Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours in Marrero, LA

6601 Leo Kerner ParkwayMarrero, LA 70072
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Overview

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!

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.

Description

from Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours
Journey with us by boat, Cajun-style, for a 1-hour 30-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 our swamp boats. Tour back into our 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.

Our Coast Guard Certified swamp boats can accommodate up to 360 passengers when all of our 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 here in the Louisiana swamplands.

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lowens002
Winterville, North Carolina
"Road Trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2019 NEW
We traveled on a boat that allowed you to get up and move around. Our guide was Jason and he was very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. He also knew were to go to see alligators. The tour took place in the Jean Lafitte Wildlife Reserve. Definitely worth it.
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Amanda W
"Fun day trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 16, 2019 NEW
Saw some smaller ( under 6 ft) gators and had a good time. Bathrooms on land were questionable. Quite a far trip out of town. Ended up taking half the day. The guide was fun and knowledgeable. They had a large pig behind the office that needed some water.
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sasdear
Atlanta, Georgia
"Wonderful "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 09, 2019 NEW
We had a great time viewing the swamps and seeing alligators! The captain was nice and helpful. We did the airboat. It is pricy but worth it!
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chatterbox-2007
US
"90 min swamp tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 08, 2019 NEW
Got a Groupon for the swamp tour and enjoyed it. Leisurely boat ride through the swamp. Get to see a good amount of alligators some birds and insects. The best part is they bring a small alligator that you get to hold!
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Topvorm
Gemert, The Netherlands
"Great Captain Chip "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 07, 2019 NEW
We did a tour with captain Chip. This was really great. He did tell all the good stuff in a funny way. He had a baby gator with him and passed this around. Great tour 💪🏼💪🏼👍🏼👍🏼
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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?
Yes.

How long is the tour? 
1 hour and 30 minutes.

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

What makes your company better than the rest?
We conduct our 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, we can provide the most private tours possible. All of our Captains are born and raised on the Bayou, and we 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 our 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, our swamp has a tidal flow so we do not have to stagnate waters that are the breeding ground for mosquitoes. We do suggest that you take precautionary measures by adding mosquitoes repellent.

Are there restrooms?
Yes, on the swamp boats we do have a restroom.

Is there food and drink on the tour boats?
Yes, we do have snacks and drinks available.