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Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

New Orleans, United States
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4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English


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.
  • Take an airboat tour through Louisiana’s bayous
  • Enjoy the lush marsh scenery and watch for native wildlife
  • Hear entertaining facts and stories about the region from your guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Transport to and from your New Orleans hotel included
Choose the morning or afternoon for your small-group airboat adventure and enjoy pickup from your downtown New Orleans or French Quarter hotel. Once aboard the air-conditioned van, settle into a comfortable seat for the ride to your launch site deep in Cajun Country. Enjoy lively onboard commentary about the history and culture of the area from your guide as you leave the city behind for the wild wetlands.

Upon arrival, take your seat on the airboat and hold on as the boat takes off for your tour. Enjoy close proximity to the water surface and warm breezes as you zip through secluded bayous, reaching speeds of up to 45 mph (72 kph). Spot alligators, snakes, beavers, and giant river rodents called nutria lurking in the waterways. Savor the moments of calm when the boat slows and your native captain shares stories about the area’s history and abundant wildlife.

Your bayou adventure ends with a return to your hotel by van, arriving in early afternoon or evening.
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 13 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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Amazing day in the Bayou!
, Sep 2019
This was such a great trip. Our guide was very informative and made sure we saw wildlife. My favorite part were the redneck pandas. If you don't know what they, you have to check them out. This is a must for anyone visiting this area. There is so much more to Louisiana than Bourbon Street.
Response from Host , Sep 2019
Oh yes, the wildlife in our swamps is way more interesting than the one on Bourbon St. !!! And redneck pandas are everywhere (LOL !!!) Anyway, we appreciate your great review, Kortoli, and are so happy you thought our fast and fun airboat tour "is a must" ! Please come back soon!
A Great Tour!
, Jun 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our Airboat Tour. Our guide Tic-Toc did a fantastic job showing us some beautiful scenery. We highly recommend!
This tour was so much fun. The tour...
Heather M
, Aug 2018
This tour was so much fun. The tour guide was so hilarious and fun. Had a blast going on the bayou and seeing crocodiles. Even got to hold a miniature one! Was nervous because at pickup there were definitely many people onboard the bus, but they split you into smaller groups upon arrival. Tour was a great choice and the breeze felt amazing as it was 85 degrees in NOLA.
Great time was had by all in this...
Kerry F
, Apr 2018
Great time was had by all in this very interesting tour into the bayous a great insight into bayou life and very enjoyable I think it's a must do if your in the New Orleans area
Fantastic trip, with a guide who knows...
Rose-Marie O
, Apr 2018
Fantastic trip, with a guide who knows his alligators very well.
What a brilliant experience! Well...
Jonathan F
, Apr 2018
What a brilliant experience! Well worth the ticket price and wished I could have gone straight back out again at the end. The guide/driver/swamp man, whatever you want to call him was absolutely brilliant, loads of knowledge, loads of information and loads of stories and loads of laughs. Great to go skipping over the water in the airboat at speeds but also nice to go slowly where we needed to, to be able to see the wildlife and bayou. On the day we saw a dolphin, snapping turtles, numerous birds including a Bald Eagle and of course the Alligators! When I saw the number of airboats going out with us I thought it would be too busy to enjoy, how wrong I was, saw 1 other boat in the canals and then nothing until we were returning to dock. Well organised and a highly recommended trip, believe me you will want an airboat after this trip!
The Bayou tour via airboat was, in...
Theresa J
, Mar 2018
The Bayou tour via airboat was, in my opinion, the only way to go. We saw many alligators and the travel thru the bayou was beautiful. Our guide was experienced, funny, and an expert in the Bayou. Our transport to and from the bayou , unfortunately, was a low point of our trip. Reminiscent of college lectures where no one speaks and the lecture drones on and on and on.... and on some of our guides personal experiences with the French language not being taught, and on and on and on....
If you have never been on an...
Henriette E
, Mar 2018
If you have never been on an airboat, please do yourself a favor and book a trip in the Bayou. We saw lots of gators (even got to hold a small one), raccoons and other wildlife during this Tour. An absolute must-try!
Awesome trip saw lots of gators very...
Dave N
, Mar 2018
Awesome trip saw lots of gators very funny and knowledgeable pilot
Absolutely amazing!! Highly...
Stefanie L
, Feb 2018
Absolutely amazing!! Highly recommended. The alligators are seen in abundance --one came close to the boat and was fed a marshmallow!! Highly recommended tour

Product code: 2292AIRBOAT

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