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New Orleans Airboat Ride

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Highlights
  • Experience the Louisiana bayou with this airboat ride through the swamps
  • Customize your tour with multiple departure times and transportation options
  • Learn about the swamp’s history, environment, and wildlife from your guide
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New Orleans Airboat Ride
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12pm Large Airboat Self Drive Most Popular
This is a self drive option. Tour departs at 12:00pm; seats 15 to 25 passengers.
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9:45am Large Boat Self Drive
This is a self drive option. Tour departs at 9:45am; seats 15 to 25 passengers.
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2pm Large Airboat Self Drive
This is a self drive option. Tour departs at 2:00pm; seats 15 to 25 passengers.
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Overview

Experience the Louisiana bayou outside of New Orleans on this airboat ride near Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Learn about the historic swampland, just a short ride outside the city, teeming with wildlife through your guide’s commentary. This tour offers an excellent way to get out of the city and into Louisiana nature. Both self-drive and hotel pickup options are available to fit your budget and schedule.

What to Expect

When booking, customize this tour to fit your schedule. You can choose from morning or afternoon departures; self-drive to the town of Jean Lafitte; or bus pickup at your New Orleans hotel.

Once you arrive at the launch site, step aboard your airboat (small boats accommodate six to eight passengers; large boats are limited to 25). Hold on to your seat as the fast, light boat takes off through the tidewater cypress swamp, which borders Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The flat-bottom airboat allows access to even the shallowest of water, where many tidal birds and swamp creatures make their homes.

Your guide narrates the sights, such as tupelo-gum trees and cypress trees covered with moss, as you whip through the water. Learn about the bayou’s native creatures, such as nutria, snakes, turtles, and alligators.

Back in Jean Lafitte, stop by the albino alligator exhibit or grab some food before leaving.
Reviews (434)
1 - 5 of 106 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Must See Sightseeing on the Bayou

Swamps are synonymous with Louisiana, and this is an experience that can't be missed. We traveled with a large group of 14 and they accommodated us easily. We received prompt hotel pick-up from an extremely experienced and knowledgeable driver, who also had a bit of...More

Thank Alyssa D
AirboatAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Airboat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're glad to hear your captain was able to show you a great time on your swamp tour, Alyssa! Thank you for leaving your review! We hope to see y'all again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Terrible Customer service (threatened to call the police)….

While the tour was great and our tour guide, Jay was awesome, it was all spoiled when we were deserted at the dock building for an hour and a half after our tour. When we first got off of our boat it was 1:45 pm...More

1  Thank Jenna B
AirboatAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Airboat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us, Jenna. I do apologize for any inconvenience that was caused that day as one of our buses experience mechanical issues. We dispatched another bus to pick up the guest as soon as possible....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great experience, a must try!

This place was so accommodating. They picked us up from our hotel at 8:40am and once we drove 30 minutes out to the Bayou we were put on a large airboat with 15 other people. The tour guide was very knowledgable and had a very...More

Thank futuremike1
AirboatAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Airboat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're glad to hear you had a great experience while with us! We hope to see y'all again soon! Thank you for leaving your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great...BUT!

Boat trip was beautiful, defiantly worth it BUT we were on a Big Boat which was way over loaded. The boat simply could not plane out, which made it painfully slow the entire ride. We were constantly passed by other fan boats and even passed...More

1  Thank Joel B
AirboatAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Airboat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're glad to hear your captain was able to spot some of the nature native to the swamps on your tour, Joel. Thank you for leaving your feedback!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
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Our boat was a DUD! We paid for the airboat ride since we wanted the high speed adventure versus a leisurely pontoon boat. Our boat was so slow, we were being passed up by pontoon boats with twice the number of people. When we questioned...More

1  Thank imakari2
AirboatAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Airboat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're sorry to hear you did not enjoy your time with us at Airboat Adventures. We do take our customers complaints and concerns very seriously. I do apologize for how our agents handled your complaint. Please email us at info@airboatadventures.com with any details (confirmation number,...More

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lcampos35
June 5, 2018|
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Response from Yearomare | Reviewed this property |
I wore capris, athletic shoes, a t-shirt and a jacket. Oh, and don't forget your sunglasses!
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tbrown1476
April 23, 2018|
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Response from Sandie B | Reviewed this property |
Probably about 4 hours...we got back in time to have a late lunch....best trip ever! Don't go on the plantation tour...took the whole day for a 45 minute tour...most of the time spent driving & waiting,.,better to drive your... More
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