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Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans provided by Gray Line

Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans

Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans
4.5
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About
This family-friendly airboat tour of the wetlands near New Orleans includes round-trip transportation from the city to save you the hassle of planning your own rides to and from the French Quarter. Once you’re out on the water, catch sight of wildlife such as alligators and nutria with help from your guide, who knows the ins and outs of this natural Louisiana landscape.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Cruise across the Louisiana bayous safely with a guide who knows the way
  • Visit the secluded Cajun fishing village of Jean Lafitte by airboat
  • Learn about the history of the people who live on the bayou from your guide
  • Get a chance to see a super-rare albino alligator at an exclusive exhibit
  • Choose between multiple tour times to fit your schedule
What to expect
  • Meet for this airboat ride in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Once you board your air-conditioned bus, ride for about 30 minutes to the fishing village of Jean Lafitte. This town, deep in the Louisiana wetlands, is a great place to begin to understand Cajun culture. Before you head out on your airboat, your guide takes you to an albino alligator exhibit. You also have an opportunity to pick up some food or something to drink (own expense). Board your airboat and take to the water through a bayou. Your guide stops along the way to show you native wildlife such as alligators and nutria. Hear stories about the area’s history and culture, as well as some swamp folklore. Your tour ends with a car ride back to the French Quarter in New Orleans. Please note before booking that children must be five years old or above to take this tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Cruise across the Louisiana bayous safely with a guide who knows the way
  • Visit the secluded Cajun fishing village of Jean Lafitte by airboat
  • Learn about the history of the people who live on the bayou from your guide
  • Get a chance to see a super-rare albino alligator at an exclusive exhibit
  • Choose between multiple tour times to fit your schedule
What to expect
  • Meet for this airboat ride in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Once you board your air-conditioned bus, ride for about 30 minutes to the fishing village of Jean Lafitte. This town, deep in the Louisiana wetlands, is a great place to begin to understand Cajun culture. Before you head out on your airboat, your guide takes you to an albino alligator exhibit. You also have an opportunity to pick up some food or something to drink (own expense). Board your airboat and take to the water through a bayou. Your guide stops along the way to show you native wildlife such as alligators and nutria. Hear stories about the area’s history and culture, as well as some swamp folklore. Your tour ends with a car ride back to the French Quarter in New Orleans. Please note before booking that children must be five years old or above to take this tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3780AIRBOAT
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1 hour 45 minute airboat ride
  • Native guide
  • Albino alligator exhibit
  • Entry/Admission - Lafitte
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA Gray Line Lighthouse on the Steamboat NATCHEZ dock (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River)
Additional information
  • 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
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Sunglasses are recommended. Please note that you are on an air-boat and may get wet.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • 1 hour 45 minute airboat ride
  • Native guide
  • Albino alligator exhibit
  • Entry/Admission - Lafitte
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA Gray Line Lighthouse on the Steamboat NATCHEZ dock (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River)
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Sunglasses are recommended. Please note that you are on an air-boat and may get wet.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 25 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

4.5
68 reviews
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ThreeMsandaMutt
Harrisburg, PA7 contributions
Really fun but mean guide
The boat ride was awesome, where else do you get to watch alligators eat swamp crack? The scenery was awesome, but the guide didn’t seem to like his job and chastised a lady on the trip for asking a question.
Written 12 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

clbonner33
Summit, NJ8 contributions
Efficient, good fun.
Jun 2021 • Family
Logistics were well timed and organized to and from the Quarter and at the site. Guide was fun and ride was great!
Written 15 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jenn S
Bilbao, Spain9 contributions
Buy your own water
Loved our tour and our guide lived on the Bayou his whole life, hunting and whatnot, so he knew so much information and answered every question someone had! But if you add on the shuttle, make sure you bring your own water. We bought some before there, but finished it all on the boat. When we bought some after, our shuttle driver yelled at us saying it was unacceptable even though we were hot as heck. Thanks D, just wanted to stay hydrated and support your business but I’ll know better next time to not spend money there !
Written 29 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

booffree
Cedar Rapids, IA6 contributions
Don’t waste your time!
Arrived well ahead of time. Staff told us to gather in wrong location and the bus left without us. Terrible customer service.
Written 29 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

luvmimi127
Atlanta, GA29 contributions
T Earl is a crazy guy!
We had a ball with T Earl and learned a lot about the swamp. We saw lots of Gators and beautiful wild life. The love for this land was evident in how our tour guide explained it. Would highly recommend it!
Written 6 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jason
9 contributions
First trip to New Orleans
It was a good trip. There were quit a few gators and the guide got them to come up to the boat by dangling small children over the edge of the boat!!!! Lol. Nah, He used marshmallows. They bus and the boat drivers were very knowledgeable in the area and they chosen vocations.
Written 15 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Christine M
3 contributions
Fun on the Bayou
Mar 2021 • Couples
Our guide JT was amazing! He gave interesting facts and was entertaining! I loved going fast! I would highly recommend this tour!
Written 9 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tim and Kris
1 contribution
Loved!!!
Feb 2021 • Couples
Our experience was great! The only reason for not giving 5 stars was that our bus to the Boat tide was late. As a result, we didn’t have any time for looking at things in the gift shop! Our boat ride was great! Our captain, John, was VERY Informative and engaging with us! He tried very hard for us to see an alligator since it is off season! He did get one for us to see! Would definitely recommend this trip!!!!
Written 15 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robinlynn F
Biloxi, MS58 contributions
First time on an airboat ride!!
Sep 2020 • Friends
This whole experience was wonderful great day to be outdoors and on the water. If you travel to New Orleans please don’t forget to take a smart door Randy our tour guide was the absolute best personal and professional felt very safe in his hands I think he was born in that water😂 The bus will pick it right up in the French Quarter or at selective hotels enjoyable ride down to the Bayou they’re very accommodating they let you take all the pictures you want ask all the questions you want one of the best things I’ve done in New Orleans and I’ve been coming over here for years.
Written 29 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Melissa B
5 contributions
Gators love Marshmallows?!
Sep 2020 • Family
If you’re planning a trip to New Orleans you must fit this in! We had a blast and our guide was very knowledgeable. We encountered a lot of gators. Did not disappoint!! 10/10
Written 6 September 2020
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See you later Alligators!
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Fun day
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Incredible experience
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Great drinks and history!
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