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New Orleans Airboat Ride

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  • Experience the Louisiana bayou with this airboat ride through the swamps
  • Customize your tour with multiple departure times and transportation options
  • Learn about the swamp’s history, environment, and wildlife from your guide
New Orleans Airboat Ride
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9:45am Large Boat Self Drive
This is a self drive option. Tour departs at 9:45am; seats 15 to 25 passengers.
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12pm Large Airboat Self Drive
This is a self drive option. Tour departs at 12:00pm; seats 15 to 25 passengers.
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Experience the Louisiana bayou outside of New Orleans on this airboat ride near Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Learn about the historic swampland, just a short ride outside the city, teeming with wildlife through your guide’s commentary. This tour offers an excellent way to get out of the city and into Louisiana nature. Both self-drive and hotel pickup options are available to fit your budget and schedule.

What to Expect

When booking, customize this tour to fit your schedule. You can choose from morning or afternoon departures; self-drive to the town of Jean Lafitte; or bus pickup at your New Orleans hotel.

Once you arrive at the launch site, step aboard your airboat (small boats accommodate six to eight passengers; large boats are limited to 25). Hold on to your seat as the fast, light boat takes off through the tidewater cypress swamp, which borders Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The flat-bottom airboat allows access to even the shallowest of water, where many tidal birds and swamp creatures make their homes.

Your guide narrates the sights, such as tupelo-gum trees and cypress trees covered with moss, as you whip through the water. Learn about the bayou’s native creatures, such as nutria, snakes, turtles, and alligators.

Back in Jean Lafitte, stop by the albino alligator exhibit or grab some food before leaving.
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Great Airboat Ride

During our trip New Orleans this year, we decided to venture out and take an airboat ride. We were picked up by the shuttle at a location near our hotel! Our shuttle driver was an entertaining retired Navy Veteran. He pointed out things of interest...More

Thank bobettern
Reviewed 1 week ago
Memorable ride--a real 10!

All I can say is Captain T-Earl!! He was a blast. Authentic local Cajun operator that gave 4 couples a memorable small boat ride. Great stories and the small boat was able to go to areas that apparently the bigger ones cannot access. Every place...More

Thank Dozmond
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great trip saddened by the albino kept in horrible conditions

Unfortunately, Sugar (the albino alligator) is kept inside in shallow water under bright lights with music playing. It's horrific to see. Initially she was kept to protect her from other alligators but it doesn't excuse the standards. I also wonder at what point she would...More

1  Thank chilliblush
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Small Group Airboat Tour

We had a great day today on the bayou. Our tour guide Bobby was incredible and the experience was one of a kind. Loved the small group tour (we had 6 total on our boat). Learned a little about New Orleans, the bayou and all...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BEST part of the trip!

Very organized airboat tour. All of the staff were extremely friendly & helpful. Great for kids, friends and meeting new people alike. We saw about 6 different alligators and 1 that was 10ft long. Our tour guide was awesome! He kept things fun, safe and...More

Thank roxymichelle81
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23 April 2018|
Response from Sandie B | Reviewed this property |
Probably about 4 hours...we got back in time to have a late lunch....best trip ever! Don't go on the plantation tour...took the whole day for a 45 minute tour...most of the time spent driving & waiting,.,better to drive your... More
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Response from etvmd05 | Reviewed this property |
They picked us up around 8:30 am (we were the first hotel) we were on the water about 2 hours and then bus home, got home around 1 pm.
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