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Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne, Inc.

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Address: 4262 Hwy 90 East, Des Allemands, LA 70030
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Amazing experience!!

My friends and I wanted to do an airboat trip but this tour exceeded our expectations! This tour is done on a private property where you get to not only see the alligators but to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
yeonjeen
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I wanted to do an airboat trip but this tour exceeded our expectations! This tour is done on a private property where you get to not only see the alligators but to meet them! We met "Al" & "Bubba"! If you're visiting New Orleans, put some time aside and do this tour. Ask for Greg or his... More 

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Thank yeonjeen
Cathy M, Owner at Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne, Inc., responded to this review

Thanks so much for the referral. That is awesome. We are glad that you had a great time. And that you shared the experience. More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When coming to New Orleans, an Airboat Tour is a must!! There are so many companies, it may be hard to choose! Airboat Tour by Aurthur stood out with it's amazing reviews, so we took a chance, and booked the less commercially ran tour....and let me tell you, I'm SO glad this is the tour we went on. We booked... More 

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Cathy M, Owner at Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne, Inc., responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming on the tour and for the great review! I will let Jeremy know that you had a wonderful time. The Captains appreciate the feedback. Thank you for taking time to let us know about your experience. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I did a bunch of research on air boat tours and let me tell you that Arthur's place doesn't compare to anyone else out there. I mean you just feel like family with these guys with there great spirits and hospitality. Very knowledgable and knew how to show you a great experience. We had Jeremy as our guide on... More 

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Cathy M, Owner at Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne, Inc., responded to this review

Thanks so much time for taking time to share your experience. We are so glad that you had a great time. The Captains really do appreciate you rating them. Thanks again for coming ride with us. More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Way fun airboat adventure. Made the drive over from Houston to go out with this company based on all the great reviews and we were not disappointed. The six person boat was a great way to view the gators and other life. Kids asked to go back immediately. Well worth the money and trip.

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Thank Christopher W
Cathy M, Owner at Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne, Inc., responded to this review

I am so glad to hear that you had a great time. And I will let the captains know that you had a good time. Thanks so much for taking your time to give us such a great review. Glad we were able to live up to you expectations. More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour was nothing short of amazing! With Greg as our guide, we spent 90 minutes on the airboat tour through channels lined with cypress trees and beautiful Spanish moss, and learned all about the local ecosystem. We got to hold a baby nutria and saw several gators and even got an up-close meeting with a large 13-foot male named... More 

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Cathy M, Owner at Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne, Inc., responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking your time to give us such a great review. The captains and staff are appreciative when they hear that they are doing a good job. Thanks so much for coming. I will tell Rick, also, what a great job he is doing. More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took a 1 1/2 hour ride with Arthur himself last week (mid-Feb). Sky was cloudy so less alligators as wished but Arthur was able to show us a few, even pick one up from the water, having the kids hold it, that was fun. He told us a lot about the area, showing us around and overall the whole... More 

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Cathy M, Owner at Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne, Inc., responded to this review

I am so happy that you had a great trip with Arthur. Thanks so much for taking time to give us the feedback. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Greg was a fantastic guide and made for an unforgettable experience. His knowledge of the bayou lead is not only to several large gator holes - including an up-close with 13-ft Big Al - but sightings of baby gators, bald eagles, nutria, and even a few rabbits. My girls were thrilled! Worth the drive from New Orleans and one thing... More 

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Cathy M, Owner at Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne, Inc., responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review. The Captains appreciate the feedback. It lets them know that they are doing a great job. We are happy that you had a good tour. Thanks for taking time to give us the review. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a family run business with people who have a love of the area, its fauna and flora and its preservation and its use in a productive sustainable way. This is probably one of the best experiences you can have in NOLA and whilst I don't know what the others are like I can tell you that you won't... More 

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Cathy M, Owner at Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne, Inc., responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking time to give us such a great review. The Captains have a passion for their tours. It is helpful to get feedback from our customers. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I knew going to Louisiana that we HAD to do an airboat ride - I did quite a bit of research & came across Airboat Rides by Arthur and I'm so glad I did. We had so much fun that we went not once, but twice, during our 4 day trip. On our first trip out, we... More 

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Cathy M, Owner at Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne, Inc., responded to this review

Thanks you so much for the great review. The Captains love their job and absolutely enjoy sharing their enthusiasm with our customers. Thanks for taking time to share your experience with everyone. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Four of us went for an hour long tour of the swamp during Thanksgiving weekend 2016. It was one of the best NO experiences. The tour started on time. It was a cold day so after one hour of extensive touring of the lake we still hadn't spotted an alligator. Greg, our tour guide and also the boat operator, was... More 

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Cathy M, Owner at Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne, Inc., responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great feedback. Greg greatly appreciates knowing that he made you trip a memorable experience. We appreciate you coming and taking time to write a review. More 

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