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Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup

Marrero, United States
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From $109.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Experience the iconic New Orleans swamplands during a small-group airboat tour, led by a professional guide. Alternate between adrenaline-fuelled high speeds and gentle cruising as you sail past fascinating flora and fauna. Capture fantastic photographs of alligators in their natural habitat, and relish the intimate atmosphere of a small-group, limited to only nine passengers. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned coach from your hotel in Downtown New Orleans.
  • Cruise the atmospheric waterways in search of ferocious alligators
  • Learn about the area’s fascinating flora and fauna from your professional guide
  • Alternate between high-speed bursts and gentle cruising and capture fantastic photographs during regular stops
  • Delight in the convenience of round-trip transportation from your hotel in Downtown New Orleans

What's Included

  • 1 hour and 40 minute airboat tour
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 9706 Barataria Blvd
    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA

Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

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
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


When on New Orleans, an airboat swamp tour is a must!
If you sit in the front, bring a towel because you're gonna get wet!
If you are in New Orleans this is a must.
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Our tour guide was...
Swati_S, Jan 2023
Our tour guide was exceptional. His knowledge of the swamp, the alligators, and other wildlife was extensive.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for the five-star review, Swati!
Great Experience
Justin_G, Jan 2023
Captain Matt was a fantastic guide! We had such a great time and would recommend to anyone visiting the area. This is a must-do! Thanks Captain Matt.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for the five-star review, Justin!
Amazing swamp tour!
Lauren_P, Jan 2023
This was such a fun experience. Captain Matt was funny, engaging, knowledgeable, and added to the visual of the tour. Loved seeing all the young alligators and hearing the history and current situation of the swamp. I would recommend this tour to everyone; was a great time!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for the five-star review, Lauren!
Take this tour
Natasha_R, Jan 2023
What a great tour. Captain Matt was funny, experienced, and adventurous. It was obvious he loved the area and was great about teaching the history and story of the swamp. The transportation was clean and efficient. We really recommend!!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for the five-star review, Natasha!
10 out 10 recommend!!
Sheri_K, Jan 2023
This was the highlight of our trip!! We had a group of 8 and took the small airboat tour. Matt was our guide! He was great! He was very knowledgeable and made the trip very fun!! Every one in our group rates the trip a 10! Will definitely go again next trip..
Awesome!
Laurie_B, Jan 2023
We loved the tour. Captain Matt was awesome! Very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor! Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for the five-star review, Laurie!
Great way to see the bayou!
Daniel_G, Jan 2023
Tour was a great time! We got to see multiple gators, fish, turtles, herons, egrets, haws, and eagles. Our captain was friendly, knowledgeable, and funny!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for the five-star review, Daniel!
Educational and exciting
David_D, Jan 2023
great experience for the entire family. Fun and educational. Guides are exceptional historians and guardians of the swamps of the lower Mississippi delta.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for the five-star review, David!
Great tour!
Samantha_M, Dec 2022
The swamp tour was great. We had a very friendly, funny, and knowledgeable guide. It was nice to be on a small air boat instead of a larger one.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Samantha!
Great time
Richard_R, Dec 2022
This was great. It should not be missed. Captain Matt was great. Informative and very funny. We took the small group option. Even though there only a few alligators due to the time of year, there were several picture opportunities and the scenery was awesome.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Richard!
Epic Airboat Tour - Let’s Ride !!!
Marquitta_J, Dec 2022
Captain Matt was AWESOME!! The ride was Epic & very informative. The weather was perfect 70 degrees & we even saw alligators of all sizes up close. Please note that this tour doesn’t guarantee alligators 🐊 or perfect weather but our tour w/Captain Matt exceeded our expectations. 10 ⭐️..
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for the five-star review!
Best Ride Ever. Best Tour.
Dalibor_P, Dec 2022
Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Dewey was amazing and gave us the best experience ever. Drove the hell out that boat and made the whole experience great. Definitely do the air boat if you want to get in all the places and you like a little adrenaline. This is a must go.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Dalibor!
Amazing Views!
Cameron_A, Dec 2022
We had an amazing experience with the small boat tour! We saw multiple alligators, beautiful scenery, and learned a lot about the swamp environment. We would absolutely do this tour again!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Cameron!
Great experience
Christopher_A, Dec 2022
Awesome guide. Very fun and informative. REMEMBER TO TIP the guides work hard for you to have a great time.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for the five-star review!
Great tour!
Phil_S, Nov 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable about the swamps and the creatures that inhabit the area, as well as the history of the area.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Phil!
Very disappointing.
ishi, Nov 2022
While our guide was wonderful, I feel the advertisement for this trip was quite misleading.. 90+ percent of the photos show alligators. I took this ride, believing that we would see many alligators. There was one baby alligator that was not more than a foot, and was just lying on a marsh pad. If the weather was too cold for alligators to be out, I feel that should have been noted in the description, and I would not have taken this tour. Very misleading and disappointing. .
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your feedback. Please keep in mind that this is a swamp tour, not an alligator tour. Alligators have always been known to hibernate in the cold but we clearly state that in all of our brochures and website regardless. We do not guarantee that wildlife will be seen on any of our tours, as they are wildlife and we are in their natural habitat. If you call to speak to any of our employees, we will tell you the true nature of the swamp if you haven't known already.
It made our New Orleans vacation.
Phillip_C, Nov 2022
We enjoyed seeing and hearing all about the swamp. Our guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. Even though it was unusually cold we wouldn’t have wanted to miss it.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Phillip!
Great tour
Ann_C, Nov 2022
Matt was a good and I formative guide. His love for the area was obvious and he provided us with a lot of information.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Ann!
Great tour and staff
Brittney_G, Nov 2022
Staff was great. Went with a group of friends but forgot to book together so we were going to be split up onto different airboats. The staff worked to get our group of friends together on the same boat. Our tour guide Danny was fantastic and made the whole experience--took us around to different areas(that not all guides take) that weren't specifically on the tour and saw a ton of gators. He was funny and informative! highly recommended!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Brittney!
Captain Matt was amazing...
Jill_B, Nov 2022
Captain Matt was amazing - knowledgeable and funny - and he found us lots of gators. The swamp was unexpectedly beautiful. The small airboat was definitely the way to go!! Thank you!!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Jill!
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