Pearl River Eco Tours Aligator

Captain Neil

At Pearl River Eco Tours, our Coast Guard certified guides provide an exciting swamp tour that is fun for everyone. Owner/Operator Neil Benson is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University. He has over 25 years of hands on experience in the wilderness and has been taking guests into the Honey Island Swamp for more than 20 years.

Captain Neil grew up in Honey Island Swamp camping, hunting and fishing on his own since he was 12 years old. Captain Neil is passionate about the swamp and believes everyone should experience the breathtaking beauty of the swamp at least once in their lifetime. To Captain Neil, taking guests into the swamp and educating them isn't a's his passion. He believes in doing swamp tours and only swamp tours because how could anyone operate a first class swamp tour business by offering tours on everything else as well.

Our guides are professionally educated and are experts on the swamp land ecosystem and history. Moreover, our guides are native to the area and provide local flair that sets us apart.

We want all of our guests to have a pleasant and personal experience that they will remember for a lifetime.

Our goal is to show you all of the magnificence of our unique ecosystem so that you will understand the need to protect it for future generations.

The fact of the mater, when it comes to swamp tours, the difference is our captains. Their knowledge of the ecosystem and their way of conducting tours that are both entertaining and educational is unmatched.