Gator Swamp Tour

We arrived in New Orleans yesterday evening at about 18:30 local time. This was a bit later than we had hoped as we got stuck in a huge traffic jam for an hour. After we checked in to our hotel (the beautiful 1896 O Malley’s house B&B) we headed down to the French Quarter for dinner.

The French Quarter is the oldest neighbourhood in New Orleans, and home to some of it’s best nightlife and restaurants. Our taxi driver had given us some tips for some restaurants to visit, but they were all fully booked except for one, and so we ended up eating in an Italian restaurant called Maximo’s. After dinner we headed to a local Jazz bar for a drink, and then back home to bed.

This morning our first job of the day was to find a laundrette as we’d used up all our clean clothes! After dropping off our clothes for a 5* Wash, Dry and Fold service at Cleanerama, we decided that no trip to New Orleans would be complete without a Louisiana Swamp Tour!

We decided to go for the standard swamp boat rather than an air boat as there was a better chance we’d see some wild life (the air boats are really loud!). The tour lasted about an hour and a half and as you’ll see from the pictures below, we weren’t disappointed. We saw a fair few alligators and even got to hold a baby one.


  1. Hi Ya,

    Im surprised the gators didnt have their mouths taped up for you to hold them. When we held them in Australia they were taped. May have been slightly bigger than the ones you are holding. Hope your washing is all done for you when you get back.

    Love Mum xx

  2. Yeah the little gator was really well behaved – everyone on the boat held him, but he didn’t bite any of them! I think it’s just the filter that’s broken on the camera, but I still haven’t got it fixed.

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