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Make your own way to the launch point near the town of Marrero, located about 30 minutes from downtown New Orleans. After a safety briefing, board an airboat with a maximum of eight other passengers, ensuring an uncrowded and intimate ride. Zoom through the surrounding swamps on a loud and fast ride powered by a 454 Chevy engine and propeller fan.

When your captain slows the engine, look out for native plant species and Louisiana wildlife, including American alligators lurking in the water and marshes. It's a great chance to see these massive reptiles up close. After about two hours on the water, return to the starting point.

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Overview

Cruise through the Louisiana marshes on an airboat swamp tour that’s an easy half-hour drive from New Orleans. Reach speeds of up to 35 mph (56 kph) thanks to the boat's powerful fan engine, and look for native swamp life including alligators during slower stretches. Small group size limited to nine means more personalized attention from your captain and guide.

Highlights
  • Venture into the Louisiana swamps with a guide on an airboat tour
  • Spot native wildlife including alligators in their natural environment
  • Powerful fan engine means boat reaches top speeds of 35 mph
  • Small group size of no more than 9 for a more personalized cruise
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile
Best part of trip

I always wanted to ride an airboat and always wanted to see the swamps so how lucky was I to get to do both at the same time. It was so much fun ride the airboat through the swamp. We saw a couple of turtles...More

1  Thank Denise P
Reviewed 26 February 2018
What an amazing excursion!!

We started by being picked up at our hotel and they were right on time. Nice comfortable bus and friendly driver. When we arrived at the tour company's home base we had booked online and our receipt and ticket were both there waiting for us....More

Thank caseythomson
Reviewed 20 February 2018
So Much Fun!

My husband and I did the Destrehan/Swamp Tour combo, but I'm reviewing them separately. We took a small (6 person) airboat tour on 2/14 at had the best time! I can't remember our tour guides name, unfortunately, but he made the tour even better. He...More

Thank StephG8787
Reviewed 20 February 2018
Airboat Swamp Tour Uplifted our Trip!

I booked this Small Boat Airboat Swamp Tour through a Groupon having always wanted to see a Bayou and ride on a Air Boat. We expected it to be a okay, albeit Touristy thing to do...but it exceeded our expectations completely! Not only was it...More

1  Thank shadura
Reviewed 22 October 2017
Great experience!

6 girls on an airboat. Our favorite activity of the weekend! Captain Brad was knowledgeable and hilarious. He told us lots of little-known facts about the swamp and its intricacies, as well as the restaurants in Jean-Lafitte (apparently one has great food but don’t go...More

Thank Elizabeth M
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