Jean Lafitte Swamp & Airboat Tours is 3.5 mi. s. on Barataria Blvd. (SR 45) to SR 3134 (Lafitte LaRose Hwy.), then 5 mi. e. to 6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Pkwy. Tour guides narrate the history of the Louisiana swamps as a boat winds through the bayou on 1.5-hour tours. Visitors can view moss-draped cypress trees and native wildlife. Longer airboat tours are also offered.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
Swamp cruise $29; $12 (ages 3-12). Airboat tour $65-$85 (per person). Hotel pick-up fee from the French Quarter or downtown $20 (per person). Reservations are recommended.
Hours: Swamp cruise departs daily at 10 and 2 (also at 11:45 and 3:45, Mar.-Oct.), weather permitting. Airboat tour departs daily at 10 and 2 (also noon and 4, Mar.-Oct.), weather permitting. Closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.