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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
Use your phone or print your voucher
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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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 232 reviews

Review summary

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

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We did both the Everglades and this tour during our trip. The Everglades was awesome, but this tour blew the Everglades out of the water (no pun intended)! We were able to see a lot of gators up close and personal, whereas the Everglades sightings were a little more distant. Our captain, Earl, was very knowledgeable and very entertaining. His language was a bit colorful (but not too much), which normally is a bit bothersome to us, but this tour was actually an exception. We don't normally tip tour guides, but we tipped Earl, he was that good. He also gave a few recommendations of places to eat. One of those was a nearby seafood place called Boutte's (they have other options if you're not into seafood). We tried it, and will second the recommendation. Plus, their onion rings are out of this world! Take this tour! Ask for Captain Earl, the big burly guy that grew up local to the area.

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July 25, 2021

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

Great experience!! Our favorite on this trip. Transportation with them was easy and it was nice having someone else drive. They have a good flow and chain of events. You get there, check in, have a chance to use the bathroom and snap a pic with the family that you can buy at the end for $38. After checking in and snapping your pic you hang out on the covered deck; there’s a bar to buy drinks before you head out when your boat is called. We were out for about an hour and a half. Def recommend the air boat! Fast and fun was the way to go. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and hilarious!! 10/10 recommend.

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June 13, 2021

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