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 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. The good that came out of this is that I have realized I’m not a “tour” person. Unless the tour is creepy, about food, or incredibly informative I don’t believe I will take another tour. Adventure and culture are the reason I love to travel and I guess this tour was not adventurous enough for me.

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


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