The city of Orleans, in the Loire Valley, is the closest city to Paris, making its port, until the 19th century, one of the main economic centres of France. You will discover during our tour of Orleans that aside from the few medieval remains, an important legacy of the Renaissance remains the wish of a prestigious past. The proximity of Paris, the recently renovated historic centre, its architectural diversity, its exceptional cathedral, the banks of the Loire and the very present nature around Orleans have made the city of Joan of Arc a weekend destination ideal.

About New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours

In addition to alligators, New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours is full of wild animals, including wild boars, bald eagles, herons, egrets, mink and turtles, as well as flora and fauna. And if you’re planning a swamp tour, you’ll quickly see that there are many companies to choose from, as well as options to explore the marshes.

All New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours companies operate either in Honey Island Swamp, about 45 minutes drive north-east of the French Quarter or in the Jean Lafitte National Park and National Historic Reserve, about 30 minutes drive south of the French Quarter. , or in the marsh Maurepas. Wildlife Management Area, about 30 minutes drive west of the neighbourhood.

  • You can choose a swamp boat, an airboat, a kayak or a canoe or a hike. Some companies will even pick you up in downtown hotels and bed and breakfasts.
  • There is even a night excursion in the marshes, from Thursday to Sunday, from June to September.

TIP: If you are planning to spend New Orleans or the Sightseeing Pass, tourist discount cards, remember that both include swamp tour experiences at no additional cost.


  • There are many companies offering tours of the surrounding marshes via swamp boats (see video above). These boats usually carry about 22 people, although some offer smaller (and more expensive) trips in the marshes.
  • Expect to pay at least $ 20 / adult and $ 13 / child (though there are occasional discounts) if you arrive alone at the wetlands and at least $ 42 / adult and $ 21 / child if you also include the transportation from hotels in downtown New Orleans.
  • The tours last about 1 hour and 45 minutes, which is valid for all companies. Boats provide an easy and relatively affordable way to discover the New Orleans marshes and bayous.

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