New Orleans Airboat Ride

457 Reviews | New Orleans, USA

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2 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Face masks provided for travelers
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Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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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 4.82 out of 5 stars based on 457 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Grady, Apr 2021 Verified
Terrific experience, saw lots of great wildlife and at least a dozen gators during our airboat tour. Corey our tour guide was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun! Would not hesitate to do it again or to recommend to others!
Daire F, Mar 2021 Verified
Darren was an excellent, and very funny, guide. We saw MANY alligators, and one huge one came right up to our boat. He recommended a fantastic local restaurant for lunch - Boutte’s Bayou Restaurant - where we had an excellent, authentic creole lunch. I highly recommend this adventure.
Daniella A, Mar 2021 Verified
Airboat ride was a great experience and I will recommend it to anyone wanting to check out the swamp.
Karen, Mar 2021 Verified
This was a great experience, the guide took us to beautiful places in the swamp and it was breath taking. I definitely recommend this company.
Theresa, Mar 2021 Verified
Jay was our guide and he was great. Born and raised there he was so knowledgeable and knew exactly where to go. So many gators and they came right to boat. Pointed out the bald eagles, herons and pelicans. He really wanted to get each group member involved. We were going to do slower boat tour. So glad we changed!
Brianna T, Feb 2021 Verified
They really get interactive with the alligator !! So cool and interesting to be firsthand of! This was also my first time in a airboat!! So awesome!!
diaz7, Feb 2021 Verified
Picked up at hotel and taken to the boat ride. The captain was very informative with all his stories. Gave us a great ride. It was a good time
Lisa, Feb 2021 Verified
It was cold and rainy and we still had a great time. The captain was entertaining and informative. Due to the cold we only spotted a couple gators, but we know there's no way to control that! We still had fun!
RITA L, Feb 2021 Verified
Cory was our guide! He was great! Took us to quite a few spots where we saw about 5-6 gators, some turtles and he called a racoon that came running, ran up a tree for a marshmallow. The boat ride was very smooth and loud but they provide ear protection which is much appreciated. A very fun time, would recommend!
Daryl M, Feb 2021 Verified
Great experience and really knowledgeable guide! We were concerned we wouldn’t see any wildlife going in February but we still saw three gators and tons of turtles and beautiful birds. Even a bald eagle flying over! Highly recommend!

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