New Orleans Airboat Ride

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New Orleans, USA

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2 to 4 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized


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 30 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 pickup. If you book the option with pickup, pickups will begin 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to tour time.



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Average 4.76 out of 5 stars based on 665 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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New Orleans Airboat Ride
Cynthia_F, Jan 2022 Verified
Had a great time. Captain was very knowledgeable. Tour was great all kinds of animals to see lots to look at
New Orleans Airboat Ride
corinnepA3978KP, Jan 2022 Verified
Had a great time! Captain Cody was informative and entertaining!! Would totally recommend this tour!
New Orleans Airboat Ride
Melanie_B, Jan 2022 Verified
Cody was a great tour guide, taking us as close as possible to where the gators were. In his attempt to make sure both sides of the boat got up close and personal with a trio of basking gators we got stuck on a tree submerged in the water. His calm attempts to get us free were pretty funny to say the least. We ended up getting knocked free by another air boat and then we were on our way! This was a great experience and would definitely recommend!
New Orleans Airboat Ride
sophiegW7413TF, Jan 2022 Verified
Our airboat tour was incredible, the bayou is one of the most beautiful parts of LA. We were fortunate enough to get Mark as our tour guide. He impacted our entire trip, and would even say our lives. Not only was he incredibly knowledgeable by sharing information and facts, he was able to give us a personable experience that we never expected or could imagine. He shared things about the local area and was able to connect us more to the bayou and the city, something that not everyone gets out of a typical trip. In addition, we saw so many gators, wildlife and beautiful trees in the surrounding waters. The airboat was a blast and it was a beautiful day. Thank you, Mark, for making our entire vacation such a memorable impactful experience. Thank you for helping us understand more and support locals and areas outside of the city. Would be honored to be in the bayou and in the presence of the locals again.
New Orleans Airboat Ride
VANESSAC996, Jan 2022 Verified
We had an excellent excursion on the beautiful bayou. I know it all depends on when you go, but in late December we saw 18 alligators, an incredible hawk, and a great blue heron. Everything was well organized and our tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. We would definitely go again.
New Orleans Airboat Ride
Jessica_K, Jan 2022 Verified
Such a blast! Wonderful experience where we saw lots of wildlife. Tik Toc was a great guide, very knowledgeable and funny. We loved it!
New Orleans Airboat Ride
JoseLuis_S, Jan 2022 Verified
It was a nice experience. We saw some alligators, turtles and native vegetation. The skipper was very helpful and funny.
New Orleans Airboat Ride
Geraldine_S, Dec 2021 Verified
Alligator watching and story telling. Host was informative, engaging and educational. Good for all ages.
New Orleans Airboat Ride
aooten, Dec 2021 Verified
Dylan was a great captain and made it engaging and fun! We saw many gators and learned a lot about the area! Would highly recommend! It was also beautiful - 80 degrees and sunny… and they have a great little bar area where you can get drinks while you wait.
New Orleans Airboat Ride
barbershopchick, Dec 2021 Verified
Captain Dylan gave us a great tour. He shared with us information about the natural landscape as well as how it’s changed with the recent storms. We were able to see lots of alligators and herons.

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