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New Orleans: High Speed 6-9 Passenger Airboat Tour

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company

New Orleans: High Speed 6-9 Passenger Airboat Tour

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company
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From US$ 82 per person

Likely to sell out

This tour is only 35 minutes from New Orleans yet a world apart. Hold onto your hat, this New Orleans airboat swamp tour is a high-speed adventure that is part-tour and part-ride.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 100 minutes - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
You will be picked up from your accommodation in New Orleans. There is a 30 minute pickup window from the time pickup starts. Please be out front of your location for pickup time and be on the lookout for a bus that says Alert Transportation.
Small group
Limited to 9 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy time away from the busy French Quarter
  • Learn about the way the Cajuns lived in the wetlands outside of New Orleans
  • See gators, racoons, wild pigs and much more that the swamp has to offer
  • Experience high-speed thrills
Full description

Experience the best of both a swamp tour and an airboat ride. Travel at high speeds in the airboat then slow down and stop for pictures. Along the way, enjoy a personal tour by your local captain.

The airboats have stadium seating so every airboat seat is great for experiencing the tour and viewing wildlife. Yes, gators will get close, real close. So close that you will be able to look into those reptilian eyes. Alligators do hibernate in the colder months, but your experienced captains know where to look for them. On average, during the winter, you have better than a 50/50 chance of seeing a gator. In the warmer months, you will see a gator.

Every New Orleans Airboat Tour is unique and you never know what could be around the next corner. Tour an area that is a combination of swamp, marsh, and lake, spotting anything from a Bald Eagle to a Pelican, from an Osprey to an Owl. The airboats are driven by a 454 Chevy engine that will produce speeds of up to 35 miles an hour. They are propelled by a huge fan that will blow air from the back of the boat in excess of 200 miles an hour.

These tours are truly a blast. They ride in inches of water and go where traditional boats can't. The boats were designed to take you to inaccessible areas of the swamp, places that you cannot reach by foot or car, ensuring a unique experience.

Includes
  • 1 Hour and 40 minute boat ride tour
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Stadium seating for a better view
  • Experienced captains who know where to look for wildlife
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The swamp tour dock is at 9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, La 70072. It is a short 22 mile/35 to 40 minute drive from the French Quarter.

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Airboat tours are performed in an open boat. If it rains, you will get wet, but you can purchase inexpensive rain ponchos at the swamp tour gift shop.
  •  Because of the nature of the airboat ride, pregnant women or people with neck or back problems cannot participate.
  •  Children must be 48” in height to sit and wear a seat belt.
  •  Hearing protection is provided by the company.
  •  Uber and Lyft are easy to come by in the City but are hard to get at the Swamp Dock.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 305 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Matt was our guide and he was great, it poured down rain on us but was still a great experience and we are looking forward to our next trip out on the boat. take my advice and book the 6-9 person boats and you will have a blast. thank you Matt for a great experience!!!

August 7, 2022

This was an absolute blast! Our guide, Matt, was well educated, informative, and super fun! I’m so glad I opted for the high speed tour. It was exhilarating and we enjoyed it immensely. We stopped a few times and saw lots of gators, herons, turtles, couple of owls and beautiful plants. I would definitely do this again especially with Captain Matt as the guide!

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July 28, 2022

Our swamp tour was by far the highlight of our trip. Matt was our guide, he was knowledgeable, engaging, funny and overall just a great guide. There were six of us on the airboat, and it was perfect. We basically had a private tour of the canal and bayou, I highly recommend the small airboat. It was a great experience, one that I would do again.

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July 26, 2022

Product ID: 145611