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From Lafitte: Swamp Tours South of New Orleans by Airboat

Activity provider: Airboat Adventures llc

From Lafitte: Swamp Tours South of New Orleans by Airboat

Activity provider: Airboat Adventures llc
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 59 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 105 minutes - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
For guests who do not have access to a car, hotel pickup from downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter is available on request. Pickup is about 1 hour and 15 minutes before the tour time shown for this option.
Small group available


  • Glide over the swamps of Louisiana on board a unique airboat
  • Nip down tiny canals hidden deep in the swamp and inaccessible to other boats
  • Meet Sugar and Flour, the only albino alligators on the bayou
  • Look out for alligators, turtles, and native birds
  • Get the chance to hold a baby gator
  • Learn fascinating bayou facts from an expert captain/guide
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 capacity for 6-8 passangers, 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the docks 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 307 reviews

Review summary

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We’ve spent 4 nights in each of New York, Chicago and New Orleans on this holiday. This tour was by far the best when it came to value for money out of all the activities we did. Would highly recommend the small air boat tour even at the extra cost.

May 22, 2022

I don’t usually book tours like this when we go on vacation just because I like to be lazy and more spontaneous, but with it being Jazzfest, I figured it couldn’t hurt, plus all the reviews were so good. All I can say is, WOW! What an experience!! Steve, our guide was absolutely AMAZING. He got gators to come right up to (And even on) the edge of the boat. There were tons of gators out and then really loved coming up to the boat for snacks (Not us, but snacks that Steve had for them). He got them to jump out of the water and gave us so much info about the swamp and gators. It was insane. I would do this tour again and again. We will definitely be back next time we’re in New Orleans. We did the smaller airboat and it was SO worth the extra $ because it has the ledge on the edge for gator to put their feet up! The airboats are crazy too! They seamlessly cruise right over all the vegetation and you don’t feel a single bump. They also let you bring drinks with you on the boats!

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May 7, 2022

This tour was awesome. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a great personality. We saw a lot of gators and also got to see our guide interact with a gator he called “Who Dat” They put on a little show for us, it was so cool. 5 stars for sure,, would definitely recommend!

April 22, 2022

Product ID: 27973