Gators and Guns
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Machine guns and a swamp tour by airboat with Gators and Guns! Includes door to door hotel pickup and drop off from all Downtown and French Quarter locations.
New Orleans, Louisiana

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James B
1 contribution
Aug 2022
A pheonemal experience. Peter (a founder of the company) was a delightful host for y wife and I (just the two of us), and couldn;t have asked for a better day. Very friendly, the Jefferson Guns Store team went above and beyond (thank you so much for the loan of the personal .44 from the floor manager - it was an experience of a lifetime ^_^) - especially with encouragong/helping my wife to participate in the face of...everything. It is daunting to us UK folk, but everyone in the store was so welcoming and friendly - which made all the difference, And the gator aspect... I was fortunate enough to experience the previous affiliated company, but this tour was second to none. Very educational as to how local gators are farmed and preserved/kept safe - and wonderful to see how marshmallows make the world go round, no matter the beastie. Loved meeting the knuckleheads, Saw so many. Despite being a cynical Brit, I can honestly rate this tour as 10/10 - as does my wife (an initial sceptic of the guns component - now saying 'when we go back, we absolutely have to do that again'). Book this tour, and you will have so much fun. Kudos to the planning team for putting such a great experience together.
Written November 14, 2022
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Rian B
8 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Great experience at Gators and Guns last week. Its a great service as we were collected at our hotel by our guide for the day Kat and drove us to both locations, firstly to the gun range and then out to the swamps. Kat was great fun, informative and provided great suggestions for food after the days activities. Would highly recommend.
Written May 4, 2022
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Nick S
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Friends
After a night of heavy drinking, this was the best way to get out of the French Quarter and experience LA in a unique way. Katha, our tour guide/driver, was extremely hospitable, knowledgeable and kind. The van was roomy and clean. We stopped at the gun range first and got a nice adrenaline rush - the clips are a bit small so you will probably be done fairly quick but the experience was fun. You're able to buy more ammo if you want to shoot more. My favorite part was the airboat tour - you'll go through some old logging canals and get to see plenty of wildlife (gators, eagles, heron, and more). Highly recommend this experience for anyone who is tired of day drinking in the quarter or wants a different experience of what NOLA has to offer!
Written December 6, 2021
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joekchen
Toronto, Canada19 contributions
Dec 2019
Great package tours. We had a great time with the small airboat, the guide was great, very informative and knowledgable, too bad it's winter, we didn't see any alligator.
Jefferson indoor range was great. We had lots of fun, the instructor was very nice. Our driver/tour guide was the best, he showed us a lot along the way.
Written January 6, 2020
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Glad to hear that you had a great time!! Thanks for the review!
Written January 7, 2020
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Tamasin C
2 contributions
Oct 2019
We started our experience with Jimmy picking us up from our Airbnb. We were the only ones on our gun trip so had time to kill. Because of this Jimmy took us on a little tour of City Park and the affluent neighbourhood. He gave us an amazing history tour. He then took us to the gun range. It was very well organised and was an experience to remember. I was very nervous but the guy who oversaw our gun shooting was amazing and completely understood how I felt. It was scary and adrenaline feeling all at once. I didn't do very well but didn't care as I felt WOW I have done it. My partner Darren absolutely annihilated his target and loved every moment. We went into the gun store and were amazed that we could pick any guns to hold and have our pictures taken with them. The staff were very helpful and explained what each gun did.
After that exhilarating experience Jimmy then took us to the air-boat for the gators. We had chosen a small boat and there were 8 of us which we would definitely recommend. Our captain took us out for a brief history lesson as the water was unusually calm. When the throttle was let out on the boat what a thrill. He then took us to a couple of places to find the alligators. We saw one big boy who followed our boat and came right up to us. Our Captain reached out and touched him so he opened his mouth. We then went on to another place in search of Chubs a well known gator but unfortunately didn't see him but saw a small one instead. We felt that although it was a great experience when we stopped to see the alligators he talked to our group about other things too much instead of searching for more wildlife so felt we had missed out a bit on seeing more alligators. All in all a great was a great escapade and would recommend.
As an add on Jimmy was amazing and we loved his history and experience life stories so please pass this on to him.
Written October 14, 2019
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Dino
9 contributions
Nov 2018
It was a very fun experience. The van picked us up at our hotel and went to the Jefferson Indoor range. The vehicle was new and clean. We were the first ones there, which made it easy, and got to shoot the firearm packages we purchased. I have always wanted to fire a full-auto and enjoyed every second. It’s not every day you hear a room full of grown men giggle like school children. The only downside is you eat up the ammo in a hurry, so if you like to shoot buy more than you think you want. After the range we went on our swamp tour. Our driver was chatty, but full of knowledge and stories, so it was fun to listen to. I have done the swamp tour before but my friend had never been. It was a standard romp through the swamp, but the weather was great (Late October/Early November). There is no better way to see it than by fan boat. We saw plenty of Gaters, as well as other critters, and the swamp really is a unique ecosystem to explore.. Overall it’s a great trip to check off two unique experiences.
Written October 10, 2019
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AnnieMast
11 contributions
Aug 2019
Going on this trip was definitely a highlight of our holiday. It was easy to book and the trip went so smoothly. Our tour guide brought us through some lovely parts of New Orleans and told us about the history of the city. The gun range was so exhilarating and we had great laughs on the air-boat. Recommend getting the small boat.
Do not miss this trip on your holiday.
Written September 3, 2019
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YoMTVRaps
Baltimore, MD31 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
We used these folks to arrange for a Guns & Gators tour for me and my 22 year old son. These folks were easy to work with, and the transportation from our hotel worked out well. My son did the Action Movie Package and had a hoot. We both took a small boat Gator Tour afterwards and it was great too. Advice: go for the smaller boat tour - you’ll go more places and see more. Highly recommended!
Written June 20, 2019
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F11p f10ps
39 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
I was travelling with a stag party (group of 9) and we booked onto the trip to have a fun and unique experience (to break up the partying). Our tour operator, Patrick, did a great job communicating before the trip and came with us to the gun range to make sure we were all settling in well. The gators were a particular highlight - especially getting waaaaay too close! The only minor issue was that our bus driver got lost twice and it was a very hot day, so the passengers all got a bit frazzled. But we quickly forgot this, as the two stops were awesome fun!
Written May 24, 2019
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nduconn
6 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Booked a private boat tour for my brother's bachelor party and it was the perfect way to spend a couple hours away from the city. They picked us up at our hotel and the swamp tour was a blast. Saw a bunch of alligators and learned things along the way. A highlight of the trip.
Written April 28, 2019
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Glad to hear y'all had fun! Thanks for the review!!
Written April 29, 2019
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