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New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour

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Marrero, United States
New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Discover the atmospheric swamps surrounding New Orleans on a fascinating 2-hour airboat tour, led by a professional guide. In a small group, head to the outskirts of the city and climb aboard an airboat destined for the rich flora and fauna of the swamplands. Enrich your natural knowledge as you listen to intriguing commentary from your guide; scour the scenery for sightings of ferocious alligators; and feel your adrenaline levels surge as you accelerate and reach high speeds.
  • 2-hour airboat tour of the swamps surrounding New Orleans
  • Cruise the atmospheric waterways in search of ferocious alligators
  • Learn about the area’s fascinating flora and fauna from your professional guide
  • Alternate between high-speed bursts and gentle cruising and capture fantastic photographs during regular stops
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Airboat tour
Professional guide
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA

9706 Barataria Blvd Marrero LA 70072

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Louisiana Tour company
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "This tour isn’t worth the money if you’re going in the winter." See review
  • "these guides know their swamps :) the airboats are wicked and only add to the experience of seeing tons of gators!" See review


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Reviews by Viator travelers

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Amazing! Very fun and informative
, Aug 2021
The large airboat swamp tour was excellent! Our guide was very knowledgeable about the environment. We saw large and small alligators throughout the trip. It was fun to go fast on the airboat. Thankful for the ear protection provided. Highly recommend! Great for the whole family.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for the amazing review, Laura!
Must Do
, May 2021
Well worth every penny! This was my third time and I would go again. Beautiful scenery and super friendly guide. If you have the time, this is a must!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for the awesome review, Abby!
The best!
, Dec 2020
One of the best parts of our short little getaway! We were in a small 6 person group and the air boat operator was amazing. Extremely funny, responsible, very knowledgeable about his city and answered everyone's questions fully and articulately. Would definitely experience this again!
A Must Do!
, Mar 2020
We had a great time. Dewey was our guy and he was a great tour guide, knowledgeable and had his own small alligator on board for us all to hold. He tried several times to get a gator to come on board but they were not cooperating. A lot of fun.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Captain Dewey and our staff appreciate the positive review! We are glad that you had a great time.
Gators & a great guide!
, Feb 2020
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions about the animals and the area. Lovely airboat ride (the small one) and lots of gators!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
We appreciate the positive review! Thank you!
So much fun!
, Dec 2019
I went with my husband and mother-in-law. It has been a dream of hers to go on an airboat into the swamp. This was the perfect trip for her! We got to see some great swamp wildlife and got to travel the swamps and marshes. The tour guide and captain of the boat was extremely personable, funny, and informative. We got to learn a lot about the wildlife in Louisiana. The captain goes at a slow speed to look for wildlife, then speeds up to go through straightaways. The tour provides protective ear wear which I suggest wearing because the airboat is extremely loud....especially when the boat is going fast! We will definitely be returned on our next visit to NOLA!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
It's so great to know that you and your family had a great time! Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review! We truly appreciate it!
The Airboat was Amazing! Viator was not
, Oct 2019
If your thinking about booking an airboat tour, DO IT! But go directly through Louisiana Tour Company. They were fantastic, start to finish. The tour was worth every penny. Viator, the booking company (not the actual tour company), seemed shady. I called in for the $40 tour. They said it wasn't available, but could do a $59 boat large airboat at 4:15 that day or 2:15 or 4:15 the next day. Ok, no problem. Said I'd call them back after running it by my friend. Called back literally 1 minute later from my same phone. Suddenly, oh no, now there's only a $75 tour available, but you'll get a smaller boat which is safer anyway. at this point, I'm seeing a pattern as the price keeps jumping up and up. So I decline and use my friends phone to call back immediately. Sure enough, the $59 tour is suddenly available again the same day, at the time we wanted. I book it & decline all the various other tours they wanted to sign us up for. As it turned out, we weren't able to make it on time to the tour. I called the Louisiana Tour Company directly as I didn't trust Viator. They were incredible! Not only did they immediately get us switched to the next morning (which Viator told us was unavailable unless we went for the $79+ option), they were so kind and made it hassle free. The next morning, we showed up for the tour and had the time of our lives. The guide was phenomenal. We saw alligators and all kinds of beautiful things. The boat ride was plenty safe, but a blast. I would definitely do it again (and am planning on it) but I'll be booking directly through the tour company in the future.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
We are so sorry that you had to go through that with Viator, but we are so glad that we were able to accommodate you. Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review! We really appreciate it!
Nice Trip
, Aug 2019
It was a very hot day so dress for the weather. Our guide kept the boat moving most of the time so it was not bad. Definitely enjoyed the trip and learned something as well.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
We are sorry about the weather conditions. It does get hot in the Summer. The good news is that gators like warm. Thank you for the 5 star review.
Captain Ernie was the best!!!
, Aug 2019
these guides know their swamps :) the airboats are wicked and only add to the experience of seeing tons of gators!
Fun experience and great tour!
, Jul 2019
The airboat was a fun and educational experience. The air boat catches some speed once you get into open water so you get some fresh Cajun AC, as our tour guide put it (as opposed to the regular boat that goes fairly slow). We spotted several alligators and our tour guide fed them marshmallows and even petted them. Only complain would be that it was hot and there’s no shade so we were sweating a lot and my legs got sun burned- but other wise i’m very happy with the ride.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thank you for the 5 star review. We appreciate the very positive comments. Sorry about your sunburn. That was outside our control.

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