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New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour

Marrero, United States
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2 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


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.
  • 2-hour airboat tour of the swamps surrounding New Orleans
  • Cruise the atmospheric waterways in search of ferocious alligators
  • Learn about the area’s fascinating flora and fauna from your professional guide
  • Alternate between high-speed bursts and gentle cruising and capture fantastic photographs during regular stops


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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Amanda C
, Jan 2019

This tour isn’t worth the money if you’re going in the winter. We went around the swamp in circles for 2 hours and only saw 1 tiny gator. Tour guide was okay-knowledgeable but in a rude way. The bus drivers taking us to the swamp were disorganized and yelling at each over their radios and didn’t know who was picking up who. It also seemed like the boat drivers were disorganized too- they had people moving from boat to boat and everyone was confused. However, it was nice to be on the water and it would probably be better in summer.

Marco G
, Jan 2019

This tour was excellent and our guide was really in his element. We got to touch a baby alligator and the ride was really fun.

Randy D
, Jan 2019

Ernie great time on Air Boat tour.Great tour and fun time ...Educational too.Make booking of in New Orleans area.

Alejandro M
, Aug 2017

Nice experience.. very knowledgeable guide

Karen D
, Apr 2017

Fantastic experience and amazing Tour guide. This is definitely worth every penny.
Truly enjoyable!

Michael H
, Mar 2017

If you've not ever before been in the Louisiana swamps, then this is a good trip. I have spent a goodly amount of time in Louisiana swamps that were much more primitive than what is seen on this tour. However, the person I took on this tour, and the reason I gave it 4 stars, is visiting from the UK, and she thought it was great, as did, it seemed, everyone else on the boat. So, it's a matter of previous experience and perspective I was likely the only one somewhat bored.

The tour company seems to be A1 in service and helpfulness, and that's always a plus. In fact, I may even get a refund for my granddaughter who fell ill and didn't make the trip. According to the rules of cancellation, I'm not entitled to a refund, so the fact that they are considering it is admirable, in my opinion.

One caution: If you tour on a boat with Capitan Ernie, take what he says with a grain of salt, and if what he utters seems a bit silly, it probably is, so research it for yourself. As mentioned above I've had the pleasure and experience of spending time in my youth in the swamps of the Atchefalya basin. While most on our tour seemed quite attentive to what Capitan Ernie was saying, there was quite a bit that was just balderdash.

This tour is certainly well worth the price if you've not done it before, and I'm sure most will find it very enjoyable.

Don't forget your hat and/or sunscreen, or you'll find yourself with a burned I did.

, Aug 2016

A great guide and a Great time!

Product code: 15200P1

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