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Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience Louisiana’s wild bayou country on an exciting, family-friendly airboat tour. This tour includes an airboat ride that zips through the tree‐lined marshes at speeds up to 45 mph (72 kph). While onboard, enjoy lively commentary from your guide as you view lush scenery and local wildlife, including alligators, nutria, and native birds. Pickup and drop-off from downtown New Orleans and French Quarter hotels included.
  • Enjoy the lush marsh scenery and watch for native wildlife
  • Hear entertaining facts and stories about the region from your guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Transport to and from your New Orleans hotel included
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Transport by air-conditioned 13-passenger van
Hotel pickup and drop-off, with exact pick up time provided
1.5-hour airboat ride
Food and drinks
Gratuities
  • New Orleans Marriott , 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Omni Royal Orleans , 621 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-2119
  • Royal Sonesta New Orleans , 300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-2213
  • Four Points By Sheraton French Quarter , 541 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Bourbon Orleans Hotel , 717 Orleans St., New Orleans, LA 70116-3189
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

    Please specify hotel at time of purchase. We pick up in New Orleans at any hotel, Bed & Breakfast or select Airbnbs, uptown (close to St. Charles Ave.), in (or close to) the French Quarter, and on the Westbank. We do not pick up by the airport, in New Orleans East, in Slidell, or on the North Shore. Supplier will contact you the day before your tour to give you an exact pick up time.
    Choose the morning or afternoon for your small-group airboat adventure and enjoy pickup from your downtown New Orleans or French Quarter hotel. Once aboard the air-conditioned van, settle into a comfortable seat for the ride to your launch site deep in Cajun Country. Enjoy lively onboard commentary about the history and culture of the area from your guide as you leave the city behind for the wild wetlands.

    Upon arrival, take your seat on the airboat and hold on as the boat takes off for your tour. Enjoy close proximity to the water surface and warm breezes as you zip through secluded bayous, reaching speeds of up to 45 mph (72 kph). Spot alligators, snakes, beavers, and giant river rodents called nutria lurking in the waterways. Savor the moments of calm when the boat slows and your native captain shares stories about the area’s history and abundant wildlife.

    Your bayou adventure ends with a return to your hotel by van, arriving in early afternoon or evening.
    Itinerary
    Pass By:  
    Mississippi River
    After pickup from your downtown New Orleans or French Quarter hotel, you’ll drive along the Mississippi River to a remote swamp in Cajun Country, located less than an hour away, for an exciting high-speed airboat tour. On the way, your friendly driver will provide entertaining stories and interesting facts about the region.
    Stop At:  
    Bayou Segnette State Park
    Board a small airboat and relax as your professional airboat captain takes you comfortably through marshes and deep into secluded bayous. On your 1.5-hour (roughly) airboat ride, hold on tight as the airboat reaches speeds of up to 45 mph (72 kph)! See abundant cypress trees, Louisiana’s state tree, and watch for native wildlife. After your airboat tour, you’ll return to your hotel.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • In case of inclement weather, the tour may be shortened, postponed or replaced with a similar tour on a covered boat
    • Sunglasses are recommended
    • For parties of up to 14 who wish to not be split up, there are 14-passenger airboats available
    • Service animals are permitted. Please advise at time of booking to arrange accommodations
    • Due to the nature of the airboat, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, people with back or neck issues or recent surgeries are not allowed to participate
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Tours by Isabelle
    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.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans.

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    Traveler Tips


    • "I highly recommend this tour to anyone wishing to go on an airboat tour!" See review
    • "Tour guide knows property owners so not a normal tour." See review
    • "Tour was a great choice and the breeze felt amazing as it was 85 degrees in NOLA." See review

    Reviews

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    367 Reviews

    Reviews by Viator travelers

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    star-5
    WOW!!
    KathleenJ_H
    , Nov 2021
    Cory was an AMAZING guide! I’ve been on this type of tour before but Cory went WELL ABOVE expectations! Great time!
    star-5
    We enjoyed yesterday’s...
    Jessica_S
    , Oct 2021
    We enjoyed yesterday’s excursion, this by far has been the best experience the tour guide was awesome he shared so much good information
    star-5
    Loved soaring over the water
    Nick_B
    , Aug 2021
    This was a must see! Our guide took us deep in the swamp we fed gators and raccoons. The smaller boats go deeper in to see things highly recommended.
    star-5
    Gators, fun and learning about the LA Swamps
    Fun_learning_gators
    , Aug 2021
    Great tour. Lots of gators and fun with some fast and exciting spurts. Tour guide, John, was a wonderful informer all along the way and back from the boat launch. Swamp guide, Mr Dudes in was funny and informative and safety conscious. We loved the whole package.i
    star-5
    Great experience!
    Mike_W
    , Jun 2021
    Loved the small size of our group! And we had a great captain! He was very knowledgeable and authentic!! He really knew the area well and we felt completely safe even though we got to see some crazy alligators up close and personal!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Alligators and Koala’s
    Kim_Dreger
    , Jun 2021
    Our guide was fantastic! Fun, entertaining and interacted with everyone on the boat. He also brought in the coolest alligator and even kissed it! Would go on his tour again, and again!
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
    Thank you Miss Kim. Please do come back… we will be here every time! And you will have a fun tour again for sure! Isabelle C.
    star-5
    Great experience!!
    Cindy_S
    , May 2021
    Guide and bus driver were very informative and entertaining. The swamp was beautiful and we saw several alligators.
    star-4
    Fun is what you make
    Misty_E
    , Apr 2021
    The rainy weather made it hard. But our guide was awesome. We still managed to see several alligators. Our bus driver was over an hour late on return pickup. We were all soaked and cold from the rain. We still had a great time. Fun is where you make it.🙂
    star-5
    Outstanding!!!
    Heather_B
    , Apr 2021
    Excellent, personalized service from our tour guide Giselle and a fun, informative and exciting journey by Captain Chris! Isabelle herself made special accommodations for our group due to inclement weather.
    star-5
    Fun get-out-of-the-city adventure
    Wendy_A
    , Mar 2021
    Fun to see some of Louisiana outside of New Orleans- lots of gators as promised. Transportation was well-coordinated. Both guides (driving and airboat) were great.

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