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Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans
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Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

By Tours by Isabelle
Recommended by 96% of travellers
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Cruise through the lush Louisiana bayou on an airboat ride that combines classic southern scenery with the excitement of speeding through the waterways. Ideal for New Orleans’ visitors without a car, this tour on a small airboat (maximum 13 passengers) transports you out of the city and into nature. Once there, you can experience a side of Louisiana that most New Orleans visitors never get a chance to enjoy.
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€134.18
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€134.18
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Ages 0-99, max of 14 per group
Duration:4h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Experience the thrill of an airboat ride through the bayou
  • Relax with round-trip transport from your New Orleans accommodations
  • A guide shares entertaining and educational stories about your surroundings
  • A small-group tour creates a personalized experience

  • Transport by air-conditioned 13-passenger van
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, with exact pick up time provided
  • 1.5-hour airboat ride
  • Entry/Admission - Bayou Segnette State Park
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveller 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2292AIRBOAT

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans
  • Our tour vans are thoroughly cleaned after each tour, all door handles and interior surfaces wiped down with alcohol-based disinfectant daily. Our driver-guides are fully vaccinated.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans?
Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans price starts from €132.60. Discover and book Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans on Tripadvisor
What is the Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans cancellation policy?
Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans?
Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans is hosted by Tours by Isabelle. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Tours by Isabelle on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans?

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2292AIRBOAT

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Mississippi River
  • 1
    Bayou Segnette State Park
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    Board a small airboat and relax as your professional airboat captain takes you comfortably through marshes and deep into secluded bayous. On your 1.5-hour (roughly) airboat ride, hold on tight as the airboat reaches speeds of up to 45 mph (72 kph)! See abundant cypress trees, Louisiana’s state tree, and watch for native wildlife. After your airboat tour, you’ll return to your hotel.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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MdKeller20
MdKeller20
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Such a great day!
Loved it! Been wanting to do an airboat and gator tour for a long time and Dalton, our airboat driver made it such
ANA G
ANA G
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Great activity if your traveling solo
Great experience since the first contact. Isabelle is very professional and organized. Received confirmation inform
Mollyomrn
Mollyomrn
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Great service , great tour and great history lesson
Isabelle was very personal and kept me updated on tour details. I could call or text her anytime. John the driver w
H4123AYchristineb
H4123AYchristineb
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Spectacular experience!
Highly recommend! From start to finish, the itinerary and service provided by Tours by Isabelle, and Isabelle herse
tiffanya303
tiffanya303
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A MUST DO!
Rene is the best tour guide I have ever experienced in my many years of travel. His passion and knowledge of New Or
deedee829
deedee829
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Great tour…wonderful guide!!!
Isabel and Rene were absolutely wonderful. After booking the trip, I received a text from Isabelle giving me furthe
Y7296BSamyh
Y7296BSamyh
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100% would go again!!
Absolutely loved our guide Renee. He was very knowledgeable, helpful and entertaining. He went out of his way to ma
Bill V
Bill V
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Amazing Plantation Tours from New Orleans
This is the best tour we've ever taken in New Orleans! (And we've taken quite a few over the years) Our guide Ellen
tmj913
tmj913
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Plantation tour
Small group tours are the way to go. Stephen our driver was very knowledgeable with the area. Did not feel rushed.
Becky H
Becky H
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Plantation Life From Different Angles
Everything went off without a hitch, there were enough people signed up, the weather held and Isabelle was a wonder
Jean W
Jean W
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What a special day!
What a special day! It’s like we stepped back in time at the plantations - such fun! Renee did an excellent job t
Ed F
Ed F
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A Wonderful Day
This was a great tour that was worth the extra money. Our guide, Isabell was an engaging personality with a wealth
marymH5373YB
marymH5373YB
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Great plantation tours!
Fantastic plantation tours, and Isabelle herself was so informative about Louisiana in general and New Orleans in p
jackiefD4369WV
jackiefD4369WV
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Superb!!
René was fantastic!! Very informative but in a fun relaxed way! Never once felt like it was rushed. It was so much
April S
April S
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Best tour ever
Isabelle had excellent communication with us before and after the tour. She provided golf umbrellas for our family
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David S
Albany, NY2 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
The good: Isabelle, Ellen, and our driver were each very responsive, kind, and a pleasure to work with setting everything up for the trip with my bachelor party. There was some confusion on my end and I thought we'd be able to be picked up outside of our Airbnb instead of one of the listed hotels. That wasn't a problem, Isabelle contacted me and was able to accommodate no problem! Likewise, one of my groomsmen had to change his flight and fly out early, and it was painless to reduce our reservation and get a partial refund for his seat. Ellen was kind and fun to talk too, and even with a group of hungover groomsmen, was bubbly and willing to give us all sorts of history tidbits about New Orleans! Finally I unfortunately don't remember our airboat driver's name, but he was amazing! Gave us a great tour, was fun to talk to and responsive to our questions, clearly enjoyed his job and made our tour fun even though we didn't get to see any big gators; hot out day so just got to see some baby's, which was still cool!

The bad: the listing said the max capacity of the boat was 9, so we initially thought we'd have a boat basically to ourselves (group of 8 minus the 1 person who had to drop out) but then we were put on a boat with about 5-6 other people. Don't get me wrong, totally minor, but thought I'd point that out.

The bigger grievance was another airboat operator nearly hit us gunning it full speed across a channel in the sawgrass. He was able to swerve and avoid us, but that could've been a disaster. I can recognize on airboats it's impossible to hear and it's hard to see through the sawgrass at times.... But our driver mentioned how they were in the process of putting flags above the fan to help other identify where we're at. That's definitely a no- brainer and I don't know what the hold up is to have them on each boat, or for the drivers to have a better idea of where each boat will be during the tour schedule.

All that aside, good outweighed the bad and I'd totally tour with them again! Highly recommend.
Written 18 May 2022
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Jane F
3 contributions
Sep 2022
Tours by Isabelle provided an excellent ride to the airboat landing. She was prompt, fun, personable, full of facts and even took photos which she texted afterward. We highly recommend her services and would book again with her in a heartbeat!
Written 5 September 2022
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873jrosen
Richmond, VA5 contributions
Mar 2020
We really enjoyed our small airboat tour and saw at least 10 alligators, which was more than were expecting, since it's early in the season. Unfortunately, that positive experience was tainted by our trouble with the shuttle. Less than 24 hours before the tour, and only in response to my request that they confirm pick up, I was notified that they would not pick us up at our hotel because of construction in the area and inability to get large vehicles around. So we had to walk a few blocks and hang out on the corner, waiting to get picked up. There was no construction which would have prohibited picking us up from our hotel. In fact, they were filming a movie at our hotel and there were plenty of large delivery type trucks etc moving all around the hotel. Our Uber XL dropped us off at the hotel with no problem. We also saw other shuttles around our hotel. Based on other guests which were also picked up on our shuttle, moving our pickup location was just more convenient for the tour company. When we returned at the end of the tour we were dropped off even further away - again, clearly for the convenience of the driver. So we did not get what we thought we were paying for with the shuttle. No where in their booking info does it say pick up location will be changed, it only says time is subject to change. Tour operator offered us a refund and to cancel our trip, but I had no time to try to research other tours and get re-booked on such short notice.
Written 13 March 2020
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ToursByIsabelle1
Good morning and thank you for your review, we are very glad you 'really enjoyed your small airboat tour; and even 'saw at least 10 alligators!', that's awesome, especially in winter time! Also we are sorry you had to walk a few blocks to get picked up, you see the French Quarter, with its narrow streets, has a lot of traffic constriction issues, especially when there is filming going on...and sometimes we do have to change pick up locations. We actually do contact (usually by phone) every single guest, every day, before every tour to confirm their exact pick up time and place...and have done this consistently for 41 years! Again, sorry you had to be inconvenienced, and thanks for taking the time to tell us about this. Isabelle C.
Written 14 March 2020
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allisunoconnell
Brooklyn, NY4 contributions
Feb 2022
DO NOT book this small group airboat ride through this company. Just go directly to Ragin' Cajun' Swamp tours and save yourself the $20.

We were not given a tour by Isabelle's company, but instead placed on a tour with Ragin' Cajun Swamp Tours. That would have been okay if we had not discovered we were charged an additional $19 per person more than everyone else on the same tour! When I reached out to Isabelle to ask why, I received no response.

Additionally, our boat driver was not a good tour guide. Gave very little information - we learned nothing about the preserve we were in, or the history of the area. Just some facts about the number of alligators and age a bald eagle gets white feathers, and some very offputting stories about him killing a man eating alligator (and showing us pictures of human body parts on his phone).

Written 24 February 2022
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Tours by I
Thank you for your review, Allisun. Yes, you are correct, we do not own our own small airboats, but instead we partner with local Cajun Airboat owners. Other airboat rides with the same boat companies and from the same location are indeed cheaper when given on larger airboats. We are certainly going to have a serious talk with your captain about focusing his tour on interesting information about the wildlife and flora of the swamps! Thanks for helping us to make our tour better by pointing it out. I believe you did not have the correct phone number to reach out to us, as I ALWAYS answer very promptly myself EVERY phone call on 504 398 0365 which is the number on my website. Cordially, Isabelle C. Owner.
Written 25 February 2022
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Lynne M
Alexandria, VA2 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
We had very comfortable air conditioned transportation from our hotel and the company owner made sure we had all the information for our bus since there were many tours coming and going from the major pick up sites. Our boat driver was so friendly and eager to answer our questions while making us feel safe while having fun. I would definitely recommend this company.
Written 7 May 2022
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Jared P
1 contribution
Jan 2020
We had a great time. Billy, our shuttle driver, was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of southern Louisiana, and was able to give great insight into the plantations we visited, adding on to what had already been a very interesting tour, as well as general questions we had about the area. The airboat ride was also super exciting. I would recommend trying to go in a warmer part of the year, as more alligators and other wildlife will be out and visible, but even without that, Derek, our boat guide still managed to find an alligator and a bunch of wildlife. Overall, it was a great tour.
Written 20 March 2020
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MichelleJohnson
Brentwood, TN4 contributions
Isabelle was fantastic!!! She picked us up, told us all about New Orleans as she drove in the pouring rain, texted and called to double check everything, and had all the supplies we needed. Our air boat captain was amazing and very knowledgeable and safe. We saw and fed huge gators and we’re able to see the beautiful swamp. Highly recommend!
Written 26 May 2020
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Tours by I
Wow! What a nice review! Thank you so much Michelle, it was really my pleasure! I am so glad your son got his birthday wish to do this fast and fun tour! And that the rain finally stopped! My big army ponchos are still trying to dry out! LOL ! Have a safe trip home and do come back to visit with us one day! Isabelle C.
Written 27 May 2020
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Lesa Bailey
7 contributions
Oct 2020
First time I traveled by myself so far from home in Missouri. Isabelle made the scheduling of this tour so easy. She texted me information and helped me set up the tour... kind of at the last minute. Reassured me that I could be picked up at the hotel and not drive. Although I have not met her, I can tell that she does this kind of work because she loves what she does. She called me the eve before to ensure I got her text of my pick up time.

A wonderful and fun experience. Well worth the money for this tour. Loren was not only extremely knowledgeable, but had a respect for the swamps and the animals. So informative and fun.

Gisele was a wonderful tour guide as well. She has a passion for the history of Louisiana. I learned so many interesting things. The historical knowledge along with her fun-loving attitude made the tour even more enjoyable.

I plan on returning for a full day tour and a night swamp tour next year. Sure hope I get Gisele and Loren as tour guides.
Written 19 October 2020
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Olga L
2 contributions
Aug 2020
I was so glad to find out that Isabelle's tours are running now! It was a great experience, Isabelle was very helpful and kind. We were a small group of 5 people, so it felt safe for these days. There were sanitizers on each row in the bus, and everyone was wearing a mask.
Written 18 August 2020
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Tours by I
Thank you so much Ms Olga for this great review! It was really a pleasure to give you your Swamp & Plantation tour yesterday! Yes indeed, safety is priority for us and our very small group size makes it easier. Enjoy the rest of your visit in NOLA!
Written 19 August 2020
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Lori S.
Colorado Springs, CO18 contributions
We had a great time on this trip. The hotel pickup and drop off included a little city sightseeing as well. The airboat ride was fun and exciting, and included seeing alligators! Beautiful area!
Written 9 September 2022
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