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Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans

New Orleans, United States
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Offered in: English


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.
  • Airboat ride on Louisiana bayous including round-trip transport from New Orleans
  • Ride in an airboat over wetlands surrounding fishing village of Jean Lafitte
  • Learn about the history and culture of communities that live on the bayous from your native guide
  • See alligators in the wild, native birds and giant river rodents called nutria -- plus a live albino alligator exhibit
  • Food and drink available for purchase before boat ride

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Transport, an alligator exhibit, and grab-and-go snacks make this an ideal swamp tour for families.
In the morning, meet your air‐conditioned coach in the French Quarter and settle in for the approximately 30‐minute ride to the town of Jean Lafitte, a historic fishing village named for a notorious 19th‐century pirate and privateer. Located deep in the wetlands at the edge of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, this town offers an authentic look at Cajun culture and local enterprise, including logging, plantation agriculture and a rich – and often grisly – tradition of animal trapping.  

Before heading out on the water, pop into the albino alligator exhibit and grab a delectable shrimp Poboy to go (own expense).  Enjoy the proximity to the water surface and warm breeze as you zip through the bayou.  Spot lurking alligators, snakes, raccoons and giant river rodents called nutria. Savor the moments of calm when the boat slows and your native captain shares stories and facts about the area’s history and the surrounding wildlife – and maybe even interacts with an animal or two!

Your bayou adventure ends with a return to the French Quarter by coach, arriving in mid‐afternoon.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the typical group size?
Group sizes for this tour are capped at a maximum of 9 travelers.
How long is the tour?
Approximately 4 hours long.
What languages is this tour offered in?
This tour is offered in English.

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airboat ride
, Oct 2019
air boat was good. confusing on where to meet. ride was good - but wish we had more explanation along the way. just went in and out of areas trying to find alegators. when we would stop - there would be some sort of explanation of what was going on.
Great experience!
Sue S
, Oct 2019
Up close and personal with the alligators! Funny and intelligent guide! Would highly recommend it! It was nice in the albino alligator also.
Wonderful ride, great experience, even educational too
, Jul 2019
Brilliant trip, highly recommended to use this tour company. Only hint to next traveller... Must bring wide hat and sunscreen. I ended up with heat stroke.
Salesperson misled me
, Apr 2019
I called to make a reservation for a small airboat excursion. I was told they were sold out of small boats, so I thanked them and hung up. The salesperson called me a few minutes later to say that he had found one. I asked no less than 5 times if he was sure this was a small boat and he assured me it was. When we got there, we were put on a large boat. I do not think it's good business to lie just to make a sale. The experience was good, but was not what we agreed on.
fun day at the swamp
, Oct 2018
Good guide and spectactular narrative. My Daughter loved touching the baby Alligator.We liked the boat and its safety equiptment for our family protection. We would recommend this trip highlly to anyone. Ed Gleadall and Family Thanks to the guide Tick Tock!
Gator Calling Fun!
, Oct 2018
Our guide made us laugh with his gator calling. The onery critters refused to behave. It was fun and he was entertaining!
Excellent Experience!!
, Jul 2018
It was an EXCELLENT experience even though it rained part of the tour. We hope to return and do the night tour.
Fun in the sun
, Jul 2018
The bus ride to this event was very pleasant, air conditioned and very comfortable. Check in to this event was very easy and we found several groups arriving at the same time. However, there are multiple boats and the staff are very organized. The boat ride was good, although not as fast as I was anticipating. We did see alot of alligators and the guide stopped to feed a few, giving us a close up view. Our trip was at the end of April and it was beginning to get hot, so be sure to take a hat, sun glasses and sun screen. Fun afternoon on the water!
Really like the airboats and...
Manish A
, Jun 2018
Really like the airboats and company. Do a good job of pointing out alligators, owls, other birds, turtles, etc.
This was one of the best tour we...
Lilliam H
, Mar 2018
This was one of the best tour we have taken. Darius, our bus driver, was so patient with us since we were running a few minutes behind. He was very informative on our way back to New Orleans recommending some of the good spits to eat and visit. Our airboat tour guide was Jay. He was so funny and made this experience truly memorable. I highly recommend this tour.

Product code: 3780AIRBOAT

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