on Environmental Science and Technology
Orleans sits along the Mississippi River, surrounded by lakes,
swamps, and marshes. It is surprising how many people have never
set foot into the swamps and marshes, to experience nature as
it has always been. With urban sprawl, much of these wetlands
have been drained and filled for use as subdivisions, shopping
centers and golf courses. Fortunately, governments on the federal
and state level have created parks and wildlife refuges to preserve
this fragile eco system. With some restrictions, we are able to
venture into this natural environment to see these animals up
close, with little danger to them or ourselves.
are several state and national parks and wildlife refuges surrounding
New Orleans that provide the public with access and swamp tours.
Bayou Sauvage Wildlife Refuge to the east of New Orleans and Jean
Lafitte National Historical Park to the south of New Orleans,
along the route to Barataria, are two that are readily accessible.
Swamp tours are becoming a popular, comfortable and safe way to
experience the natural beauty of swamps and bayous of Southeastern
Louisiana. Many swamp tour companies are just a couple of miles
from downtown New Orleans, the tours last just a couple of hours,
and are on large, stable boats with restroom facilities on board.
You can do it in one day, and still have some time left over.
If you like photography, it is a great opportunity to get some
impressive photographs, with little risk to life or limb.
All-terrain airboats carry six passengers in comfort.
Nick's Wildlife Safaris
New Orleans Louisiana Fishing Charters and
Swamp Marsh Tours by Capt. Nick.
Nestled in the heart of a working Cajun Fishing Village at Bayou
Line Swamp Tours
Grayline offers a variety of New Orleans tours.
Island Swamp Tours
One of the wildest and most pristine river swamps in America.
Lafitte Swamp Tours
Located only twenty-five minutes from New Orleans.
Coast Guard approved, 60 passenger tour boats with removable Lexan
windows for cold and rainy weather.