Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours in Marrero, LA

Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours6601 Leo Kerner ParkwayMarrero, LA 70072
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A native Cajun guide will share the wisdom of the wilderness while you cruise the Louisiana Swamplands. Alligators, snakes, and other wildlife are just outside the boat! These coast guard certified vessels are the ideal way to explore the marshlands in comfort. During the hour and a half tour, you will experience priceless moments and stunning beauty. Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours is an adventure you can’t miss!

up to 1.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Marrero Travel Experts
  • Located only twenty-five minutes from New Orleans in the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.
  • Hotel pick-up will arrive during a 30 minute window for an additional fee.
  • Beverages and snacks for sale onboard the boat.
  • Bring bug spray during summer months.
  • Swamp Tour is 1 hour and 30 minutes long.
  • Good for all ages.
  • Everyone gets a chance to hold a young alligator.


from Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours
Journey with us by boat, Cajun-style, for a 1-hour 45-minute tour through the heart of Southern Louisiana's swamplands in the protected Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve's Barataria Preserve. Experience real-life adventure for the whole family from the comfort of the swamp boats. Tour back into the privately owned meandering bayous and take a look into the past. View moss-draped cypress trees, fascinating plant life and the creatures who make their homes here.

Your Cajun guide is a native of the area who will share with you the legends and lore of Louisiana's still untamed wilderness.

The Coast Guard Certified swamp boats can accommodate up to 360 passengers when all of the tour boats are in use. Each boat has restroom facilities. School groups are welcome and a picnic area is available for the children to bring a bag lunch.

Bring your camera and capture wildlife at any time! Alligators, snakes, egrets, white-tailed deer, mink, and nutria all make their home in the Louisiana swamplands.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours

What are the hours of operation?

Daily: 10:00 am (hotel pick-up between 8:30 am - 9:00 am), 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.

Is parking provided?

Onsite parking available.

What should I bring?

Bug spray during the summer months.

Where is it located?

6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Parkway Marrero, Louisiana, 70072.

Is the tour appropriate for children?

Yes, good for all ages.

Is transportation included? If so, where is the pick-up spot?

Hotel pick -up is available for an additional fee and will arrive during a 30-minute window.

Can I bring my camera?


How long is the tour?

1 hour and 30 minutes.

Will we see Cypress Trees and Alligators?

Yes, they are smack in the middle of the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary (swamp country) that contains wetland suitable for the Bald Cypress and the Great Cypress. They conduct the tours on private property where there is no hunting allowed so expect to see alligators.

What makes your company better than the rest?

They conduct the tours on private property and have been doing so for 22 years. This means no competition in the area, less boat traffic to scare the animals, they can provide the most private tours possible. All of the Captains are born and raised on the Bayou, and they travel through natural wetlands, swamp, and bayous throughout the tour.

When is the best time of year to take a Swamp Tour?

Spring is incredible with all the animals doing what animals do while the trees and many flowers are in bloom and the nesting period for the waterfowl begin. Summertime is warm and humid which brings out the big Alligators and big birds like the Great Blue Heron and the White Egret. Fall is spectacular with very pleasant weather, an abundance of animals and beautiful foliage. With the mild winters, this is a great time of year also, winter brings out the fur-bearing (fuzzy) animals, like Nutria, deer, mink, otters and the migratory birds and alligators are still present as long as it is not below freezing.

Are mosquitoes a problem in the swamp?

No, not really. During daylight hours you will have to search high and low to find one so they are not a concern. At dawn and dusk, they can be present; however, the swamp has a tidal flow so they do not have to stagnate waters that are the breeding ground for mosquitoes. They do suggest that you take precautionary measures by adding mosquitoes repellent.

Are there restrooms?

Yes, on the swamp boats they do have a restroom.

Is there food and drink on the tour boats?

Yes, they do have snacks and drinks available.