New Orleans Airboat Adventure: Small-Group Swamp Tour
1,304 Ratings
New Orleans

Discover an alternative Swamp Tour in New Orleans. Just 35 minutes away from New Orleans, this experience is entirely unique. Brace yourself! This high velocity New Orleans airboat tour combines exploration and thrill. With a six to nine passenger limit, we guarantee a intimate and uncramped journey.

Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Mississippi River - Navigate the river’s path to arrive at your swampy destination.
  • Barataria Preserve - Embark on a journey that combines the thrill of an airboat adventure with the serenity of a swamp tour. Speed through the waterways before slowing down for photo opportunities. Your local guide, the Captain, will provide an intimate tour. The airboats feature stadium seating, ensuring unobstructed views for all passengers. Every seat offers an excellent vantage point for observing the natural habitat and its inhabitants, including close encounters with alligators. You’ll have the chance to gaze directly into the eyes of these majestic reptiles.

Alligators tend to hibernate during the cooler seasons, yet our knowledgeable captains know their hiding spots. Typically, in winter, the likelihood of spotting an alligator exceeds 50%. In warmer seasons, sightings are guaranteed. Each New Orleans Airboat Tour is distinct, with surprises at every turn. The ecosystems covered include swamps, marshes, and lakes, providing a habitat for a diverse range of wildlife, from Bald Eagles and Pelicans to Ospreys and Owls. The airboats are powered by a robust 454 Chevy Engine, capable of reaching speeds up to 35 mph, and are propelled by a powerful fan that blasts air at speeds over 200 mph. These exhilarating tours skim across shallow waters, accessing areas beyond the reach of conventional boats. The design of these vessels allows for exploration of the swamp’s most secluded regions, inaccessible by land or water. This adventure is truly one of a kind.

What's Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • 1 hour and 40 minute airboat tour
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Additional Information
  • All children must be at least 48 inches
New Orleans
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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May 30, 2024
Brilliant trip - Brilliant trip, saw the Bayous saw loads of alligators and had a hair raising time. Excellent pick up from the hotel. All in all well worth it. Thank you
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May 29, 2024
Great time! - So much fun on this boat. The guide was a lot of fun and we saw lots of gators and had fun getting wet.
Review provided by Viator
May 28, 2024
Great expoerience in speed and nature - Amazing experience. The Captain was fun and knowledgeable about all aspects of the tour. Although all animal encounters were a little “staged” with marshmallow feeding habits (?) it was a great experience. Driving skills a great ++.
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May 26, 2024
Do this for sure - The boat driver was knowledgeable, he was great at maneuvering the boat, it was fun, entertaining, he know the allogators well, and we held a little alligator. This is one of the best things we did on this trip.
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May 25, 2024
Great experience. - It was an amazing experience! The captain was great and made the tour very exciting! Strongly recommend to everyone. The small-group tour is much more exciting!
Review provided by Viator
May 25, 2024
Great tour! - After pickup and transportation, we arrived at the docks. Starting the tour took a little waiting (around 30 minutes) but was definitely worth it! The Guide explained the surroundings, types of land, animals and waterways well. And of course, we saw a lot of alligators, from huge (15ft) to tiny.
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May 22, 2024
Alligators and beauty - Our airboat captain, Rocky, was great! Explained about the differences between canals, marshes, swamps - also talked about other wildlife besides alligators, and the flora as well. Ride was fun!
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May 20, 2024
Small group airboat swamp tour - Our tour guide was absolutely 💯 fantastic! His info about the swamp lands and gators was very interesting and he was amazing with all the wildlife. Truly shows he enjoys and has a love for the animals ❤️ We got to see small and large gators along with several birds and other small creatures while cruising in the marsh lands of the Mississippi. Meeting Fluffy the baby gator was amazing as party and I had a great time and will highly recommend this tour to all who come to New Orleans! 💯 worth every penny!!! Thank you much for the wonderful experience! 😊
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May 19, 2024
You will not find a better tour!! - Took my mom for her 92nd birthday. We loved every minute from being picked up at our hotel to returning to town. Our driver was entertaining and wonderful! The boats are great the tour is great- I have done rides before in other areas but all I can say is I Highly recommend this tour!
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May 24, 2024
Soaked - Bus pickup and origination of this tour was really well organized and efficient. Everyone at the dock was friendly. Our guide was clearly knowledgeable, but was racing other boats, taking turns at full throttle, and skipping the boat across the water, all for 15 mins on either side of tour. We were soaked from head to toe returning to the dock. Dude, i love boating, but we're on vacation with wet hair and underwear to ride home in, today's clothes are not usable, not cool. Ditch the showboating and stick to a safe experience for your guests that highlights the beauty of the swamp, not the boat.
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up to 9 guests
July 2024