Swamp Tour Review

On our mission trip to New Orleans we were given a free afternoon and had three options; swamp tour, plantation tour, or the French Quarter. I had already been on the plantation tour and I had been to the French Quarter. This left me with choosing the swamp tour; I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I wanted to try something new. I knew we would be on a swamp and I hoped to see an alligator, but that was the extent of my expectations. It took us about an hour to get there via charter bus from where we were staying in New Orleans. When we arrived we saw a sign that this is where impractical jokers filmed their punishment on Sal and I was beyond excited. The tour was $35 per person and lasted about an hour.

It is an open boat tour and it was about 60 degrees outside making this a colder tour. They encouraged us to grab blankets and jackets, I didn’t grab enough. When the boat was going fast it was freezing. Our tour guide was so entertaining and informative. I’m really am glad that I was able to experience this.

The bad news; I did not love it. I really wish I had, I tried. It was different and funny, but not my cup of tea. Honestly, I think I’d rather have explored the city. Adventure and culture are the reason I love to travel and I guess this tour was not adventurous or interesting enough for me.


Have you ever been on a swamp tour? Did you enjoy it?


6 thoughts on “Swamp Tour Review in New Orleans

  1. This looks amazing and scary at the same time!! I’ve always wanted to do one of these tours in Florida.

  2. That was a lot of swamp! I’m with you, I don’t think this would be my thing either. I would imagine that summer wouldn’t be any better with all the bugs!

  3. Girl I don’t think I would have the courage to do a swamp tour because of the alligators. I can handle the cold but not the alligators. Sorry you didng enjoy it

  4. That sounds really fun, and $35 per person isn’t too bad! I’ll have to add it to my list of things to do when I get to New Orleans- its on my list!

  5. I was just in NOLA a couple of weeks ago, but didn’t do a swamp tour. There just wasn’t time, but I’d love to do it next time. Thanks for your review.

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