Swamp Tours South of New Orleans by Airboat

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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
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
Starting times 9:45 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
For guests who do not have access to a car, hotel pick-up from downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter is available on request.

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
  • 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
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Meet at the docks at 5145 Fleming Park Rd, Lafitte, LA 70067

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Important information

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 146 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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So Exciting

We had Dillan as our tour guide and he was the best. He was funny, knowledgable and knew the area very well. It was such a great tour and we were lucky enough to see at least a dozen alligators. Awesome and everyone should do this tour to get a deep feeling of NOLA. Just make sure you bring the suntan lotion. Dillon earned his nice tip that's for sure.

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May 28, 2019

Really good tour. Only minor thing to keep in mind for the future would be for the tour guide not to hurry with mentioning everything he knows or has memorized in a few sentences. Instead, let the facts sink in little by little, so that the participants can get more out of the tour.

April 17, 2018

Once in a lifetime experience!

I have lived in Louisiana my entire life, but never went on a swamp tour. I can't believe I waited so long! It was fantastic! The swamp really is beautiful and the airboat ride was a blast! We saw lots of alligators and most came right up to the boat for their marshmallow treats! We got to hold a baby alligator and even feed a large alligator! Our guide was wonderful and even surprised us with an alligator kiss!!!

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October 11, 2017

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