Head out for a guided swamp tour of the Maurepas Swamp in the morning and a 90-minute audio walking tour of the Whitney Plantation in the afternoon. This plantation museum tells…
- Duration: 2 hours
- Capacity: Minimum of 2 guests | Maximum of 10 guests (average of 6)
- Included: Boat tour of the Tchefuncte River with an expert guide. Life jacket / PFD provided
- Transportation: Transportation available from New Orleans for $25 per person round trip. Select the add-on when booking online and you have two location choices for your pickup (one at the bottom of the French Quarter and one at the top). Specific hotel pick-ups can also be accommodated in the city of New Orleans, for private tours or parties of 4 or more right at your desired location. Note that you should be at your pickup spot 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to your tour time. Please be aware we may not be precisely on time due to traffic or guest pickups from other locations. If using our transportation services, guests must wear a facemask when inside the vehicle.
- Where to meet and how to get there: We depart from Marina Cantina in Marina Del Rey in Madisonville, located approximately 50 minutes outside New Orleans. After booking, you will receive a confirmation email with the exact address and directions to the dock. Please note that if you drive on your own, you should arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour time. You also need to bring $5 in cash for the toll on your way back to New Orleans after the tour.
- Person (Min: 2, Max: 6)
About the North Shore Swamp Tour
Explore the Tchefuncte River, where you will see Lake Pontchartrain, Recreational River, Marsh and Swamp. Our small group size average of six ensures that you get a chance to ask our local Captain all the questions you want. The quiet 4-stroke motor and smaller boat doesn’t scare wildlife away and allows us to get deeper into the swamp than you would with the large-boat operators. Learn more and see more! The Tchefuncte River is located across Lake Pontchartrain.
Why Choose our Madisonville Swamp & Marsh Tour on Tchefuncte River?
We are one of the few swamp tours in Louisiana that doesn’t feed alligators. We are a 100% Carbon Neutral ecotour company, and we believe in respecting the environment and trying to mitigate the threats that face this valuable region of wetlands.
Our unique tour navigates through shallow waters, venturing further into the swamp than most excursions. Visit quiet and isolated areas and spot more wildlife that hasn’t been scared off by other tour companies.
Learn about the history of the area and see what life in the Bayou is all about on the main river. Then peacefully troll through small channels while looking for gators and other creatures. Glide slowly through narrow passageways surrounded by cypress and tupelo trees draped with Spanish moss.
Our boats are customized with individual seats for each guest and even boast custom cypress floors. Our maximum group size of ten ensures that you can properly relax, avoid the crowds, and interact fully with your guide. We provide an authentic, educational tour that leaves you with a deeper understanding of what makes the ecosystems here so unique.