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New Orleans

Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up

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    Stop At: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 419 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1035

    This 2-hour swamp tour of New Orleans starts with pickup from your downtown hotel. After a 35-minute drive by air-conditioned van, you'll arrive at your destination. Meet your airboat captain and settle into your seat on the 16-passenger vessel, then prepare for a wild ride into the swamp.

    Powered by a 454 Chevy engine and propelled by huge fans, the airboat travels at speeds up to 25 miles per hour (40 kph). The captain performs exhilarating high-speed maneuvers, cruises at gentle speeds, and makes plenty of photo stops while narrating on the wildlife and local flora. Alligator sightings are common in these waters, but your guide is trained to ensure safety at all times during this family-friendly outing. After your tour concludes, relax with transport back to your hotel in New Orleans.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If the hotel or air BNB is not listed please mention in comments area.

    If you miss your hotel pickup and need to drive out to the departing location this will be the address:

    9706 Barataria Blvd

    Marrero, LA 70072
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    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
    • Due to safety concerns, pregnant women are not allowed on this tour
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    From the pick up, to the tour and the drop off, each part of this excursion was done with friendly professionalism. We were picked up and dropped off to the tour location early giving everyone enough time to use the facilities, shop and relax prior to the tour beginning. From
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    Response from MIlton W, Owner at Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up
    Responded Oct. 10, 2019
    We really appreciate the positive recommendation! Thank you!
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    Captain Ernie was great!! He was very informative about the alligators and the habitat. I am very happy with the tour and would highly refer him and the company to anyone visiting the area.
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    Response from MIlton W, Owner at Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up
    Responded Sep. 12, 2019
    Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Captain Ernie appreciates the recommendation!
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    A huge thanks to our guide that made our trip. Answers all our questions and explains so many things about the area and wildlife . Spoke about how the swamp eco system works and shared great conversation. Pick up easy along with drop off. Thanks again 👍👍
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    Response from MIlton W, Owner at Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up
    Responded Sep. 2, 2019
    Thank you for the positive review! We are so glad to hear that you highly enjoyed our tour.
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    I am so upset that I didn't get out bus driver's name. He was so knowledgeable and entertaining. We did the 4-hour swamp tour and it was amazing. Larry was great. The experience was great.
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    Response from MIlton W, Owner at Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up
    Responded Aug. 5, 2019
    Thank you for so much for the stellar review.
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    This tour was basically a boat ride. We didn't receive much history, although to be fair, the boat is very loud so talking wasn't much of an option, and the boat was pretty cool. We did see lots of small alligators. It's a nice way to spend an afternoon if you've nothing
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    Response from MIlton W, Owner at Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up
    Responded Aug. 1, 2019
    We are sorry that you expected a swamp tour boat that is fully narrated. When our clients chose the airboat tour, it is split into ride and part tour. Our captains will give you an airboat ride for a while and then stop and talk at certain times based upon the flora and fauna that the tour happens upon. So it is an airboat ride and part airboat swamp tour. Our guests that do not want an airboat ride, usually does the swamp tour boat. That is why we offer both experiences.
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    About the operator
    By: Louisiana Tour Company
    669 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Chicago, Illinois
    Don't Waste Your Time
    This tour is a classic case of filling the time with whatever they have. The 3-hour tour was largely a waste of
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    pete b
    Mr. Barber
    Awesome..Highly Recommended..The whole experience was great from pickup to drop off...The best tour i had in New
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    Salem, or
    Ok Tour
    The tour itself was ok. The plantation is beautiful and the house tour was just ok. We didn’t get a lot of history
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    Lacrisia t
    Swamp tour a blast!
    We had a great time! Our boat tour guide “Duey” was great! Very informative and funny! Made the tour fun!
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    Chicago, Illinois
    Awesome Experience
    We had Rocky as our tour guide. He was great gave us a bit history and answered all questions. Made sure to be
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    Emma M
    Emma Muir
    We had a fantastic time, Brad was really knowledgable and informative and made sure we all had a great time. We
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    Leighton Buzzard
    Born on the Bayou
    Excellent way to get a feel for swamps, marshlands and bayous of America. We opted for the faster, smaller
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    Ridgefield, Washington
    Very good first look at the swamps
    Large comfortable big boat with a bathroom. No assigned seating and the driver/guide was good. Found a few
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    Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Great swamp tour!!!
    This was so much fun!! Our captain was very entertaining and knowledgeable. He also had his pet alligator "Al"
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    Great tour
    Great tour Tour guide was very informative Giving us history of Louisiana and New Orleans plantation tour was
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    Amazing guide!
    I booked a large airboat tour for 4 women on a Saturday at noon and when we showed up, we were the only ones
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    Oak ally plantation
    The plantation is beautiful and well run , but this tour company is sadly lacking. Our bus was an hour late
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    Angels Camp, California
    Small Group Airboat Ride - Yeeeehaaaa! (with drive out, not pick up)
    First time on an airboat, and could not have picked a better company. Our guide, Dewey (I think this was his name
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    Rebecca M
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    I rate this tour company one of the best in New Orleans
    swamp tours are amazing we did the covered boat and our boat captain was extremely nice and he knew just about
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    A Nice Time
    It was a good view of the swamps and wildlife, except we missed the alligators, they’re starting to hibernate.
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 2h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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