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Swamp & Bayou Barataria Airboat Tour

by Tours by Isabelle Duration 4h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $115

Blast through marshlands and into tucked away bayous, look for smiling alligators and scampering nutria, and learn about the rich ecology of Cajun Country on this exhilarating tour. Head to Lafitte and catch a ride around Louisiana's swamps and bottomlands in a high-speed airboat.

Grab a lift from your New Orleans hotel and head to your launch point, where you can meet up with your experienced airboat captain and get comfortable in your seat. Put on your ear protectors as the engine and fan blades whir into action, and then coast away from shore as you begin drifting out over the water.

Spend 2 hours zipping past the submerged trunks of bald cypress, ducking under low-hanging clusters of Spanish moss, and picking up speed in rare patches of open water. Dive into thick marshes to track down alligators and consider taking the chance to hold a baby gator on your own. Keep your eyes peeled for quick-footed nutria, reptiles, and bald eagles.

Listen to your guide share stories about the bayou's wide array of critters and find out what daily life is like for locals who depend on these rich waters for their livelihood. With the wind in your air, shoot back to shore as your excursion winds to a close and you hop a comfortable shuttle for the quick trip back to your hotel.

Blast through marshlands and into tucked away bayous, look for smiling alligators and scampering nutria, and learn about the rich ecology of Cajun Country on this exhilarating tour. Head to Lafitte and catch a ride around Louisiana's swamps and bottomlands in a high-speed airboat.

Grab a lift from your New Orleans hotel and head to your launch point, where you can meet up with your experienced airboat captain and get comfortable in your seat. Put on your ear protectors as the engine and fan blades whir into action, and then coast away from shore as you begin drifting out over the water.

Spend 2 hours zipping past the submerged trunks of bald cypress, ducking under low-hanging clusters of Spanish moss, and picking up speed in rare patches of open water. Dive into thick marshes to track down alligators and consider taking the chance to hold a baby gator on your own. Keep your eyes peeled for quick-footed nutria, reptiles, and bald eagles.

Listen to your guide share stories about the bayou's wide array of critters and find out what daily life is like for locals who depend on these rich waters for their livelihood. With the wind in your air, shoot back to shore as your excursion winds to a close and you hop a comfortable shuttle for the quick trip back to your hotel.

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1:00 PM, Small Airboat Tour in English

Duration 4h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
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Total price is $115, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

9:00 AM, Small Airboat Tour in English

Duration 4h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $115, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Swamp & Bayou Barataria Airboat Tour

Activity Location

Lafitte

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    New Orleans


Highlights

  • Exhilarating exploration of Louisana's rich swamplands

  • Airboat ride through the bayous & marshes of Bayou Barataria

  • Bald cypress trees with Spanish moss-covered branches

  • Chance to see toothy alligators, quick nutria & exotic birds

  • Engaging commentary from your experienced local guide


Inclusions

  • Airboat ride

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from select New Orleans hotels

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Food and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are not allowed.

  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • If you are pregnant, or have back, neck, joint, or muscular problems, you may not be allowed to board the airboats.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most downtown, uptown, French Quarter, and Westbank hotels in New Orleans. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Pickup begins 30 minutes before your scheduled activity time. You will receive confirmation of your exact hotel pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation.


Swamp & Bayou Barataria Airboat Tour ratings based on 37 Verified Reviews

4.9 out of 5

5/5 Oct 18, 2018

Fantastic tour, one of the highlights of our time in New Orleans. Billy was prompt and friendly on the pick-up and drop off and was very knowledgeable about his city. Saw plenty of 'gators up close and personal, and the scenery was amazing. Ride in the airboat was another highlight.

4/5 Oct 08, 2018

It was a thrilling trip. We saw just breathtaking scenery and one very big alligator. Our guide was very well versed and very good and respectful of the wildlife. That being said, on more than one occasion he was condescending to those of us on the boat. He seemed to feel it was more important to show off how he can list snakes, Cajun food, or local wildlife as though he was a auctioneer rather than take a bit of time to talk about a few things.

5/5 Sep 17, 2018

Awesome experience, would highly recommend the small boat tour. Total of six people and great photo opportunities. Very knowledgeable charter captain.

Jo C

Leland, MI United States