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Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans PickupNature and Wildlife

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

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Experience the iconic New Orleans swamplands during a small-group 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 six passengers. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned coach from your hotel in Downtown New Orleans.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$95.00
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US$95.00
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New Orleans Airboat RideNature and Wildlife

New Orleans Airboat Ride

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Experience New Orleans’ wild bayou country on an exciting, family‐friendly airboat ride. This 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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$55.00
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US$55.00
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Whitney Plantation and Swamp Tour ComboDay Trips

Whitney Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo

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This is a half day tour of the Whitney Plantation and a Tour of the Louisiana swamp, by Air Boat or Covered Tour boat, travelers choice
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$128.00
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US$128.00

Two Hour Private Swamp TourNature and Wildlife

Two Hour Private Swamp Tour

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UPDATE: Starting May 15th we will be back open for Private Tours! The boat is being cleaned in between each tour and guests are distanced from your captain making for a fun, educational, and safe way to spend time with your family and engage in the Louisiana's wetlands! We are a small group swamp tour company founded on excellent customer service, eco-friendly practices(NO WILDLIFE FEEDING), and an owner/operator who grew up on the swamp with a passion for Louisiana Wetlands! Our small boat offers a more detailed tour catered to you and your family! We will access the deepest reaches of the swamp and have and experience tailored to you! Our goal is to make you feel like family and leave feeling it was money and time well spent! Escape the large crowds of other companies and experience Louisiana Swamps the right way!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$70.00
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US$70.00

Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New OrleansNature and Wildlife

Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$52.27
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US$52.27

Honey Island Swamp TourNature and Wildlife

Honey Island Swamp Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.65
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US$25.65

Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New OrleansDay Trips

Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans

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Visit a former plantation and ride through the swamp during this two-in-one tour. Start with a visit to Oak Alley Plantation for a tour of the antebellum mansion. Follow the oak-shaded paths to the blacksmith shop during your free time. Lunch is available to purchase at the restaurant on-site. Next, head to the dock for your swamp tour. Search for alligators and other wildlife and stop for photo ops while aboard an airboat. Round-trip hotel transport provided from New Orleans.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$135.00
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US$135.00
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Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New OrleansHalf-day Tours

Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans

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Experience New Orleans’ wild bayou country on an exciting, family‐friendly airboat tour. This fun-filled tour includes a ride on the boat plus admission to an albino alligator exhibit and transportation from New Orleans. While on-board, enjoy lively commentary from your 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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$77.00
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US$77.00
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French Quarter & Marigny Neighborhood Carriage Ride City Packages

French Quarter & Marigny Neighborhood Carriage Ride

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Explore the French Quarter and Marigny aboard a relaxing horse and carriage during this small-group tour in New Orleans. Discover the history, culture, and legends that surround this historic city as you see landmarks including the St. Louis Cathedral, Napoleon House, and French Market. You also get insider tips from your guide about the best places to eat, drink, and explore in New Orleans.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$40.00
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US$40.00
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Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick UpNature and Wildlife

Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up

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Uncover the mysteries of the swamps surrounding New Orleans on an exhilarating airboat tour of the 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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$75.00
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US$75.00
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Fly a Plane in New Orleans: No Experience or License RequiredFull-day Tours

Fly a Plane in New Orleans: No Experience or License Required

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Get your flying chops in beautiful New Orleans with a personal 50-minute flying lesson! No prior experience is needed for this excursion, which includes a 20-minute on-ground lesson and 30 minutes of flying time in the company of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified instructor. You’ll help guide the small plane through take-off and landing, and — once airborne — maneuver over New Orleans’ famous sights such as the French Quarter, the Mississippi River and the sleepy Louisiana bayous.
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  • 50 minutes
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US$258.14
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US$258.14

Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New OrleansNature and Wildlife

Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New Orleans

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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.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$52.00
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US$52.00
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New Orleans Helicopter City Tour City Packages

New Orleans Helicopter City Tour

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Get amazing aerial views of New Orleans on this 15-mile helicopter tour. While listening to guided commentary from your pilot through your headset, you and just a two other passengers will fly over Jackson Square, the French Quarter, City Park, and Lake Pontchartrain, among other landmarks.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$95.00
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US$95.00
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Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New OrleansNature and Wildlife

Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

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Experience Louisiana’s wild bayou country on an exciting, family-friendly airboat tour. This tour includes an airboat ride that zips 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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$128.00
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US$128.00
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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (Self Transport)Nature and Wildlife

New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (Self Transport)

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Discover one of Louisiana’s last preserved wetlands on a Honey Island Swamp boat tour. After making a short drive to Slidell, 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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$25.12
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US$25.12
Taking safety measures

New Orleans Small-Group Haunted History Carriage TourCity Packages

New Orleans Small-Group Haunted History Carriage Tour

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Get a taste of 18th-century New Orleans while exploring its most notorious haunts aboard a mule-drawn carriage. Join a small group of no more than eight people for an intimate evening tour through the French Quarter, where rollicking nightlife conceals a past filled with dark deeds, natural disasters, and supernatural sightings. Hear the city's most salacious history from a guide as you clip-clop your way past iron-laced balconies, darkened alleys, and southern mansions steeped in legend.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$40.00
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US$40.00
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Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New OrleansDay Trips

Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New Orleans

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Travel into the bayou on this combination swamp and plantation tour by 6 or 9 passenger Airboat. See the oldest documented plantation in the Mississippi Valley and visit the slave revolt museum located on the grounds. After the tour explore the grounds on your won and enjoy lunch (own expense) if time permits.
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  • 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$145.00
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US$145.00
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New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp TourNature and Wildlife

New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$75.00
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US$75.00
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Small-Group Airboat Swamp Adventure and Plantation Tour from New OrleansDay Trips

Small-Group Airboat Swamp Adventure and Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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Take a wild ride through the bayous of Cajun Country on this airboat adventure from New Orleans. In a small group, wind through tree‐lined swampland and spot abundant local wildlife, including nutria, alligators, and giant catfish, and stop at Destrehan Plantation to get a taste of the elegant antebellum south.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$165.00
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US$165.00
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Oak Alley Plantation and Small Airboat Tour from New OrleansDay Trips

Oak Alley Plantation and Small Airboat Tour from New Orleans

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$155.00
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US$155.00
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Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New OrleansNature and Wildlife

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$52.00
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US$52.00
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Honey Island Swamp Private Tour with Transport from New OrleansNature and Wildlife

Honey Island Swamp Private Tour with Transport from New Orleans

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Let a wetland ecologist guide you through the Honey Island Swamp during this private tour from New Orleans. Listen to engaging commentary about the city as you make your way to the West Pearl River. Then, climb aboard a shaded flat-bottom boat, equipped for up to 14 passengers, to get a close look at one of the country's wildest swamps. This private tour offers flexibility and personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$960.00
per group
From
US$960.00
per group

New Orleans Full Auto MP5 Shooting TourExtreme

New Orleans Full Auto MP5 Shooting Tour

Visit a private shooting range in New Orleans with this half-day tour. You’ll have access to fully automatic weapons, with the option of adding Tommy Guns, UZIs, M-16s, AK-47s and the Kriss Vector to your package. You’ll shoot under the guidance of certified instructors who give one-on-one lessons on proper gun safety and handling. The tour includes pick-up and drop-off via executive coach from any lodging in the city, plus all entrance fees.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$103.85
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US$103.85

New Orleans Scavenger Hunt AdventureCity Packages

New Orleans Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Among the best ways to get a feel for New Orleans is to get out and walk it, but the standard self-guided tours can get a bit dull. Take one of these 3-hour smartphone-guided scavenger hunts and a three-hour window of your day will suddenly turn into adventure. Solve puzzles, study clues and celebrate at the finish, all while navigating the historic streets and taking in the sights of the Big Easy.   
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$21.34
Price varies by group size
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US$21.34
Price varies by group size

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