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New Orleans: High Speed 16 Passenger Airboat Ride

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company

New Orleans: High Speed 16 Passenger Airboat Ride

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company
Likely to sell out

From US$ 63 per person

Likely to sell out

Hold onto your hat on a high-speed, small group (up to 16 passengers) airboat ride through the swamps and marshlands just outside New Orleans. Look for alligators and other wildlife, along with diverse bird species in their natural habitat.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 100 minutes - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
You will be picked up from your accommodation in New Orleans. There is a 30 minute pickup window from the time pickup starts. Please be out front of your location for pickup time and be on the lookout for a bus that says Alert Transportation.


  • Take a high-speed airboat ride through the swamps
  • Learn about the way the Cajuns lived in the wetlands outside New Orleans
  • See alligators, raccoons, wild pigs and other swamp life
Full description
Embark on a high-speed adventure through the swamps and marshes just 35 minutes from New Orleans and experience the amazing scenery by airboat. Slow down or stop to take pictures and get a personal tour from your local captain. Avail of airboats with stadium-style seating so that the person in front does not obstruct your view. Be amazed as alligators come so close to the boat that you can stare into their reptilian eyes! Encounter magnificent birdlife, including bald eagles, pelicans, ospreys and owls. Every tour is unique and you never know what will be around the next corner! Reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour, propelled by a huge fan that blows air from the back of the boat in excess of 200 miles per hour. Ride in shallow water and access areas where traditional boats cannot go.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • 100-minute airboat tour
  • Stadium-style seating for an unobstructed view
  • Wildlife sights
  • Access to areas other boats cannot go
  • Local captain/guide
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet at the Louisiana Tour Company's Swamp Dock.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Airboat tours are performed in an open boat. If it rains you will get wet. However, you can purchase inexpensive rain ponchos at the swamp tour gift shop
  • Pregnant women or people with neck or back problems cannot participate
  • Children must be at least 48 inches tall and must wear a seat belt
  • Hearing protection is provided by the local operator
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 456 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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We were running late due to rain. I called to let them know and the person on the phone was the matter of fact. When we got there we were two minutes late and the boat driver Jason was amazingly compassionate and funny. The store lady was sweet enough to keep her store open a little bit longer so that we could shop after our boat ride. My only advice is do not be late. That was totally our fault.

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July 11, 2022

Captain Danny was wonderful and showed us some great spots. He was knowledgeable as a tour guide, but also was down to earth and answered the more personal questions we had asked as tourists wondering about hurricane damage and how one moves on after. My husband and I sat in the front row and got splashed twice, but with the heat and wind we dried off and were able to resume our day without being uncomfortable. Loved seeing the Louisiana Swamp puppies.

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May 13, 2022

My family and I had a wonderful time. The guide was friendly and personable. He talked to us about the environment and the native plants and animals as well as how the storms were effecting the swamp lands. But it wasn't just educational, it was fun. Tons of wild animals to see and find. We even were able to pet an alligator. Beautiful tour and an amazing company to go with.

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April 25, 2022

Product ID: 145602