Tour code: 2292AIRBOAT
Experience Louisiana’s wild bayou country on an exciting, family friendly airboat tour. This 4‐hour full tour includes 2 hours on the boat, zipping through the tree‐lined marshes at speeds up to 45 mph (72 kph)! While onboard, enjoy lively commentary from your knowledgeable guide as you view lush scenery and local wildlife, including alligators, nutria and native birds. If whimsy takes you, maybe even hold a baby alligator or feed a giant catfish!


  • Small-group airboat ride with transport from New Orleans
  • Take a 2-hour airboat tour through Louisiana’s bayous
  • Enjoy the lush marsh scenery and watch for native wildlife
  • Hear entertaining facts and stories about the region from your guide
  • Have the chance to hold a baby alligator, feed a giant catfish or meet a nutria!
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

Airboat in the Louisiana Bayous

Choose the morning or afternoon for your airboat adventure and enjoy pickup from your downtown New Orleans or French Quarter hotel. Once aboard the small bus, settle into a comfortable seat for the 1‐hour ride to your launch site deep in Cajun Country. Enjoy lively onboard commentary about the history and culture of the area from your guide as you leave the city behind for the wild wetlands.
Upon arrival, take your seat on the airboat and hold on as the boat takes off for the 2‐hour tour. Enjoy close proximity to the water surface and warm breezes as you zip through secluded bayous, reaching speeds of up to 45 mph (72 kph)! Spot alligators, snakes, beavers and giant river rodents called nutria lurking in the waterways. Savor the moments of calm when the boat slows and your native captain shares stories about the area’s history and abundant wildlife. For the full experience, don’t pass up the captain’s invite to hold a baby alligator or feed a giant catfish!
Your 4‐hour bayou adventure ends with a return to your hotel by coach, arriving in early afternoon or evening.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We really enjoyed this. Saw lots of gators and the airboat ride is really fun. Our guide was great, he obviously knew the bayous like the back of his hand. It was a beautiful and fun tour.

Candice T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had a spectacular time, all because of our guide Justin. He was very knowledge, found several alligators for us to see. Told us a lot about the area, and knew answers to all of our questions. He made it fun. I would definitely recommend this tour again.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had great weather and were able to see different alligators and areas of the swap. I was very impressed with the knowledge of our swap boat guide. He explained the environmental challenges facing the swamp/marshlands and that it is possible that these areas will be lost.

Judy N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was very enjoyable.
Driver from hotel to airboat was pleasant and friendly. Our airboat tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept everyone engaged. I would recommend to others.

Judy N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Wonderful! Glad we could see so many gators

Clare B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour and great fun! Our bus driver was on time and educational. Our boat guide was excellent, he was knowledgeable about the swamp and he seem to truly care about the wildlife that we encountered. Highly recommend!

McKristie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Loved this. Our tour guide was great.

Luis M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a fun an educational tour. The company was great in communicating with us and their equipment and personnel were top notch. From the moment we were picked up at the hotel to the drop off back was smooth. Our tour guide was a local person with tons of knowledge about the habitat and the animals. The boats are easy to step on a off so people of all ages can do the tour. Hearing protection is provided so the only thing to bring is a good pair of sunglasses and maybe some sunblock. I highly recommend this tour.

robert l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fantastic and the highlight of our trip. It was just beautiful and we saw tons of gators!

Brett S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Highlight of our trip!

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