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Experience Louisiana’s wild bayou country on an exciting, family friendly airboat tour. This 4‐hour full tour includes 2 hours on the boat, zipping through the tree‐lined marshes at speeds up to 45 mph (72 kph)! While onboard, enjoy lively commentary from your knowledgeable guide as you view lush scenery and local wildlife, including alligators, nutria and native birds. If whimsy takes you, maybe even hold a baby alligator or feed a giant catfish!

Highlights

  • Small-group airboat ride with transport from New Orleans
  • Take a 2-hour 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
  • Have the chance to hold a baby alligator, feed a giant catfish or meet a nutria!
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

Airboat in the Louisiana Bayous

Choose the morning or afternoon for your airboat adventure and enjoy pickup from your downtown New Orleans or French Quarter hotel. Once aboard the small bus, settle into a comfortable seat for the 1‐hour 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 the 2‐hour 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. For the full experience, don’t pass up the captain’s invite to hold a baby alligator or feed a giant catfish!
Your 4‐hour bayou adventure ends with a return to your hotel by coach, arriving in early afternoon or evening.

Customer Reviews

Thomas M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent. Captain Sam was a lot of fun, very informative, great experience.

Nancy V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This airboat ride is a must if you are traveling to the New Orleans area!!!

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Wonderful experience. Knowledgable and fun guide. Chose the small group option to ensure we had good views. We were not disappointed!

Jeanette P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

An excellent trip to check out alligators. Would have been nice to see more alligators, but a great trip all the same.

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a fantastic tour, if you are in New Orleans this is a must. Our tour guide was the best, he knew where to go and even had names for the alligators, he even had the alligators come up on the front of the boat and feed them. We also saw snakes, a lot of fish just a great day. Would do this tour again if we go back there.

berger211

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

What a great experience..great guide..fast and loud..absolutely the highlight of my trip!!..You really need to do this!!

Anamaria Carla I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I loved it, although, if you would like to experience the swamps with all its creatures, I don't recommend it, for a first timer, I would definitely suggest taking the slow boat ride. Back in 2013 I had one of those sightseeing tours, the slow one and we managed to see a lot of alligators, now I came back for more adventure. The guide was so funny and all the people there very welcoming and friendly. Don't forget to hold on to your hats when taking the tour!

davegossman

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

GREAT experience! We participated in the small airboat tour 5 people and it was fantastic. Very organized tour company. Got shuttled from our hotel in downtown New Orleans. 30 minute drive with information on N.O. shared by the driver. Enjoyed the swamp tour. Plenty of gators, turtles, raccoons, etc... Lots of fun. Would highly recommend to others.

Julie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We couldn't believe how much wildlife we saw! It was VERY windy though as you're going quite fast. For women with long hair, ensure you bring a hair tie! The tour was probably the highlight of our trip!

gregory f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

this is an absolute must when visiting new orleans. The guides are very knowledgeable and funny. Well worth the money.

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