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New Orleans Airboat Ride

  • 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
New Orleans Airboat Ride
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9:45am Large Boat Self Drive
This is a self drive option. Tour departs at 9:45am; seats 15 to 25 passengers.
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12pm Large Airboat Self Drive
This is a self drive option. Tour departs at 12:00pm; seats 15 to 25 passengers.
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2pm Large Airboat Self Drive
This is a self drive option. Tour departs at 2:00pm; seats 15 to 25 passengers.
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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.

What to Expect

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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Reviewed 2 days ago
Awesome Swamp Airboat Tour

We booked a private airboat swamp tour through Gators & Ghosts and were picked up at our hotel and taken to Airboat Adventures for our tour. Our minibus driver narrated along the way, and was often times hysterically funny. After checking in, people were assigned...More

Thank Millerdb
Reviewed 3 days ago
Thrilling Tour

First time on an airboat, booked the 6-8 passenger boat which was really intimate. Ended up only being 6 people plus the driver/guide. He was very informative (sad I don't remember his name) - grew up in the swamp area of the tour and was...More

Thank shel90shocked
Reviewed 3 days ago
Calling All Gators - Well Organized Airboat Ride

This trip was well organized. We left on time and we saw plenty of alligators. Our guide was informative, funny and knew exactly where the gators were. He could call out to them and they came. The boat ride in itself was fun. We saw...More

Thank CherCher1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
High light of our Vacation!

Airboat Adventures was awesome! If you want to go for a fast ride, small airboat! Our guide was awesome and daring! He new his way in the swamps and had a sense of humor. It was nice to sit out in the swamp and hear...More

Thank Sonya R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Awesome Swamp Tour

Great ride in the air boat through the Lake Salvador swamps near the town of Jean Lafitte. The weather was clear and perfect - a bit hot and humid even at 9 in the morning. Kids liked it. Got to see the real alligators. Even...More

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

Thank you for recommending Airboat Adventures. We're happy to hear that Captain Richie showed you a good time on your swamp tour! Come back and visit us soon!

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Response from RealReddy | Reviewed this property |
Add to my note. We went during the May long weekend.
23 April 2018|
Response from Sandie B | Reviewed this property |
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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