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Meet for this airboat ride in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Once you board your air-conditioned bus, ride for 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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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.
  • 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
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Great fun

I took this airboat tour September 2017 and it was a lot of fun. Definitely have to do the airboat rather than the swamp tour. Very unique and entertaining seeing all the gators too. Great day out on the Bayou.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun Time

I wish we could have seen more action between our tour guide and the gators, however it was a fun experience. The small alligator we got to hold was a cool experience and the views were amazing.

1  Thank 84ESC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Best Airboat Ride EVER!!

We've been on quite a few airboat rides in the past, but this was the best we've ever had. Our captain, Tic-Toc, provided a ride that included speed, slides, as well as quiet glides through the narrow channels to observe nature. Capt. Tic-Toc knew exactly...More

1  Thank Phyllis F
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile
This is Louisiana

We had a great tour guide who had an actual baby alligator for us to hold. He lives and grew up on the bayou, so his information was accurate. He was funny and honest and made the experience worth the sheets of rain.

Thank ladybug118
Reviewed 23 April 2018
Very cool!

Nice high speed ride with a bit of drifting :-) Crocodiles (sorry, gators) are included however they are very calm and lazy so don't expect any aggressive behavior.

Thank Alexey S
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20 August 2018|
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Response from Mikeslots | Reviewed this property |
I'd take their transportation package , as along with what another person said, the bus driver gave a running commentary of the sections of the NOLA areas we went through on the trips down there and back. Plus, there is... More
Jennifer C
2 August 2018|
Response from Burmeister | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly it was about an hour, maybe an hour and a half.
9 July 2018|
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Response from ladybug118 | Reviewed this property |
It rains off and on in Louisanna. It started to before our trip on the boat. They waited it out. Once the "sheet of rain" passed we went on the boat. It started back up while on the tour, but it's rain that does not last... More
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