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

By Louisiana Tour Company
Recommended by 99% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
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.
from
$109.00
per adult
from
$109.00
per adult

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Ages 7-99, max of 9 per group
Duration: 2h
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Features animals

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

  • 1 hour and 40 minute airboat tour
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Barataria Preserve
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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.

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. For pickups, there will be a 30 minute window. Please be on the lookout for a bus that says Alert Transportation.
  • 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15200P4

  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All children must be at least 48 inches
  • 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

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup?
Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup price starts from $109.00. Discover and book Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup on Tripadvisor
What is the Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup cancellation policy?
Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup?
Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup is hosted by Louisiana Tour Company. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Louisiana Tour Company on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15200P4

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    9706 Barataria Blvd
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Mississippi River
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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

G4424VKandreac
G4424VKandreac
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Loved it!
Our tour was amazing! We had 9 people in our group of various ages and everyone LOVED it! Our tour guide, Jason,
tiffshandell
tiffshandell
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Ask for captain Ernie!
Captain Ernie made this tour absolutely amazing!! He knew everything there was to know about alligators and also ma
ehlers19
ehlers19
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Highly recommend!
Great tour! Captain Ernie (pic attached) was awesome. He was funny, told lots of fun stories of him growing up, and
Jay W
Jay W
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A must to do air boat tour.
Captain Ernie was fantastic. Learned about and had a great time. A must to do when you visit new orleans. The baby
teothe10
teothe10
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great alligator experience
great experience the guide was really knowledgeable and made us experience even more than we were expecting with g
jonathanp897
jonathanp897
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Great way to introduce yourself to NOLA.
I had a great time. Lots of information and it was a great way to get an overview of NOLA. Graveyards, beautiful
JaymeK185
JaymeK185
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Awesome Experience!
This tour was amazing! We signed up for a hotel pickup but dispatch sent the bus to the wrong hotel (we had calle
648lakeishaj
648lakeishaj
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Best experience
I loved this tour, and I read the reviews on the baby alligator and how people felt it was inhumane but our tour gu
Melicia F
Melicia F
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We loved the plantation sites and the airboat ride following.
Our tour guide Dave was great and so knowledgeable. Answered all our questions. We had a great time and the plantat
Jessicajoseph020
Jessicajoseph020
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Gator tales
CPT E was educational, fun and cool tempered during the entire tour. Highly recommend for locals as well as visitor
Ali2124
Ali2124
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Family trip to the swamp
Everyone in my family (ages 4-38) agreed the swamp tour was the highlight of our trip! Our captain, Matt was very p
laurasK829WG
laurasK829WG
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Great Airboat Tour
My family took an airboat swamp tour with Captain Matt. He was a very entertaining guide and showed us MANY alligat
Mrs Osborne T
Mrs Osborne T
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Tour of a lifetime
This was the experience of a lifetime we had a chance to see so many alligators. He actually have baby alligator fo
grandmahoney59
grandmahoney59
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Highlight of my vacation!
This was the highlight of our vacation. Great guide who was funny and informative. We saw many alligators and learn
Shoeschutz
Shoeschutz
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Great Experience !!
Great experience and Informative trip ! Ernie is the best ! He was interesting to listen to and is from there. We r
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grandmahoney59
Kalamazoo County, MI25 contributions
Having pick up at our hotel made this tour experience really easy. The airboat was small enough that everyone got a very personal experience even getting to hold a baby alligator. Our guide was funny and knowledgeable. We had a group of ranging in age from 20’s to 60’s and everyone loved it. They have nice restrooms and a little shop you can use before and after your ride. I highly recommend it. The small airboat is well worth the extra cost.
Written May 26, 2023
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the five-star review!
Written May 26, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nicole E
Springville, UT56 contributions
Booked the airboat with taxi service. The bus could use some updates for the ride was very loud and squeaky because the overhead wasn't attached well. The morning we were to go was really wet, it poured. They gave us the choice of a refund or partial refund to go on the pontoon. We choose the pontoon since we were already on our way. It was cold but enjoyable. The guide was funny and nice. We got to hold a baby alligator, so that was neat. Would recommend.
Written May 2, 2023
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the five-star review!
Written May 3, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GeorginaHunt
Plymouth, UK7 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
After waiting three years for this adventure having cancelled due to Covid, this was honestly worth the wait. From the original (regrettable) cancellation to this recent booking, this company has been professional, responsible and committed to giving us a wonderful experience. I was surprised at the length and variety of our tour. Our phenomenal captain Justin was engaging and exceptionally knowledgeable about this fascinating environment and its inhabitants...as well as being quite fond of speeding across open areas which was hilarious!! Thankyou for making this trip so unforgettable and for making it so hassle-free for those of us visiting from far and wide!
Written March 26, 2023
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the five-star review!
Written March 28, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sean R
12 contributions
Oct 2022
I would recommended this to any and all of my friends.
I thought the hotel pickup was a bit disorganized but once we were at the location and hopped on an air boat, our guide Matt was amazing.
It was clear he was passionate about his job and what he was talking to us about. Matt made the trip enjoyable for all 9 of us on the boat and made the enjoyment of gators and wildlife in the swamp something to cherish.
Written October 17, 2022
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the five-star review!
Written October 18, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

rosdruceevanson
Chicago, IL61 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
I wish we could give this tour 6 stars! It was terrific. We were picked up promptly at our hotel, and dropped off to where the airboats are docked. Then the real fun began. Our guide’s name was Dewey and he provided an outstanding swamp, alligator and local wildlife experience including producing a one year old alligator baby for us to hold! We will absolutely do this again and highly recommend this tour.
Written April 6, 2023
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the five-star review!
Written April 10, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Abigail
5 contributions
Jan 2023
We had a wonderful time on the small group, airboat tour. From arranging pick-up to the execution of transportation to the tour itself, this is at once an extremely well-oiled machine, without feeling at all impersonal.

Our guide was knowledgable in a way that was learned, rather than studied and had great insight on the landscape, history and future of the bayou. We did see a gator, despite it being cold and overcast, but the highlight of the trip were the surroundings - being shown a strange and beautiful space that is disappearing.
Written January 23, 2023
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the five-star review!
Written January 26, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

HillaryJune
Portland, OR17 contributions
The tour was absolutely amazing as was our guide who brought us close with numerous wildlife and most importantly, gators! Would go again and again! The boat ride itself was also pretty thrilling with varying speeds, splashes, and terrain navigation. We highly recommend!
Written June 2, 2023
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the five-star review, Hillary!
Written June 3, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jenny B
3 contributions
Mar 2023
Captain Danny was awesome! He did a great job mixing some thrilling full-on 'Airboat' moments in with a nice cruise down the bayou.

He had great knowledge of the local alligators & habitat, along with historical facts of how the area was impacted and changed from Katrina.

Highly Recommend taking the ride of your life. However, the cruise boat may be more ideal, if you have any existing back problems.
Written March 6, 2023
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the five-star review, Jen!
Written March 9, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lisa B
Monroe Township, NJ13 contributions
May 2022
This was the best tour! I've done one previously (different company) but this one was more informative. We arranged for the 12:10pm tour. Our pick up time was 10:20-10:50 (included in your tour price). Transportation was on time and took about a 1/2 hour for us to get to the docks, after we finished picking up others. We arrived around 11:10am, we waited around for a little so please be patient, while the staff has lunch. Our group of 7 was on a boat total of 10, including Rocky our driver. We did not request Rocky but we were thrilled with his version of the tour. So, if you want to request the "dry version", ask for anyone other than Rocky. He gave us the complete tour - we were 90% drenched, so wear the appropriate clothing and leave the wallet at home (my husbands is still drying out - lol). Rocky's version of the tour truly was all encompassing and we loved every minute of it! The other 5 boats did not get wet at all...that I know of.
Written May 24, 2022
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the five-star review, Lisa!
Written May 28, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LoraNJ
NJ3 contributions
Oct 2022
This tour is a must for anyone traveling to New Orleans. Captain Brad was our guide and not only was he extremely knowledgeable and experienced, but he made the trip so fun and entertaining. We laughed so much and we learned so much. Captain Brad is a native of the area and has the most entertaining, unbelievable stories to share. The guides have names for the gators and we loved getting to meet "Michael Jackson" - who would close his eyes when Captain Brad would pat his head. The baby gators he let us hold were adorable. We loved the experience and recommend it highly to everyone.
Written October 11, 2022
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the five-star review, Lora!
Written October 13, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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