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New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour provided by Louisiana Tour Company

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New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is known for its wildlife, including ‘gators inhabiting the swamps around New Orleans. Hop aboard an airboat for a high-speed adventure that includes plenty of photo stops. You’ll have unobstructed views from the 16-passenger vessel, with live and entertaining narration by the guide.
  • You'll start at
    Louisiana Tour Company - SWAMP DOCK
    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA
    9706 Barataria Blvd Marrero LA 70072
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Mississippi River
  • You'll end at
    Louisiana Tour Company - SWAMP DOCK
    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA
    9706 Barataria Blvd Marrero LA 70072
    See address & details
  • New Orleans airboat tour departs in close proximity to city limits
  • It’s a safe way to observe alligators in their natural habitat
  • Snap photos and learn about the flora and fauna in the swamps
  • Airboats go where big boats cannot fit
Important Information
Departure Point
Louisiana Tour Company - SWAMP DOCK, 9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Airboat tour
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Barataria Preserve
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 16 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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Paul G wrote a review Jun 2018
Melbourne, Australia69 contributions11 helpful votes
fantastic day out on the water with a difference, an educated alligator tour on an air boat, great tour, great staff, and a great day (2 Hours) on the water
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Date of experience: May 2018
Max T wrote a review Mar 2018
Omaha, Nebraska55 contributions12 helpful votes
If you're having qualms about taking this tour, just do it. This was the best part of my trip to New Orleans, bar none. You'll get to see plenty of gators (but keep the time of year in mind, if it's colder the gators will be hibernating), plenty of beautiful trees, other
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Date of experience: March 2018
LMMNY wrote a review Feb 2018
New York City, New York3 contributions1 helpful vote
The 2 hour swamp tour by airboat was fantastic. The setting was beautiful and private - there weren't any other boats around throughout the tour. Captain Ernie was very knowledgeable and fun. While it's difficult to talk while the boat is moving, we stopped 3 or 4 times for a
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Date of experience: February 2018
Dave O wrote a review Dec 2017
Preston, United Kingdom121 contributions27 helpful votes
The experience was great. We saw alligators and exotic birds including Osprey and Bald Eagle. Our guide/ driver was very knowledgable and even showed us his pet alligator. The trip lasted almost two hours and was very informative. A real experience
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Date of experience: November 2017
SarahJean850 wrote a review Nov 2017
Fort Walton Beach, Florida23 contributions27 helpful votes
Saved 10% by booking online with Tripshock! My voucher was texted to me AND emailed to me really fast. We chose to drive over to their location which took about 30 minutes from Downtown New Orleans. Plenty of signs to help guide you to their location along the way. Plenty of
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Date of experience: September 2017
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About the operator

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By: Louisiana Tour Company
It was an awsome experience
Amazing Airboat ride! So interesting! Lot's of alligators! Big ones too! Had an amazing tour guide! Would high
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Chaz made our day!!!
Went on a girls trip and got Chaz and his boat all to ourselves! He is cut from the same cloth as these Montana gir
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Best adventure in New Orleans!
Looking for an adventure that is unique to your NOLA experience? This airboat swamp tour will be a highlight! Excel
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Fun Day
We enjoyed the tour of Oak Alley quite a lot. They gave a great history of the plantation. I highly recommend the m
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Great tour! Everything you need
We had a great time and we learned a lot during this trip. It’s almost and entire day but it’s well worth the while
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Amazing Tour
My sister, cousin, and I have visited New Orleans every year for over 5 years. We usually hang out on Canal, see se
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Nice Day
Guides are friendly and accommodating. The transportation there was comfortable and safe. Beautiful plantation and
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Helpful Staff
The office staff went above any beyond for my family. We had almost missed the buss but they assured us that the bu
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Secrets Out
Airboat is a Must Do. The captain really made the experience an overall great time. We even got to hold a baby gato
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Great Time
Tour was Great. The driver was entertaining and safe. The grounds were absolutely beautiful the guide was entertain
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Best Experience
My Captain Reggie provided the most magical experience. The way he moved his arms was so sexy. The alligators we s
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Sooo much fun!
It was fantastic! Dewy was an awesome guide and we loved the whole trip! This tour is definitely a New Orleans must
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Alligator 101 Adventure
Small Group experience was great for interactive conversation with guide. We learned everything one could want to
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Airboat tour with Chaz
Had a wonderful time exploring the bayous and canals with our guide Chaz. Promptly picked up and returned to o
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Douglas R
Swamp Tours
Todd was great! Saw many Alligators, even held a baby one! Very informative, we did the 9:40 AM tour and did not ne
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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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