Honey Island Swamp Tours
Is a great way to spend the day when
you are visiting New Orleans. If this is your first trip to
New Orleans, you will want to experience a relaxing trip on one of
the most natural unaltered river swamps in the country. Visitors of all
ages will enjoy taking a journey into the swamplands of Louisiana.
While traveling on the river visitors will see wild moss hanging on
large Cypress trees as you slowly travel into one of the
wildest & most pristine river swamps in America. Honey Island
Swamp gets its name from the honeybees once seen on the nearby
island. Honey Island is approximately twenty miles long. Honey Island is unique, due to
being untouched in it's original, natural condition. When you
take your narrated nature tour you will venture into the 250-square
mile Honey Island Swamp... Just short of 70,000 acres of
protected wildlife, making Honey Island Louisiana's first
Nature Preserve. Visitors will have a fantastic opportunity to
see an abundance of wildlife on your tour, in fact you will travel
along some of the richest wildlife stretches of the river and of
Honey Island. Visitors won't even have to leave the boat...
Highlights of your tour include seeing; turtles, red wolf, owls,
otter, beaver, frogs, deer, alligators, raccoon, there has even been
sightings of a Florida cougar !!! along with many species of exotic
birds who make the swamp their home, there is an active Bald Eagle
nest which has occupied the swamp since 1910.... There are
approximately 1,000,000 alligators in Louisiana and the population
continues to grow. Honey Island Swamp Tours have been
taking people on unique tours since 1982, using smaller boats which
are great for deep access into the heart of Honey Island.
When you tour Honey Island its easy to see why this is a
fisherman's paradise. The local fisherman catch bluegill,
largemouth bass, redear sunfish and warmouth. Other fish found
in the swamp are; alligator gar, flathead catfish, freshwater drum
and buffalo fish. In addition to the fish thousands of pounds
of crawfish are caught in these waters each season.
The next time you are in New Orleans, be sure to visit Honey Island
to experience a unique wildlife tour of your own. This
is a great way to see and discover a piece of New Orleans.