Tours and Tickets

New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour provided by Louisiana Tour Company

New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour

New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour
5
Book in advance
from
$63.00
per adult
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
100% of travelers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Tour snapshot
New Orleans airboat tour departs in close proximity to city limits
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
16
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is known for its wildlife, including ‘gators inhabiting the swamps around New Orleans. Hop aboard an airboat for a high-speed adventure that includes plenty of photo stops. You’ll have unobstructed views from the 16-passenger vessel, with live and entertaining narration by the guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • It’s a safe way to observe alligators in their natural habitat
  • Snap photos and learn about the flora and fauna in the swamps
  • Airboats go where big boats cannot fit
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • It’s a safe way to observe alligators in their natural habitat
  • Snap photos and learn about the flora and fauna in the swamps
  • Airboats go where big boats cannot fit
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15200P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Airboat tour
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Barataria Preserve
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Louisiana Tour Company - SWAMP DOCK, 9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA 9706 Barataria Blvd Marrero LA 70072
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • Airboat tour
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Barataria Preserve
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Louisiana Tour Company - SWAMP DOCK, 9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA 9706 Barataria Blvd Marrero LA 70072
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Louisiana Tour Company - SWAMP DOCK
    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA
    9706 Barataria Blvd Marrero LA 70072
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Mississippi River
  • You'll return to the starting point
+
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
42 reviews
Excellent
38
Very good
4
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Tina B
1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
Our guide and the gators were great! Great fun for my teen boys. Would highly recommend them to travelers.
Written June 5, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the five-star review, Tina!
Written June 7, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Denise K
Schuyler, NE42 contributions
Captain Ernie gave us our instructions and strapped us in. Our large boat tour had about 15 passengers and I have been air boating all of my life - this is the safest time I have ever felt on an airboat. We wore seatbelts that fit 2-3 people together, had ear protection gear which worked and fit well, and the boat had metal arms that came down to keep you safely inside the boat if we would lean.

Ernie stopped the boat a few times to come down to the front to talk to us. He emphasized that we signed up for a swamp tour and not an alligator tour…..alligators are reptiles and they basically hibernate for the cold months. Luckily, it was warm enough that we did see several gators, a poisonous snake in a tree (yes, that really happened), birds and lots of deer.

Ernie talked to us about how these areas where salt and fresh water mix act as filters for our environment. We talked about alligators, how hurricanes have affected these areas, what is means to be a Cajun, and “swamp people.” No question was off limits and we had a great time.

This was family-safe and I would not hesitate to take my own child on this tour.
Written January 9, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MIlton W
Thank you for the awesome review!
Written January 11, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelly O
Brooklyn, NY26 contributions
Nov 2021
I just did this tour last weekend and it was phenomenal! I was traveling with a medium-sized group with mixed ages and interests and everyone said this was the highlight of the trip. We had (chad---I think, I hope) as our guide and he really made the experience for everyone. His knowledge of the area and his familiarity with the gators (Giving them names and all) made it so fun and interesting. It wasn't a long drive from the city either which was pretty nice. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone going to NOLA for a weekend. You can bring a cooler so you don't even really have to stop the party and you get to see something new, like a gator eat a marshmallow.
Written November 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the great review, Kelly!
Written November 20, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

danbQ6986WI
5 contributions
Aug 2021
To call this trip fun barely does justice to how good of a time I had. I was just expecting a tour of the swamp and maybe to see some alligators, but I did not expect to actually pet one (they're squishier than they look). This ranks with the coolest things I've ever done. The captain was hilarious but knowledgeable and in control.
Written August 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MIlton W
Thank you for the five-star review!
Written August 10, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michelle M
United States4 contributions
Aug 2021
So much fun and an awesome guide! We could have done it all day! Saw lots of gators, fish, birds, and landscapes.
Written August 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MIlton W
Thank you for the awesome review!
Written August 4, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kerri112
Oakland Gardens, NY46 contributions
We loved this tour! Had a great time with Dewey! Pick up at hotel was on time and the driver of the bus was great too! Highly recommend
Written March 31, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MIlton W
Thank you for the great recommendation!
Written April 5, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FruitMonsters
London, UK81 contributions
Fantastic tour, would definitely recommend using Louisiana Tour Company! We did the large airboat tour and had a fantastic time exploring the bayous and swamp. Or Captain was great fun, would stop sometimes so we could see gators or other animals close up, but didn't stop every time so the tour does nicely and we got to see more of the area. The captain clearly loves this area and would tell us interesting facts about it - loved the fact that we actually learned more about the swamp and the gators as well as enjoying the airboat tour itself. Cannot fault and would definitely recommend this company. Recommend wearing the ear protectors provided as it can be loud!
Written March 31, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MIlton W
Thank you for the great feedback!
Written April 5, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DKelley
Jonesboro, AR12 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We had a great time touring the swamp with Captain Dewey! He was a lot of fun and was very knowledgeable. A great way to spend our 15th anniversary.
Written August 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MIlton W
Thank you for the great review! We are glad that you had a great experience as you celebrated your 15th anniversary! Congratulations!
Written August 14, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Donna B
3 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
This was our favorite part of our trip!!! The scenery was amazing and it was so relaxing. Chaz made the experience wonderful by interacting with the gators...even getting off of the boat and feeding and playing with Hercules!!! A must do in NOLA!!!
Written July 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MIlton W
Captain Chaz and our staff appreciate the positive recommendation! Thank you!
Written July 23, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

rmc9099
Dover, DE45 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
Great experience. We went on the first tour of the day to avoid the heat of the afternoon and it was perfect. Saw alligators, birds, turtles, lots of dragonflies, and nice swamp scenery. Educational and fun. Enjoyed when we went fast and turned...airboats are pretty cool.
Written June 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MIlton W
Thank you for the positive review! We are glad that you had a great experience.
Written June 28, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 42
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Louisiana Tour Company
ScottEpp
ScottEpp
00
Excellent Tour
We were more than happy with the tour, our guide was great and very informative this may have been the best tour we
Trek796126
Trek796126
00
Swamp Large Airboat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour
Keith was our driver for the day and an excellent one at that. He got us to our destination safely and smoothly. To
marysB7840JP
marysB7840JP
00
Rocky, yayyy
Rocky our driver was awesome!! Had so much fun and I’m glad we were able to get him as our driver, we were lucky!!
Tour39702125056
Tour39702125056
00
Highly recommend
Great overview of the city, would recommend doing this on your first day in New Orleans. Pick up was perfect and to
Lori E
Lori E
00
Worth the time and money. This is the tour to take!
Tour guide was beyond amazing. Got a great overview of the history of the area and gators galore! Even got to hold
R5923WFwilliams
R5923WFwilliams
00
Great tour experience!
Our guide was awesome! Super interesting tour. He was funny, polite, and informative. The Garden District was beaut
M8720TStarab
M8720TStarab
00
Excellent
Our tour guide was wonderful, fun and very knowledgable! He provided valuable insight to the Katrina as well as the
Allison F
Allison F
00
Great way to see the city!
Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The hotel pick up and drop off was convenient. The one downside to this
stephaniefB9659EX
stephaniefB9659EX
00
Must do. Will do again (next time)!
I’m in town for a conference and came a couple days early to see the city. A friend found this tour and I am so ha
Giona M
Giona M
00
Marshmellows to alligators
This tour company feeds marshmellows to alligators to lure them close to the boats. And the guide brags about it. I
TaveraY
TaveraY
00
Worth it!
We had Rock! And boy does he Rock! The tour was so much fun! We got a lot to see. Also boats have a cover so there
hockeyboys41
hockeyboys41
00
Great adventure
If you’re in the area, do not miss this experience! Capt. Jason was a great tour guide. We learned so much and sa
alfreda270
alfreda270
00
Great
Katrina info, during, before and after. The first hand exposure to what really happened was refreshing
tiffjarrg
tiffjarrg
00
Enjoyable experience
Matt was a great captain/guide. Went the extra mile to make sure we saw alligators. Ensured we all had photo ops
Geraldine h
Geraldine h
00
Excellent experience
Extremely knowledgeable and safety focused I learn ed about the swamp both animal and plant life Nice side group an
Frequently Asked Questions about New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour

New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour price starts from $63.00. Discover and book New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour on Tripadvisor

New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour on Tripadvisor

New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour is hosted by Louisiana Tour Company. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Louisiana Tour Company on Tripadvisor. Discover and book New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour on Tripadvisor

On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour on Tripadvisor