Unfortunately, it rained but you can't control the weather. It still was amazing and fun. You could see the beauty of the bayou. Our driver was funny and his little gator buddy, Killer, was adorable. Sugar is a rare albino alligator living in a habitat inside the airboat reception building.
One of the coolest things I've done. This was so fun. I would recommend the semi private service smaller boat and could go places the bigger one could not
This is one of the best gator tours I have taken. P.S. its well worth the extra to take the smaller airboats as apposed to the larger ferry boats. The large boats cannot get into the narrow swamps. You will have a much,much better gator experience in the deep swamps..
We had a group of 5, took a small airboat, had Captain Steve, he was great! Saw a ton of alligators, got to hold a baby gator too. The scenery was very pretty. Drinks and snacks were all reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Great tour even in rainy weather. It poured during our tour, but our guide Jay tried to make sure we had a good time. I suggest you take a small boat during warmer time of year. Jay explained the wildlife is mostly in for the winter in November. He was very informative and answered all questions. We did see 1 alligator, a couple of blue cranes, and an eagle.
Our tour guide Jay Manuel was the best. He was from the area and knew the swamp and the gators knew him. They would come right up when he called. He was very knowledgeable about all the flora and fauna of the swamp. He was quite a character and made the tour highly entertaining. If this gig doesn't work out for him I can see him having a future in Cajun rap!
Very accommodating and friendly staff. The tour guide for our tour was hilarious, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about the flora and fauna. Great time, even though we went during an extremely cold time for NOLA in 2018
My husband and I had a blast on our airboat swamp tour. We were on a small boat and our guide was a young local who not only gave a great and informative tour, but he showed great respect for the wetlands and wildlife. He stopped anytime we spotted alligators and he made a special stop when we saw a few bald eagles. The guide also answered all of the questions and gave us opportunities to take great pictures of alligators and birds. Thanks and we hope to see you again!!
Super organized operation from the time we were picked up on the bus, to the airboat, to drop off at our hotel. Our captain was so sweet and clearly loved the gators and habitat. Got beautiful pics and lots of gators were out (plus turtles and birds). Would 100% recommend this to anyone!
This was the best experience we’ve had so far while visiting New Orleans. Well worth every penny! Richie made the experience amazing! Such an awesome tour guide, definitely has a passion for what he does. Cant wait to bring our daughter!
Definitely recommend the smaller boat tour. Much more personal and easier to get up and close to the wildlife. Loved the guide we had. Was later in the day but he was still so full of energy and humour.
We got up close and personal with some gators. It was a lot of fun! And educational, our guide was very exited to share about the bayous history, wildlife, and vegetation. The boats goes pretty fast. Highly recommend.
I highly recommend this! Out of everything I spent money on during this vacation the airboat ride was my favorite! Our tour guide was Dylan (I'm pretty sure was his name) and he was so informative and friendly. I could tell he cares about what he does and does great at his job! He made sure we got the best experience. I would definitely do it again
Great experience from Stacy picking us up on time and providing history on our ride. To the tour guide on the boat. He was very caring and accommodating to give people a great experience. The only thing I would have liked is going down the narrower canals..but that's not a criticism of the tour...it is perhaps because we chose to do the covered boat vs. the airboat which may have been able to go deeper. Just something you might want to consider when you chose your vehicle to tour in.
Highly recommend- whether you can understand your boat captain or not (they have very authentic and medium-thick Cajun accents which only aided to the awesome experience), it was AWESOME. They teach you a lot about what the ecosystem is like, some pop culture that revolves around the areas they take you, and you see tons of wildlife and friendly neighbors along your route! Recommend for everyone of all ages. Even got to hold a baby gator!
Amazing. We did a semi private tour. Our Captain was great. Told us about culture and nature. Saw many gators, even one that tried to get into the boat. Got to hold and kiss a baby gator. Answered all of our questions. Really showed passion for his job.
Loved loved loved our tour. I came to NOLA for a bachelorette party and this tour was the best part of the whole trip. Our captain was very knowledgeable of the swamp and the area. You could definitely tell he grew up in the area. We had a blast. Definitely recommend this place!
We had Captain Cory and let me tell you, he was AMAZING! We had such a great experience, from his hilarious story telling to the way he made all the information about alligators actually interesting, you could tell he was really passionate about what he was doing. We saw 3 gators in the first few minutes and he even got them to come right up to the boat! He had super cool places to stop where we saw different things every time, whether it was a baby alligator or an ospreys nest. The price is totally worth it, I would definitely go again!
My wife and I have been out of the country to the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Cancun. We’ve done all sorts of excursions in all kinds of different places, but this is one of the coolest things we’ve done. Our boat captain was Steve. He was very nice, funny, and gave us a great thrilling ride. This is something we would definitely do again! Thanks guys!
Loved, loved, loved this experience! Sugar, the albino alligator, has 2 pupils. Check her out! They try to capture them because they can't camouflage so they don't live long in the wild. Our captain was great and knew just where to take us. The water showers were refreshing, just don't wear anything you don't want to get wet. You'll dry before you get back to the dock. We got to meet Al the alligator! A 1yo alligator they are raising until it's safe to put him back into the wild. Take lots of pics & videos, but please keep you hands inside the boat!
A fantastic trip. Our guide Steve could not have done a better job. I would highly recommend the small boat as it is a much more personal experience. The price may seem steep but it is well worth it, especially if you have never done something like this before. Lots of gators!
Call them right now, and book your boat. This was easily the best part of our 9 day trip from Minnesota to NOLA and back. Go with the small boat option sliding through narrow passages on an airboat is my new favorite activity. Guide had us feeding alligators and learning to appreciate how delicate the bayou really is. I would rate this 10 out of 5 stars.
It was a lot of fun. We were traveling through town on our way to a cruise ship. This was perfect for my teenagers. They loved the speed of the boat and we even got wet because our guide, Danny was maneuvering the boat so that water would purposely splash inside, which was fun and it cooled us off. We saw too many gators to count. So glad I was able to give my family this once in a life time experience as we live in the west coast and have never done anything like this before and will most likely never have the opportunity again.
Awesome, awesome, awesome. Captain Jordan was amazing-ask for him, if you can. Super informative and we saw so many gators. Did not feel rushed, definitely got our money's worth. Upgrading to the smaller boat was a great choice. I highly recommend this tour.
Paul was absolutely amazing! The private airboat tour was hands down THE best part of our girl's trip! We were so excited about seeing the alligators up close and personal and the ride itself was thrilling! Thank you Paul! Definitely go on the private boat if possible. It was better than the huge boats packed with hot grumpy people.
This was the centerpiece of our time in NOLA. Awesome guide who really knew the area and gave us great insight into the history of the Lafitte bayou and the surrounding areas. He even brought a baby gator on board so we could pet him which was a first for us. Awesome experience for the whole family. Just make sure to bring sunscreen or become a roast chicken...
This was an amazing experience!! I fully went into this expecting it to be fun, but I had no idea how much I'd love it. Our tour guide /captain was Alan...who is freakin hilarious, and really made the tour...also incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely (!!!) do the 6-man boat...it's such a better experience (yea it's a little bit more $$, and sells out faster, but WAY worth it) than the big boat. I don't know if you can request a specific guide, but if you can definitely ask for Alan. Maybe they're all good, I don't know, but I just CAN'T imagine any of the other guys being as great and authentic this guy was. Thank you!!
We had a great time doing the small airboat tour. Our guide T Earl was awesome. Some of the complaints about not seeing enough alligators are ignorant. It's a swamp. They don't phone ahead and have the gators standing by. 😊 Would highly recommend doing this experience if you are in the area and weather works out for you.
This was amazing. I was a little dubious about spending so much on this but it was worth every cent. We got picked up in New Orleans and taken out to the adventure which took about 30 minutes. The bus driver wasn't the best on the way out, he seemed quite confused about who he was picking up where and gave us incorrect information about how to get back but it was fine in the end. The tour itself was genuinely fantastic. Our boat driver was knowledgeable and funny. We saw loads of alligators and got to hold a baby one. A once in a lifetime experience for a Brit like me! So glad we did it. My only advice is wear more suncream than my friend did... It gets hot out there and the wind will deceive you!
Suggest going on the 6 person air boat. $75 a person. Great guide. Fun adventure. Beautiful sites. Got to see some alligators. I didn't expect much going into it and was surprised how much fun I had. Would recommend and would go again!