Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours in Marrero, LA
6601 Leo Kerner Parkway • Marrero, LA 70072
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!
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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.
Onsite parking available.
Bug spray during the summer months.
6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Parkway Marrero, Louisiana, 70072.
Yes, good for all ages.
Hotel pick -up is available for an additional fee and will arrive during a 30-minute window.
1 hour and 30 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, on the swamp boats they do have a restroom.
Yes, they do have snacks and drinks available.