New Orleans Swamp & Bayou Boat Tour
- Duration: 225 minutes
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We loved the boat tour of the bayou! We were disappointed though by the lack of organization or information that we experienced after arriving at the dock and prior to boarding the boat. Upon arriving at the dock, we were encouraged by a man who came on board the shuttle to visit the gift shop and use the restroom. That was fine but then there was no information for nearly 30 mins after that in terms of where to wait or how long we would be waiting. Eventually we figured out where we should go by asking around, only to wait a long time. It just would have been nice to know we would have to wait for a while and where we should expect to wait. Our tour guide was excellent. The pick up and drop off by Gray Line was satisfactory.
Good experience, we didn’t see any alligators but it wasn’t the season and we saw plenty of other birds and reptiles. Bus trip was an easy way to travel to the boat, and our Captain was knowledgeable and friendly. I didn’t love that there was a baby alligator handed around to passengers personally, would have preferred the trip without this As I don’t think this is fair on the alligator; but that’s me. There was a long wait period waiting to start to boat tour, would have been better if this wasn’t about 45 minutes long, but at least the day was relatively warm.
In addition to my above comment, might add there was a lot of empty time in the tour? We did not get onto the boat until more than 45 minutes after we arrived. After the boat ride, we hung around for 35 more minutes before we left. We were a small group and I did not think that much time was needed for those in need to use the facilities.
A great tour. Tour guide was very informative and friendly. We saw so many alligators, maybe 30 to 40!!! Would recommend the 8.45am tour. Its early but our boat was 1/2 empty so you had a lot of freedom to move around. The 10.45am crew were arriving as we left and I reckon the boats would have been packed! Wholeheartedly recommend
Simply amazing. Only downside is that they pull a baby alligator out of a cooler to take pictures with. You don’t know how long the alligator has been in the cooler for, and they feed the other alligators marshmallows, which can’t be good for them.