This is the 4th swamp tour I have taken during my visits to the New Orleans area. I have always toured with another company because I enjoyed them so much. That company did not have a tour time that worked for us that day so I called Pearl River based on their reviews. They did not disappoint! Pearl River's tour covers a different part of the Honey Island Swamp area and I was pleasantly surprised to see and learn new things! The skipper/tour guide was great and I loved his emphasis on the environment and the preservation of the swamp. His knowledge and narrative of the flora and fauna was nothing short of outstanding. I appreciated that as a company, they seem genuinely concerned about the delicate ecosystem and providing an educational and fun way to learn about it. Don't miss out on this 2 hour tour with Pearl River! I will definitely tour the swamp with them again. :)
Visited May 2016
I've always wanted to go on a swamp tour and we finally had time this visit. After reading reviews, I decided to book the 6 passenger swamp tour. We lucked out and no one else had booked this particular tour so it was just me, my husband and Captain John. Since we were on a smaller boat, he was able to take us to different areas that the larger boat tours weren't able to see. Captain John was very knowledgeable, interesting to listen to and answered all of our questions. If you are looking for a peaceful, laid back swamp tour, this is the place for you. We paid extra to ride their shuttle and it was worth it.
Visited April 2016
The "Swamp Tour" with Capt. Neil was one of the highlights of our week stay in New Orleans. It was very informative, interesting & beautiful. Everything you want to know & more. The tour was recommended to us stating that Capt. Neil is easily one of the MOST knowledgeable guides & he is! I would recommend this tour to anyone..
Gerry & Mary Cain
Cate Barry I've brought students from Maryland for 6 years, and we only tour with Pearl River because you are small, respect the land and water, and teach your customers tons of fascinating facts about the area. I'll only ever visit the swamp with your crew
Eric and Suki
"My 2 hours touring the Honey Island swamp proved to be more than a boat ride of scenery and alligators, but a rich learning experience of history and the importance of the ecology of the Pearl River and its tributaries. My thanks to Captain Neil for his expertise in handling his comfortable boat and giving us more than we expected of this beautiful and unique area."
"We really enjoyed the time we spent on the tour with Captain Neil, he really has a deep knowledge and love for this area and it shows through the way he runs his business."
Mike and Rebecca