New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour

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Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized


The departure location for this tour is only 35 minutes from New Orleans but a world apart in flora and fauna. Your tour will be a mix of high speed adventures and stops for pictures. This tour is completely safe and led by a local and professional guide.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Close encounter with wildlife



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Average 4.81 out of 5 stars based on 26 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour
huskergirl29, Jan 2022 Verified
Captain Ernie gave us our instructions and strapped us in. Our large boat tour had about 15 passengers and I have been air boating all of my life - this is the safest time I have ever felt on an airboat. We wore seatbelts that fit 2-3 people together, had ear protection gear which worked and fit well, and the boat had metal arms that came down to keep you safely inside the boat if we would lean.Ernie stopped the boat a few times to come down to the front to talk to us. He emphasized that we signed up for a swamp tour and not an alligator tour…..alligators are reptiles and they basically hibernate for the cold months. Luckily, it was warm enough that we did see several gators, a poisonous snake in a tree (yes, that really happened), birds and lots of deer.Ernie talked to us about how these areas where salt and fresh water mix act as filters for our environment. We talked about alligators, how hurricanes have affected these areas, what is means to be a Cajun, and “swamp people.” No question was off limits and we had a great time.This was family-safe and I would not hesitate to take my own child on this tour.
New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour
Kellyy_ohh, Nov 2021 Verified
I just did this tour last weekend and it was phenomenal! I was traveling with a medium-sized group with mixed ages and interests and everyone said this was the highlight of the trip. We had (chad---I think, I hope) as our guide and he really made the experience for everyone. His knowledge of the area and his familiarity with the gators (Giving them names and all) made it so fun and interesting. It wasn't a long drive from the city either which was pretty nice. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone going to NOLA for a weekend. You can bring a cooler so you don't even really have to stop the party and you get to see something new, like a gator eat a marshmallow.
New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour
danbQ6986WI, Aug 2021 Verified
To call this trip fun barely does justice to how good of a time I had. I was just expecting a tour of the swamp and maybe to see some alligators, but I did not expect to actually pet one (they're squishier than they look). This ranks with the coolest things I've ever done. The captain was hilarious but knowledgeable and in control.
New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour
A3770ZPmichellem, Aug 2021 Verified
So much fun and an awesome guide! We could have done it all day! Saw lots of gators, fish, birds, and landscapes.
New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour
Laura_H, Aug 2021 Verified
The large airboat swamp tour was excellent! Our guide was very knowledgeable about the environment. We saw large and small alligators throughout the trip. It was fun to go fast on the airboat. Thankful for the ear protection provided. Highly recommend! Great for the whole family.
New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour
Abby_V, May 2021 Verified
Well worth every penny! This was my third time and I would go again. Beautiful scenery and super friendly guide. If you have the time, this is a must!
New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour
FruitMonsters, Mar 2021 Verified
Fantastic tour, would definitely recommend using Louisiana Tour Company! We did the large airboat tour and had a fantastic time exploring the bayous and swamp. Or Captain was great fun, would stop sometimes so we could see gators or other animals close up, but didn't stop every time so the tour does nicely and we got to see more of the area. The captain clearly loves this area and would tell us interesting facts about it - loved the fact that we actually learned more about the swamp and the gators as well as enjoying the airboat tour itself. Cannot fault and would definitely recommend this company. Recommend wearing the ear protectors provided as it can be loud!
New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour
Kerri112, Mar 2021 Verified
We loved this tour! Had a great time with Dewey! Pick up at hotel was on time and the driver of the bus was great too! Highly recommend
New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour
Heather f, Feb 2021 Verified
One of the best parts of our short little getaway! We were in a small 6 person group and the air boat operator was amazing. Extremely funny, responsible, very knowledgeable about his city and answered everyone's questions fully and articulately. Would definitely experience this again!
New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour
LYNN F, Mar 2020 Verified
We had a great time. Dewey was our guy and he was a great tour guide, knowledgeable and had his own small alligator on board for us all to hold. He tried several times to get a gator to come on board but they were not cooperating. A lot of fun.

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