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Beyond the Bayou

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Beyond the Bayou is an environmental and cultural tour company. Our unique and locally crafted packages accommodate 2-10 guests with transportation provided from New Orleans. We only partner with knowledgeable and authentic local operators. Explore...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 am
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
New Orleans, LA
+1 504-708-5161
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Eco Swamp Tour
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed the paddle and plantation tour. Eric our guide was friendly and full of information. We started with the kayaking and really enjoyed seeing the Honey Island swamp. It was so beautiful and kayaking was a great natural way to explore the environment...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Review of: Eco Swamp Tour

We had the best time on our Eco Swamp Tour with Beyond the Bayou! We ended up with a private tour, as we were the only ones signed up, and it was one of the highlights of our trip to New Orleans. Our guide Al...More

Thank marissamontanez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Review of: Eco Swamp Tour

This was really an amazing experience! Our guide, other than be a super nice person and really kind know alot of things about the place, the history, the nature and all the animals that we seen. Me and my husband had such a positive and...More

Thank Elly C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Review of: Eco Swamp Tour

We searched tripadvisor to find a swamp tour company that didn't use fast, loud or large boats and seemed sensitive to the wildlife. We wanted to avoid a company that fed the alligators marshmallows or hot dogs to ensure a sighting. We found the place!...More

Thank fenwick2535
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our Beyond the Bayou tour was very enjoyable! All of the guides were very knowledgeable and able to provide great background and context on the area. Great job guys!

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We had a great time on our Beyond the Bayou boat tour. Our guide was really friendly and knowledgeable about the animals and the area but was also great at quietly allowing us to enjoy the animals and nature around us. The boat was comfortable...More

Thank Tiffany B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I decided to specifically pick an eco-friendly tour that didn't bait Gators and I'm glad I did! Maybe I didn't see Gators jumping out of the water for marshmallows but I did have a wonderful tour with Andrew, a guide that grew up exploring the...More

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 20 July 2018
Review of: Eco Swamp Tour

I enjoyed the boat tour and would recommend check it out. The scenery is beautifully and variety of wildlife impressive. The guide was excellent.

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jakekelston, Manager at Beyond the Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you so much, glad to hear you enjoyed coming out on our Beyond the Bayou Swamp Tour. We really appreciate your business, and this review and we hope to see you again in Louisiana!

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Review of: Eco Swamp Tour

I definitely recommend booking this tour. The small group size made it really easy to interact with the guide, Andrew. Being a life-long resident of Louisiana, he is really knowledgeable about the terrain & wildlife - and he's very personable!

Thank deneen m
jakekelston, Manager at Beyond the Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

We are so appreciative of this review! Thanks for joining us on our Beyond the Bayou Swamp Tour in Pearl River, and for taking the time to write this for us. Safe travels and we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Review of: Eco Swamp Tour

Andrew, our guide, is locally born and raised with a great range of knowledge about the bayou environment. Full of information and committed to creating an eco adventure that is meant to expose you to this wonderous place with the least impact as possible. Great...More

Thank kaconrad3
jakekelston, Manager at Beyond the Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Happy to hear you enjoyed our Beyond the Bayou Swamp Tour! We take pride in teaching about and protecting the environment and are glad you appreciate that. Thanks for this kind review and we hope to see you again if you come back to Louisiana!

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14 July 2018|
Response from Martin W | Reviewed this property |
You come back the same way, but it looks different, and you're a skilled paddler to boot.
Renee D
9 May 2018|
Response from ScottinOH | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see anyone doing that and didn’t see any of their own kayaks either, but I confess that I wasn’t looking out for them. There are likely better places to kayak. The intracoastal water isn’t too far away and probably... More
13 April 2018|
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Response from ScottinOH | Reviewed this property |
Unsure what their policy is but there shouldn’t an age minimum in my opinion. It’s along the lines of Disney’s Jungle Cruise in terms of intensity. It’s perfectly fine for younger children.