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Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup

Experience the iconic New Orleans swamplands during a small-group 2-hour airboat tour, led by a professional guide. Alternate between adrenaline-fuelled high speeds and gentle cruising as you sail past fascinating flora and fauna. Capture fantastic photographs of alligators in their natural habitat, and relish the intimate atmosphere of a small-group, limited to only 6 passengers. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned coach from your hotel in Downtown New Orleans.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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$95.00 USD
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Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

Discover New Orleans’ Cajun and Creole cultures on this full‐day swamp and plantation sightseeing tour. In a small group, head deep into the secluded bayous to witness Cajun living and spot native wildlife. Then visit Oak Alley Plantation and Laura Plantation to view stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades and sugar cane fields. Upgrade your ticket to include a 2-hour, high-speed airboat ride through the bayous.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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New Orleans Airboat Ride

Experience New Orleans’ wild bayou country on an exciting, family‐friendly airboat ride! This approximate 2‐hour boat tour winds through the mossy cypress swamp close to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, named for the 19th‐century pirate and smuggler. While onboard, enjoy lively commentary from a native guide as you admire lush, forested shoreline and spot local wildlife.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour With Transport

Explore one of Louisiana’s last protected wetlands on a 2-hour boat tour that includes round-trip hotel transport in New Orleans. Depart in the morning or afternoon for Honey Island Swamp, a wildlife preserve teeming with critters such as 'gators, wild boar, snakes and birds. Ride through the swamp dripping with lush foliage and visit a boat-accessible Cajun village with an informative local guide who sheds light on the area’s inhabitants.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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$56.00 USD
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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour

Discover one of Louisiana’s last preserved wetlands on a 2‐hour Honey Island Swamp boat tour! After making a short drive to Slidell, you’ll travel deep into the secluded swamp across Lake Pontchartrain to view native wildlife and witness a remote Cajun village only accessible by boat. Enjoy guided commentary on Cajun culture and the lush swamps as you spot alligators, wild boar, snakes, and native birds. This tour does not include transportation.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$29.00 USD
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Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up

Uncover the mysteries of the swamps surrounding New Orleans on an exhilarating 2-hour airboat tour of the atmospheric area, led by a professional guide. Cruise along the picturesque waterways in search of ferocious alligators and other rare wildlife while listening to illuminating commentary from your guide. Feel your adrenaline levels surge as your driver accelerates to high speeds, and capture fantastic photographs during regular stops. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned coach on this exhilarating tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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$75.00 USD
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Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans

Experience New Orleans’ wild bayou country on an exciting, family‐friendly airboat tour. This 4‐hour full tour includes 1.5 hours on the boat. While onboard, enjoy lively commentary from a native guide as you spot local wildlife, including alligators, nutria and native birds, and visit the secluded fishing village of Jean Lafitte, the infamous 19th‐century smuggler. The airboat holds 15-27 passengers.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

Discover the mystique of the swamps and bayous on a sightseeing boat tour from New Orleans. Travel deep into the secluded bayous across the Mississippi River to witness Cajun life and spot native wildlife. Your guide will provide commentary on Cajun culture and the myth‐laden swamps while you snap photos of alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles, and native birds.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$51.00 USD
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New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour

Delve into the atmospheric beauty of New Orleans’ vast swamplands on an exciting 2-hour small-group tour by airboat. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise past fascinating flora and fauna, scouring the picturesque scenery for sightings of alligators and other rare creatures. Experience the exhilaration of traveling at high velocity as your driver alternates between gentles cruising and high-speed bursts. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 6 passengers.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$75.00 USD
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Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans

Trade in the urban bustle for the bayou on a half-day trip from New Orleans to the wilds of the Honey Island Swamp. Relax on the ride from your downtown or French Quarter hotel, and then cruise beneath hanging moss and cypress trees while a wetland ecologist shares tall tales and fun facts about this protected nature reserve on the shores of Lake Ponchartrain. Learn about Louisiana’s long-standing fishing industry, and keep an eye out for native critters like otters, turtles, egrets and alligators lurking beneath the surface.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour

Discover the atmospheric swamps surrounding New Orleans on a fascinating 2-hour airboat tour, led by a professional guide. In a small group, head to the outskirts of the city and climb aboard an airboat destined for the rich flora and fauna of the swamplands. Enrich your natural knowledge as you listen to intriguing commentary from your guide; scour the scenery for sightings of ferocious alligators; and feel your adrenaline levels surge as you accelerate and reach high speeds.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

Experience Louisiana’s wild bayou country on an exciting, family friendly airboat tour. This 4-hour tour includes about two 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 guide as you view lush scenery and local wildlife, including alligators, nutria, and native birds. Pickup and drop-off from downtown New Orleans and French Quarter hotels included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$115.00 USD
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New Orleans Swamp Tour Boat Adventure

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and natural splendor of New Orleans’ mystifying swamps and wetlands on a 2-hour New Orleans swamp tour and wetlands adventure. Relax in the luxurious interior of a New Orleans swamp tour boat as you cruise past cultural highlights like a Cajun cemetery, an Indian burial mound and a traditional fishing village. Scour the scenery for fascinating flora and fauna like snakes, turtles and alligators while listening to interesting commentary from your professional guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Oak Alley Plantation and Small Airboat Tour from New Orleans

Explore Louisiana wildlife and culture outside of the Big Easy on this full-day trip from New Orleans to the country town of Vacherie. Zoom across a swamp on a 6 or 9-passenger open-air speedboat with ample opportunities for viewing wild animals in their natural habitat, and then tour an antebellum plantation home with a classic alley of oaks when you return to shore.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans

Explore Louisiana’s unique history and ecology on this combo day tour from New Orleans. Travel along the oak-lined River Road to Destrehan Plantation, where you can tour the 1787 sugar plantation home, grounds and slave quarters while learning about life in the antebellum South and the site’s changing role during the Civil War. Then, venture into the bayou on a narrated swamp cruise through wild wetlands that are home to turtles, otters, snakes and famous Louisiana gators.
  • Duration: 6 hours 15 minutes
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  • Duration: 6 hours 15 minutes
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$102.00 USD
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Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience

Experience life on the Louisiana bayou on this ultimate swamp tour from New Orleans, run by one of the city’s oldest tour companies. Ride on a state-of-the-art swamp boat through the famous wetlands teeming with native wildlife, while learning about Cajun culture from your tale-spinning captain.
  • Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
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$51.00 USD
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Honey Island Swamp Tour

Cruise through the wild wetlands of Honey Island Swamp on a 2-hour boat tour. Located on the marshy shores of Lake Ponchartrain just north of New Orleans, this protected nature reserve is home to an array of southern wildlife, from egrets and herons soaring above to otters and alligators lurking below the water’s surface. Hear tales of swamp pirates, fishermen’s lore and mysterious creatures from your captain as you glide past hanging moss and swooning cypress trees.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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$25.00 USD
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Audubon Nature Institute Museums Admission

Escape the French Quarter and explore New Orleans’ other wild side with admission to one of the four museums that make up the city’s Audubon Nature Institute! Spend hours getting close to critters from Louisiana and beyond at live feedings, vibrant exhibits and interactive experiences. Set your own full-day schedule at the Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, or the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Combo admission tickets available for true nature enthusiasts!
  • Duration: Flexible
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  • Duration: Flexible
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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Tour with Lunch

Escape the city for a few hours to explore the beautiful bayous of Louisiana on this half-day swamp boat tour from New Orleans. Cross the Mighty Mississippi to enter the realm of alligators, snakes, egrets, and other swamp creatures, and learn about the delicate wetlands ecosystem on a leisurely cruise. Includes a traditional po' boy lunch for a true Louisiana experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
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$71.00 USD
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Private Tour of the Honey Island Swamp

Adventure to Honey Island Swamp on this 2-hour private tour, and see the natural beauty of the Louisiana swamp up close. Cruise from the West Pearl River in Slidell on a shaded flat-bottom boat into the marshy waters, and stay on the lookout for alligators along the riverbanks. Pass through a Cajun village, hear stories about the Honey Island Swamp Monster, and learn about the swamp's environment from your guide who’s a professional wetland ecologist.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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$550.00 USD
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New Orleans Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Half-Day Airboat Combo Tour

While docked at the Port of New Orleans, enjoy a guided, half-day airboat ride and historic plantation tour. Travel to a remote Louisiana swamp deep in the heart of Cajun Country for a thrilling, high-speed ride on board a small airboat, gliding over and through secluded bayous and marshes. Look for alligators, giant catfish and other wildlife. Then visit Destrehan Plantation, an antebellum mansion with guides in period costumes who will share the stories of generations who lived and worked on this land. Port of hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour of the Honey Island Swamp with Round-Trip Transfer from New Orleans

Let a wetland ecologist guide you through the Honey Island Swamp during this 2-hour private tour. Ride on a shaded flat-bottom boat, equipped for up to 14 passengers, to get a close look at one of the country's wildest swamps. Round-trip transportation from New Orleans hotels is included. This private tour offers flexibility and personalized attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$900.00 USD
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