Safety On Tours Of The Bayou In New Orleans

February 27, 2019

New Orleans is one of the most unique places you can visit in the United States. One of the things that make us unique is our miles and miles of swamps and marshes that are just waiting to be explored. As an adventure for the family, it feels almost too good to be true. Bayou tours are not only family-fun, but they’re family-friendly as well. If you have any worries about boating safety or alligators, let us ease your concerns.  The safety of your family is important to us at the Adventures of Jean Lafitte. Tours of the bayou in New Orleans are as safe as they are fun!

Clothes Make the Man

New Orleans is a pretty warm place, but it’s can be a bit colder on the water. While we have no dress code, we do recommend bringing a light sweater of some kind. Our boats are raised a few feet higher than normal, so there’s never a chance your clothes could snag or fall off. All of our handrails are pretty high up as well, making it impossible to fall off the boat. Because of these precautions, you’re always safe on the boat.

Mosquitos and More

High humidity is a year-round weather status in Louisiana. Because of that, we have a pretty high level of mosquitoes and other tiny critters. While being out on tours of the bayou in New Orleans, you’re sure to encounter some of these bugs. However, with a good amount of bug spray, nearly every bug around runs for the hills. So make sure to pack an extra!

The Awe-Inspiring Alligator

We receive many questions about our swamps. However, one of the ones we get the most is this: Are they alligators or crocodiles? Looking so similar, it’s a pretty valid question. So, to answer that question for you, in Louisiana they’re alligators!

Gators have a pretty bad rap from the media. Crocs and gators are often shown off in the media as vicious, angry creatures that will attack at any moment. For alligators, that’s just not true! As described in this article from the BBC, alligators are pretty docile creatures. Like any other creature, they only attack if we provoke them in some way. Such as being too close to a nest or food. For their safety, we ask that our visitors please keep their hands and feet inside the boat at all times. So don’t worry! You aren’t Captain Hook and these aren’t crocodiles. Alligators just like posing and laying in the sun.

Book Tours OF the Bayou In New Orleans Today

We want to make sure that you and your family have the safest tours of the bayou in New Orleans. Hopefully, we were able to squash some of your concerns. (If you have any others, get in touch!) The bayou isn’t dangerous, adventure awaits! Have some more questions and concerns for us? Give us a call at 504-323-0570 or contact us directly. Ready to tour the great bayou? You can book your tour here. We can’t wait to see you on the water!