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Receive a free pickup from your Downtown New Orleans hotel before embarking on your airboat swamp tour. Hop into your airboat—with stadium seating—and sit back to enjoy the unobstructed views of the surrounding swamplands.

Breeze through the variety of environments—swamp, marsh, and lake—while looking for wildlife. Alligators are everywhere during the summer months; during winter, when they hibernate, there is still a 50/50 chance of seeing one. Look up to spot a number of bird species, such as eagles, pelicans, ospreys, and even owls.

These airboats are designed to go where normal boats can’t reach, allowing you to zip through the swamps at up to 200 mph (322 kph). Snap some photos as your captain slows down, and relish this swamp and airboat ride—a unique New Orleans experience—before heading back to your hotel.

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Explore the famous swamps of New Orleans on this small-group airboat tour. Cruise through the swamplands while exploring plant species and wildlife of the area, including alligators, in their natural habitat. Snap some memorable photos and enjoy the ride limited to only six passengers on this classic New Orleans tour.
  • Take an airboat along the famous New Orleans swamps on this tour
  • Learn about the local wildlife and plants that inhabit the area
  • Discover alligators in their natural habitat and capture great photos
  • Enjoy a more personalized experience with a maximum of six guests
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Reviewed today via mobile
Fun airboat ride

We did the airboat ride tour only, no plantations. Left hotel at 8:00am got back around 12:00pm. Lots of fast boat fun and saw lots of alligators! They do have a baby alligator in a cooler on the boat to show you during the tour....More

Thank Stay751644
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Best thing we’ve ever done

This tour was amazing! The pickup from downtown was smooth, and the swamp tour was incredible. Our guide was super nice and knew a lot about the swamp and its animals. Great seeing gators and birds. Unfortunately I forgot the name of our guide, but...More

Thank Curiosity797179
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile
Small group is a must!

Went with the small group airboat tour with hotel pickup and it was well worth the money! Shuttle picked us up and dropped us off from our hotel with zero stress, and the bus driver gave us a mini tour while driving. When we got...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018
So much fun!!!

The pickup from our downtown hotel was punctual; the driver was pleasant and the "bus" very comfortable. Our first stop was the Destrehan Plantation. Our guide there was very knowledgeable and very friendly. Unfortunately, there was not enough time given to walk any of the...More

Thank Diane E
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile
2 hr fan boat tour

A smooth pick up from a down town lot and a very entertaining bus ride. Arrived at the spot, a good rain coming down had us worried about getting canceled. Lawrence advised us to pick up a cheep pacho in the gift shop, best 3$...More

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Laura W
5 September 2018|
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We went one one of the early trips, we had no problems with bugs then. Unfortunately I don’t know about the later tours.
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