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Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans provided by Gray Line

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Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This family-friendly airboat tour of the wetlands near New Orleans includes round-trip transportation from the city to save you the hassle of planning your own rides to and from the French Quarter. Once you’re out on the water, catch sight of wildlife such as alligators and nutria with help from your guide, who knows the ins and outs of this natural Louisiana landscape.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Gray Line Lighthouse on the Steamboat NATCHEZ dock (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River)
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    Airboat Adventures
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Travel by air-conditioned coach from central New Orleans to the nearby fishing village of Jean Lafitte, named after an 18th-century smuggler. Home to a variety of diverse cultures, this area surrounded by Lousiana bayous has been the site of extensive logging operations, sugar and rice plantations and animal trapping enterprises over the years. Today, the people's simple way of life is a marked contrast to the hustle-bustle of New Orleans. In Jean Lafitte, you can get some snacks (own expense) and check out an albino alligator exhibit before boarding your airboat, a vessel that relies on an aircraft-type propeller mounted on its back to move it forward. Feel the wind in your hair as your move swiftly over the wetlands. Your native boat captain will talk about the history and culture of the area and point out wildlife as you travel. See lots of alligators lurking in the marshes, as well as local birds, raccoons and nutria -- giant river rodents that call the bayous home. Conclude your 4-hour family-friendly escape to the Louisiana wetlands with coach transport back to central New Orleans.
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  • You'll end at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Gray Line Lighthouse on the Steamboat NATCHEZ dock (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River)
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Cruise across the Louisiana bayous safely with a guide who knows the way
  • Visit the secluded Cajun fishing village of Jean Lafitte by airboat
  • Learn about the history of the people who live on the bayou from your guide
  • Get a chance to see a super-rare albino alligator at an exclusive exhibit
  • Choose between multiple tour times to fit your schedule
What to Expect
Meet for this airboat ride in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Once you board your air-conditioned bus, ride for about 30 minutes to the fishing village of Jean Lafitte. This town, deep in the Louisiana wetlands, is a great place to begin to understand Cajun culture. Before you head out on your airboat, your guide takes you to an albino alligator exhibit. You also have an opportunity to pick up some food or something to drink (own expense). Board your airboat and take to the water through a bayou. Your guide stops along the way to show you native wildlife such as alligators and nutria. Hear stories about the area’s history and culture, as well as some swamp folklore. Your tour ends with a car ride back to the French Quarter in New Orleans. Please note before booking that children must be five years old or above to take this tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 1 hour 45 minute airboat ride
  • Native guide
  • Albino alligator exhibit
  • Entry/Admission - Airboat Adventures
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In case of inclement weather, the tour may be shortened, postponed or replaced with a similar tour on a covered boat
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Sunglasses are recommended. Please note that you are on an air-boat and may get wet.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Robinlynn F wrote a review Sep 2020
Biloxi, Mississippi58 contributions10 helpful votes
This whole experience was wonderful great day to be outdoors and on the water. If you travel to New Orleans please don’t forget to take a smart door Randy our tour guide was the absolute best personal and professional felt very safe in his hands I think he was born in that
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Melissa B wrote a review Sep 2020
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If you’re planning a trip to New Orleans you must fit this in! We had a blast and our guide was very knowledgeable. We encountered a lot of gators. Did not disappoint!! 10/10
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Todd M wrote a review Mar 2020
Lincoln, California4 contributions
We had a great time. First the bus ride to the Airboat was nice and relaxed with Alton giving good info. Then at the Airboat Captain Larry have a lot of cool history of the area. And where can you see 3 turtles chasing 2 gators. Pretty cool to see the creatures up close.
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Paradise562312 wrote a review Mar 2020
6 contributions6 helpful votes
Make sure to get the round trip because it makes things much easier. Picks you up and drops you off right at your hotel. The cell reception once you are out there is spotty so calling an uber for a ride back is challenging without it.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Bazemint41 wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California4 contributions
We did this tour during Mardi Gras week (end of Feb) and it was REALLY cold and windy!! You can bring drinks with you but they also have a bar inside the store. They have this live albino alligator chillin inside, it was pretty neat. We got on our boat and I recommend wearing
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Date of experience: February 2020
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RRJ1996
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Wonderful afternoon tour
Our bus driver was great. Informative move on the trip out there. Volume was a little high but I’m old so there’s t
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RRJ1996
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Pleasant river ride
I give it a 4 only because we were expecting to ride the Natchez but due to renovations we were informed at the tim
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U4295OYmikeb
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Wonderful Time
Took the dinner cruise. Dinner was fantastic and the service was outstanding. There was a jazz band playing and i
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Discover55801121280
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Lively atmosphere and welcoming staff
I have lived in New Orleans all of my life yet have never visited the Steamboat Natchez. I am glad I finally had th
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R5961MFlindag
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Sunday jazz brunch
A great way to see the great Mississippi River. The food was delicious and service was the best. Highly recommend.
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TXmom830
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Plantation with 16, 14, and 9 year old
My family of 5 went today, kids aged 16, 14 and 9. I purchased tickets online and downloaded the app to have the g
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KingTheWanderlust
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A Real Step Back in Time
This is a beautiful plantation and really gives you a great idea of what life was like back in the day - for both t
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samanthagT9007HV
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Beautiful Birthday Dinner Cruise
The hostess/waitress was great. She didn’t rush us, let us try everything and was all around very sweet. The keep i
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Jessev5775
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I love this cruise
When you're having fun, time flies. 3hrs went by without notice from the delish dinner , live band and views. Diver
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DarkMarkAZ
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Horrible food/service, great boat/cruise
The boat and cruise were both great and the views are great from anywhere on the boat on the 4 levels even with the
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453najaha
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Customer Service
The food and the boat great atmosphere I love it I will be back nice experience for me I will be telling people abo
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chadstl78
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More tour less jazz
We went on this tour thinking live jazz music the entire trip. Started and ended with a tour and some city history.
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Spedbrownbear
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DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY AND TIME
This was one of the worst tours I have ever been on. I paid $69 through Gray Line tours only to arrive at a locatio
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OpusTheCat
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Great history and scenic grounds
There is a $25 entry fee. That includes walking the grounds and a tour in the plantation home. The tour was very
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59jannah
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Average experience
Was nice being out on the Mississippi however the boat needs some serious upkeep. Food was average, I expected a me
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