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June 26, 2005
From journal Mardi Gras
June 21, 2005
From journal New Orleans - Food Lovers Mecca
NY, New York
January 23, 2005
From journal New Orleans the Big Easy
Bel Air, Maryland
March 26, 2004
From journal Plaza Suites
January 27, 2003
The trip from the French Quarter is accommodated by a driver who will pick you up at your hotel or B&B and drive you to the swamps. You have a choice of just doing the swamp tour or doubling it up with a trip to a plantation home or graveyard tour. Who wants to see a graveyard? In New Orleans, you want to tour the graveyards, which are filled with history (of course) and everyone buried there lies in above-ground tombs because New Orleans is below sea level.
The swamp tours and plantation home tours are worth your time whether it is warm or not. It's back to nature and even a little scary when you're in the middle of nowhere and at the mercy of a tour guide who knows the area like the back of his hand.
If you take these tours, you will be picked up at 8am and returned around 2pm(we got back at 3pm). If it's the off-season, take some snacks, because the tour office is at a skeleton crew and lunch or drinks aren't included.
From journal Fun Time in New Orleans - No matter what your age!
Auckland, United Kingdom
January 3, 2003
The boat seated about 20 people, so was small enough for everyone to get a good view, and we chugged around the swamp for about an hour and a half. Our guide was pretty informative, telling us about the swamp and its inhabitants, and pointing out film locations as well. He laid on the N'awlins Cajun persona fairly thick, but it was part of the fun. And as he just narrowly saved us from crashing into another boat, I'm not going to criticize him too much. The swamp itself is eerie and beautiful . . . skeins of Spanish moss hanging off half-submerged trees.
My one disappointment was we didn't see any alligators in the swamp--apparently they'd been kept away by the recent hurricane flooding. However, when we got back to the base, one of the guides showed us his baby alligator--so cute, and we were allowed to stroke him.
From journal Good Times in New Orleans
February 22, 2002
From journal Wish I was still there-New Orleans!