Small Group Swamp Tour by Airboat With Pickup

Why We Love This

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Louisiana Tour company

On this tour you will experience the best of both: a swamp tour and an airboat ride.You will travel at high speeds in the airboat then slow down and stop for pictures. Along the way, you will get a personal tour by your local Captain. These airboats have stadium seating, so that the person in front of you does not obstruct your view.

What You'll Do

Every airboat seat is great for experiencing the tour and viewing the wildlife. Yes, gators will get close, real close. So close that you will be able to look into those reptilian eyes.

Alligators do hibernate in the colder months, but the experienced captains know where to look for them. On average, during the winter, you have better than a 50/50 chance of seeing a gator. In the warmer months, you will always see a gator. Every New Orleans Airboat Tour is unique and you never know what will be around the next corner. The area toured is a combination of Swamp, Marsh and Lake. So you may see anything from a Bald Eagle to a Pelican to Osprey our even an Owl, its that diverse. The airboats are driven by a 454 Chevy Engine that will produce speeds of up to 35 miles an hour. They are propelled by a huge fan that will blow air from the back of the boat in excess of 200 miles an hour. These tours are truly a blast! They ride in inches of water and go places where traditional boats cannot go. The boats were designed to take you to inaccessible areas of the swamp, places that you cannot reach by foot or car. It is a unique experience.

What You'll Do

On this tour you will experience the best of both: a swamp tour and an airboat ride.You will travel at high speeds in the airboat then slow down and stop for pictures. Along the way, you will get a personal tour by your local Captain. These airboats have stadium seating, so that the person in front of you does not obstruct your view. Every airboat seat is great for experiencing the tour and viewing the wildlife. Yes, gators will get close, real close. So close that you will be able to look into those reptilian eyes.

Alligators do hibernate in the colder months, but the experienced captains know where to look for them. On average, during the winter, you have better than a 50/50 chance of seeing a gator. In the warmer months, you will always see a gator. Every New Orleans Airboat Tour is unique and you never know what will be around the next corner. The area toured is a combination of Swamp, Marsh and Lake. So you may see anything from a Bald Eagle to a Pelican to Osprey our even an Owl, its that diverse. The airboats are driven by a 454 Chevy Engine that will produce speeds of up to 35 miles an hour. They are propelled by a huge fan that will blow air from the back of the boat in excess of 200 miles an hour. These tours are truly a blast! They ride in inches of water and go places where traditional boats cannot go. The boats were designed to take you to inaccessible areas of the swamp, places that you cannot reach by foot or car. It is a unique experience.

Cancellations & Refunds

Can be canceled up to 48hrs in advance

Duration

2 hours

Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Hotel Pickup Options

Departure Point

Pickup from any major downtown New Orleans hotel

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for participants with back problems
Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for pregnant women
A maximum of 6 people per booking

Exlusions

Food and drinks
Gratuities (optional)

Inclusions

1 hour and 40 minute airboat tour
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for participants with back problems
Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for pregnant women
A maximum of 9 people per booking

Departure Point: Pickup from any major downtown New Orleans hotel

"Absolutely awesome even if it..."

December 4, 2017 - 

Absolutely awesome even if it did rain really heavily. The tour guide was great . His interaction with the alligators was pretty spectacular. I would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone.


"This is the third time..."

November 28, 2017 - 

This is the third time we have done this small group tour and we will do it again. Every operator has a different perspective and knowledge of the swamps. Every other couple that has joined us has been thoroughly impressed and entertained!! It's just a blast! I highly recommend this tour.


"Bus was not very comfortable..."

September 29, 2017 - 

Bus was not very comfortable but the tour was AMAZING! We got to hold baby Alligators and one came in the boat too. Stopped for info in a few places and to visit huge Alligators and also got the enjoyment of the boat ride. The Alert transport company was the only downfall, very unorganized


"Great Tour would recommend the..."

September 23, 2017 - 

Great Tour would recommend the small boat tour. The tour depends a lot on the guide and we had a good one. Everything including the pickup was punctual


"Capt. Brad was great and..."

September 20, 2017 - 

Capt. Brad was great and very informative on the land aspects. Unfortunately didn't get to touch or hold any gators but it was still a fun ride.


"This tour was amazing!..."

August 28, 2017 - 

This tour was amazing!


"14 year old grandsons loved..."

July 29, 2017 - 

14 year old grandsons loved the thrill of seeing the swamp at some wild speeds---it had its' thrills and moments of relaxing speed to take in the beauty and the gators.....


"Captain Bebop was incredible! Not..."

July 12, 2017 - 

Captain Bebop was incredible! Not only was he well versed and pleasant but he took the fear out of my wife who was scared to death! The gators were like pets to him! Especially Sweetheart!
Worth every penny!


"Lawrence was great. We did..."

July 11, 2017 - 

Lawrence was great. We did the small boat tour and it was worth the extra money. Would do this tour again in a heartbeat!


"Great experience. The driver that..."

July 5, 2017 - 

Great experience. The driver that picked us up was friendly, funny, and knowledgeable and kept us going on the trip to the swamp. Barty was our airboat captain and he was also very friendly, knowledgeable, and funny. He gave us tons of information about alligators. I would take this tour again in a minute!


"One of the highlights to..."

June 24, 2017 - 

One of the highlights to our recent visit to NOLA. Our guide, Captain Bebop really, was informative and entertaining. Highly recommended.


"Went with two of our..."

June 21, 2017 - 

Went with two of our college age boys, we all had a great time, Capt. Dan grew up there and gave an informative and entertaining tour for all! We all got to pet Hook and scenery is spectacular! Would do it again!


"Captain Rocky was fantastic! We..."

May 21, 2017 - 

Captain Rocky was fantastic! We had a great time out in the Bayou feeding the gators marshmallows. Amazing to have them within an arms length. Totally LOVED it.


"Lawrence is a good boat..."

May 14, 2017 - 

Lawrence is a good boat pilot and has great knowledge on the bayou. The small boat tour allow you to go further in smaller canals and faster as the boat uses the same big block Chevy as the large boat. Well worth it. The feeling of drifting on the water is awesome. We seen lots of alligator, even the big veteran ! Hercules.


"Our amiable tour guide, Marty,..."

April 1, 2017 - 

Our amiable tour guide, Marty, grew up in the bayou. His knowledge, enthusiasm and love for the bayou and its creatures shined through everything he did. The tour made me view alligators and the swaps in a whole new light. I wholeheartedly recommend this tour. You would be well-advised to ask that you be assigned to Marty's boat.
Roy Konray
Leonardo, New Jersey


"The tour was great! Small..."

March 24, 2017 - 

The tour was great! Small group of 6 as advertised with a great guide named Rocky. We were picked up at our hotel on time in an air conditioned, small, new, comfortable van! Driver was courteous and explained our route to the boat.
Rocky took us through 4 different types of eco systems, helped us play with the gators, feed them, and taught us the how to be safe and still experience feeding and touching the gatorsl The different areas we saw were beautiful and Rocky was knowledgeable about the animals, the environment, the beauty and the dangers.
Go if you can and enjoy the swamp, the marshes, the cypress, the canals and the gators with Rocky.


"Trasportation in time. Excellent guide...."

March 20, 2017 - 

Trasportation in time. Excellent guide. Really nice tour. Dress up warmly!


"Awesome trip. Capt. Rudy provided..."

February 21, 2017 - 

Awesome trip. Capt. Rudy provided a superlative adventure. HIs charm and knowledge was wonderful we saw more creatures than other tour members reported. Would specifically book this guide and group again.


"Very good guide was a..."

October 22, 2016 - 

Very good guide was a local with lots of knowledge would highly recommend it. Great boat ride on the small air boat.


"This tour was so much..."

September 27, 2016 - 

This tour was so much fun. Worth every cent


"This tour was so much..."

September 7, 2016 - 

This tour was so much fun! We highly recommend doing the small group tour because you are on a smaller boat which can go into areas the bigger boats can't get into, plus it's a whole lot more personal. Junior, our tour guide, knew everything about the swamps and we even got to pat a gator! Loved it.


"This tour was amazing!..."

July 11, 2016 - 

This tour was amazing!


"This was absolutely the highlight..."

May 23, 2016 - 

This was absolutely the highlight of our trip! We had a private tour with L'il Lou. Lou was fantastic - a native with tons of interesting facts and information about not only the areas environmental health and history but that of NO in general. The swamp is so serene and beautiful and there were plenty of alligators to see. Highly recommend!!!


"The most fun that I..."

May 17, 2016 - 

The most fun that I have ever had in New Orleans. I would highly recommend it.


"This was a great couple..."

September 10, 2015 - 

This was a great couple of hours.
We were picked up from our hotel in the time allocated. On arrival we received our tickets and boarded our boat. We are so glad we went for the smaller boat as it was more personal and we could go into places the bigger ones couldn't. Our guide Brad was really good, we got up close and personal with the alligators and were able touch them. It was so good to be in there backyard! Doing the swamp tour was really good and I can't recommend it enough. Thanks to Brad for making it so enjoyable!


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