A great roadside attraction near Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Unlike other alligator farms, this place has a good layout,
it's clean, and loads of fun. Highly recommended.
Bring a camera. This site also has informative info about
The Audubon Zoo and
Two things that the city does right. I like the landscaping
as much as the animals. The Aquarium of the Americas - 1 Canal
St., New Orleans, LA 70130. Home of more than 7500 aquatic specimens.
Four major habitats including the Caribbean Reef and one of
the world's largest collections of sharks. (504) 861-2537 ext.
Honey Island Swamp Tour
One of the first swamp tours in Louisiana (since 1982).
This tour company is headed by a wetlands ecologist, Dr. Paul
Wagner. Paul is also Environmental Consultant to the South
Louisiana Swamps and Preserve Manager for the Nature Conservancy's
White Kitchen Natural Area -- the premier cypress tupelo gum
swamp in Louisiana. About 35 minutes from the UCM.
Swamp Monster Tours
A narrated tour of one of Louisiana's most scenic natural swamplands.
Your guide, Captain Roy McManus, is a lifetime resident of the
Honey Island Swamp area. Don't miss seeing the footprint
of the Honey Island Swamp Monster in the gift shop!
A wilderness paradise just 15 minutes from downtown Baton Rouge,
home of Louisiana's "most beautiful and interesting swamp
tour," and Baton Rouge's newest and best venue for Cajun
and Zydeco music!
Turtle And Alligator Tours
Thousands of alligators and turtles in Hammond, about 30 miles
from the UCM. You'll see some big gators here.
Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
1010 Gause Blvd., Bldg. 936, Slidell, LA 70458.Fish, hike, bike
or canoe the wildest part of New Orleans. Free tours every weekend
in a prime birding area. These scenic wetlands are 20 mins.
from the French Quarter. (504) 646-7555.
Park Boating & Fishing
Dreyfous Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124. Canoes and pedal boats
can be rented for excursions on the Park's lagoons - home to
bass, catfish and perch. Call for hours/fees. (504) 488-2896,
1 Coquille Dr., Belle Chasse, LA 70037. See New Orleans
and its surroundings from the air. All tours feature a water
They tour areas of the swamp that are inaccessible to large
"party" boats by using small all-terrain airboats carrying 6
108 Indian Village Rd., Slidell, LA 70461. Two-hour narrated
boat tour through the beautiful Honey Island Swamp. See the
true beauty of Louisiana. (504) 641-5106, (800) 245-1132.
Pride Swamp Tour
I-10 & La. Hwy. 51, New Orleans, LA. Informative boat tour
into scenic swamp & wildlife refuge. (504)467-0758, (800)
Line of New Orleans, Inc.
#2 Canal St., Ste. 1300, New Orleans, LA 70130-1857
Tours: City (5 times daily), Trolley Tours, Plantations (twice
daily), French Quarter & Garden District Walking Tours,
City/Riverboat cruise combinations, Swamp & Bayou tours.
(504) 587-0861, (800) 535-7786.
Lafitte Swamp Tour
Crown Point, 27 Poydras St. Wharf, New Orleans, LA 70130. Only
20 minutes from New Orleans! Experience the exotic plant and
animal life of this privately-owned swampland. Covered Boat;
Restroom Facilities; Snacks. (504) 689-4186 or (800) 445-4109.
Rt. 1, Box 406, Crown Pt., LA 70072. See swamps, gators, Indian
burial mound, cemetery & more. Large removable Lexan windows
for cold or rainy weather. 2 boats. (504) 467-8020, fax (504)
Picchu Travel Services, Inc.
4480 General De Gaulle Dr., Suite 205, New Orleans, LA 70114.
Daily city tours, River Road Plantation tours, swamp tours.
Full service ground transportation and bus charter available
in French-German, Italian and Spanish. (504) 392-5118, fax (504)
Orleans Tours, Inc.
4220 Howard Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125. Daily river cruises,
city, river/city combination, plantation, swamp and nightlife
tours. (504) 592-0560, (800) 543-6332.
P.O. Box 740972, New Orleans, LA 70174. Personalized van sightseeing
tours in small groups. Historical city tours, half-day &
all day Plantation tours with lunch, Cajun Country swamps. (504)
391-3544, fax (504) 391-3564.
Laid Back Kayaking Swamp
a little exercise - touch the water - see the swamp!