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New Orleans Airboat Ride

Highlights
  • 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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12pm Large Airboat Self Drive
This is a self drive option. Tour departs at 12:00pm; seats 15 to 25 passengers.
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2pm Large Airboat Self Drive
This is a self drive option. Tour departs at 2:00pm; 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 3 days ago via mobile
High light of our Vacation!

Airboat Adventures was awesome! If you want to go for a fast ride, small airboat! Our guide was awesome and daring! He new his way in the swamps and had a sense of humor. It was nice to sit out in the swamp and hear...More

Thank Sonya R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome Swamp Tour

Great ride in the air boat through the Lake Salvador swamps near the town of Jean Lafitte. The weather was clear and perfect - a bit hot and humid even at 9 in the morning. Kids liked it. Got to see the real alligators. Even...More

1  Thank RealReddy
AirboatAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Airboat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for recommending Airboat Adventures. We're happy to hear that Captain Richie showed you a good time on your swamp tour! Come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
So many gators!

We saw so many alligators on this tour - it was amazing! The ride itself was a ton of fun (we were on a smaller boat of 6 people) and the scenery is actually very beautiful. Captain Danny knew exactly where to go to find...More

Thank LCCosgrove
AirboatAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Airboat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for such a great review! We're glad Captain Danny was able to show you a great time on the swamps! Come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing experience!! So much fun!

This was an amazing experience!! I fully went into this expecting it to be fun, but I had no idea how much I'd love it. Our tour guide /captain was Alan...who is freakin hilarious, and really made the tour...also incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely (!!!)...More

1  Thank David W
AirboatAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Airboat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're happy to hear that Captain Alan showed you a good time on your swamp tour, David! Thank you for letting Airboat Adventures show you the beauty of Louisiana!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best Time ever

Our tour guide was fantastic. Jumped right in with the gators and played around in the water with them. Very informative and funny all in one. I would recommend this to anyone. And I will be back again!!!!!!

Thank kayla4camp21
AirboatAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Airboat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for such a great review! We can't wait to see y'all again!

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5 June 2018|
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Response from RealReddy | Reviewed this property |
Add to my note. We went during the May long weekend.
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tbrown1476
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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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