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New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour

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New Orleans, USA

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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Overview

Enjoy a personalized small group experience on this swamp tour just 35 minutes outside of New Orleans. This airboat has a maximum of six or nine passengers giving you plenty of room to admire the views of the Louisiana marshlands from all angles.

Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day

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Average 4.95 out of 5 stars based on 86 verified reviews from Cool New Orleans and TripAdvisor

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New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Debra_C, Jan 2022 Verified
Three families including grandchildren, grandkids,and parents all had an exciting adventure. Very knowledgeable guide and lots of gators, some small some over 10 feet. Up close and in person. We all had a great time and encourage others to give it a try!
New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Steel_Ketchup89, Dec 2021 Verified
My wife and I had an absolute blast on this tour. Tons of super up-close gator activity, holding an adorable baby alligator, and a really fun and fast ride through beautiful parts of the swamp. Plus the tour guide was a hoot.Definitely a trip highlight and something we'd do again next time we're in NOLA. Do it.
New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Amanda_O, Dec 2021 Verified
We had a fantastic time on this tour. The swamp was beautiful and CAPT Ernie was so knowledgeable about the swamp and the gators. We were fortunate enough to see around 30 alligators, but learned that is not the norm for December. We also were able to see heron, turtles and other birds and all of the plant life. Overall it was a great experience and we learned so much.
New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Patrick_S, Dec 2021 Verified
Wonderful tour of wildlife and they types of land with water - swamps and marshes. Held a baby croc too!!
New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
TomMontgomery, Dec 2021 Verified
We had a blast on the airboat swamp tour led by Captain Dewey. My family and I were in New Orleans in November 2021. We were all very glad we decided to book the tour. I would highly recommend. It's a cool way to spend a morning away from the city. First, the location was very good. It was only about a 25-30 minute drive from the French Quarter. We drove our vehicle out there and it was convenient and easy to find. We were in a 16-person fan boat. Capt. Dewey took us on a 1 hr. 40 min. tour of canals, bayous, and marshes. We saw a ton of wildlife and some big alligators, but I'm sure we would have seen much more if we had gone during a warmer time of year. The captain was very informative and provided a lot of information about the area and wildlife during stops. The boat was fast and was able to get anywhere in the swamps, but was a smooth ride. I would definitely go back for another tour with this company.
New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
lisaegg2016, Nov 2021 Verified
Our guide was extremely familiar with the swamp, and had many interesting sights and facts to share. We enjoyed a mix of fast (exhilarating) and slower (to see wildlife) boating. We stopped at a couple of spots; once to have alligators come very close and to learn about them, and another to learn about what has happened to their breeding area due to Hurricane Ida. That was actually very distressing, but important to learn, and others should learn about this, as well. Because of that damage, we were not able to see baby alligators as normally would be the case at this time of year. But we learned a lot and still enjoyed the trip. It was definitely the highlight of our trip to the New Orleans area, and I would highly recommend this company & guide!
New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Kelly_K, Nov 2021 Verified
Definitely recommend the small boat experience. You can go into tighter spots than on the bigger boats.
New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
J2Brinster, Oct 2021 Verified
This was absolutely our favorite part of our entire trip!! We highly recommend asking for Paco when booking! He made the entire tour incredible! We had a blast and will be talking about this tour forever!! Don’t hesitate to book! You won’t regret!
New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Lynn_W, Oct 2021 Verified
Our guide (Charles?) was fabulous! He not only got us up close and personal with a 9 foot gator, he was so knowledgeable about the environment and passionate about his home! Absolutely 100% recommend this trip!!
New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
X7121CTcarolynl, Oct 2021 Verified
We had a gorgeous day and a wonderful time with our captain, Dewey! He handled a mechanical malfunction of the boat with grace and humor, and to our benefit we transferred from the 8 person boat to a 6 person (faster) boat. Dewey was personable and extremely knowledgeable about alligators, as well as the plants and animals in the area. He was so much more than a tour guide - he was an educator. He made sure we saw a few alligators and explained why they might be plentiful or scarce depending on the weather and time of year. (We saw about 10 which was fine.) He made his guests comfortable right away, and we called each other not by name but by hometown city (which came in handy on the bus back sharing pictures with “Nashville”). We enjoyed every minute of the excursion and are so glad we made the trip to New Orleans to support this rich community.

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