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Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up

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From $83.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

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.
  • Airboat tour of the swamps surrounding New Orleans
  • Cruise the atmospheric waterways in search of alligators
  • Learn about the area’s flora and fauna from your guide
  • Alternate between high-speed bursts and gentle cruising
  • Capture fantastic photographs during regular stops
  • Round-trip hotel transport included from New Orleans

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

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Please Note

Pickup from any major downtown New Orleans hotel. If you hotel is not listed please list in comments area. For pickups, there will be a 30 minute window. Please be on the lookout for a bus that says Alert Transportation.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Due to safety concerns, pregnant women are not allowed on this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Traveler Tips


if you go in winter dress warmly no matter what the forecast says!
Be prepared for the wind and noise and to get a tiny bit wet, but so much fun!
Shuttle ride is a little long if you're the first hotel pickup, but that was expected, and the shuttles were on time both ways.
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Top notch!!!
Paula_G, Jun 2022
Excellent adventure! Guide was very knowledgeable. Fun! Held a baby alligator Ear phones used to dull the noise of the fan motor. Will do again
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Paula!
Fun, fast, and educational
Niesha_U, Jun 2022
Highly recommend booking this airboat tour. Not only do you get a fast ride on a airboat but the guide educated us on the swamp and wild life habits. How hurricane season impacts the swamps and alligators in the area. Great experience.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Niesha!
My husband and I came to...
delisha_e, Jun 2022
My husband and I came to visit for the weekend. We had an amazing time. The host was super cool he explain everything to us about the alligators. He feed a few on the tour as well. He also had a baby one he allowed us to hold. I actually liked this tour a lot.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Delisha!
Sweet Alligator
Megan_S, Jun 2022
Seeing an alligator up close in their habitat was amazing. Watching them enjoy a marshmallow or 3 equally made my day! The beauty of the land, the knowledge of our guide and the fact that it was his home and therefore his passion about the wildlife and the nature was beautiful
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Megan!
Wonderful excursion....
Kia_M, Jun 2022
Wonderful excursion. Would definitely recommend. Riding on the airboat was so much fun and the educational stories from our driver helped to round out the experience.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Kia!
The guide was very good....
Donald_E, Jun 2022
The guide was very good. We saw lots of alligators. The boat was safe But bring your own water and a hat . You will get hot and thirsty We enjoyed it very much.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Donald!
Great experience in the Bayou
Autumn_B, May 2022
Everything was well organized from the transportation to the moment we arrived back at the dock. We learned so much and enjoyed every moment of our trip.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for five-star review, Autumn!
We had an amazing time....
ruthieru, May 2022
We had an amazing time. Our tour boat captain was an older very knowledgeable gentlemen. He was very informative and captivating. I would recommend to everyone.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Ruth!
Great time on the Swamp Tour
Tangela_M, May 2022
The tour guide was very kind and informative and insured that we had a great experience. The tour was 2hrs of fun and laughter
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for the five-star review!
Swamp Ride
Maureen_S, May 2022
Highly recommend. You will absolutely enjoy!! Our guide was incredible with the alligators. The gators did not disappoint, they performed like true professionals.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Maureen!
Highly recommended
Sharon_C, May 2022
So much fun! Speeding through the swamp was a blast! Guide was knowledgeable and very good with the alligators. They feed them marshmallows! Lol…
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Sharon!
Awesome tour! Saw a bunch...
Zachary_K, May 2022
Awesome tour! Saw a bunch of gators, our tour guide was great, funny and very informative. Would definitely do this tour again when we come back to NOLA
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Zachary!
Up close with the swamp.
KEVIN_R, May 2022
We loved this tour. Great guide who was knowledgeable and fun. Learned a lot about the eco system. Saw gators up close. Awesome experience.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Kevin!
Love love loved it!
Julie_T, May 2022
This was one of the best experiences on a vacation ever! Having hotel pick up and drop off was amazing and the tour was so breathtaking it made me emotional. Our tour guide was excellent and I learned so much about this area. I absolutely recommend this addition to your NOLA adventures! 5 stars!!!!
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Julie!
Awesome swamp tour
Gina_B, May 2022
Nice tour of the swamp. Interesting and fun. Our tour guide took us to see the alligators. We enjoyed the tour and if the swamps are still here next year we will be back for another tour.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Gina!
Amazing day- terrible bus
GenaSchmidt, Apr 2022
I would give this 5 stars except for the fact that Reggie the bus driver almost left without us and then lied to us about it! We had no problems getting picked up at our hotel in the morning. We drove with another couple for about 5 minutes and then were told to load the bus behind us. We changed busses and ended up on Reggie’s bus. On the way there he was friendly and played music. He also said to be sure to get on his bus for the return trip. Because of this, we decided we would tip him at the end. I’m glad we waited. Once we arrived where the boats were we had a chance to check in and use the restroom. We still had about 30 min. As we walked to where to boats were Reggie was telling us to get back on the bus. He began to argue with us and said we needed to go to the plantation. We told him we didn’t book that and had to tell him he just dropped us off. He then left and went looking for the right people. Once we got on the boat, we hand an amazing time! We saw tons of alligators and our guide gave us marshmallows to feed them with. He even got one to climb up on the boat and fed him chicken. It was incredible and we needed to keep reminding ourselves that these were actually wild animals and were not trained. We even got a chance to hold a 7 month old baby alligator who was the cutest little thing ever. It was a special day on the water and our guide knew a ton about the area, the animals, and clearly had a love and respect for the place. Our mouths hurt from smiling so much. After getting off the boat, I ran in the gift shop to quickly purchase a magnet to remember our trip since we had such a great time and my husband ran to the bathroom. Reggie came in and said we were about to leave and could see I was next in line. I told him I would be right there. I paid exact cash to move things along and told my husband that we needed to go. He thought I was joking and said they won’t leave without us as we watched the bus start to pull away. We ran after the bus waving our arms and he finally stopped. When we got on Reggie said “Oh I though you were on the bus”. Which is a huge load of nonsense since he had a clipboard to check off names and no one else got on the bus. He knew we weren’t on the bus and couldn’t wait long enough for someone to use the restroom- since I was finished before my husband was. This is a fantastic boat company that needs to contract with better busses since this guy put a damper on what was otherwise a fantastic day! We have taken tons of tours. We’re not usually the last people on the bus, but this is the only time we have EVER watched a bus pull away and have had to chase it. We were NEVER told there won’t be time to use the restroom after the boat ride or the bus will leave at exactly 1:30 or any other information like that. Had we known there was ANY possibility that we could get left behind we wouldn’t have risked buying a magnet or using the restroom but we can’t know not to do that if no one tells us. Needless to say, Reggie did not get a tip and it was an unfortunate way to end an amazing day.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for the positive feedback!
Great Experience
Kevin_M, Apr 2022
I think this was an excellent choice for a tour in the Louisiana swamp. Tour guide was the best, very knowledgeable and informative about the marsh and swamp areas
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Kevin!
Air Boats are fun!
Nancy_W, Apr 2022
The whole experience was very well organized . The swamp tour was both beautiful and informative Captain Ernie was great. Learned a lot about alligators and wetlands including their protection
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Nancy!
Best part of the vacation!
Danton_G, Apr 2022
Our tour guide was fantastic! I learned a ton about alligators and their habits. So glad we went! The boat ride was so much fun. Saw so many alligators it was unbelievable. They all swam right up to the boat. Very convenient since they picked us up at our VRBO. Definitely a must do if you come down to New Orleans!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for the awesome review, Danton!
One of our best tours ever
MICHAEL_D, Apr 2022
Ernie was our captain for our tour and he was AMAZING and we had a great time and actually learned a lot. He was very energetic and we knew when we got off the boat Ernie loves his swamp and it gave us a better understanding of the swamp and the gators. Thank you Capt Ernie for the AMAZING experience for my wife and I.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Michael!
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