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New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour

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Overview
Cruise through the Louisiana marshes on an airboat swamp tour that’s an easy half-hour drive from New Orleans. Reach speeds of up to 35 mph (56 kph) thanks to the boat's powerful fan engine, and look for native swamp life including alligators during slower stretches. Small group size limited to nine means more personalized attention from your captain and guide.
Highlights
  • Venture into the Louisiana swamps with a guide on an airboat tour
  • Spot native wildlife including alligators in their natural environment
  • Powerful fan engine means boat reaches top speeds of 35 mph
  • Small group size of no more than 9 for a more personalized cruise
What to Expect
Make your own way to the launch point near the town of Marrero, located about 30 minutes from downtown New Orleans. After a safety briefing, board an airboat with a maximum of eight other passengers, ensuring an uncrowded and intimate ride. Zoom through the surrounding swamps on a loud and fast ride powered by a 454 Chevy engine and propeller fan. When your captain slows the engine, look out for native plant species and Louisiana wildlife, including American alligators lurking in the water and marshes. It's a great chance to see these massive reptiles up close. After about two hours on the water, return to the starting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Small group swamp airboat tour
  • Entry/Admission - Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was so much fun!! Our captain was very entertaining and knowledgeable. He also had his pet alligator "Al" that we could hold. This is a must do!
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Response from MIlton W, Owner at New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Responded 6 days ago
We are glad that you had a great experience! Thank you for taking the time to write us a positive review!
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Great tour through the canals and bayous of Louisiana! Our captain, Rocky, called in a wild alligator and allowed us to feed him. He also had a baby alligator with him that we could all hold. Be warned-you will get wet on those sharp turns in the bayou. Highly recommended
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Response from MIlton W, Owner at New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
We appreciate the positive review and we are so glad that you had a great experience! Thank you!
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I hemmed and hawed about $95 on a morning tour but in the end went for the high end price point and it was the best money I’ve spent all week. Our tour guide, Chas, was informative and accommodating, and exceptionally knowledgeable about the area. The small air boat was a blast!
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Response from MIlton W, Owner at New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Responded 3 Oct 2019
Captain Chaz and our staff appreciate the positive review! We are glad that you enjoyed your swamp tour.
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If you get the chance, go on the tour with Chaz. He’s the best guide, knows the land like the back of his hand, and even brought along a baby alligator to pass around to the group!
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Response from MIlton W, Owner at New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Responded 3 Oct 2019
Thank you for the positive recommendation! Captain Chaz and our staff appreciate it.
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If you get the chance, take the small airboat tour. You can go faster (get wetter) and get into areas that the other boats cannot. We sat in the front and literally got soaking wet, but it was so hot, we didn't care! We saw lots of alligators, birds, squirrels, and even eagles.
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Response from MIlton W, Owner at New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Responded 9 Sep 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write such an informative and positive review!
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  • Duration: 2h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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