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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!


  • 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

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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a Great time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Efficient and punctual hotel pick-up. Billy our driver and guide was funny with helpful tips about New Orleans. Captain Sam on the Airboat was professional and knowledgeable.

Henning A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016


Deborah C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This has to be the best Airboat tour (it was not just a ride). We saw and learned so much! Alligators swam right up to the boat and hung around for us to observe. When we stopped in a beautiful cove even a raccoon came out to greet. It doesn and #39;t get better than this!

Caitlin O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour -- the small airboat was perfect for our group of three. We had another family of 3 join us, and it never felt crowded. Our guide, Rennan, was personable and knowledgeable about the swamp and its animals without being overbearing. He knew the swamp in and out and took us to secluded sections of the bayou. We were the only boat there and only saw other boats when we left/returned to the dock!

The transportation from the French Quarter was easy -- we stayed at an AirBnB but picked a hotel from their pickup/drop-off points that was closeby and it worked out well.
The driver had a little tour of the city as we picked up other guests and made our way to the swamp.

Highly recommend this tour over other larger boats that are impersonal and touristy.

Melissa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was one of the best experiences of my life! It was hauntingly beautiful and so cool to see the alligators, we even got to hold a baby! Our tour guide Steve was absolutely amazing! So knowledgeable and fun. We went in the morning and I highly suggest it. It and #39;s cooler and you and #39;ll see more gators.

Larra R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The trip was great, but I was REALLY IRRITATED to find out that VIATOR charged me a full 29 more than had I bought tickets down there Everyone else paid 95 each. I am going to go online to notify neighbors and friends that Viator does this.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016


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