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New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour

  • Venture into the Louisiana swamps with a guide on an airboat tour
  • Spot native wildlife including alligators in their natural environment
  • Powerful fan engine means boat reaches top speeds of 35 mph
New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
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Tour departs at 9:40am; 6 or 9 passenger Airboat Tour; No hotel pickup included
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Tour departs at 12:10pm; 6 or 9 passenger Airboat Tour; No hotel pickup included
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Tour departs at 2:10pm; 6 or 9 passenger Airboat Tour; No hotel pickup included
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Cruise through the Louisiana marshes on an airboat swamp tour that’s an easy half-hour drive from New Orleans. Reach speeds of up to 35 mph (56 kph) thanks to the boat's powerful fan engine, and look for native swamp life including alligators during slower stretches. Small group size limited to nine means more personalized attention from your captain and guide.

What to Expect

Make your own way to the launch point near the town of Marrero, located about 30 minutes from downtown New Orleans. After a safety briefing, board an airboat with a maximum of eight other passengers, ensuring an uncrowded and intimate ride. Zoom through the surrounding swamps on a loud and fast ride powered by a 454 Chevy engine and propeller fan.

When your captain slows the engine, look out for native plant species and Louisiana wildlife, including American alligators lurking in the water and marshes. It's a great chance to see these massive reptiles up close. After about two hours on the water, return to the starting point.

Reviews (32)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour with Capt Ernie

The boat and all the people were really nice. If you go in winter, dress warm it is very, cold but worth it. Capt Ernie was a great teacher and found us some small Gators as the large ones are deep in the mud for...More

Thank RickHnh
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile
Small Boat Airboat ride

Capt BeeBop took me, my wife, and 3 boys (15,12,12) out for a fantastic ride. It was overcast and drizzled, but we brought windbreakers and were fine. We knew that wildlife viewing would be muted in mid-winter - no gators - but plenary of birds...More

Thank 950brianz
Reviewed 27 October 2018
How much fun

Well five of us went on this tour and all of us had a great time. It was much more than a Airboat Swamp Tour. Our pilot stopped often and showed us wildlife including alligators (even fed a 15 footed next to the boat) Taught...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevork D
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile
Got more than I bargained for & not in a good way

I did the 8am tour and was picked up from my hotel at 8.15am. We then spent the next 45 mins collecting others people before heading out to the area where you get the boat. The tour was good although it was supposed to go...More

2  Thank DonnaTracey
Reviewed 10 October 2018
Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup

Travelling with two other friends, this was our favorite excursion. We were picked up in an air-conditioned and professional van at a nearby hotel and taken out of the city of Nashville to the beginning location of the swamp tour. After a quick check-in, we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank emilygJ9773ND
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