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New Orleans: High-Speed Bayou Swamp Airboat Tour

New Orleans: High-Speed Bayou Swamp Airboat Tour

From $44 per person

Take an adventure on a Louisiana bayou airboat tour, just a stone’s throw away from New Orleans. Visit the backwater landscape while your guide shares tidbits about cajun life, and the bayou’s flora and fauna.

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Duration options: 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group available
Highlights
  • Adventure into the bayou backwaters on a high-speed guided airboat tour
  • Benefit from local insights and commentary from your captain guide
  • Take a peek at the local wildlife — see if you can spot an alligator, some deer, or even a raccoon
  • Get snap happy in this unique bayou landscape with plenty of photo opportunities
Full description
Catch a high-speed airboat and jet out into Louisiana’s backwaters on a guided tour of the famous bayous. Explore the local swampland from the comfort of your tour boat on a high-speed adventure with your captain guide. Tune in as your guide tells the story of local Cajun culture, the bayous backwaters themselves, and wildlife that inhabits them. Enjoy the beautiful scenery with soft waterway landscapes and moss-draped trees. Catch a glimpse of the local flora and fauna, including the much-sought-after alligator, plus other wildlife such as fish, raccoons, birds, deer, and even snakes.
Includes
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Sightseeing cruise
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • Wheelchair users

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      Meet at the docks at 5145 Fleming Park Rd, Lafitte, LA 70067

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      Overall rating

      4.7 /5

      based on 289 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4.9/5
      • Transportation
        4.5/5
      • Value for money
        4.5/5
      • Safety
        4.7/5

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      We did both the Everglades and this tour during our trip. The Everglades was awesome, but this tour blew the Everglades out of the water (no pun intended)! We were able to see a lot of gators up close and personal, whereas the Everglades sightings were a little more distant. Our captain, Earl, was very knowledgeable and very entertaining. His language was a bit colorful (but not too much), which normally is a bit bothersome to us, but this tour was actually an exception. We don't normally tip tour guides, but we tipped Earl, he was that good. He also gave a few recommendations of places to eat. One of those was a nearby seafood place called Boutte's (they have other options if you're not into seafood). We tried it, and will second the recommendation. Plus, their onion rings are out of this world! Take this tour! Ask for Captain Earl, the big burly guy that grew up local to the area.

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      July 25, 2021

      This tour was excellent! Saw more than our fair share of gators! The tour guide was awesome and kept us engaged the entire time. Tons of fun. Highly recommend. We missed our original tour time due to traffic, and they gladly accommodated us with a different slot. Great customer service!!

      June 12, 2021

      So Exciting

      We had Dillan as our tour guide and he was the best. He was funny, knowledgable and knew the area very well. It was such a great tour and we were lucky enough to see at least a dozen alligators. Awesome and everyone should do this tour to get a deep feeling of NOLA. Just make sure you bring the suntan lotion. Dillon earned his nice tip that's for sure.

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      May 28, 2019

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      Product ID: 27973

      VA ID: 395765