins – Port Sulphur, Louisiana – We offer modern log cabin accommodations and Airboat swamp tours.

Bayou Pierre Alligator Park – Natchitoches, Louisiana – Alligator park is the largest alligator theme park in Louisiana. Seven acres with daily feeding shows, gift shop, restaurant and over 1000 alligators.

Big Easy Tours – New Orleans, Louisiana – Tours of the city, plantation tours, swamp tours, and walking tours are just a few examples of the many attractions in the New Orleans area. Join us for a walking tour of the French Quarter featuring jazz and dinner; take a cruise on the Mississippi River; tour the famous cemeteries of New Orleans and take a ghost tour in the French Quarter.

Cajun Cabins of Bayou Corne, Louisiana – Bayou Corne, Louisiana – Louisiana’s premier fishing, swamp tours , and more. Southeastern Louisiana’s premier bed and breakfast featuring a boat launch, great fishing, hunting, swamp tours, and vacation fun for the whole family.

Cajun Country Swamp Tours – Breaux Bridge, Louisiana – Lafayette and Breaux Bridge, Louisiana swamp tour. See alligators in moss draped cypress swamps & bayous. Ecotours are in open Cajun swamp tour boats by native Cajun naturalist.

Cajun Critters Louisiana Swamp Tour – Westwego, Louisiana – Experience true Cajun life on the bayou just 15 minutes from downtown New Orleans or your French Quarter hotel room with Cajun Critters Swamp Tours! New Orleans swamp tour operator 15 minutes from the French Quarter; shaded party barge cruises on Louisiana’s scenic Bayou Segnette with restroom available on board.

Cajun Encounters Honey Island Swamp Tours – Slidell, Louisiana – Tour the Honey Island Swamp. Have a real adventure touring the Honey Island Swamps in small boats for close up and personal tours.

Cajun Jack’s Atchafalaya Swamp Tours – Morgan City, Louisiana – South Louisiana Swamp Tours – Experience the Heart of Cajun Country, Cajun Jack’s unique access to the Southern reaches of the Great Atchafalaya Basin is captivating. Experience semi-wilderness where few people, other than swampers have ever gone. See the twisting maze of bayous, lakes, and channels – where only a Cajun can find his way out!

Cajun Man’s Swamp Tours & Adventures – Gibson, Louisiana – Prepare yourself for a narrated adventure through the swamps and bayous with authentic Cajun music playing along the way. You will embark on your journey in a very comfortable 49-passenger vessel with a covered roof to keep you dry and cool during the hot summer months.

Cajun Pride Swamp Tours – LaPlace, Louisiana – Cajun Pride provides top quality entertainment in swamp, plantation, cultural, city, and combination tours. You’ll love our Louisiana swamp tours. Cajun swamp tours are our specialty!

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Alphabetical Listings cont’dCajun Style Swamp Tours – Lafitte, Louisiana – located less than 25 minutes south of Downtown New Orleans. After enjoying our New Orleans Cajun Style atmosphere’s and hospitality. After visiting Bourbon Street, the French Quarter, and the O’le Mississippi River. Captain Lou, invites you to join us for a 2 hour Tour by high speed airboat or Conventional tour boat. Where reptiles such as Alligators can only call home.Champagne’s Cajun Swamp Tours – St. Martinville, Louisiana – The tour is slow so you can view wildlife and take pictures as we travel through the swamp. We will travel through very dense water vegetation that is native, and non native, to us in South Louisiana. We will also travel into the dense interior of the swamp, and go where no other type of boat can go.de la Houssaye’s Swamp Tours – Lake Martin, Louisiana – Cypress Island Swamp Tour – We will leave Lake Martin Landing in an authentic Cajun fishing boat specially-designed to reach the interior of the swamp. My boat for tours is outfitted with comfortable padded seats with a backrest and powered by a 50 hp Mercury outboard motor, steered with a tiller handle.Enjoy Bayou Swamp Tours – New Orleans, Louisiana – Embark on a wetland excursion on any one of our swamp tours and travel along the Mississippi River or in Manchac Swamp and much more. If you’re looking for New Orleans swamp tours, the Manchac swamps are near New Orleans and are true Cajun swamp tours!Gray Line of New Orleans, Inc. – New Orleans, Louisiana – walking tours of French Quarter and Garden District, bus tours to area plantation homes and swamps. We offer Cajun swamp tours of the Louisiana swamps to tourists visiting New Orleans.

Griffin Fishing Charters – Barataria, Louisiana – We can customize a trip to your specifications, from Cajun cook outs to swamp tours and air boat rides. Our Louisiana swamp tours are near New Orleans. Call us for true Cajun swamp tours when you visit New Orleans.

Hidden Adventure Tours – New Orleans, Louisiana – New Orleans Kayak Swamp & Plantation Tours. Kayak Swamp Tours of Honey Island swamp, Maurepas swamp and also offering combo tours with a plantation. Guided Sit-on-top kayak tours with a fun and educational narrative.

Honey Island Swamp Tours, Inc. – Slidell, Louisiana – The New Orleans Honey Island Swamp is one of the wildest swamps in Louisiana, tour with Dr. Paul Wagner wetlands ecologist, on his famous swamp tour on your visit to New Orleans!

Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery Education Foundation – Covington, Louisiana – Experience the life of Louisiana’s most ancient residents – ALLIGATORS! See & touch them in crystal clear water in the climate controlled environment of a working alligator ranch.

Jean Lafitte Swamp & Airboat Tours – Jean Lafitte, Louisiana – Located only 25 minutes from New Orleans, we explore Louisiana’s back country along its meandering bayous abundant with wildlife and exotic plant life.

Klibert Gator Tours – Hammond, Louisiana – Our hour long one-of-a-kind walking tour takes you on a guided path through the world’s first and largest Alligator farm! We make each trip personal, from the person to person guided tour to giving you the opportunity to meet and hang out with T-Mike and Mike Kliebert (in person) from History Channel’s original swamp people season one!

Livery Tours – New Orleans – Cajun Pride Swamp Tours is unique with our privately owned swamp. Our native Cajun Captains are all natural…homegrown in the Bayous of South Louisiana.  Our tours provide an authentic Louisiana swamp experience for visitors and locals

Louisiana Marsh Adventures – Braithwaite , Louisiana – Louisiana Marsh Adventures offers Guided Alligator Hunting and Airboat Tours near New Orleans. We are located in Braithwaite, a 35 minute drive from the New Orleans French Quarter. Our guides have over 25 years experience hunting and handling wild alligators.

Louisiana Swamp Tours – A blog dedicated to helping tourists coming to Louisiana who are seeking quality swamp tours in the Lafayette, Breaux Bridge, and St. Martinville area. Additionally, this blog intends to expose the activities of any person, business or government entity who are doing anything in ecologically-sensitive areas without respect for the environment.

Louisiana Tour Company – Crown Point, Louisiana – Come cruise slowly past a 2000 year old Indian Mound. The Fleming Plantation Home, The Old Trading Post and the Treasure Island Swamps of Barataria. New Orleans High Speed Airboat Tours, Swamp Tours, Plantation, Post Katrina Tour and other exciting New Orleans Attractions by the Louisiana Swamp Tour Company.

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Alphabetical Listings cont’dMachu Picchu Tours – New Orleans, Louisiana – offers city tours, swamp & plantation tours, and travel services. We are located in New Orleans and arrange Louisiana swamp tours, New Orleans swamp tours and Cajun swamp tours.New Orleans Concierge Desk – New Orleans – New Orleans Concierge Desk can help plan your vacation. Hotel rooms, city tours of New Orleans, plantation and swamp tours, as well as air boats and ghost tours. Dinner reservations too.New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours – New Orleans, Louisiana – Visit the Whitney Plantation dominated by Live Oak corridors, learn about the history of slavery on the Mississippi, kayak through dense cypress forest, expansive wetlands, and an array of wildlife surrounding you. This combo tour is perfect for beginners and adventure seekers alike.New Orleans Swamp Tours – Prepare yourself for heart-pounding adventure touring the best of New Orleans swamps. Choose from tours such as Dr. Wagner’s Honey Island Swamp Tour, where you can see one of the most preserved river swamps in the country or the Cajun Bayou Tour, which takes visitors through the famous cypress swamps of New Orleans. If you’re lucky, you might just catch a glimpse the most famous swamp inhabitant, the American Alligator.New Orleans Swamp Tours – Lafitte, Louisiana – New Orleans Swamp Tours offers our guests a thrilling and educational high speed airboat swamp tour through the heart of New Orleans’ Cajun Country just 25 miles from Downtown New Orleans.

Old River Road Plantation Adventure – New Orleans, Louisiana – Antebellum mansion touring company offer combo tours with the city’s most popular venues, swamp and steamboat cruises. “Join our award winning plantation tour as we pick you up from your New Orleans hotel for a journey through scenic cypress swamps and wetlands to the Old River Road. We also have 5 star combo tours with the city’s most popular venues, swamp and steamboat cruises.

Ouachita River Pontoon Cruises – Monroe, Louisiana – Pontoon Cruises on the Ouachita River from Monroe, Louisiana, choices of tours, birthday cruise, sunset tour, and evening wine cruises for those extra special evenings. Great for friends, wedding parties, Father’s Day or Mother’s Day and gifts.

Pearl River Eco-Tours – Pearl River, Louisiana – Here at Pearl River Eco-Tours we are dedicated to providing our guests with the finest facility and amenities. Among majestic cypress trees and winding bayous lies South Louisiana Journey with us as we guide you through this untouched wilderness of pristine beauty and unrivaled charm. Come with us and enjoy relaxing Louisiana swamp tours.

Southern Seaplane, Inc. – Belle Chasse, Louisiana – Air Tours on the Bayou – Southern Seaplane, since 1954, located on the westbank of the Mississippi River across from downtown New Orleans, largest seaplane operation in the gulf south offering the thrill of New Orleans and its surrounding bayous from the air.

The Atchafalaya Experience – Atchafalaya Swamp – The Atchafalaya Experience has been honored by the Rand McNally Company with their “Best of the Road Award 2003”. Our trips are designed to expose our guests to the wild portion of the Atchafalaya and, depending on the season and water levels, there are six separate areas which can be explored.

Torres’ Cajun Swamp Tours – Kraemer, Louisiana – Our enthusiasm has been echoed time and again by folks who have made the trip! Only recently a remarkable group of Oak Alley visitors took it upon themselves to spend a Sunday afternoon absorbing the delights of cruising the bayous under Roland’s fascinating tutelage.

Tours By Isabelle – New Orleans, Louisiana – A small scale, multi-lingual tour operator offering Louisiana swamp tours, walking city tours and plantation tours. When you’re ready for Cajun swamp tours, contact us for great New Orleans swamp tours and Louisiana swamp tours.

Wild Louisiana Tours – New Orleans, Louisiana – Wild Louisiana Tours is New Orleans’ premier kayak swamp tour outfitter, specializing in bayou kayak tours through cypress bayous of Manchac Swamp.

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Louisianians Know About Alligators

Having been born and raised in Southern Louisiana, I’ve always had an awareness of our alligators. Thanks to History Channel’s hit TV series, Swamp People (with the Landry’s, Gator Queen Liz, the Edwards, the Molineres, Tommy, Joe and Bruce…) and our very own Swamp Man (Shelby Stanga of Axmen) more people than ever have come to know much about the alligators in the swamps and the wetlands of Louisiana. They may grow potatoes on Idaho farms but here in Louisiana, we grow alligators! I want to share a little more information about the Louisiana alligator with you.

Where does the name ‘alligator’ come from? Their scientific name is Alligator Mississippiensis and they are the largest reptile in North America. Although the first reptiles appeared about 300 million years ago, the ancestors of the American alligator came on the scene about 200 million years ago. The common name ‘alligator’ actually comes from the early Spanish explorers who first saw these giant reptiles and called them “”El legarto” which means “big lizard”.  We also fondly call them ‘gators’ (but don’t confuse them with the University of Florida ‘Gators”); we eat ours. I guess the first Cajuns saw them and thought how can we cook them; Alligator sauce piquante, alligator balls, alligator tail meat, fried alligator and more.

How many alligators are there in Louisiana? Although seven states (Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina) have some alligator population, Louisiana has the largest population of alligators in the country. It is estimated that Louisiana’s wild alligator population is around 2 million while our alligator farms have about 300,000 reptiles. In the wild they can be found in swamps, lakes, ponds, canals, rivers and bayous. They are most populous in Louisiana’s coastal marshes. Louisiana us almost 33 1/2 million acres total and 4.5 million acres are alligator habitat with 3 million of it being the coastal marshes. It’s estimated that 79 per cent of Louisiana’s coastal marshes are privately owned alligator habitat. By comparison the Atchafalaya Basin swamp (the Landry’s gator hunting area) is about 207,000 acres.

Visit our marshes and you’re pretty sure to see one. Check out our Louisiana Swamp Tours if you want to see for yourself.

How big are the ‘gators’ in Louisiana? Well they start off being around 8” to 12” in length at the time they hatch from their eggs. They have a growth rate that ranges from 2” to 12” per year and this depends on their habitat, sex and age. Males grow at a faster rate than the females and the younger gators grow faster than their elders. Male alligators can grow to be on around 13’t in length (or more) and can weigh up to 500 lbs or more. Females on the other hand grow to be about 9 feet in length and can weight up to 200 lbs or more.

Its said in Louisiana lore the largest alligator ever killed in the state measured about 19.2’ in length. It was found on Marsh Island, La in 1890. This is near Vermilion Bay in southern Louisiana and it weighed approximately 2,000 lbs.

When it comes to our farm raised alligators, farmers must return 12% of their hatched gators when they reach the size of 3’ to 5’ in length. This helps to insure a healthy population of alligators in the wild. The farmer’s remaining alligators can be sold. It is estimated that natural mortality rate in the wild would be a loss of the resource and that the farmers help to replace those gators.