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When booking, customize this tour to fit your schedule. You can choose from morning or afternoon departures; self-drive to the town of Jean Lafitte; or bus pickup at your New Orleans hotel.

Once you arrive at the launch site, step aboard your airboat (small boats accommodate six to eight passengers; large boats are limited to 25). Hold on to your seat as the fast, light boat takes off through the tidewater cypress swamp, which borders Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The flat-bottom airboat allows access to even the shallowest of water, where many tidal birds and swamp creatures make their homes.

Your guide narrates the sights, such as tupelo-gum trees and cypress trees covered with moss, as you whip through the water. Learn about the bayou’s native creatures, such as nutria, snakes, turtles, and alligators.

Back in Jean Lafitte, stop by the albino alligator exhibit or grab some food before leaving.
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Overview

Experience the Louisiana bayou outside of New Orleans on this airboat ride near Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Learn about the historic swampland, just a short ride outside the city, teeming with wildlife through your guide’s commentary. This tour offers an excellent way to get out of the city and into Louisiana nature. Both self-drive and hotel pickup options are available to fit your budget and schedule.

Highlights
  • Experience the Louisiana bayou with this airboat ride through the swamps
  • Customize your tour with multiple departure times and transportation options
  • Learn about the swamp’s history, environment, and wildlife from your guide
  • Flat-bottom airboats allow access to even the shallowest parts of the swamp
  • Explore the Cajun town (embarkation point) of Jean Lafitte on your own
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Outstanding!

We have now done this trip several times. Each time, it was excellent. It's my first choice when I take friend's or relatives to New Orleans. You see different things every time, and it was great every time. On this last trip, we saw anything...More

Thank MarkusEgger
Reviewed 1 week ago
AirBoat ride with Captain Sam

Came here for a Bachelor Party and had a group of 11. We rented a private boat, which is definitely the way to go! We were able to bring a few coolers onto the boat, and our tour guide Captain Sam led us through the...More

Thank Chris V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Airboat ride with Earl

We had a fantastic outing with Earl on one of the smaller airbag rides. He was great and the tour and all information provided was excellent. We absolutely loved it.Thank you Earl for the great tour.

Thank Pascale V
AirboatAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Airboat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the awesome review, Pascale! We're glad Captain Earl was able to show you a great time on the Louisiana swamps! We hope to see you on your next visit to New Orleans!

Reviewed 16 August 2018
SIT IN THE BACK...

My kids and I went and had a wonderful time. It was hot but that's to be expected. The kids wanted to sit in the front so we did. However with other boats in the water when the guide is talking you can't hear. Our...More

Thank REBEKAH C
AirboatAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Airboat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you had a great time while on your swamp tour, Rebekah! We can't wait to see y'all again on your next visit to New Orleans! Thanks for leaving your review!

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile
Bachelor Party

We took a private airboat tour for my friends bachelor party yesterday and it was an amazing experience! Our driver Paul, was unbelievably fun and indulged us in all of our bachelor party antics! He was so helpful and knowledgeable and really made the trip!...More

Thank Elliott F
AirboatAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Airboat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

We're glad Captain Paul showed you and your friends an amazing time on the Louisiana swamps! Thank you for your recommendation! We hope to see y'all on your next trip to New Orleans!

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lcampos35
5 June 2018|
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Response from Yearomare | Reviewed this property |
I wore capris, athletic shoes, a t-shirt and a jacket. Oh, and don't forget your sunglasses!
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23 April 2018|
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Probably about 4 hours...we got back in time to have a late lunch....best trip ever! Don't go on the plantation tour...took the whole day for a 45 minute tour...most of the time spent driving & waiting,.,better to drive your... More
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