New Orleans Airboat Ride



2 hours (Approx.)
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Overview

Take a break from the hustle-bustle of New Orleans and escape to nature on this exhilarating, family-friendly airboat ride! Spot alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets and herons as you take a fast, fun ride over a tidewater cypress swamp close to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Admire moss-covered cypress and tupelo-gum trees as you explore bayous teeming with life and take advantage of incredible photo ops.

This small-group tour is limited to eight people (small airboat) or 25 people (large airboat) to allow for better views of the wildlife.

Please note: If you book the self-drive option you will not receive hotel pick up

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Average 4.79 out of 5 stars based on 374 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor.

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Richard A, Nov 2019 Verified
Had a blast with “Captain Larry” on our small airboat tour! Was hesitant to spend $100 per person for this ride (which included transportation from hotel in NOLA), but was well worth it!The pick up was on time, clean bus, and the check in and obligatory pictures prior to the ride where handled smoothly (Spoiler Alert - I am no big on these pics, but my wife loved them and bought after the ride). Make sure you “special requests” captain Larry, a native Cajun, who looks a little rough, and my wife thought we were in for a “C” ride, but he was SUPER! Knows the area and history and wildlife. We saw bald eagles, alligators, great blue Herron, 3 types of turtles, and raccoons. NOTE - the airboat ride is LOUD and you are provided ear protectors, so you need to be bold in asking questions during the tour. All u need to do is turn around and get Larry’s attention and he will stop the boat and answer you. YOU WILL NOT REGRET BOOKING THIS TOUR!!
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Lori B, Nov 2019 Verified
SKIP the large boats and get on an Air Boat! We did the large boat the first time we were there. It was nice and the guide was great but the air boat was AMAZING!! It was everything we wanted. It was fast at times, scary fast sometimes, exciting. We saw various kinds of wildlife including many gators. DO IT!
Shannon G, Oct 2019 Verified
This tour exceeded our expectations! Amazing guide and saw 6-8 gators as well as raccoons and turtles!
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Laura R, Oct 2019 Verified

That was awesome. The tour guide was very informative and we saw lots of gators. Dont wear false eyelashes though.

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Heather V, Oct 2019 Verified

Awesome tour! Our tour guide, Captain Tik Tok, was so great! Saw so many alligators, fed them, held a baby alligator, and so on! I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting NOLA!

Derrick H, Oct 2019 Verified
This tour was great. The wife loved going through the swamp and they showed us some areas from the Princess and the Frog. Would reccomend for anyone. Also got to hold small gator. Very cool
Derrick H, Oct 2019 Verified

This tour was great. The wife loved going through the swamp and they showed us some areas from the Princess and the Frog. Would reccomend for anyone. Also got to hold small gator. Very cool

Hannah K, Sep 2019 Verified

Absolutely worth the price, I booked the larger tour, saw a bunch of gators and learned a lot about the area! Larry was a great guide and had a surprise fiend for us to meet half way through the tour. This was the highlight of my stay in NOLA and I would recommend it to anyone

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shawn h, Aug 2019 Verified
Very close to the downtown and French quarter area, but still out in a cool and historic area of Lafitte. Other tours we have been on take extremely long time to get out to, so this was much appreciated!All of the airboats were super cool and the captains were fantastic. So much wildlife to see and we saw and incredible amount of alligators! The captain's to the great job of feeding them a little bit while giving you wonderful knowledge about the reptile, you can see and hear the passion of what they do.Would and always will recommend this place over any other gator/swamp tours to anybody visiting!
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shawn h, Aug 2019 Verified

Very close to the downtown and French quarter area, but still out in a cool and historic area of Lafitte. Other tours we have been on take extremely long time to get out to, so this was much appreciated!

All of the airboats were super cool and the captains were fantastic. So much wildlife to see and we saw and incredible amount of alligators! The captain's to the great job of feeding them a little bit while giving you wonderful knowledge about the reptile, you can see and hear the passion of what they do.

Would and always will recommend this place over any other gator/swamp tours to anybody visiting!

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Product code: COOL-6455NOLAAIR

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