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Experience the Louisiana swamps and wildlife like never before! Learn about the swamps with local guides.

You will enjoy nearly two hours on a leisurely-paced swamp tour boat that allows time to explore Louisiana’s panoramic swamps and bayous.

You will discover and see native swamp animals and you may even get to hold a baby alligator!!

We need at least 20 people to get the group rate. The swamp boat* holds up to 72 people so sign up now to secure your spot and experience the swamp like never before!!!

*Please note we will be on a swamp boat and not an airboat. The swamp boat is bigger.

Price: $40
Pick up time: 12:45PM – 1:15PM
Return Time: 4:00PM


Enjoy a relaxing ride and experience the unique highlights of the Crescent City.

This tour provides an insider’s perspective, with opportunities to walk around on your own and take in the rich history of New Orleans.

You will visit historic neighborhood, including the French Quarter, Treme, Faubourgs St. John and Marigny, the Garden and Warehouse Districts.

Price: $20
Pick up / Return time: 3-5:30PM


Set sail with the Harbour Jazz Cruise aboard New Orleans’ only authentic Steamboat, the Steamboat Natchez. Your two-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter shows you why the city was founded on the beautiful crescent of the lower Mississippi River. You will be shown New Orleans, one of the world’s most active ports, as it can best be seen from the river.

Cruise Features include:

• Optional Casual Buffet Lunch, prepared fresh on board
• Live narration of historical facts and highlights of the port
• Museum quality Steam Engine Room open to visitors
• Duke Heitger’s Steamboat Stompers Jazz Trio plays each Harbor Cruise
• and much more…

*Note: Access to the second and third decks are by stairs only.

Price: $43.25 with lunch; $32.50 without lunch
Depart Hotel: 1:30PM
Return: Approximately 4:30PM