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  • Stacey H
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Captain Ernie was great and educational. We saw Bald Eagles, some other birds and plenty of alligators. This airboat did not have alot of people which I also liked about the tour. Transportation to and from our hote was great too.
    Written 16 May 2024
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  • nhitedevore
    Kailua-Kona, HI17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were in a big boat but we’re able to get seats on the side. There were 5-6 in each row. The smaller boats had only four. The area was lovely with flowers blooming and lots of gators. The narrator was a soft spoken woman in the back and we didn’t hear most of what she said. . She needed something to magnify her voice. Otherwise it was good.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • estarrag
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The views were amazing and took some wonderful photos Captain Alley was awesome. One of the best excursions I ever been on. You definitely have to go.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Amye R
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ian did a great job on our swamp tour. He was very informative and entertaining. I was so excited to take the tour and it didn’t disappoint. The area is beautiful, the gators were seen and all had a great time. 10/10 would recommend.
    Written 16 May 2024
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  • Faith C
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is experience fantastic . The boat was perfect size and plenty of cover for the hot day. We saw so many alligators and our tour guide Trey went above and beyond in answering all our questions . 10/10 would recommend .
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Christy D
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our evening tour with guide Shannon and Footloose was fun and interesting. The history of New Orleans is fascinating..
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Vicky B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rocky was our guide and he was FANTASTIC!!! From the moment we got on the airboat, to returning to the dock!Rocky did his very best to ensure his passengers saw everything in the swamp and marshes. We saw baby alligators to one about 12 feet!! And not just floating, Rocky hand fed marshmallows and chicken parts to the many sizes of gators. My husband and I are 66 and 70, and haven’t done anything that fun and interesting in years!
    Written 17 May 2024
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  • John B
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun, educational and entertaining tour of the bayou with an engaging and knowledgeable captain. Learned of the history of the area as well as the impact of hurricanes. Saw many alligators. Would recommend. Was very convenient to be picked up at our hotel in the French Quarter.
    Written 14 May 2024
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  • Linda H
    Oklahoma7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lucy was our guide and she was so fun!! Made the ride so worthwhile. All the history she shared with us was great! So much history in that area I wish I had recorded everything she tole us.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Presto67
    New York City, NY380 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    About a 30 minute car ride from New Orleans is one of the best tours and activity you can do while down in Louisiana. For almost 2 hours you get on an air boat and drive thru the swamps of Louisiana. The captain make pit stops in order to feed and show you the gators. They come right up to the boat and it is great for pics. If you are a nice group, you get to hold and feel a baby gator. One of the best things we ever did.
    Written 17 May 2024
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  • Amy B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour !! Our guide was fantastic, she was so knowledgable !! The best way to see New Orleans !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Jose B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Staff was extremely friendly and professional, ensuring a safe and fun experience. We had a Blast! Big thanks to Cheyann and Ben!!
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Anthony I
    Los Angeles, CA382 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Captain Dany our tour guide from Cajun Pride did the swamp tour. He was funny, knowledgeable and safe. He showed us Alligators, Turtles, Wild Boars, Raccoons, Squirrels, Cranes, Ducks on their natural habitat. He showed us the graveyard site of Julia Brown infamous voodoo priestess.

    Roby our Grayline Tour guide was equally excellent, funny and knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans. We learned so many facts about New Orleans.

    The tour was 7.5 hours long stopping at Oak Valley Plantation & Cajun Pride swamp tours.
    Written 16 May 2024
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  • Michelle H
    Puyallup, WA77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My 18 year old daughter and I had an amazing time. Giselle picked us up promptly at the time indicated in front of our hotel. We were the last to join the group so by the time they got to our hotel, we went straight to the airboat tour. Giselle talk to us in route to our first stop about the history of New Orleans and did a wonderful job. She also told us places to visit if we had time later on in our trip as we drove by certain places like the World War II museum, which I had no idea there was one here in NOLA. The airboat ride was better than the one I had just recently done in Florida and I really like that. It was first thing in the morning because that’s when the alligators are out the most and we saw at least seven alligators. Giselle continued to provide us with additional history of this area enroute to the first and second plantations. Both of the plantations were beautiful and the tour guide for both of those locations did a wonderful job. The gardens at the second plantation were very impressive and lovely to walk-through. The gumbo at the restaurant was the best in Nola and this was in comparison to three other places we had eaten gumbo app so when I say it’s the best, it literally was the best! The buffet lunch was nice cuz we got to try everything. After the last plantation, Giselle drive us back and had more stories to share with us. All the information was very insightful. She used a headset to talk to us which was wired to the speakers for us to hear her perfectly in the back of the 15 passenger van. This tour was by far our favorite tour while we were here. It’s worth every penny and Isabelle and Giselle are such sweet ladies that they make the entire experience that much better, from booking the tour, having to reschedule it for six months down the road and then the actual tours, driving to and from, and during the tours.
    Written 1 May 2024
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  • Kristen C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our guide Terry was awesome & knowledgeable, pointing out various wildlife and facts along the way. Comfortable ride there and back to the put in spot. Perfect group size at 11. Was a decent paddle out and back. Saw plenty of gators; never felt threatened by them or in danger. Was a beautiful day, a fun paddle, and a great way to get out of the city for a while. 10/10 would do again. Thanks!
    Written 21 April 2024
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