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Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

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    What to Expect
    Choose the morning or afternoon for your small-group airboat adventure and enjoy pickup from your downtown New Orleans or French Quarter hotel. Once aboard the air-conditioned van, settle into a comfortable seat for the ride to your launch site deep in Cajun Country. Enjoy lively onboard commentary about the history and culture of the area from your guide as you leave the city behind for the wild wetlands.

    Upon arrival, take your seat on the airboat and hold on as the boat takes off for your tour. Enjoy close proximity to the water surface and warm breezes as you zip through secluded bayous, reaching speeds of up to 45 mph (72 kph). Spot alligators, snakes, beavers, and giant river rodents called nutria lurking in the waterways. Savor the moments of calm when the boat slows and your native captain shares stories about the area’s history and abundant wildlife.

    Your bayou adventure ends with a return to your hotel by van, arriving in early afternoon or evening.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please specify hotel at time of purchase. We pick up in New Orleans at any hotel, Bed & Breakfast or select Airbnbs, uptown (close to St. Charles Ave.), in (or close to) the French Quarter, and on the Westbank.

    We do not pick up by the airport, in New Orleans East, in Slidell, or on the North Shore.

    Supplier will contact you the day before your tour to give you an exact pick up time.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Transport by air-conditioned 13-passenger van
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • 1.5-hour airboat ride
    • Entry/Admission - Tours by Isabelle
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • In case of inclement weather, the tour may be shortened, postponed or replaced with a similar tour on a covered boat
    • Sunglasses are recommended
    • For parties of up to 14 who wish to not be split up, there are 14-passenger airboats available
    • Service animals are permitted. Please advise at time of booking to arrange accommodations
    • Due to the nature of the airboat, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, people with back or neck issues or recent surgeries are not allowed to participate
    • Tour cannot accommodate wheelchairs of any kind
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Nice tour, the guide was professionnal and the bus was on time. We were a small group but other group were smaller.

    Date of experience: October 2019
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    ToursByIsabelle1, Owner at Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thanks for your review, I am so happy you found our guide professional and our vehicle to be on time. You were on a small airboat as requested. I am not sure I understand fully your comment. Isabelle

    Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

    Isabelle’s tours are worth every penny, especially if you are new to the city, as we were, and have an interest in history and the ecology of New Orleans. Isabelle herself, who speaks French, English and Spanish quite fluently, picked us up at our hotel...More

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    Reviewed 23 August 2019 via mobile

    We had so much fun on the air boat. They picked us up at our hotel, on-time and drove us to our location while giving a bit of history lesson as we went thru the city. Everybody was enthusiastic and accommodating. The ride was fun...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank JITYV89
    ToursByIsabelle1, Owner at Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2019

    Awesome! We love to hear your words: "Fun, on-time, enthus.,gators up-close, learned a lot"..And a history lesson too! Thank you! We appreciate you! Isabelle C.

    Reviewed 19 August 2019

    Ms. Isabelle herself picked us up, and during the drive both to and from the boat, she gave us a lot of interesting information about New Orleans. There is a lot of history with influences from the French, the Spanish, and of course the Americans...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Jim R
    ToursByIsabelle1, Owner at Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2019

    Thank you so much, Jim for your kind words! I am so very glad you had a fun and informative #Airboat tour! You all were a great group! So interested and attentive! I hope you come back very soon to our amazing city!

    Reviewed 12 August 2019

    This was awesome. The small boat allows you to get in all the small areas where we saw lots of alligators. Our guide Teddy was great and had some of the alligators jumping up on the side of the boat.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank 651karlj
    ToursByIsabelle1, Owner at Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

    Oh yes, you are right, the SMALL airboats will get you deeper into the swamps, and you'll see a lot of gators deep down there this time of year! We'll pass on your nice comment to Captain Teddy and his jumpin' gators! Thank you. Isabelle

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    5 October 2019|
    Response from 651karlj | Reviewed this property |
    Life vests are on the boat. Not required to be worn.
    5 August 2019|
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    Response from Pat B | Reviewed this property |
    I would do a morning trip, mostly because of the weather/heat.
    Frank M
    16 June 2019|
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    Response from kczek | Reviewed this property |
    You are definitely not allowed to carry on alcoholic beverages. But water or tea should be fine.
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    • Duration: 4h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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