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New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour provided by Louisiana Tour Company

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Cruise through the Louisiana marshes on an airboat swamp tour that’s an easy half-hour drive from New Orleans. Reach speeds of up to 35 mph (56 kph) thanks to the boat's powerful fan engine, and look for native swamp life including alligators during slower stretches. Small group size limited to nine means more personalized attention from your captain and guide.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    9706 Barataria Blvd
    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA
    Departure Point: Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA Address: 9706 Barataria Blvd Marrero, LA 70072 Dates: Daily
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  • Pass by
    Mississippi River
  • You'll end at
    9706 Barataria Blvd
    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA
    Departure Point: Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA Address: 9706 Barataria Blvd Marrero, LA 70072 Dates: Daily
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Highlights
  • Venture into the Louisiana swamps with a guide on an airboat tour
  • Spot native wildlife including alligators in their natural environment
  • Powerful fan engine means boat reaches top speeds of 35 mph
  • Small group size of no more than 9 for a more personalized cruise
What to Expect
Make your own way to the launch point near the town of Marrero, located about 30 minutes from downtown New Orleans. After a safety briefing, board an airboat with a maximum of eight other passengers, ensuring an uncrowded and intimate ride. Zoom through the surrounding swamps on a loud and fast ride powered by a 454 Chevy engine and propeller fan. When your captain slows the engine, look out for native plant species and Louisiana wildlife, including American alligators lurking in the water and marshes. It's a great chance to see these massive reptiles up close. After about two hours on the water, return to the starting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Small group swamp airboat tour
  • Entry/Admission - Barataria Preserve
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 9 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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TabTai wrote a review Oct 22
Kohler, Wisconsin4 contributions
Small Group experience was great for interactive conversation with guide. We learned everything one could want to know about Alligators. It was interesting to see different parts of the swamp.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from MIlton W, Owner at New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for the positive review! We appreciate the feedback, so let us know how we could have earned five stars.
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Cheryl A wrote a review Oct 9
5 contributions
This was a very informative and fun excursion. Kenny made it so enjoyable and he knew a lot about the area and the alligators. Holding his pet alligator was a fun finish to the tour. Would highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from MIlton W, Owner at New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Captain Kenny and our staff appreciate the great review. Thank you for the awesome review!
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Vutha A wrote a review Oct 4
5 contributions
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Capt Bebop was informative and hilarious. We loved our time on the bayou with him. We made new friends who were just a lazy, docile and food motivated. Like me!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from MIlton W, Owner at New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Captain Bebop and our staff appreciate the great review. Thank you!
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Lacey P wrote a review Oct 2
Panama City Beach, Florida2 contributions
This airboat tour was FANTASTIC!! We were lucky enough to get BeBop as our tour guide and he was phenomenal!! Very personable, very knowledgeable and sooo much fun!! Definitely second to none! Highly highly recommend!
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Response from MIlton W, Owner at New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Captain Bebop and our staff appreciate the great review! Thank you!
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Jordansmeier wrote a review Sep 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana9 contributions1 helpful vote
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The highlight of our New Orleans trip! Rocky was a fantastic tour guide cruising through the Bayou on the fan boat. We had a gorgeous but full of excitement ride filled with gators, nature, and lessons on the local habitat. Rocky was very knowledgeable on the area and answered
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Response from MIlton W, Owner at New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Responded Sep 5, 2020
Captain Rocky and our staff appreciate the great review! Thank you!
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msalynward
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Sooo much fun!
It was fantastic! Dewy was an awesome guide and we loved the whole trip! This tour is definitely a New Orleans must
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Explorer748770
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Airboat tour with Chaz
Had a wonderful time exploring the bayous and canals with our guide Chaz. Promptly picked up and returned to o
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Douglas R
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Swamp Tours
Todd was great! Saw many Alligators, even held a baby one! Very informative, we did the 9:40 AM tour and did not ne
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Laririchards
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Can't Wait to Go Back
We had a blast on the swamp tour! Our guide was SUPER knowledgeable and fun! We saw SO MANY gators big and small! T
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wendylC4170XU
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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 fee
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Brian N
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Highly recommended
It was a fun and exhilarating experience to ride on the airboat. The small airboat allowed our guide to get us up
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657sophiar
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New Orleans city tour
Glad I paid for the tour, l always like to know the history of the places l visit. Lots of history here, the tour g
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Jamie P
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Got to hold baby gator!
We had so much fun! The tour guide was funny and knowledgeable of the area and it's history. We saw several gators
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mferrell24
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REGGIE WAS AWESOME
Reggie was an AWESOME tour guide! He was so funny. Found out that the mosquito from the movie Princess and the fro
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AVerayB
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I Saw Alligators
Our tour guide was great at explaining the difference between crocodiles and alligators. He give us a lot of infor
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AVerayB
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Great Informative City Tour
We had a great tour guide who was very thorough as he explained each site that we saw. He gave us the history of N
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milkdude1967
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Awesome plantation Tour and even better Airboat Ride
Plantation tour was great. We loved but it but the airboat ride was awesome!! Our captain Chaz made the trip inform
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Pam S
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Incredible swamp tour
The swamp tour was the best! We didn’t do the airboat and I am glad we didn’t! We did the “casual” boat ride and
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NStid
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Enjoyable afternoon trip.
It was an interesting trip. Captain Bebop did a good job educating us on the wildlife. I know why we had to stop
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brightblonde
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Gators and Birds
Captain Bebop was an excellent guide to this part of LA. We stayed in the city but felt the need to see the wildlif
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  • Duration: 2h
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