Water activity

From Lafitte: Swamp Tours South of New Orleans by Airboat

Activity provider: Airboat Adventures llc

From Lafitte: Swamp Tours South of New Orleans by Airboat

Activity provider: Airboat Adventures llc

From US$ 59 per person

Glide over the swamps of New Orleans by airboat and experience the bayou landscape like never before. Explore the wetlands of Lafitte in Bayou Barataria, looking for alligators, turtles, native birds, and more.

About this activity

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Duration 105 minutes - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
For guests who do not have access to a car, hotel pickup from downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter is available on request. Pickup is about 1 hour and 15 minutes before the tour time shown for this option.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Glide over the swamps of Louisiana on board a unique airboat
  • Nip down tiny canals hidden deep in the swamp
  • Meet Sugar and Flour, the only albino alligators on the bayou
  • Look out for alligators, turtles, and native birds
  • See beautiful and secluded areas of Louisiana
Full description

Climb aboard a unique airboat to explore Louisiana’s wetlands south of New Orleans in a truly unique fashion. Board an airboat just 30 minutes from downtown New Orleans, and listen to informative commentary as you zip through the bayou and squeeze into tiny canals hidden deep in the swamp. For 105 minutes, the captains at Airboat Adventures share some of the most beautiful and secluded areas of Louisiana. Wildlife such as alligators, turtles, and birds are common sights, but you never know what else might come out to visit! Round-trip transfers are available from New Orleans for guests without a car. Upon arrival, check in to the Airboats Adventures facilities, before departing on the airboat to zip across the swamps.

Grab a snack at the gift shop, or check out Sugar and Flour, the only albino alligators on the bayou. Picnic tables are available both inside and out, where you can relax before your airboat departure. The boats can hold between 6 and 27 people. Opt for a small boat, with a capacity of 6-8 passengers, for a more personal tour, when the captain can spend more time with each guest.

But even the large boats, with capacity for 15-27 passengers allow an up-close experience with the wildlife of the Louisiana swamps. Sit back and enjoy the ride through a unique landscape, and listen as you captain feeds you fascinating bayou facts. You never know; he might haul in a ‘gator if the opportunity arises, or even let you hold a baby ‘gator!

Includes
  • 105-minute airboat tour
  • Expert live captain/guide
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the docks at 5145 Fleming Park Rd, Lafitte, LA 70067

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Tours are subject to cancellation in dangerous weather
  • Airboats are high speed, open boats without a top. The tour operator is not responsible for any cameras/video equipment lost or damaged due to water, splashes, or rain
  • Pregnant women, children under 5 years old, and people with neck/back problems are not allowed to ride airboats
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 349 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Our guide was very professional and courteous. I’m sorry I don’t remember his name. The scenery is beautiful and just a wonderful way to spend two hours if being on water and seeing nature is your thing. I highly recommend this tour. My wife and I loved the whole experience.

July 24, 2022

Our guide was great. His last name was Bundy. He had some neat photos of Gator fish. I learned about a species of fish i didnt know existed. He was very knowledgeable and funny. We got to see a baby alligator, medium size ones and some large ones. He gave us marshmallows to feed the alligators that came near the boat. It was a fun way to see the swamp. About the time it started getting hot, the guide made the boat splash us with water and it cooled everyone off. He was an excellent driver/guide made the ride extra fun. This tour was an excellent choice and will go again.

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July 19, 2022

We had the small boat and were able to see the alligators up close. The guide also made an effort. Overall it was a great experience, but I found it a pity that we didn't get to see the baby alligators and 209€ for two people for an hour's drive is also a bit expensive.

May 26, 2022

Product ID: 27973