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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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This is a self drive option. Tour departs at 12:00pm; seats 15 to 25 passengers.
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This is a self drive option. Tour departs at 9:45am; 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 (456)
1 - 5 of 122 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Cold But Good Bird Viewing

This had the potential to be a great time. It was freezing cold. I would not recommend going if it is below about 60 degrees. We would stop to look around which was a great opportunity for the guide to tell interesting stories. He did...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vivian S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Airboat tour - alligators and bayou culture!

Really happy we went on this trip, first time to New Orleans, and we weren't sure if we should leave the City, but so glad we did. Our guide was born and raised there and gave such great perspective on the area, it was also...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Natalie M
AirboatAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Airboat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recommendation, Natalie! We're glad your captain was able to spot some of the wildlife native to the Louisiana swamps on your tour! We hope to see you again on your next trip to New Orleans!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AIRBOAT TOUR

Went on a tour on 11/30/18 with a group of 10 adults. We had a great time with our tour guide who was very informative about the area. He even brought his own little alligator for us to pass around and get a chance holding....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank juliekJ586NC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Had a blast on the swamp

Boats were comfortable, only 10 people on our boat. Guide was fantastic and incredibly knowledgeable. I would suggest everyone make it part of their New Orleans visit

Thank shanedobie
AirboatAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Airboat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recommendation! We're glad to hear your captain was able to show you a great time on the Louisiana swamps! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome

Decided to do this trip as it's our first time in New Orleans, it was what I expected and more, the guide was really informative and stopped and pointed out all the interesting bits and wildlife on the way. Would definately recommend to others

Thank markwN1949YR
AirboatAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Airboat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recommendation! We're glad to hear your captain was able to make your time on the Lousisiana swamps memorable! Thank you for leaving your review!

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djrogers94
January 3, 2019|
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Response from Tim B | Reviewed this property |
Depending on time of day, i.e. traffic, would allow at least 30 min. in non-rush hour conditions.
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davem887
January 3, 2019|
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Response from wc2022 | Reviewed this property |
When you call to make reservations, they will tell you where the pickup spot is, in my case they came right to our hotel.
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887joycec
December 9, 2018|
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Response from M1072IEdavid | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps 40 minutes? I can’t remember the exact time but it did not feel like a long journey and is definitely worth the trip, we thoroughly enjoyed it!
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