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New Orleans Airboat Ride

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  • 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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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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This is a self drive option. Tour departs at 12:00pm; 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.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Saw 3 small gators

Great guide with lots of great knowledge about the swamp, area nearby and animal life. He couldn't bring the gators to us so we had to wait for them to swim to us. It happened three times. I do understand they can't tease the alligators...More

Thank Kristin O
Reviewed 1 week ago
We had a blast!

We were a group of 4 and opted for the small boat which was definitely worth the extra money! Our guide (I think Steve?) was knowledgeable, funny, and made sure we had the best experience. There was no disappointment when it came to seeing alligators!...More

Thank gsw3681
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing time! Worth the money!

We received a pick up from our hotel in a comfortable bus. The ride wasn't too long. we chose the small airboat (6 people on ours plus the guide). Sam was our guide. He was amazing! He told us a lot about the habitat, ecosystem...More

Thank etvmd05
Reviewed 1 week ago
Brilliant tour

We booked on to the small tour group option and we were not disappointed with the experience. We opted for pick-up from our hotel in the French Quarter, and we only waited around 25 minutes before the bus arrived. It was a 35 minute drive...More

Thank Rachel8787
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome!

The captain was great! Ask for Jordan. He loves to fish and can tell you all the hotspots. Don't forget to bring sunglasses!

Thank David S
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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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Response from etvmd05 | Reviewed this property |
They picked us up around 8:30 am (we were the first hotel) we were on the water about 2 hours and then bus home, got home around 1 pm.
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