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Honey Island Swamp Tour provided by Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours

Honey Island Swamp Tour
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About
History buffs, aspiring zoologists, and anyone with hard-to-please children are sure to enjoy a boat tour through Honey Island Swamp. In addition to providing narration on the swamp’s legends and Cajun history, your guide also points out an array of native flora and fauna. Have your camera ready for wild hogs, herons, alligators, otters, and numerous other creatures that call the protected nature reserve home.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Observe local wildlife in its natural habitat
  • Enjoy a break from the crowds in New Orleans
  • Discover the swamp's history and legends
  • Take a tour that the whole family can enjoy
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Observe local wildlife in its natural habitat
  • Enjoy a break from the crowds in New Orleans
  • Discover the swamp's history and legends
  • Take a tour that the whole family can enjoy
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 27459P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 41490 Crawford Landing Rd, Slidell, LA 70461, USA Departure Point: West Pearl River in Slidell, Louisiana Address: 41490 Crawford Landing Road Slidell, LA 70461 Directions: New Orleans, Covington, Mississippi, and the Gulf Coast — exit Interstate 10 in Slidell at exit 266 (US 190), also known locally as Gause Boulevard. Take US 190 East (two miles) to the traffic light located at the intersection of US 190 and Highway 1090 (Military Road). Turn LEFT. Drive NORTH one mile on 1090 and pass over Interstate 10. Immediately, come to the Interstate Service Road. Turn RIGHT onto the Service Road and follow it 1.5 miles to its end at the Pearl River. 41490 Crawford Landing Road, Slidell, LA 70461 Lat: 30.3030228 Lon: -89.706459
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure time
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • All can enjoy
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • 41490 Crawford Landing Rd, Slidell, LA 70461, USA Departure Point: West Pearl River in Slidell, Louisiana Address: 41490 Crawford Landing Road Slidell, LA 70461 Directions: New Orleans, Covington, Mississippi, and the Gulf Coast — exit Interstate 10 in Slidell at exit 266 (US 190), also known locally as Gause Boulevard. Take US 190 East (two miles) to the traffic light located at the intersection of US 190 and Highway 1090 (Military Road). Turn LEFT. Drive NORTH one mile on 1090 and pass over Interstate 10. Immediately, come to the Interstate Service Road. Turn RIGHT onto the Service Road and follow it 1.5 miles to its end at the Pearl River. 41490 Crawford Landing Road, Slidell, LA 70461 Lat: 30.3030228 Lon: -89.706459
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure time
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • All can enjoy
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    41490 Crawford Landing Rd
    41490 Crawford Landing Rd, Slidell, LA 70461, USA
    Departure Point: West Pearl River in Slidell, Louisiana Address: 41490 Crawford Landing Road Slidell, LA 70461 Directions: New Orleans, Covington, Mississippi, and the Gulf Coast — exit Interstate 10 in Slidell at exit 266 (US 190), also known locally as Gause Boulevard. Take US 190 East (two miles) to the traffic light located at the intersection of US 190 and Highway 1090 (Military Road). Turn LEFT. Drive NORTH one mile on 1090 and pass over Interstate 10. Immediately, come to the Interstate Service Road. Turn RIGHT onto the Service Road and follow it 1.5 miles to its end at the Pearl River. 41490 Crawford Landing Road, Slidell, LA 70461 Lat: 30.3030228 Lon: -89.706459
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    Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Enjoy this Louisiana Swamp experience — a unique outdoor adventure that is safe, organized, fun, and educational. Upon arrival at the starting location on the West Pearl River, in Slidell, Louisiana, venture in to the gift shop overlooking the Tupelo and Cypress swamp and check in for the tour. Be sure to take a look out of the back window to see if any backyard guests are lurking in the murky waters below. Don’t forget to use the restrooms before embarking on this 2-hour tour throughout nearly 70,000 acres of the Honey Island Swamp, a permanently protected wildlife preserve. While walking down the dock, embrace the excitement of seeing the moss hanging from the gnarled cypress trees and the sweet smell of wild azaleas in the air. There's an undeniable eagerness to explore. Listen intently to the captain’s tales of pirates, Bigfoot, and prehistoric creatures roaming the region while entering the primitive beauty of the Honey Island Swamp. Keep an eye out for alligators, herons, egrets, deer, feral hogs, nutria, raccoons, otters, turtles, and frogs — an abundance of wildlife along the banks and the in the murky waters. Or look up and out for bald eagles, owls, osprey, and other waterfowl soaring through the skies. They could be visible one second and gone the next. Those touring Honey Island can easily see why Louisiana is known as the Fisherman’s Paradise. Passing through the Cajun village, where local fisherman reside, see them catching bluegill, redear sunfish, largemouth bass, and warmth. Thousands of pounds of crawfish are caught in these waters every season as well. All the tour boats are inspected and approved by the US Coast Guard. These small, custom-built, flat-bottom boats transport approximately 20-24 individuals each. They are operated by experienced local guides who interact with the guests and make the trip both enjoyable and exciting. With the journey back up the river, the captain leads the way to the original departure location to close out the tour. NOTE: This option does NOT include transportation to and from New Orleans. Please select "Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pick-up from New Orleans," should you need hotel pick up.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Amy J
24 contributions
Best swamp tour hands down
Aug. 2021
This swamp tour literally made my vacation. We went in August and even though it was like 150 degrees outside you didn't even notice. There were so many gators to see among other things. The boat captain was funny, friendly and knew his stuff. I would give this 10 stars if i could.
Written 17 November 2021
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drwhoneyislandswamp
Thank yall so much for taking time and letting us know you enjoyed your tour.
Written 26 November 2021
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Melissa L
2 contributions
Awesome! Highlight of our trip!
Nov. 2021 • Family
Three generations of our family enjoyed every minute of this wonderful tour! Captain Hunter was awesome and the God’s creation never disappoints! We saw well over a dozen gators, beautiful birds, raccoons, tons of turtles, and a snake! The river/swamp itself was wonderful to explore as well. Very safe, informative and fun!!!
Written 14 November 2021
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drwhoneyislandswamp
Thank yall so much for taking time and letting us know you enjoyed your tour.
Written 26 November 2021
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Kami S
1 contribution
Terrific Gator Tour!
Oct. 2021 • Friends
Had such a FANTASTIC tour!!! Captain Hunter was hilarious and informative! We all had a blast! We saw upwards of 8 gators (plus 2 raccoons, many birds, turtles, and a snake)!
Written 19 October 2021
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drwhoneyislandswamp
Thank yall so much for taking time and letting us know you enjoyed your tour. We will let hunter know you enjoyed his tour.
Written 26 November 2021
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Zila
Isle of Wight4 contributions
Wonderful experience
Oct. 2021 • Family
It was amazing! Such a wonderful experience for me, my husband and our children ranging from 2-12. Captain Hunter was great - entertaining and knowledgeable. He made it so fun. Everyone was really friendly. And we saw so many crocodiles right up close!!
Written 16 October 2021
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Edg325
4 contributions
Fun in the swamp
Aug. 2021
Devin was a great guide and we saw lots of wildlife. The weather was beautiful and we will be back. We have done this tour several times and each time it is unique.
Written 12 August 2021
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Gary A
Tampa, FL2,604 contributions
Absolutely Awesome Swamp Tour
Based on our family experience I can’t recommend this activity highly enough! It was simply awesome. Our tour guide was local and obviously loves where he lives, and he led us on a perfect tour of the real Louisiana swamp and all its glory and critters. We had a total blast!
Written 6 August 2021
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Rodney B
Norman, OK1 contribution
Fun for the whole family
Captain Hunter was extremely knowledgeable of the area and kept us entertained. We were able to see at least 8 different alligators, a few different species of birds, and many various types of plants.
Written 2 August 2021
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Ray S
1 contribution
You Must go on this tour
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Great tour. We saw everything they said we would on their website. The best thing we have done this whole down here. Well worth the money.
Written 29 July 2021
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Jessica E
1 contribution
Amazing experience
My husband and I took our three kids (ages 9,7,&4) on the mid day trip. This was our first visit to the swamp and it did not disappoint! Captain Hunter was charismatic and knowledgeable. We were able to see a lot of the local wildlife from the safety of our boat, including raccoons, fish, turtles, birds, and many alligators! Hunter’s witty banter kept the experience comfortable for the kids and enjoyable for the adults. We would highly recommend this trip for any couple or family looking to see the beauty of Louisiana or even a quick trip for nearby travelers!
Written 27 July 2021
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Kristine N
1 contribution
Fun for teenagers!
Fun for the whole family! Captain Hunter was great…lots of interesting information and jokes to keep us laughing. Saw quite a few gators along with lots of turtles, a bullfrog, birds and raccoons. Very cool tour and would definitely recommend as a fun family trip!
Written 26 July 2021
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DeeAnn W
DeeAnn W
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Beautiful Bayou
Very much enjoyed our swamp tour. Captain Roy was great and very knowledgeable. It was definitely chilly on our m
EmmyJ29
EmmyJ29
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Fun for kids and adults
We took teens and they had so much fun. There a great combination of history, nature, and seeing animals. The tour
shanellejw
shanellejw
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The tour was a great experience. Everyone at the tour site was very nice and welcoming. The tour guide we had was v
Tiffany L
Tiffany L
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Take the tour, it’s worth it!
5/5! Our tour guide was wonderfully entertaining! I believe his name was Renee! We were able to see the alligato
Randall p
Randall p
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Fantastic tour
Loved this tour! Captain Kyle was a perfect blend of humor and knowledge. This is a beautiful ecosystem-not to be
Z3347LJamandap
Z3347LJamandap
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Amazing
Chris was a great guide! Very knowledgeable and funny! Made the whole experience so much fun! 2 gators, 3 raccoons
Healingmywings
Healingmywings
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Lots of fun
We took this tour and our guide Captain Hunter was fun and informative. He was able to spot lots of the wildlife a
foody3
foody3
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Highly recommended Awesome tour!
Awesome tour with boat Captain "Sonny" who was very knowledgeable about the area and habitat of the area! Has been
bigchiefj2021
bigchiefj2021
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Perfect Tour Guide - Capt Hunter
Capt Hunter was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We really enjoyed our tour! See you next time...
burr6013
burr6013
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Watch for Big Foot!
Dr. Wagner’s Honey Island Swamp Tours Inc. (Honey Island Tours) is a family owned and operated business near Slidel
SeanP06
SeanP06
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Swamp Tour
Great trip and great guide. The trip was very fun and informative. We saw alligators, snakes, raccoons and a wild
Trophy-Rider
Trophy-Rider
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How’s Bayou?
Captain Ron was a great swamp guide! Great knowledge and area lore. Connie, our transporter, was a very colorful p
trinhsharon
trinhsharon
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Really cool experience!
Our pickup was a bit confusing at first since there was no information on where and what time the pickup would be,
Harmony X
Harmony X
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Fun tour
Our tour was scheduled for Sunday but rain was forecast so we asked to change it to Saturday. They were very accomm
Gyrfalc
Gyrfalc
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Nice tour, poor ride to the site
We arranged for the pickup in New Orleans with the tour to follow. It took a bit more than an hour to get to the lo
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