Water activity

From Lafitte: Swamp Tours South of New Orleans by Airboat

Activity provider: Airboat Adventures llc
Water activity

From Lafitte: Swamp Tours South of New Orleans by Airboat

Activity provider: Airboat Adventures llc
Likely to sell out

From US$ 59 per person

Likely to sell out

Glide over the swamps of New Orleans by airboat and experience the bayou landscape like never before. Explore the wetlands of Lafitte in Bayou Barataria, looking for alligators, turtles, native birds, and more.

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Duration 105 minutes - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
• There is a 30-minute pickup window that begins an hour and fifteen minutes prior to the start of the tour. You should be outside the front doors of the hotel at the beginning of the pickup window. • The driver will pull up in a white bus with red letters reading New Orleans Adventures or Airboat Adventures.
Small group available


  • Glide over the swamps of Louisiana on board a unique airboat
  • Nip down tiny canals hidden deep in the swamp
  • Meet Sugar and Flour, the only albino alligators on the bayou
  • Look out for alligators, turtles, and native birds
  • See beautiful and secluded areas of Louisiana
Full description

Climb aboard a unique airboat to explore Louisiana’s wetlands south of New Orleans in a truly unique fashion. Board an airboat just 30 minutes from downtown New Orleans, and listen to informative commentary as you zip through the bayou and squeeze into tiny canals hidden deep in the swamp. For 105 minutes, the captains at Airboat Adventures share some of the most beautiful and secluded areas of Louisiana. Wildlife such as alligators, turtles, and birds are common sights, but you never know what else might come out to visit! Round-trip transfers are available from New Orleans for guests without a car. Upon arrival, check in to the Airboats Adventures facilities, before departing on the airboat to zip across the swamps.

Grab a snack at the gift shop, or check out Sugar and Flour, the only albino alligators on the bayou. Picnic tables are available both inside and out, where you can relax before your airboat departure. The boats can hold between 6 and 27 people. Opt for a small boat, with a capacity of 6-8 passengers, for a more personal tour, when the captain can spend more time with each guest.

But even the large boats, with capacity for 15-27 passengers allow an up-close experience with the wildlife of the Louisiana swamps. Sit back and enjoy the ride through a unique landscape, and listen as you captain feeds you fascinating bayou facts. You never know; he might haul in a ‘gator if the opportunity arises, or even let you hold a baby ‘gator!

  • 105-minute airboat tour
  • Expert live captain/guide
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

Meet at 5145 Fleming Park Rd, Lafitte, LA 70067

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Tours are subject to cancellation in dangerous weather
  • Airboats are high speed, open boats without a top. The tour operator is not responsible for any cameras/video equipment lost or damaged due to water, splashes, or rain
  • Pregnant women, children under 5 years old, and people with neck/back problems are not allowed to ride airboats
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 364 reviews

Review summary

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Our guide, Christine(a) I believe, was very sweet and informative. She made sure everyone was able to see the gators whenever one was spotted. The tour seemed to go a lot quicker than I remember previously. I wouldn't recommend going this time of the year due to the cold. The animals aren't very active so we only saw 2 gators and they were basking. However, we did see a bald eagle and it's nest which was pretty cool.

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March 26, 2023

Our guide was very professional and courteous. I’m sorry I don’t remember his name. The scenery is beautiful and just a wonderful way to spend two hours if being on water and seeing nature is your thing. I highly recommend this tour. My wife and I loved the whole experience.

March 26, 2023

Our guide was great. His last name was Bundy. He had some neat photos of Gator fish. I learned about a species of fish i didnt know existed. He was very knowledgeable and funny. We got to see a baby alligator, medium size ones and some large ones. He gave us marshmallows to feed the alligators that came near the boat. It was a fun way to see the swamp. About the time it started getting hot, the guide made the boat splash us with water and it cooled everyone off. He was an excellent driver/guide made the ride extra fun. This tour was an excellent choice and will go again.

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 27973