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Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans provided by Gray Line

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Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 06/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This family-friendly airboat tour of the wetlands near New Orleans includes round-trip transportation from the city to save you the hassle of planning your own rides to and from the French Quarter. Once you’re out on the water, catch sight of wildlife such as alligators and nutria with help from your guide, who knows the ins and outs of this natural Louisiana landscape.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Gray Line Lighthouse on the Steamboat NATCHEZ dock (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River)
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    Airboat Adventures
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Travel by air-conditioned coach from central New Orleans to the nearby fishing village of Jean Lafitte, named after an 18th-century smuggler. Home to a variety of diverse cultures, this area surrounded by Lousiana bayous has been the site of extensive logging operations, sugar and rice plantations and animal trapping enterprises over the years. Today, the people's simple way of life is a marked contrast to the hustle-bustle of New Orleans. In Jean Lafitte, you can get some snacks (own expense) and check out an albino alligator exhibit before boarding your airboat, a vessel that relies on an aircraft-type propeller mounted on its back to move it forward. Feel the wind in your hair as your move swiftly over the wetlands. Your native boat captain will talk about the history and culture of the area and point out wildlife as you travel. See lots of alligators lurking in the marshes, as well as local birds, raccoons and nutria -- giant river rodents that call the bayous home. Conclude your 4-hour family-friendly escape to the Louisiana wetlands with coach transport back to central New Orleans.
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  • You'll end at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Gray Line Lighthouse on the Steamboat NATCHEZ dock (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River)
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Cruise across the Louisiana bayous safely with a guide who knows the way
  • Visit the secluded Cajun fishing village of Jean Lafitte by airboat
  • Learn about the history of the people who live on the bayou from your guide
  • Get a chance to see a super-rare albino alligator at an exclusive exhibit
  • Choose between multiple tour times to fit your schedule
What to Expect
Meet for this airboat ride in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Once you board your air-conditioned bus, ride for about 30 minutes to the fishing village of Jean Lafitte. This town, deep in the Louisiana wetlands, is a great place to begin to understand Cajun culture. Before you head out on your airboat, your guide takes you to an albino alligator exhibit. You also have an opportunity to pick up some food or something to drink (own expense). Board your airboat and take to the water through a bayou. Your guide stops along the way to show you native wildlife such as alligators and nutria. Hear stories about the area’s history and culture, as well as some swamp folklore. Your tour ends with a car ride back to the French Quarter in New Orleans. Please note before booking that children must be five years old or above to take this tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 1 hour 45 minute airboat ride
  • Native guide
  • Albino alligator exhibit
  • Entry/Admission - Airboat Adventures
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In case of inclement weather, the tour may be shortened, postponed or replaced with a similar tour on a covered boat
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Sunglasses are recommended. Please note that you are on an air-boat and may get wet.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Robinlynn F wrote a review Sep 2020
Biloxi, Mississippi58 contributions10 helpful votes
This whole experience was wonderful great day to be outdoors and on the water. If you travel to New Orleans please don’t forget to take a smart door Randy our tour guide was the absolute best personal and professional felt very safe in his hands I think he was born in that
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Melissa B wrote a review Sep 2020
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If you’re planning a trip to New Orleans you must fit this in! We had a blast and our guide was very knowledgeable. We encountered a lot of gators. Did not disappoint!! 10/10
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Todd M wrote a review Mar 2020
Lincoln, California4 contributions
We had a great time. First the bus ride to the Airboat was nice and relaxed with Alton giving good info. Then at the Airboat Captain Larry have a lot of cool history of the area. And where can you see 3 turtles chasing 2 gators. Pretty cool to see the creatures up close.
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Paradise562312 wrote a review Mar 2020
6 contributions6 helpful votes
Make sure to get the round trip because it makes things much easier. Picks you up and drops you off right at your hotel. The cell reception once you are out there is spotty so calling an uber for a ride back is challenging without it.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Bazemint41 wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California4 contributions
We did this tour during Mardi Gras week (end of Feb) and it was REALLY cold and windy!! You can bring drinks with you but they also have a bar inside the store. They have this live albino alligator chillin inside, it was pretty neat. We got on our boat and I recommend wearing
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Date of experience: February 2020
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msalynward
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Worth it!
We had such a great time aboard the Jazz Brunch Cruise! It was one of our favorite parts of our whole trip! Beautif
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Fearless524091
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Whitney tour
Good but not worth the money We wish we had driven to the plantation and driven to the 3 or 4 other plantations Wi
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jdF3699AV
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Great
The food was great and the customer service was amazing. The boat tour was great. The tour guide shared a lot of go
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Wowflfox
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Nice to see once, I’d try a different Plantation next time.
We were expecting a grand home & beautiful gardens.... which were mediocre. The slave quarters were re-creations an
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TeamMcLemore
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Horror story!!!!
My wife and I had booked tickets for a Sunday afternoon Jazz brunch Cruise about 2 months in advance. The day of t
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DSKillin21
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Fun and relaxing
Night view on the water. The dinner was really good. Staff was kind and courteous. All around fantastic experience.
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743mandyb
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Relax with entertainment, history, and great food
Lunch cruise was relaxing and full of history and great food! Certainly a great break from the walking around NOLA.
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Mg6220
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Good
The boat ride and music was very good. The brunch was good but dissatisfied with the service. There was a group of
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RolandT853
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One and done
It wasn't bad, but it was no big deal either! We did have a few laughs at the narrator. Repeating himself over and
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KNDKHB
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Excellent experience
Loved every aspect of the experience. Great atmosphere and pleasant staff! Captain and hostess were professional a
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johnpT2607PU
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Just So Beautiful
It's just so beautiful. Got plenty of movies & video games using the scene. This is the Braithwaite Manor in RDR2.
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California_momofsix
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Live Jazz Band on Harbor Cruise
We came to New Orleans just as it was reopening and were thrilled that cruises started up again the week before ou
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481trinar
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Steamboat Cruise
The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. I didn't know what to expect; yet, the experience far exceeded m
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R2148QVrebeccag
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Greyline Failure
The tour itself was amazing! The GreyLine portion was an epic fail! The audio/video portion of the bustrip broke
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kerstinbaisley
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Amazing!
The Bayou boat tour was amazing! The swamp was beautiful! Our guide took us out to the swamp that the Princess and
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English
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