New Orleans Food & Swamp Tours

July 25, 2013

Do you love food? If you’re from New Orleans, or if you’re coming to visit, you best have an appetite! New Orleans food is world famous and is a genre all its own. Down here we do it all, and we do it right. Here in New Orleans there is a festival or party for just about anything and everything and celebrating our culinary genius is no exception. You have to plan a trip out to the glorious French Quarter and participate in COOLinary New Orleans, a fantastic display of great food from famous restaurants who offer amazing saving specials for lunch and dinner during the summer.

This event highlights New Orleans unparalleled list of restaurants and introduces all of New Orleans cuisine including New Orleans Creole and Cajun food! Creole and Cajun meals aren’t even close to everything New Orleans has to offer, you better visit our world-famous steakhouses and seafood! Shrimp, crawfish, oysters, and even alligator, if it deals with food and you can dream it; we can make it for you and have you begging for more.

Speaking of alligators, ever wonder what they look like before they make it to that awesome po-boy or appetizer? Just thirty minutes outside of the French Quarter is Airboat Adventures which can give you a tantalizing introduction to real live alligators and all sorts of other wildlife. They are a swamp tour company and these tours take you through a dream of cypress swampland that will leave you in awe. You won’t just see alligators; you will have the opportunity to view all of the wildlife offered by Louisiana swampland. You can see nutria, various bird species, turtles, snakes, the list is endless! These tours and family friendly, educational, and introduce you and yours to a whole new world.

With everything going on in the city, and Airboat Adventures just a mere thirty minutes outside the French Quarter, why aren’t you online and making out a great weekend schedule. Great food, great prices, and the opportunity to wind down the day watching the sun fall through the sky on an airboat touring you through beautiful swampland make a great excuse to get away. Get online and check out the schedules so you can plan out an amazing weekend and get the most out of it for you and whoever you plan to bring with you.

A Ride on the Wide Side in New Orleans – Swamp Tours

July 17, 2013

If there’s one thing New Orleans does well, it’s party. Parties for New Orleans aren’t always about lots of drinks and pretty lights, we celebrate everything: our music, our food, and our people. The first weekend of August is fast approaching and the city has one festival coming up you won’t want to miss. The Satchmo SummerFest has been going on since 2001 and has grown into a huge three day event every year. This event is sponsored by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., and will take place on the grounds of the Old U.S. Mint, located between the French Market and Esplanade Avenue.

Satchmo SummerFest pays tribute to Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong and is completely free and open to the public. There will be seminars, lectures, and a great musical lineup. Outdoor events will include live bands on several stages while great examples of New Orleans’ culinary heritage is also displayed and various dishes will be offered for sale.

Think about listening to Satchmo’s music, sitting on a porch looking out at cypress trees, moss hanging over a horizon reflected by glorious swamp waters capturing the light of a setting sun. About thirty minutes outside of the French Quarter, Airboat Adventures offers you that image. Airboat Adventures is a swamp tour company that will take you into the mystery that surrounds those cypress trees and will help you hear and understand the secrets that hang in all that moss. These tours are beautiful, you can check out their website and get great client testimonials and take a look at their entire online photo album. If you call you can get a feel for the scheduling Airboat Adventures has available and see how you can spend that weekend bathing in an amazing music celebration and combining it with the excitement of exploring something less familiar.

The best part of planning to combine festival celebrations in the French Quarter and feeding your wild side with the mystery of the swamp is that Airboat Adventures will come and get you! They offer a great shuttle service to the French Quarter and are only about thirty minutes outside of the city. All you have to do is sit down with your group, call or go online to get an idea for scheduling, and then plan out an amazing day or weekend that gives you two sides to one great coin.

Cocktails, Alligators and More! New Orleans Attractions

July 12, 2013

The city of New Orleans always has great events going on that are interesting, fun, and educational. This city celebrates its heritage and its culture like no other city on Earth. Take “Tales of the Cocktail” for example; A five day event from July 17th to July 21, which will feature seminars, mixing competitions, and even luncheons and dinners. This festival is the world’s premier cocktail event, culminating the most esteemed experts in mixology for five days of cocktails, great food, and culture.

These five days are a celebration of the craft behind mixing drinks and bringing them together with amazing cuisine. “Tales of the Cocktail” creates a spotlight on a core facet of New Orleans and what it means to be embraced by hospitality. This festival grants awards including “American Bartender of the Year”, “Best American Cocktail Bar,” and “World’s Best Cocktail Menu”. It’s worth a look to see all the events and get a taste for where it all started. The Sazerac, considered the first cocktail, was mixed in New Orleans in the early 19th century by a pharmacist named Antoine Amadee Peychaud. When he created the mixture they were served in coquetiers which when pronounced by slurred imbibers sounded like “cocktail”.

However, cocktails and spirits aren’t the only things to be enjoyed in the city of New Orleans. Swamp land and wildlife is just as much a part of southern Louisiana heritage as anything. In the swamp land, living life by the cypress swamp waters living off alligators and living each day in the food chain fighting for the top spot is normal.

This is an exciting way of life that involves a whole legacy of people that want to share it. Just thirty minutes from the French Quarter is Airboat Adventures, a swamp tour company that gives you an up close and personal peek into the wild by taking you riding on boats, coasting through the water and wandering your way through an entire ecosystem that people live off of.

Airboat Adventures‘ Captains are certified and well trained in safety but have a lot to offer in stories and history that will have you learning something new with every bend of the swamp.

New Orleans is in itself a place of wonder and worth investigating. But Airboat Adventures pulls back the veil and lets you see the gory wildlife that is our swamp land. A rich culture of not only animals in a constant prey v. predator environment, but the story of the hardworking people that live on that land and prosper. Call or go online and schedule a tour, you won’t regret it.

Swamp Tours and New Orleans

July 8, 2013

Hurricane Season starts June 1st and runs through November 30th.  Don’t let this stop you from visiting New Orleans or its fantastic attractions, as hurricanes don’t actually happen that often. New Orleans is well prepared for Hurricane Season and they have many wonderful events going on throughout the year. Pretty much, anytime of the year, is a great time to visit and play in New Orleans!

If you are from New Orleans, the surrounding areas, or visiting from afar, make sure you check out Airboat Adventures Swamp Tours. They are open 7 days a week.  Of course they monitor the weather and all tours are subject to cancellation in dangerous weather, but they do this for your safety.

It is always important to know what’s going on and when in New Orleans.  The atmosphere can change dramatically depending on current festivals, conventions and of course the weather.  July and August, which fall in Hurricane Season, are usually the hottest and also the muggiest.  If you come to town during this time period, keep in mind that Airboat Adventures has evening tours so you won’t be as bothered by the heat and humidity.

July and August are also good times for hotel bargains way below their regular rates. and keep in mind that Airboat Adventures picks up from most of the hotels in New Orleans. If you stay at one they don’t pick up from, you surely are not more than a few blocks away from one they do!  You just have to make sure you mention this when booking your tour.

There truly is nothing like the experience of seeing Louisiana Swamp Land, up close and personal.  You surely will go home with more than one story of what you were shown and what you learned.  Even if you are from Louisiana, the Captains that guide you through the swamp will most likely educate you on something you did not know.

A Swamp Tour is a grand adventure for a family outing.  Kids are out of school and getting restless in the house.  The backyard is just not enough to contain them anymore.  Book a swamp tour today allow the Captains to amaze your children and introduce them to a part of their hometown, they may not have been familiar with.

The main point is, even through Hurricane Season, New Orleans keeps moving.  They cannot stop because of the possibility of bad weather!  Get on down to New Orleans, and when you do, be sure to book a tour with Airboat Adventures!