See the "other" side of Louisiana as you join expert, outgoing captains on a high speed Airboat Tour! These are the most popular tours in town and seating is extremely limited. Be sure to book yours today!
- Large (16 passenger): $75
- Small (6-9 passenger): $95
- 9:40AM, 12PM, 2PM & 4PM
- Get up close to Alligators & other wildlife!
- Travel safely on the water at speeds up to 35 mph!
- Expert local guides point out local Flora & Fauna!
- It's not only an adventure, but historical eco-tour as well!
- Free Hotel Pickup & Drop-off. Click to map to search hotels:
You'll be touring a large tract (20,000 acres) of tidewater cypress swamp. It's a dynamic ecosystem supporting many types of aquatic and moist-soil vegetation, as well as a diverse wildlife population. And you'll witness some of the most beautiful scenery around as we take you through the swamp and into the bayous lined with moss-draped cypress and tupelo-gum trees.
Watch Airboat Swamp Tour Video
During your 1 hour 45 minute–2 hour tour you'll have opportunities to see alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets, herons and ibis, and we sometimes see hawks, owls and bald eagles. Not only is this tour an adventure, it's an education in the Southern Louisiana ecosystem.
- Complimentary Hotel Pickup & Drop-off (View Map)
- Local, knowledgable and licensed guide!
What’s not Included
- Gratuities (Customary)
- Food or Drinks
Know Before You Go
- No 4PM tour during winter months
- Pickup approx. 1 - 1.5 hours before tour time from French Quarter & CBD/Downtown Hotels. (View Map)
- Detailed check-in/pick-up information is included on your e-mailed e-ticket.
What to Bring
- Comfortable clothing or layers (weather dependent)
- Big Ol’ Smile
- Sense of Adventure
- Cash (for gratuities)
|Tour Duration||2 hours|
My pickup time says "between 8:30AM-9AM?" Why the 30 minute window?
Coaches have to navigate throughout the Downtown?CBD (central business district) and French Quarter streets to pickup at the various hotels. Most tours have separate coaches for either area, though some tours use one coach. With the wide range of hotel stops, pedestrians and vehicle traffic it is impossible to give an exact time.
We ask for your cell phone contact number during the booking process so that the driver may get in touch with you directly, should he/she be running behind or is at your hotel and is waiting. To expedite the process, we ask our guests to be ready at the earliest pick-up time, and we certainly appreciate your understanding and patience.
Do any tours include snacks, meals or drinks?
No tours provide any snacks, drinks or meals. However, guests are always welcome to bring drinks and snacks on the coaches (please don't make a mess and dispose of your trash!) and for longer combo tours, guests are also welcome to bring their own lunches and if you advise us in the "comment" section of your order checkout, please mention that you'd like a cooler available.
During City Tours, there will be a short (approx. 20 minutes) break for guests to use the restroom or purchase snacks or drinks. At the airboat and swamp tour dock locations, there are also snacks and drinks available for purchase. On the Plantation Tours, Oak Alley has a full-restaurant as well as snack bar and several areas on the grounds for guests to purchase drinks in the warmer months. Laura Plantation offers light snacks (think chips, cookies, crackers) and drinks (water, sodas).
What is the pickup area for the tours? I don't see my hotel on the pickup list..
We've provided a handy map for you to search! The pickup area is shaded yellow.Click the map to search hotels:
We are only able to arrange hotel pickup in the French Quarter and Downtown/CBD area, as well as some of the Uptown area, out to approximately the 2100 block.
While not all hotels and properties are listed on our dropdown pickup menu (hotels and properties change names and owners frequently), rest assured, if you're located in the pickup area, we'll get'cha!
For those staying outside of the pickup area, we recommend quick & easy parking at the parking lot directly across from the Westin Canal Place, 100 Iberville St. Walk across the bricked street and have a seat under the awning and we'll pick you up there and drop you back. The lot is just a short walk from the French Quarter, Jackson Square and the French Market and other sights like like the riverfront park, ferry terminal and Audubon Aquarium.
Review by Mrs. W
Do not miss this tour!!! One of the best things we did while visiting NOLA for the first time. Saw lots of alligators. Not much else visible (no snakes). The tour down the side canals is simply amazing. Loved the hanging Spanish moss. (Posted on 10/5/2016)
Review by Andrea
Driver called ahead, right on time, very nice. Perfect. (Posted on 7/19/2016)
Review by Linda from Idaho
It was well worth the extra cost. Not only did we not get stressed out trying to find it on our own, but the driver provided a lot of New Orleans info that we wouldn't have gotten driving ourselves. (Posted on 5/16/2016)
Review by Tom Pierce
Great experience for first time swamp adventure and the transportation provided to and from hotel was hassel free and comfortable. (Posted on 10/6/2015)
Review by Deborah
Rennin was a very skilled operator willing to share his knowledge. Trip was a bit less than 2 hours. Rain was moving in, but no lightening. (Posted on 8/26/2015)