I think we got a new tour guide. I really wanted to go faster, we barely went 25 mph. No cool turns. Just really general straight cruising at an average of 5-10 mph. There was lots of stopping and chatting about nothing, which is saying something because I actually am a nature buff. It was barely 1 hr and 15 mins long, while they promised 2 hours. Other people on our bus were able to pet the gators, we were not. It just was a bit boring honestly. The ride to and from the place was longer than the actual tour. Kind of bummed out honestly. ☹️
We did the small boat tour. It was just alright. The captain was not very good at public speaking and we did not see very much wildlife. Any alligator we saw, we just drove right by. We saw the big boat tour feeding an aligator by a stick as we left where we just drove by a handful of alligators, only throwing marshmallows. Was pretty disappointing that we spent 85$ per person.
Was a bit disappointed with my ride based off of how great the reviews are. It was cool to see and watch the guide feed the gators, and we saw a ton, which was awesome! However, we didn’t really talk much on the boat and didn’t get any cool or interesting stories about the swamp, land, or animals. I would have loved to learn more information while we were on the tour, but most of the time we sat in silence and fed the gators marshmallows.
Lots of fun and definitely a must do when in New Orleans. My wife and I booked the 9-person swamp airboat tour. They offered hotel pickup in a very nice and clean shuttle bus, that took us out to the swamp to check in and loaded up. The tour was about an hour and a half on the water itself. Our tour guide was great. Interesting and entertaining for sure. Lots of great stories and jokes to make the experience great for my wife and I on our honeymoon. The swamp is oddly beautiful and the gators are really cool. The guide knew lots about them and was able to feed some up close and personal. Overall a very cool experience and we had lots of fun and very glad we made the trip. Definitely bring sun screen as we got a little sunburn, but our own mistake of not applying to our arms and legs on the sunny day. They also provide ear protection, although we didn’t really find it overly loud and didn’t need to use them, but some would probably want to. We dressed in clothes we wouldn’t mind getting dirty, but didn’t really get wet or dirty, just a small spray and a small bit of mud splash, but I wouldn’t recommend wearing your favorite shoes and outfit. Besides that the trip was lots of fun and if you’re looking for something fun, this was definitely a very cool experience.
This tour was a beautiful pause from the hustle & bustle of our city vacation. Highly recommend the smaller boat tour, more intimate & easy to move around more freely. Barry was an excellent tour guide! I’ll definitely be recommending this venture in the future.