Free Cajun Pride Swamp Tour by Boat - save $27

Cajun Pride Swamp Tour by Boat

New Orleans Pass Benefits:

Free Cajun Pride Swamp Tour by Boat
Normal Ticket Price: Adult: $27.00; Child: $16.00

When in Louisiana, do as the locals do and explore the swamplands. Sail through the Manchac Swamp aboard a state-of-the-art swamp boat and see the local plants and animals.

This educational tour will take you back in time to New Orleans humble beginnings. These bayous and wetlands were once the only thing that existed in Louisiana, full of flourishing ecosystems and swap creatures of all kinds.

Cruise past cypress trees, moss-covered patches, and the swamp inhabitants who have no problem creeping right up to the boat. Recognizing these swamp boats as a normal part of their environments, alligators, fish, and turtles are unafraid of the engines’ buzz. Keep your eyes peeled as they peek their heads out, approach the boats, and interact with each other within their natural habitat.

Throughout the cruise, a knowledgeable guide will provide you with a history of the Manchac Swamp and the Cajun town of Frenier. You’ll learn about all the plant and animal life that call the wetlands home, namely the American alligator. Listen to little-known facts, learn how the alligator interacts with others – from its prey to its allies.

A ride on a Cajun Pride swamp boat is something you won’t soon forget. It’s the perfect way to fully immerse yourself in the culture of Louisiana and get an idea of its storied past.

What your Cajun Pride Swamp Tour ticket includes:

Your Cajun Pride Swamp Tour ticket includes a reserved spot aboard a state-of-the-art swamp boat. Aboard the boat, an expert guide will provide a historical narration as you pass by swamp creatures, habitats and historical landmarks around Manchac Swamp.

Exhibition highlights:

  • Sail down the Manchac Swamp and explore an authentic Louisiana bayou
  • See American alligators, turtles, and fishes
  • Learn about important points in New Orleans’ history


Tour Times

Sunday - Saturday: 9:30 am, 12:00 noon, and 2:15 pm

Seasonal Tour Times  - March 1 - October 31st

  • Sunday - Saturday: 9:30 am, 12:00 noon, 2:15 pm and 4:15 pm


Tips for visiting:

  • Save at least 2 hours for this attraction
  • Apply bug repellent before your ride

Fun facts:

  • The Manchac Swamp is supposedly haunted by the ghost of Julie White, a voodoo princess – it’s also believed it’s home to a Cajun werewolf, the Rougarou
  • The Manchac Swamp Bridge is one of the longest bridges in the world at 22.8 miles
  • American alligators can grow up to 15 ft in length and 500 lbs in weight

see the: full list of attractions included

Tour times (rest of year)
Monday 9:30 am - 2:15 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 2:15 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 2:15 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 2:15 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 2:15 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 2:15 pm
Sunday 9:30 am - 2:15 pm
Last Admission: 2:15 pm
Tour times (March 1-October 31)
Monday 9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Last Admission: 4:15 pm

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110 Frenier Road, LaPlace, Louisiana 70068,


(504) 467-0758