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“Our favorite tour”
Review of Airboat Adventures

Airboat Adventures
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$39.99*
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New Orleans Airboat Ride
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Lafitte
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Long Beach, California
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240 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Our favorite tour”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

My niece and I loved this tour. The guide was really nice, and even let us hold his pet, Amy. He was very informative about the swamps and talked with us about conservation, preservation, and history of the swamps. We saw lots of gators, turtles and birds. The fast part of the ride was really fun. We signed up for the six seater, which was very fun!

Visited March 2014
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Northern Virginia
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Yeehah!”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

My wife and I loved our tour of the swamp. We saw tons of gators (in the water and on land) a really cool owl, and fish were jumping all over the place. Our captain made the trip, he would run the boat then stop and talk about what we were seeing. We opted for the hotel pick up, tickets for two was $150, absolutely worth it. We went on several tours in NOLA and ate at some of the better restaurants, but this was the highlight of our five day trip. We were in a larger boat, but I don't think the boat size matters - the scenery is amazing. I packed a back pack with water and snacks, but they do sell those things on site.

Visited April 2014
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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3 attraction reviews
“Great experience!”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

My sisters and I took one of the small boat tours. The boats hold 6-8 passengers but we were pleasantly surprised when our captain told us we'd be having a private tour since the other people who had also been assigend to our boat couldn't make it. Our captain, Little Lou, was great. Very knowledgeable, friendly and patient. You could tell he really loves and respects the swamp and everything in it. The swamp was beautiful. We saw a lot of alligators and other wildlife. The highlight was meeting Boudreaux and Tibideaux, two baby alligators that we were allowed to hold. Amazing creatures! Our boat broke down about 3/4 of the way through the tour but no worries, Little Lou called for back-up. While we waited for the new boat we continued moving through the swamp carried along by its natural current. All part of the adventure as far as we were concerned. Thanks for a great experience!

Visited March 2014
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Midland, Michigan
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502 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“The best thing we did all week.”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

Book direct to get the best price and choose the small boat for a more personal tour. Our guide was great and brought a baby alligator on board for us to hold. We got to see lots and the ride at speed was a thrill. They even pick you up and drop you back to your hotel or where ever else you want to go at the end of the day.

Visited April 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Lots of Swamps & Gators”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

My husband and I absolutely loved this 2 hour ride into the swamps. We chose a smaller boat (6 passengers) and our captain/guide was very knowledgeable, skilled, and professional. We toured a canal that was loaded with alligators. He would lure the gators near to the boat by slapping marshmallows on the water's surface - this was their signal that they would get a treat! He picked up a baby gator from the water and allowed us to hold it, after showing us the proper way of going so. It was a cloudy day, but the weather did not diminish a fun experience!

Visited March 2014
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