Bayou Bienvenue Boat Eco Excursion:
Experience on this first-hand eco adventure with The Great Delta Tours one of the most unique delta river environments in the world. Enjoy a 4-hour insider’s perspective with the Great Delta Tours that explores diverse, historic neighborhoods and architectural landmarks to the abundant wildlife, fisheries and coastal restoration efforts that ensure the region’s future.
Travel by comfortable motorcoach through the historic neighborhoods of the French Quarter, Marigny, Bywater, Lower 9th Ward and Arabi with stunning and funky architectural landmarks, hipster art scene and bohemian vibe.
Lower 9th Ward:
Discover the internationally acclaimed “Twin Sisters” Steamboat houses, Fat’s Domino’s home and New Orleans’ first Civil Rights Museum. Learn of the challenging but hopeful neighborhood rebuilding and resilience efforts underway.
Board a pontoon or airboat ride at Parish Marina to explore the beautiful 30,000-acre Central Wetlands and “Golden Triangle” Marsh that provide important habitat for wildlife and marine life, as well as critical protection from hurricanes and storm surge.
Guests on this VIP private group tour with The Great Delta Tours will be immersed in the beauty and importance of the Mississippi River Delta wetlands, wildlife and cultural wonders. Not your typical tour, experience, first-hand, what makes New Orleans and its surrounding coastal communities one of the most fascinating, diverse and distinctive places and people in the world.
Travel through the historic and culturally rich neighborhoods of Marigny and Bywater with its historic, architectural landmarks, hipster art scene and bohemian vibe. Pause in the Lower 9th Ward, devastated by the floodwaters of Katrina, to discover the internationally acclaimed “Twin Sister” Steamboat houses. Learn of the challenging, but hopeful neighborhood rebuilding and resilience efforts underway.
Enjoy an enjoyable pontoon or airboat ride with St. Bernard Ecotourism on the historic Bayou Bienvenue through which the British led their attack on New Orleans in the final land battle of the War of 1812. View the imposing 1.8 mile Lake Borgne Surge Barrier, the largest design-build flood control project in the history of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.
See up close the “Golden Triangle” coastal restoration project, that is rebuilding hundreds of acres of marsh that have been lost due to subsidence, erosion and saltwater intrusion, leaving Louisiana communities vulnerable to hurricanes and storm surge. With the Great Delta Tours, understand the devastating impact of the creation of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MrGO) and learn of restoration plans to restore thousands of acres of coastal marsh.
- $175 per guest
- Minimum of 12 people
- Please contact us for special group rates
- Lunch is not included
- Motor coach transportation, boat ride and experienced and engaging guides
Duration: 4 hours (9 am to 1 pm)
Pick- up Location: Guests will be picked up and dropped off by premium motor coach at their accommodations or central location in New Orleans downtown