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Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup

  • Take an airboat along the famous New Orleans swamps on this tour
  • Learn about the local wildlife and plants that inhabit the area
  • Discover alligators in their natural habitat and capture great photos
Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup
From US$95.00
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9:40am TourMost Popular
6 or 9 passenger airboat with pickup from downtown New Orleans hotels; hotel pickups commence from 8am to 8:30am
12:10pm Tour
6 or 9 passenger airboat with pickup from downtown New Orleans hotels; hotel pickups commence from 10:20am to 10:50am
2:10pm Tour
6 or 9 passenger airboat with pickup from downtown New Orleans hotels; hotel pickups commence from 12:30PM to 1:00PM
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Explore the famous swamps of New Orleans on this small-group airboat tour. Cruise through the swamplands while exploring plant species and wildlife of the area, including alligators, in their natural habitat. Snap some memorable photos and enjoy the ride limited to only six passengers on this classic New Orleans tour.
What to Expect

Receive a free pickup from your Downtown New Orleans hotel before embarking on your airboat swamp tour. Hop into your airboat—with stadium seating—and sit back to enjoy the unobstructed views of the surrounding swamplands.

Breeze through the variety of environments—swamp, marsh, and lake—while looking for wildlife. Alligators are everywhere during the summer months; during winter, when they hibernate, there is still a 50/50 chance of seeing one. Look up to spot a number of bird species, such as eagles, pelicans, ospreys, and even owls.

These airboats are designed to go where normal boats can’t reach, allowing you to zip through the swamps at up to 200 mph (322 kph). Snap some photos as your captain slows down, and relish this swamp and airboat ride—a unique New Orleans experience—before heading back to your hotel.

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1 - 5 of 6 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Best thing we’ve ever done

This tour was amazing! The pickup from downtown was smooth, and the swamp tour was incredible. Our guide was super nice and knew a lot about the swamp and its animals. Great seeing gators and birds. Unfortunately I forgot the name of our guide, but...More

Thank Curiosity797179
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile
Small group is a must!

Went with the small group airboat tour with hotel pickup and it was well worth the money! Shuttle picked us up and dropped us off from our hotel with zero stress, and the bus driver gave us a mini tour while driving. When we got...More

1  Thank Extraordinary558758
Reviewed 23 March 2018
So much fun!!!

The pickup from our downtown hotel was punctual; the driver was pleasant and the "bus" very comfortable. Our first stop was the Destrehan Plantation. Our guide there was very knowledgeable and very friendly. Unfortunately, there was not enough time given to walk any of the...More

Thank Diane E
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile
2 hr fan boat tour

A smooth pick up from a down town lot and a very entertaining bus ride. Arrived at the spot, a good rain coming down had us worried about getting canceled. Lawrence advised us to pick up a cheep pacho in the gift shop, best 3$...More

Thank Fort w
Reviewed 16 February 2018
Amazing Experience! HIGHLY recommend!!

My boyfriend and I went on an airboat tour with the Lousiana Tour Company and we could not have had a better experience! The company picked us up from our hotel, had a very informative ride to the location and experienced an amazing gator tour!...More

Thank ElieG913
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Laura W
5 September 2018|
Response from Curiosity797179 | Reviewed this property |
We went one one of the early trips, we had no problems with bugs then. Unfortunately I don’t know about the later tours.
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