This small-group tour is limited to eight people (small airboat) or 25 people (large airboat) to allow for better views of the wildlife.
Please note: If you book the self-drive option you will not receive hotel pick up
- Self-drive to swampland close to New Orleans for an airboat ride
- Enjoy a fast, thrilling ride on tidewater cypress swampland near the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
- See alligators, turtles, snakes, egrets, herons, ibis and other wildlife
- Choose from morning and afternoon departures on a small or large airboat
- Small-group tour limited to eight people (small airboats) or 25 people (large airboats) for a more interactive experience
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What You Can Expect
Set out on a 20,000-acre (8,095-hectare) tract of tidewater cypress swamp close to the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Your flat-bottomed airboat is powered by an aircraft propeller to allow a fast, fluid trip through the shallow marshes. Feel the wind on your face as you zip into bayous lined with mossy cypress and tupelo-gum trees and your pilot points out a stunning variety of wildlife.
Prepare to see plenty of alligators in the warmer months (and warmer days in winter), some of which may be out sunning themselves on rocks! Your guide may even feed the gators, affording you amazing photo opportunities. Also keep your eyes open for turtles, snakes, egrets, herons and ibis. You may even catch sight of a hawk, owl or bald eagle. In the cooler months, look for white-tailed deer, raccoons and the large rodents known as nutria.
Your morning or afternoon airboat tour ends at the embarkation point. Be sure to check out the indoor exhibits of alligators — including an albino alligator — before making your way back to downtown New Orleans on your own.
Note: This tour does not include hotel pick-up or drop-off unless hotel pickup and drop-off is selected at checkout. If you have selected hotel pickup and drop-off please specify your hotel details in the 'special requirements' field at the time of checkout or advise the local operator directly after booking.
AMAZING! We loved it. Well organised and we would do it again.
Very fun saw lots of alligators...guide was fun and informative
Great Airboat Ride!!!
All adults and kids enjoyed it. Saw plenty of gators.
Whole family enjoyed the ride - Captain was entertaining, the sights plentiful and the experience unique!
Sam was the best guide we could of had! What a great time wish it could of lasted longer. Even in the rain we had a blast. The gators were all over the place and Sam was great to listen too.
Where else can I go and see alligators in its naturual habitat. it was an excellent experience.
The tour guide was informative and knowledgable, we completely enjoyed ourselves
Fabulous ride! Knowledgeable and interested guide- well worth the time spent :-
This was awesome. Me and my 14 year old went on this tour and had a blast!
Fantastic tour, our guide was so funny and knowledgeable. A short 40 minute drive from the city and worth every minute.