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Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup provided by Louisiana Tour Company

Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup

Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup
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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
About
Explore the famous swamps of New Orleans on this small-group airboat tour. Cruise through the swamplands while exploring plant species and wildlife of the area, including alligators, in their natural habitat. Snap some memorable photos and enjoy the ride limited to only nine passengers on this classic New Orleans tour.
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
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
Take an airboat along the famous New Orleans swamps on this tour
Learn about the local wildlife and plants that inhabit the area
Discover alligators in their natural habitat and capture great photos
Enjoy a more personalized experience with a maximum of nine guests
What to expect
Receive a free pickup from your Downtown New Orleans hotel before embarking on your airboat swamp tour. Hop into your airboat—with stadium seating—and sit back to enjoy the unobstructed views of the surrounding swamplands. Breeze through the variety of environments—swamp, marsh, and lake—while looking for wildlife. Alligators are everywhere during the summer months; during winter, when they hibernate, there is still a 50/50 chance of seeing one. Look up to spot a number of bird species, such as eagles, pelicans, ospreys, and even owls. These airboats are designed to go where normal boats can’t reach, allowing you to zip through the swamps at up to 200 mph (322 kph). Snap some photos as your captain slows down, and relish this swamp and airboat ride—a unique New Orleans experience—before heading back to your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15200P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
1 hour and 40 minute airboat tour • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - Barataria Preserve
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Pickup from any major downtown New Orleans hotel. If you hotel is not listed please list in comments area.
9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
1 hour and 40 minute airboat tour • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - Barataria Preserve
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Pickup from any major downtown New Orleans hotel. If you hotel is not listed please list in comments area.
9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    9706 Barataria Blvd
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Mississippi River
  • You'll end at
    9706 Barataria Blvd
    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA
    See address & details
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Monica G
2 contributions
Best Ever
Aug 2021
Best NoLa tour so far! Dewey was fantastic. Highly recommend!! We had a blast. You will not stay dry so pack accordingly.
Written August 4, 2021
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MIlton W
Than you for the positive review, Monica!
Written August 4, 2021
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Robert L
14 contributions
Fantastic tour - our Guide was the best
Jul 2021
This was the best tour we took during our five day visit to New Orleans. Our tour guide, Chaz, was hilarious AND informative. Honestly, it was like hanging out with my brother. He grew up in the area and spent his youth running around the canals and bayous that we toured through. His knowledge of the history, wildlife and plants in the area was great but the best part was that he made this tour fun.

Being on the small boat (seats up to 10 or so) was a great experience and Chaz took us on a wild ride. We all got wet but you dry off quickly. The giant fan on the back of the boat was loud but they provided ear phones for ear protection which did its job.

And did I mention alligators? We saw tons of alligators. Chaz has "gotten to know" some of these alligators over the years and has names for a few of them. You will get to see these creatures up close. I highly recommend this tour and if you can get Chaz as your guide you won't be disappointed.
Written July 20, 2021
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the awesome feedback, Robert!
Written July 24, 2021
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Heatherly22
Olmsted Falls, OH10 contributions
Small Group Win
Jul 2021 • Family
A wonderful experience! Dewey was knowledgeable and so much fun. Booking a small group was definitely worth the extra money.
Written July 7, 2021
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MIlton W
Thank you for the awesome review, Heather!
Written July 8, 2021
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Bonita S
5 contributions
Chaz gave an excellent tour!
Jun 2021 • Couples
Chaz was the PERFECT guide! Funny and informative he made the trip exciting. He found us more than 25 alligators that came right up to the boat. Headphones were provided in the event the engine was too loud. I was thrilled by the bursts of speed and the sheer beauty of the area.
Written June 7, 2021
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the excellent review!
Written June 8, 2021
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Brandy L
3 contributions
Loved it!
May 2021 • Couples
Highlight of my trip so far. Our guide Rocky was amazing. He found us a lot of gators and we got to hold a baby. So much fun! Must do!
Written May 24, 2021
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MIlton W
Thank you for the great feedback, Brandy!
Written May 30, 2021
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Neil T
1 contribution
A great time!!
Chaz was a great guide!! We learned a lot about the waterways and local creatures. It is obvious Chaz had grown up on these waters and has first hand knowledge of the area and truly enjoys his home. He has an ability to interact with the alligators and is very entertaining. We loved our tour. This was the highlight of our trip. Thanks Chaz!!!!
Written March 31, 2021
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MIlton W
Thank you for the five-star rating!
Written April 5, 2021
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Sarah
3 contributions
Chaz made our day!!!
Went on a girls trip and got Chaz and his boat all to ourselves! He is cut from the same cloth as these Montana girls! It was too cold for the alligators but he gave us a great boat ride full of laughs and information. He even managed to retrieve my hat from the swamp bottom about 40 minutes after it had blown out! Definitely the highlight of our trip!!!
Written January 20, 2021
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MIlton W
We are so glad that you had a great experience! Thank you for the great review!
Written January 21, 2021
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Brittney B
18 contributions
Best adventure in New Orleans!
Looking for an adventure that is unique to your NOLA experience? This airboat swamp tour will be a highlight! Excellent professional hotel pickup- ours wasn’t on the list but we just contacted them and they picked us up at the front door saving us money in other transportation! Then upon arrival we were able to board a boat with about 12 total passengers. Our tour guide did such an awesome job of explaining the area, the wildlife and making sure we all got to see the animals well when we spotted them. He kept us away from other boats, which really felt more like private tour. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour and service. Even tho the kids were nervous (ages 8,13,16) it felt safe the whole time and was an adventure we will remember forever! Super cool!
Written December 30, 2020
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MIlton W
Thank you for the great review!
Written January 2, 2021
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msalynward
11 contributions
Sooo much fun!
Oct 2020 • Couples
It was fantastic! Dewy was an awesome guide and we loved the whole trip! This tour is definitely a New Orleans must!!!
Written October 24, 2020
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MIlton W
Captain Dewey and our staff would like to thank you for the awesome review!
Written October 26, 2020
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Wendy L
Elizabethtown, KY11 contributions
Fun and educational adventure
The airboat tour was fun and very informative. Our guide was a local who lived just down the road so he made us feel like friends that he was showing around the area and not tourists. We learned quite a bit about the bayou ecosystem and even got to pet a baby alligator. The airboat went fast at times but nothing that felt unsafe. It was loud enough to where you couldn’t talk at top speeds but it wasn’t overbearing. I definitely recommend this tour while in NOLA. It shows a different history and perspective of the area. My teenage kids said this was the best part of their NOLA trip.
Written October 8, 2020
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MIlton W
We are glad that you and your family had a great time. Thank you for the great recommendation!
Written October 10, 2020
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A3770ZPmichellem
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Awesome
So much fun and an awesome guide! We could have done it all day! Saw lots of gators, fish, birds, and landscapes.
Brad P
Brad P
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Such a great and fun tour!
The tour was great, I love history and hearing about the cities I visit! Darren did an exceptional job giving us th
elizabethdY9244UM
elizabethdY9244UM
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Fun with ‘Gators!
My kids loved seeing all the alligators and even got to hold a baby one! Our guide, Reggie, was wonderful!
Rena B
Rena B
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Good overall
The tour was good! Very informative. A little too informative at times. We did a lot of head bobbing from right to
Tori T
Tori T
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Swamp/Plantation Tour
Captain Reggie was great! Very easy going and a great sense of humour. We saw plenty of gators and even held a hat
jcleve0622
jcleve0622
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Great way to see some highlights of the city
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot of great facts and history. My only complaint was a few
Ali L
Ali L
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Fun and educational
Everything ran like a well-oiled machine. This was at the top of my to-do list for my NOLA trip and was not disapp
Traveler45221436503
Traveler45221436503
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Great Value
Tour was very informative and family friendly. Tour guide was knowledgeable and kept it fun. Tour makes two stops
Connie B
Connie B
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Great informative tour!
Darren, our tour guide was excellent! He had a wealth of local knowledge and his delivery was interesting and dynam
A9998CTrobertof
A9998CTrobertof
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One of the best City tours I've experienced!
Our guide, David, was very knowledgeable, courteous, engaging, entertainingly funny, and a safe driver! My wife a
P9923SLelainem
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Fun!
The airboat ride was fantastic. We had Captain Ernie. He was funny and sassy and very knowledgeable. He told us all
bluebear1210
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SUPER FUN!
Chaz was our tour guide for our group of 9 and let me just say, we ALL had a great time! Knowledgeable with some
Jasmine F
Jasmine F
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Best City Tour of New Orleans
This is best City Tour we have experienced in New Orleans. Our driver, David, is very informative of the history of
Kristine H
Kristine H
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Do not use Cajun Encounters for the plantation tours
Laura Plantation is fabulous and is only four star because they allow Cajun Encounters to short-change guests into
toytoybabii
toytoybabii
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Solo trip
This was a solo trip it was my first time in New Orleans. The tour was fun and very informative!! The tour guide wa
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