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What to Know Before Going on a New Orleans Swamp Tour

Getting out and about and doing something new is always a good thing, and exploring the local area isn’t too bad either. Whether you are a tourist or live in Louisiana, then you should know about the many things that you can find when you go on a New Orleans swamp tour. Here are a few things that you should know before going on a New Orleans swamp tour.

What Should You Wear on a New Orleans Swamp Tour?

Wearing comfortable clothing is the most important thing that you should do before going on a new Orleans swamp tour. We have great music on the boats, so dancing is highly encouraged.  We have multiple groups come dressed matching and it makes for a better energy experience if ya’ll do!  You will be spending a lot of time around the water, and your body will be near the water, so wearing clothes that aren’t too constricting is important as well. Your clothing should also be relatively light, so you don’t have to carry too much of it when you are exploring the swamps. Bring sunglasses and a sunhat if you have one, because even though it is cloudy most of the time, the sun can sometimes come out and it can be really bright even in just cloudy days. 

What Should You Bring on a New Orleans Swamp Tour?

On your trip to the swamps, you should bring plenty of drinking water or beverages of your choosing as we are allowed to drink on the boats, as well as some snacks to keep yourself occupied while you are boating around looking at all of the sights. Our boats are covered, but it is still a good idea to use some sunscreen before you go, because even if it is cloudy, you will be getting lots of skin exposure and getting sunburned isn’t fun at all. A camera is also super important, because who knows what kind of wildlife or interesting sights that you will see while out on your swamp tour. 

How Long Should You Expect Your Trip to Be?

Expect your swamp tour to last anywhere from 1.5-2 hrs. Add in the distance to the swamp tour, our swamp tour is only 7 miles from the quarter so it only adds on a little time.  Compare that to other tours that can be as far away as 40 miles, that would add on close to 2 hours of travel. Also keep in mind that traffic can be bad sometimes, so plan ahead and leave plenty of time for delays in getting to your swamp tour.

What Should I Do If I See an Alligator?

Alligators are beautiful creatures! However, they are carnivores by nature and prey on other animals, such as dogs and cats, so keeping your distance from alligators is recommended. Even then, alligators are wild animals at heart and shouldn’t be treated like pets! When visiting alligators, keep in mind where their food source is located and don’t feed them outside of natural boundaries. 

As was mentioned before, alligators are carnivores by nature. They prey on anything that they can fit into their mouths!   We keep plenty distance from alligators because we are on boats. Do not be afraid.

How Much Do You Tip a Swamp Tour Guide?

The amount you tip a swamp tour guide depends on the quality of the tour and the service you receive. A good rule of thumb is to tip 10-20% of the cost of the tour.

How Far is New Orleans from a Swamp Tour?

The distance between New Orleans and swamp tours can vary, some are as far as 40 miles away. Luckily we are the closest swamp tour to New Orleans, at only 7 miles away!  The drive is typically around 15 minutes away from the french quarter.

What Time of Day is Best for a swamp tour in New Orleans?

There is no definitive answer to this question since swamp tours can be enjoyed at any time of day. However, if you want to see the most wildlife, it is best to go on a tour early in the morning or in the evening during the summer and during the middle of the day .

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