Alison B Australia
Fantastic!! The swamps and bayous were just as I'd imagined them to be. The scenery was beautiful and peaceful. The tour was small and intimate. We saw heaps of aligators and different species of birds.
This was a blast! We got to go fast, see gators, and learn about the Louisiana wetlands.
We didn't pay for many tours on this NOLA trip but this was one thing we did do and it was so worth it. The total trip was an hour and 45 minutes and it was fun from start to finish. Our boat guide was George. He is born and raised in this part of LA and is super knowledgeable about the bayou, the animals, the flora and fauna, and all things environmental and economical. He was truly a joy. It was unfortunately on the colder side when we went out so we weren't able to see any gators swimming around. Happily, he brought a little buddy along with him. A 3 foot long male gator named Slater. Oh, I loved him so. He was a mellow little dude and we all had a chance to hold him.
Even if it's not a sunny day when you go out, I recommend bringing sunglasses. The wind is whipping and it's hard to keep your eyes open otherwise - something my husband learned the hard way. You might want to bring a water bottle as well. You don't get wet and don't have to walk through difficult terrain or anything so you can wear whatever you want.
So this was the large boat tour. The boat holds about 25 people and we had 22 on our trip. I don't think this took away from our experience. I was wondering if I should not have cheaped out and just paid for the small boat tour but then I saw that our boat went to all the same places as the small boat. It's not as though being on the small boat gave you the benefit of going deeper into the canals. The boats left and returned at the same time. Frankly, I think the small boat people were ripped off.
We rented a car and drove here. It seems absolutely ludicrous to pay 40 per person for a ride. Enterprise runs a deal where you can rent a car for 30 for 72 hours from Friday-Monday non-Airport locations. Take advantage of this. This way, you can drive yourself to this location, to the plantations, and anywhere else your heart desires.
I have to commend Viator on their customer service. We were originally scheduled for the 8th but the temperatures were near freezing that day. I called and they allowed me to switch it to the next day, when temps would be up 25 degrees. Thank you, Viator, for have a human answer the phone, and for having that human help me right away.
This was the highlight of the whole trip it's unique to Louisiana. Our guide JJ was extremely knowledgeable as he grew up in the bayou and educated us about the perils the swamp is facing. He was really well equipped to discuss alligators, which was the whole reason I went on this trip. He was fascinating to listen to, his personality was major PLUS, and he was very courteous and fun to spend time with. The airboat itself was a blast wear the headphones, you'll thank me for this, and I saw scenery that was awesome and so very beautiful.
JOHN B USA
George our tour guide was amazing and gave everyone a lot of knowledge and entertainment.
Our guide was a local who knew about the area extensively! We are also very thankful to the staff who helped us with our ticket issue.We thoroughly enjoyed this trip and we highly recommend it as a day tour from New Orleans!
This was SO MUCH FUN. The guide was great and incredibly talented at driving the boat through the swamp. Something we would absolutely do again. We even got to hold a young alligator at the end of the ride. We would all absolutely recommend this. Remember to wear warm clothes, the wind gets chilly.
AMAZING in every single way! Our guide was the best man for the job
Great Time. Jay was the Man. Made the tour fun and informative.
Great ride on a small airboat. Saw plenty of wildlife. Very enjoyable trip.
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