Day 1 New Orleans
After guests meet at the specified departure point, we will begin this tour. Over the course of the day, we will experience the timeless beauty of Southern Louisiana in a custom-built boat as we travel through Barataria Preserve in the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park. Local guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps, bayous, and the Cajun "joie de vivre." We will spot the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, and many species of snakes. Some wildlife is more numerous during warmer months of the year. We will hear the unfortunate story of why the wetlands are disappearing due to coastal erosion, as well as the efforts to correct the damage it has done and restore this vital habitat. Afterwards, we will return to the departure point to end the tour. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.