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Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup provided by Louisiana Tour Company

Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup

Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup
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About
Explore the famous swamps of New Orleans on this small-group airboat tour. Cruise through the swamplands while exploring plant species and wildlife of the area, including alligators, in their natural habitat. Snap some memorable photos and enjoy the ride limited to only nine passengers on this classic New Orleans tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Take an airboat along the famous New Orleans swamps on this tour
  • Learn about the local wildlife and plants that inhabit the area
  • Discover alligators in their natural habitat and capture great photos
  • Enjoy a more personalized experience with a maximum of nine guests
What to expect
  • Receive a free pickup from your Downtown New Orleans hotel before embarking on your airboat swamp tour. Hop into your airboat—with stadium seating—and sit back to enjoy the unobstructed views of the surrounding swamplands. Breeze through the variety of environments—swamp, marsh, and lake—while looking for wildlife. Alligators are everywhere during the summer months; during winter, when they hibernate, there is still a 50/50 chance of seeing one. Look up to spot a number of bird species, such as eagles, pelicans, ospreys, and even owls. These airboats are designed to go where normal boats can’t reach, allowing you to zip through the swamps at up to 200 mph (322 kph). Snap some photos as your captain slows down, and relish this swamp and airboat ride—a unique New Orleans experience—before heading back to your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Take an airboat along the famous New Orleans swamps on this tour
  • Learn about the local wildlife and plants that inhabit the area
  • Discover alligators in their natural habitat and capture great photos
  • Enjoy a more personalized experience with a maximum of nine guests
What to expect
  • Receive a free pickup from your Downtown New Orleans hotel before embarking on your airboat swamp tour. Hop into your airboat—with stadium seating—and sit back to enjoy the unobstructed views of the surrounding swamplands. Breeze through the variety of environments—swamp, marsh, and lake—while looking for wildlife. Alligators are everywhere during the summer months; during winter, when they hibernate, there is still a 50/50 chance of seeing one. Look up to spot a number of bird species, such as eagles, pelicans, ospreys, and even owls. These airboats are designed to go where normal boats can’t reach, allowing you to zip through the swamps at up to 200 mph (322 kph). Snap some photos as your captain slows down, and relish this swamp and airboat ride—a unique New Orleans experience—before heading back to your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15200P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1 hour and 40 minute airboat tour
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Barataria Preserve
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup from any major downtown New Orleans hotel. If you hotel is not listed please list in comments area.
  • 9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Inclusions
  • 1 hour and 40 minute airboat tour
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Barataria Preserve
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup from any major downtown New Orleans hotel. If you hotel is not listed please list in comments area.
  • 9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    9706 Barataria Blvd
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Mississippi River
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

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anthony p
Westbury, NY31 contributions
Greetings from the buyou
Great time out with friends. Captain Dewy was great. He gave us a lot of information about the area and wildlife. We got to see numerous wild crocodiles up close in their natural habitat.
Written 8 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the great review, Anthony!
Written 9 October 2021
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Misty P
2 contributions
Good trip. Worth the money.
Oct 2021 • Couples
Almost didn’t take this tour bc a few bad reviews, Glad I didn’t listen to them. My husband & I are in our 50’s & on a long weekend trip, wanted to see the swamp lands. If you know anything about nature, you know it can’t be controlled. On an airboat tour, there is no guarantee to see alligators but we saw a lot & the scenery was beautiful. Ernie was very informative & educational. Enjoyed it!
Written 3 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the positive review!
Written 5 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

New York Maria
1 contribution
Captain Ernie
Aug 2021 • Friends
Captain Ernie gave us an amazing education! The Captain was a fun loving professor of Marine Biology on an airboat. Fun, educational, and ecologically conscious. I’ll come back to Louisiana to learn more outside of the typical French quarter because of him.
Written 24 August 2021
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MIlton W
Thank you for the amazing review!
Written 8 September 2021
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Emily B
5 contributions
Great trip for the family, with lots of fun and knowledge.
Guide was very knowledgeable of the area, and gave us a lot of tid bits of Local knowledge on the alligators around the area. We had an amazing time, the airboat was fast and very fun.
Written 23 August 2021
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NOLASWAMPGUY
thank you for the positive review, Emily!
Written 24 August 2021
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Ed H
1 contribution
Small boats are the best
Very good and worth the money. The guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. We wiill do this again with our grandboys.
Written 10 August 2021
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the awesome review, Ed!
Written 14 August 2021
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Monica G
2 contributions
Best Ever
Aug 2021
Best NoLa tour so far! Dewey was fantastic. Highly recommend!! We had a blast. You will not stay dry so pack accordingly.
Written 4 August 2021
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MIlton W
Than you for the positive review, Monica!
Written 4 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robert L
14 contributions
Fantastic tour - our Guide was the best
Jul 2021
This was the best tour we took during our five day visit to New Orleans. Our tour guide, Chaz, was hilarious AND informative. Honestly, it was like hanging out with my brother. He grew up in the area and spent his youth running around the canals and bayous that we toured through. His knowledge of the history, wildlife and plants in the area was great but the best part was that he made this tour fun.

Being on the small boat (seats up to 10 or so) was a great experience and Chaz took us on a wild ride. We all got wet but you dry off quickly. The giant fan on the back of the boat was loud but they provided ear phones for ear protection which did its job.

And did I mention alligators? We saw tons of alligators. Chaz has "gotten to know" some of these alligators over the years and has names for a few of them. You will get to see these creatures up close. I highly recommend this tour and if you can get Chaz as your guide you won't be disappointed.
Written 20 July 2021
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the awesome feedback, Robert!
Written 24 July 2021
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Heatherly22
Olmsted Falls, OH10 contributions
Small Group Win
Jul 2021 • Family
A wonderful experience! Dewey was knowledgeable and so much fun. Booking a small group was definitely worth the extra money.
Written 7 July 2021
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MIlton W
Thank you for the awesome review, Heather!
Written 8 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bonita S
7 contributions
Chaz gave an excellent tour!
Jun 2021 • Couples
Chaz was the PERFECT guide! Funny and informative he made the trip exciting. He found us more than 25 alligators that came right up to the boat. Headphones were provided in the event the engine was too loud. I was thrilled by the bursts of speed and the sheer beauty of the area.
Written 7 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the excellent review!
Written 8 June 2021
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Brandy L
3 contributions
Loved it!
May 2021 • Couples
Highlight of my trip so far. Our guide Rocky was amazing. He found us a lot of gators and we got to hold a baby. So much fun! Must do!
Written 24 May 2021
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MIlton W
Thank you for the great feedback, Brandy!
Written 30 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Louisiana Tour Company
Brian S
Brian S
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Fun trip for couples
Interesting, fun and safe trip out into the swamp. Lots of alligator interaction. Maybe bring your own marshmallows
J2Brinster
J2Brinster
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Absolute Blast!!!!
This was absolutely our favorite part of our entire trip!! We highly recommend asking for Paco when booking! He mad
121edwardo
121edwardo
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Well worth the time and money
The driver and his knowledge. We learned a lot that we did not know about both the history of New Orleans and the N
mikesI718SU
mikesI718SU
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History and excitement
I would give this a 5 star if the plantation tour didn't try to fit 20+ people into the small 10*10 rooms. It was
X7121CTcarolynl
X7121CTcarolynl
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Captain Dewey was a delight!
We had a gorgeous day and a wonderful time with our captain, Dewey! He handled a mechanical malfunction of the boat
Gary P
Gary P
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Great job. We loved it
It was super easy to book the trip and all went exactly as planned. Our driver Darin was the best. He was an excel
tinamanuel97
tinamanuel97
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Great experience
The bus was extremely comfortable and driver was very knowledgeable! It was the perfect mix of sites and history. H
Jsp715
Jsp715
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So fun!
We had such a blast! The airboat was exhilarating. The views were beautiful and we saw plenty of alligators. Our gu
becca_boo23
becca_boo23
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What a great tour!
This was such an awesome tour! Reggie was an amazing captain! Make sure when you get back, you head to the shop to
216marrisas
216marrisas
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An alright tour
We were supposed to do the plantation first but they said the schedule got messed up so we did the swamp first, whi
Steven C
Steven C
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New Orleans education on wheels
Darin was very knowledgeable and made it a fun educational experience . It was a great way to spend the first day
NatAgu227
NatAgu227
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Worth it!
This was a great tour! Our favorite part was definitely the airboat ride but the Plantation was also a nice change
249kerrim
249kerrim
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Check the Bucket List
The tour checked so many “must see places” in NOLA. If you’re short on times, this is a great choice. Dave is an ex
TRAVVN
TRAVVN
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Great Experience! Excellent Guide!
This was a great experience and my girlfriend and I really enjoyed ourselves. I forget our guide's name, but he wa
jnigro397
jnigro397
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A MUST DO!
This tour was INCREDIBLE! Ernie was our guide and we learned so much about conservation efforts, alligators, flora
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