Swamp Tours South of New Orleans by Airboat

Swamp Tours South of New Orleans by Airboat

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Glide over the swamps of New Orleans by airboat and experience the bayou landscape like never before. Explore the wetlands of Lafitte in Bayou Barataria, looking for alligators, turtles, native birds, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 105 minutes - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
• There is a 30-minute pickup window that begins an hour and fifteen minutes prior to the start of the tour. You should be outside the front doors of the hotel at the beginning of the pickup window. • The driver will pull up in a white bus with red letters reading New Orleans Adventures or Airboat Adventures.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Glide over the swamps of Louisiana on board a unique airboat
  • Nip down tiny canals hidden deep in the swamp and inaccessible to other boats
  • Meet Sugar and Flour, the only albino alligators on the bayou
  • Look out for alligators, turtles, and native birds
  • Get the chance to hold a baby gator
  • Learn fascinating bayou facts from an expert captain/guide
Full description
Climb aboard a unique airboat to explore Louisiana’s wetlands south of New Orleans in a truly unique fashion. Located just 30 minutes from downtown New Orleans, Airboats Adventures operate airboats that can zip through the bayou and squeeze into tiny canals hidden deep in the swamp. For 105 minutes, the captains at Airboat Adventures share some of the most beautiful and secluded areas of Louisiana. Wildlife such as alligators, turtles, and birds are common sights, but you never know what else might come out to visit! Round-trip transfers are available from New Orleans for guests without a car. Upon arrival, check-in to the Airboats Adventures facilities, before departing on the airboat to zip across the swamps. Grab a snack at the gift shop, or check out Sugar and Flour, the only albino alligators on the bayou. Picnic tables are available both inside and out, where you can relax before your airboat departure. The boats can hold between 6 and 27 people. Opt for a small boat, with capacity for 6-8 passangers, for a more personal tour, when the captain can spend more time with each guest. But even the large boats, with capacity for 15-27 passengers allow an up close experience with the wildlife of the Louisiana swamps. Sit back and enjoy the ride through a unique landscape, and listen as you captain feeds you fascinating bayou facts. You never know; he might haul in a ‘gator if the opportunity arises, or even let you hold a baby ‘gator!
Includes
  • 105-minute airboat tour
  • Expert live captain/guide
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    • Tours are subject to cancellation in dangerous weather
    • Airboats are high speed, open boats without a top. The tour operator is not responsible for any cameras/video equipment lost or damaged due to water, splashes, or rain
    • Pregnant women, children under 5 years old, and people with neck/back problems are not allowed to ride airboats
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 207 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5
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    This tour was AWESOME! I’ve always wanted to go on an airboat and see gators and this did not disappoint. Our tour guide was T Earl and he is funny, knows the swamp in and out, and has a family history in the place. I would 100% recommend this tour. Amazing all around.

    June 29, 2021

    This tour was excellent! Saw more than our fair share of gators! The tour guide was awesome and kept us engaged the entire time. Tons of fun. Highly recommend. We missed our original tour time due to traffic, and they gladly accommodated us with a different slot. Great customer service!!

    June 12, 2021

    This was so much fun! From pick-up in front of our hotel to drop off a few hours later, everything went smoothly. This tour was very organized. Our guide on the airboat was Ronnie. He was smart, funny and kind...making everyone feel welcome. We had a close-up view of several alligators, turtles and birds. Ronnie gave us a lot of informatiom about the animals, trees and plants in the bayou. He is clever and witty--we learned so much while having a lot of laughs. He lives nearby and was able to share some amusing personal anecdotes about growing up near the bayou. We had a full boat with people of all ages, from all over the U.S. and everyone enjoyed themselves.

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    April 30, 2021

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