Boat Tours & water sports in New Orleans

THE 10 BEST Boat Tours & Water Sports in New Orleans, LA

Boat Tours & Water Sports in New Orleans

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Airboat Tours
2 hours
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$109.00
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Airboat Tours
6+ hours
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$150.00
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Water Tours
2 hours
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$64.47
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Airboat Tours
2 hours
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$89.00
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Dinner Cruises
3 hours
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$167.95
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Airboat Tours
2 hours
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$85.00
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Airboat Tours
6+ hours
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$174.00
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Bus Tours
2 hours
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$55.00
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Private and Luxury
2 hours
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$35.00
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Day Cruises
1–2 hours
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$29.00
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Airboat Tours
6+ hours
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$242.00
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Airboat Tours
4 hours
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$130.00
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Half-day Tours
4 hours
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$58.00
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Water Tours
2 hours
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$35.34
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Water Tours
1–2 hours
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Airboat Tours
5–6 hours
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$175.00
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  • Amy T
    2 contributions
    We loved this experience. We visited out of season so hard to see gators as they are not in the water much but Ronnie was a legend in finding us one! The airboat was great but honestly it was Ronnie that made the experience memorable. He was so personable and we just all had a laugh. He is a real credit to the business, so knowledgeable and a real character!
    Written November 23, 2022
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  • Sofia B
    7 contributions
    The steamboat was really cool, and the jazz band was very talented. The lights on the river were beautiful. There was very limited seating on the deck with the jazz band. It was rainy and cold the evening we went, so it was not very enjoyable to sit outside on the top deck. We didn’t get the dinner buffet option though, so maybe that would have been good with ample seating.
    Written November 22, 2022
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  • mcygjac
    Jackson, WY1 contribution
    Jim was great and Dwayne a wonderful driver. Well worth a day if you have the time. Lots of fun animal sightings. Plantation beautiful and interesting history
    Written November 25, 2022
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  • KirkRB
    Redondo Beach, CA39 contributions
    My wife and I had a great time on the small-group (6 passengers) tour with Captain Danny. We were initially worried about getting wet, but that didn't happen even though we were sitting in the front row. The boat doesn't splash much, even at high speed. Ear protection is provided as an option, but no one on our boat thought it was really necessary. Even though most of the big alligators have begun hibernating by November, we still saw a few smaller ones. Danny shared lots of info about the flora and fauna of the swamp during the tour. The bus pickup at our hotel was on time and the return trip begun immediately after we disembarked from the airboat.
    Written November 23, 2022
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  • Glenn C
    1 contribution
    Our airboat guide grew up on the bayou and share his knowledge and insights. We saw alligators and bald eagles. Bring your camera and a jacket.

    The Oak Alley Plantation is in a beautiful settling with nicely presented historical displays. Our guides were personable, knowledgeable and gave us insight to life and running of the Plantation.
    Written November 24, 2022
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  • KirkRB
    Redondo Beach, CA39 contributions
    Our trip included the lunch buffet (11 AM seating). If you get in line early you can grab a window seat for lunch. The server will bring you a plate of fish, sausage, jambalaya, and red beans along with a slice of bread pudding. If you want more of anything, just ask a server and they will bring it. The staff was friendly and helpful. The two hour cruise was split between commentary from the captain and music from a Dixieland jazz trio. The band is shown on several TV screens throughout the ship. After lunch, we wandered around the ship and settled down in the room where the band was playing. It was a nice experience.
    Written November 23, 2022
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  • Harriet H
    2 contributions
    Derek have good food advice and Captain Zander showed us raccoons, boar and alligator (multiple ones). Recommend this tour!
    Written November 26, 2022
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  • Don M
    6 contributions
    This was a great way to end our trip after walking all over New Orleans. A very pleasant coach ride out of the city brought us to a beautiful plantation amongst the cane fields. From there we headed to the swamp and had a very educational tour, even getting to hold a baby alligator!
    Written November 15, 2022
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  • Bob P
    1 contribution
    From hotel pick up to the airport tour and return all staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. For those of you looking for an adventure there is one major advantage we found with the small airboat tour. It gets into swamp areas the larger boats can not. Was quite fun navigating the smaller streams between swamps. Ask your tour guide about the swamp cows.........
    Written November 24, 2022
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  • Skyy M
    1 contribution
    Those chicks are so hot!! And the zip-lining was so much fun. It's five different lines. They zipline to a post and then one by one the group joins. The guides do a good job of keeping everyone safe and keeping everyone entertained between ziplines. The swamp is cool too.
    Written November 15, 2022
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  • Shondell K
    1 contribution
    Jen was amazingly kind. The Captain was a wealth of knowledge. The crew spoiled us. The band was a pleasure to hear. The entire experience was interesting and enjoyable.
    Written November 12, 2022
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  • Gisele C
    Huntington, NY109 contributions
    We were picked up from our hotel and rode a comfortable mini bus. Keith, our driver, was pleasant and witty. He drove us to Louisiana Tour Company’s airboat dock. There we boarded and met Danny, our tour guide and swamp expert :-) Danny excelled at maneuvering the airboat, sometimes at high speed, and scoped out all the wildlife for us to see. Then he went above and beyond by stopping to feed marshmallows to one big gator and his smaller gator buddy who got to come up on the boat to greet us. Danny was incredibly knowledgeable and funny, and yet professional all while keeping us safe. This was a fun and fascinating experience. We highly recommend it.
    Written November 13, 2022
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  • NancyT
    Media, PA37 contributions
    Great tour, plenty of exhibits, outdoor replica slave quarters, authentic artifacts. Beautiful grounds. Airboat tour was so much fun, great guide. Small airboat tour really made our trip worthwhile. Definitely make sure you go!!
    Written November 25, 2022
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  • Amy E
    4 contributions
    Matt was an excellent captain. Very informative and hilarious. You will have a great time on this tour!
    Written November 12, 2022
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  • Bennettmama
    Austin, TX24 contributions
    Boat was charming. Ride was relaxing. Bar and food options were good. Tour guide was funny and informative. Great views. Trip to battlefield was surprisingly interesting. Get there 15-20 min early cause you have to get paper tickets from the kiosk (even if you booked online). Cool weather wear warm clothes.
    Don’t do the lunch - just the boat ride and battlefield tour is enough of an experience.
    Written November 23, 2022
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