New Orleans Airboat Tours

Immerse yourself in the mystique and serenity of the Louisiana bayou with an exhilarating airboat tour. New Orleans airboat tours take you into the heart of the bayou, where you'll have the chance to encounter diverse wildlife such as alligators, turtles, herons, and a host of other species. Knowledgeable captains will navigate the waterways while providing captivating insights into the culture and history of the Crescent City. Whether you're a a couple seeking a romantic day on the water or a family looking for a unique adventure, airboat tours in New Orleans cater to all ages and interests, and are sure to deliver an unforgettable experience.
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Large Airboat Tour with Optional Transport From New Orleans

34 ratings
1.5 - 2 Hrs.
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Zoom through the bayous and marshlands on this airboat tour and make some Cajun memories to last a lifetime! Each tour varies according to the mood of the area's wildlife. You may see American alligators, bald eagles, raccoons, wild boars, turtles, snakes, and numerous bird species. Witness majestic live oak trees draped in mysterious Spanish moss, black willow trees, swamp red maples, wild iris, and spider lilies. While on the tour, your captain will tell the stories of the swamp and show you just how the locals live. By the end of the tour, you will be planning your next adventure!
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Oak Alley Plantation & Airboat Combo Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

22 ratings
9 Hrs.
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Take in the beauty, history, and culture of Oak Alley Plantation, then take a ride on the wild side aboard an awesome airboat! Visit the beautiful Oak Alley Plantation, a Greek revival plantation with a magnificent alley of 28 evenly spaced oak trees. Browse the plantation grounds, gift shop, and stop for lunch! After, choose between a 6 or 16-passenger airboat and zoom through the swamps and bayous! Experience it all on this amazing combo tour! Book today!
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New Orleans Large Airboat Adventure

224 ratings
2 Hrs.
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Prepare for some excitement in the swamps! Take part in a thrilling inside view into the wild bayous and backwater of south Louisiana. Inhabited by massive alligators and other marshland creatures like snapping turtles, wild hogs, raccoons, and more, there is never a dull moment! Floating on a large airboat, surrounded by the beautiful cypress trees covered in Spanish moss makes travelers appreciate the fierce beauty of this unique ecosystem. Book your adventure today!
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Barataria Swamp Large Airboat Tour

49 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
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Half high-speed airboat ride and half rugged Louisiana swamp tour, get up close to wild alligators on this Barataria Swamp Large Airboat Tour. Cruise through the beautiful Louisiana cypress swamps, less than a 30-minute drive from the French Quarter. Step outside the normal tourist hotspots in favor of some rest, relaxation, and wild adventure in the Louisiana backcountry. Book your tour today!
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Small Airboat Tour

15 ratings
1.5 - 2 Hrs.
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Zoom through the bayous and marshlands on this small airboat tour and make some Cajun memories to last a lifetime! Each tour varies according to the mood of the area wildlife. You may see American alligators, bald eagles, raccoons, wild boars, turtles, snakes, and numerous bird species. Witness majestic live oak trees draped in mysterious Spanish moss, black willow trees, swamp red maples, wild iris, and spider lilies. While on the tour, your captain will tell the stories of the swamp and show you just how the locals live. By the end of the tour, you will be planning your next adventure to the swamps!
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Oak Alley Plantation & Airboat Swamp Tour Combo

3 ratings
7.5 Hrs.
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Step back through time to learn of the untold history of Oak Alley on this combo plantation and swamp boat tour. Escape busy New Orleans for a scenic drive along the fertile farmland of the Mississippi on the way to stunning Oak Alley for a guided tour of the grand mansion. No trip to New Orleans would be complete without a swamp tour so let your driver/guide entertain you and learn a little about local history along the way. Cross over the intercoastal waterway, the largest man-made waterway in the world. Book your combo tour today!
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Whitney Plantation & Airboat Swamp Tour Combo

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7 Hrs.
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Travel back in time to the untouched lands of the Whitney Plantation on this Plantation & Swamp Combo Tour. Leave behind bustling New Orleans and enjoy the scenic drive to plantation country where guests will walk through both main houses, grounds, and exhibits on a narrated tour. Learn the fascinating stories of Whitney Plantation with its Creole history and remarkable slave memorials. Book your experience today!
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New Orleans Small Airboat Adventure

2 ratings
2 Hrs.
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Venture beyond Bourbon Street to see the real Louisiana bayou. Prepare for some excitement in the swamps and see the iconic swamps on this kid-friendly, family-friendly adventure! Get a thrilling insider's view into the wild backwaters of south Louisiana. Inhabited by massive alligators and other marshland creatures like snapping turtles, wild hogs, raccoons, and more, there is never a dull moment! Being surrounded by the beautiful cypress trees covered in Spanish moss makes travelers appreciate the fierce beauty of this unique ecosystem. Don't miss your chance to learn about the land firsthand, book your New Orleans Small Airboat Adventure today!
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Barataria Swamp Small Airboat Tour

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1.5 Hrs.
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Half high-speed airboat ride and half rugged Louisiana swamp tour, get up close to wild alligators on this Barataria Swamp Small Airboat Tour. Cruise through the beautiful Louisiana cypress swamps, less than a 30-minute drive from the French Quarter. Step outside the normal tourist hotspots in favor of some rest, relaxation, and wild adventure in the Louisiana backcountry. Book your tour today!
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New Orleans Airboat Swamp Tour

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4 Hrs.
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Gather up the group and head out on this exhilarating New Orleans Airboat Swamp Tour. Enjoy roundtrip transportation from select New Orleans pick up locations and then off to the swamp where the real adventure awaits! Fall in love with Louisiana as you travel through the winding bayous and go deep into the wetlands of the swamps. Glide comfortably through the marshes and set your eyes on the home of alligators, deer, exotic waterfowl, black bears, wild boar, and so much more! Hear about the history and culture that is like no other and catch some amazing photo opportunities. Do not miss your chance to experience this amazing tour, book yours today!
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Small Airboat Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

1 rating
4 Hrs.
Half high-speed airboat ride and half rugged Louisiana swamp tour, get up close to wild alligators on this Small Airboat Tour with Transportation from New Orleans. Cruise through the beautiful Louisiana cypress swamps, less than a 30-minute drive from the French Quarter. Step outside the normal tourist hotspots in favor of some rest, relaxation, and wild adventure in the Louisiana backcountry. Book your tour today!
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New Orleans City & Airboat Swamp Tour Combo

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7 - 8 Hrs.
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Get the best of both worlds with this New Orleans City & Airboat Swamp Tour Combo. On the first half of the tour, enjoy 3 unforgettable hours touring the city of New Orleans from the comfort of an air conditioned mini-bus. Learn the history of the Creoles and hear about their unique culture, see the highlights of the city, and ride through some of the areas that were affected by Katrina’s flood waters. The second half of the tour features a fun and thrilling airboat ride through the Barataria Swamp. Don't miss out, book your New Orleans City & Airboat Swamp Tour Combo today!
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Half Day Combo: Destrehan Plantation & Airboat Swamp Tour

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5.5 Hrs.
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Get whisked away to a land barely touched by time as guests' journey along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain on this Half Day Combo: Destrehan Plantation & Airboat Swamp Tour. Gaze upon the grand estate of Destrehan Plantation and enjoy a narrated tour as costumed guides share the mansion's fascinating history. Zoom through the Louisiana swamp on a high-speed airboat and soak up the native plants and spot animals that live in the secluded marshes and bayous. For an authentic experience through the Louisiana countryside, choc-full of history, mystery, and excitement, climb on board for a Half-Day Combo Tour!
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Large Airboat Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

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4 Hrs.
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Half high-speed airboat ride and half rugged Louisiana swamp tour. Or, as the locals like to call it, a Cajun Blast! On this tour, guests will get up close to wild alligators that reside among the beautiful Louisiana cypress swamps. Less than a 30-minute drive from the French Quarter, step outside the normal tourist hotspots in favor of some rest, relaxation, and wild adventure in the Louisiana backcountry. Book your tour today!
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Laura Plantation & Airboat Swamp Tour Combo

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7.5 Hrs.
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Walk back in time on a journey along the Mississippi River to Laura Plantation, a uniquely Creole estate. Learn the true meaning of Creole as guests get a rare glimpse into the culture and lifestyle of Laura Locoul Gore and her ancestors on a guided tour of the home, grounds and slave quarters. The expert narrative will regale guests with the realities of the Creole caste system, one like no other found in the U.S. today. Book your experience now!
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New Orleans City & Small Airboat Swamp Tour Combo

3 ratings
7 - 8 Hrs.
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Get out on the water and enjoy a Cajun blast through the waterways. On the first half of the tour, enjoy 3 unforgettable hours touring the city of New Orleans from the comfort of an airconditioned mini-bus. Learn the history of the Creoles and hear about their unique culture, see the highlights of the city, and ride through some of the areas that were affected by Katrina’s flood waters. The second half of the tour is a fun and thrilling airboat tour through the swamps of Barataria. Get up-close to alligators and more! The airboat tour dock is a short 22-mile drive from the world-famous French Quarter. Don't miss out, book your New Orleans City & Airboat Swamp Tour Combo by Louisiana Tour Company today!
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Oak Alley Plantation & Small Airboat Combo Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

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9 Hrs.
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Take in the beauty, history, and culture of the lovely Oak Alley Plantation, then take a ride on the wild side aboard an awesome airboat! Visit the beautiful Oak Alley Plantation, a Greek revival plantation with a magnificent alley of 28 evenly spaced oak trees. Browse the plantation grounds, gift shop, and stop for lunch! Then, hop on an airboat and zoom through the Louisiana swamps and bayous! Experience it all on this amazing combo tour! Book yours today!
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Jean Lafitte Airboat Tour with Optional Transportation From New Orleans

51 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
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Take a thrilling ride through the Louisiana swamps that are accessible only by airboat. The captain, a native of the area, offers a colorful history of the Cajun way of life. Come face to face with alligators, snakes, and other local creatures while touring their neighborhood. See the swamp like never before on a Jean Lafitte Airboat Tour! Book now!
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Oak Alley Plantation & Swamp Boat Tour with Transportation from the French Quarter

2 ratings
5.5 Hrs.
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Southern majesty meets rugged Louisiana bayou on this plantation and swamp combination tour with roundtrip transportation to and from the French Quarter. Experience Oak Alley Plantation, a National Historic site built in 1839, and its beautiful grounds in all of their glory on this guided history and cultural tour through the mansion and grounds. From the moment you arrive, you are treated to the beauty of Oak Alley's quarter-mile-long alley of 28 live oak trees, each over 250 years old. The plantation has even been the setting for such motion pictures as "Interview with a Vampire" and "Primary Colors." Upon completion of the tour, you and your group will take a trip to the Manchac Swamp to take a leisurely swamp boat tour through a privately-owned wildlife refuge, home to American alligators, herons, and wild boars as well as the legendary “Rougarou,” the Cajun werewolf! Learn about the resiliency of Louisiana's French families and their ways of life. Reserve your tour today and take in the plantation's beauty, history, and culture with an expert guide and get transportation to and from the French Quarter.
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are airboat tours safe?

Absolutely! While airboat tours are definitely an exciting and adrenaline-pumping activity, they are also safe, secure, and a ton of fun! Airboats come equipped with the proper safety equipment, and seatbelts are available for each passenger to use. Headsets are also given to each guest to protect your ears from the sounds of the airboat’s propellor. With a local and informed guide at the helm, there is nothing to worry about! Not only can you rest assured that they will navigate you safely through the swamps, they also know exactly what to do when encountering wildlife, like alligators. So sit back, relax, and take in the incredible natural beauty that is New Orleans swamplands.

2. How far away is the airboat tour company from the French Quarter?

Depending on traffic, travel time from the French Quarter to the Louisiana swamps ranges anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half. Please be aware that when heading to your New Orleans airboat tour, you will want to arrive about 30 minutes early. It is important that you factor this in to your travel time to avoid any unexpected delays, and potentially missing your tour all together! Please review your TripShock voucher after booking, as it will have detailed information regarding your tour company’s physical address, and when you need to arrive. If you booked a New Orleans airboat tour that includes transportation, please review your TripShock voucher, as it will have detailed information about pick-up times and locations. If you have any questions about transportation, please call the phone number in your voucher to reach the tour company directly, or ask one of TripShock’s friendly customer service agents for assistance!

3. Is transportation available?

Yes, many tour companies offer transportation from certain hotels throughout the French Quarter. If you need transportation, please be sure to select the ticket option that includes transportation at check out when booking online, or call one of TripShock’s customer service representatives for help with booking by phone. Please keep in mind that most tour companies will not pick up from hostels and AirBnBs. It is recommended to confirm your pick up time and location with the tour company prior to your departure date. Their contact information can be found in your TripShock voucher.

4. Are there any restrictions to be aware of?

For safety purposes, pregnant women, people with neck or back problems, and children less than 48” tall are not allowed to ride on an airboat. It is also a good idea to not wear or bring any expensive jewelry or accessories on the airboat, as it could fly off.

5. What can you expect to see on an airboat tour?

The Louisiana swamps are full of wonder, from luscious landscapes with cypress trees and hanging moss, to wonderful wildlife like alligators, turtles, pigs, birds, and more! The great thing about airboat tours, however, is that you never know what you’ll see when you’re in the swamp! For more information on Louisiana airboat tours and what to expect, check out this recent TripShock blog outlining everything you need to know about New Orleans airboat tours: https://www.tripshock.com/blog/airboat-tours-new-orleans/.

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