- 2 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Experience the other Swamp Tour in New Orleans. This destination is only 35 minutes from New Orleans yet a world apart. Hold onto your hat! This New Orleans airboat tour is a high speed adventure that is part tour and part ride. This boat has a maximum of six passengers to ensure a small, personal and uncrowded experience.
- Close encounter with wildlife
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Excellent value for money
- Family friendly
- Hotel pickup included
- Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
- 1 hour and 40 minute airboat tour
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
Pickup from any major downtown New Orleans hotel
Returns to original departure point
On this tour you will experience the best of both: a swamp tour and an airboat ride.You will travel at high speeds in the airboat then slow down and stop for pictures. Along the way, you will get a personal tour by your local Captain. These airboats have stadium seating, so that the person in front of you does not obstruct your view. Every airboat seat is great for experiencing the tour and viewing the wildlife. Yes, gators will get close, real close. So close that you will be able to look into those reptilian eyes.
Alligators do hibernate in the colder months, but the experienced captains know where to look for them. On average, during the winter, you have better than a 50/50 chance of seeing a gator. In the warmer months, you will always see a gator. Every New Orleans Airboat Tour is unique and you never know what will be around the next corner. The area toured is a combination of Swamp, Marsh and Lake. So you may see anything from a Bald Eagle to a Pelican to Osprey our even an Owl, its that diverse. The airboats are driven by a 454 Chevy Engine that will produce speeds of up to 35 miles an hour. They are propelled by a huge fan that will blow air from the back of the boat in excess of 200 miles an hour. These tours are truly a blast! They ride in inches of water and go places where traditional boats cannot go. The boats were designed to take you to inaccessible areas of the swamp, places that you cannot reach by foot or car. It is a unique experience.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- A maximum of 9 people per booking
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
The airboat was a blast. The guide was a true local - very knowledgeable and lively. Saw lots of gators and turtles too! Beautiful nature preserve. Highly recommend on the NOLA to-do list!
Had an amazing time on the Louisiana open airboat swamp tour. Captain Chaz was great. Saw many gators and wildlife. This is a must❤
Our guide Chaz (Paco) was excellent!!
I would definitely recommend the small airboat swamp tour to anyone who visits New Orleans!!!
This was an amazing excursion! Our guide, Rocky, was very knowledgeable and entertaining..... he made sure to get ya up close to the alligators and made efforts to try and track other animals for us to see! The small airboat excursion is the nest way to go if you don’t mind paying a little extra.... the group is smaller and more intimate so you get more personalized attention! Thank you Rocky!!
The bus ride out to the swamp airboat tour was way too long, so many stops and for long periods of time. We were on the bus for 1 1/2 hours. Coming back was much better.
The tour was awesome! Best part of our trip to the Cresent City. The staff was great and we learned all about the area and about the gators.
This was, by far, the most fun tour in my NOLA vacation (our if 8). Our tour guide, Chaz, was funny and phenomenal. Thanks for the experience!
Highly recommend this tour. I have not done the Large Boat Tour but from my understanding they are limited where they can go. We were able to go into very small tight locations. Our guide Brad was very knowledgable of the area and showed us at least 10 alligators plus much other swamp wildlife.
I really enjoyed the swamp tour. It is worth it to do the Airboat. Fun, beautiful sights and you can really feel like you are about to be eaten by a gator....just kidding.
Paco was our guide, knew his stuff!! Amazing boat ride, small airboat is they way to go, you can see so much more.So so so much fun!!!!
The tour was so much fun. Our guide Rocky was fantastic. Everything we expected and more. Very informative as well.
We had a fantastic time. Our captain was Rocky and he was fantastic. Definitely worth the money. It was educational and exciting.
This was an excellent tour and the guide was informative and pleasant. My daughter and I enjoyed it completely.
This was a great time. I did the 6 man boat. (We only had 5).... Our tour guide was great, fun, and just a cool dude. Cant remember his name but he had a few tattoos. We saw alot of aligators, he stopped numerous times for pics, and we got to hold a baby gator. The boat went pretty fast a few times, and It was so much fun. I went solo, and couldn't care less.Well worth the money, and they'll pick you up, and bring you back. Cant beat that price for the fun, and scenery.
Highly recommend this tour, the small boat is the way to go. we saw tons of wildlife and our guide was great. he new every in and out of that swamp and was so knowledgeable. i also love that the guides on this tour don't trap and keep baby alligators in a cooler on the boat just so you can hold one. we were able to touch and pet gators in their natural environment.
Really loved the small airboat tour. We saw alligators up close as well as lots of other wildlife. Worth the money.
It was very informative and Fun . I am gonna suggest it to all my friends. I learned alot from our tour guide.
Omg! We had an awesome time with Reggie on our Swamp Tour! The airboat was fun and FAST... exactly what we wanted! Reggie gave us loads of information on ALL the wild life, the flowers... and the GATORS! Thank you sooooo much, great time and would highly recommend this tour to all who visit NOLA. #WELOVEREGGIE!
This was great- our airboat captain was the best. Very informative with so much unique info on the alligators, and swamp vegetation. Very humorous as well and eager to answer all questions. Recommend the small boat tour. Boat goes very fast at times so don’t wear a hat that will blow away. Even on a hot day, it is not that bad on the boat. Transportation was excellent- pick up and return to your hotel.