Come Experience the Exciting Way to Take a Tour in New Orleans

January 25, 2014

When you think of a trip to New Orleans, you probably imagine the rich culture of music, food, and fun. But here at Airboat Adventures, we want to appeal more to your adventurous side. If the city has become a little bit too rambunctious or if you are just looking for a new experience, you have come to the right place. Take a tour in New Orleans with us and experience another side of Louisiana.

What Is a Bayou?

The basic definition of a bayou would be a slow-moving body of water, such as a stream, river, or lake. While that may not sound particularly extraordinary, the slow-moving nature of the water actually causes a unique habitat for a combination of animals and vegetation that can be difficult to find in other regions. In the United States, bayous run from Texas to Alabama, with a majority of the bayous occurring in Louisiana. The tour guides we have at Airboat Adventures are experts on these unique environments, with plenty of knowledge on bayou culture and history, as well as a trained eye to spot the variety of wildlife. Some of the animals commonly spotted on our tours include alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets, herons, and ibis. At certain times of the day or season, we may also run into hawks, owls, bald eagles, white-tailed deer, nutria, raccoons, and more. Keep in mind, however, that weather can have a large effect on the number and type of wildlife out and about during your tour.

What Is an Airboat?

Our preferred method of helping you explore the bayous is by airboat. This is not a vehicle you are going to find driving down the streets of New Orleans. Also called a fanboat, airboats generally have a flat bottom and are run by a propeller and engine enclosed within a cage. Our airboats at Airboat Adventures have elevated seats that can sit six to eight people or 15 to 27 people depending on if you choose our small or large boat package. Scheduling a tour on either is as easy as calling our office to choose one of our tour times.

Convenience and Fun

When you choose to take a tour in New Orleans with Airboat Adventures, we want to make sure you do not miss out on the fun in any way. That is why we offer packages with transportation to and from our location in Lafitte, LA, for any hotel in New Orleans. Although we are only about 30 minutes away from downtown New Orleans, our transportation arrives about an hour before your tour to ensure you have plenty of time to prepare. While you are waiting for your tour to start, you can enjoy our indoor habitat.

Explore the Wilder Side of New Orleans

January 10, 2014

If you’re looking for things to do in New Orleans, Airboat Adventures offers a unique chance to get up close and personal with the natural beauty of Louisiana swampland. Venture just a little bit south of the city and you’ll find yourself in an entirely different, breathtaking world that you might not have known even existed. Take a break from the bustle of the city and give your family an adventure they’ll always remember.

Enjoy Our Convenient Location

Just half an hour from downtown New Orleans, Airboat Adventures is easy to get to no matter where you’re staying. If you don’t want to worry about driving, that’s all right too! We’ll pick you up from any hotel in the downtown area about an hour before your tour is scheduled to begin. This way you can sit back and relax, and let us do all the work for you. After your tour is over, we’ll drop you back off at your hotel. Just give us a call to let us know what you need, and we’ll do our best to make the experience as convenient and enjoyable as possible.

What to Expect on Your Tour

Wilder Side of New OrleansMany people visit Airboat Adventures for a chance to see some alligators up close, and maybe even hold one. While this is certainly one of the highlights, you might be surprised at the variety of wildlife we encounter on our tours. Birds like herons, egrets, hawks, and owls make their homes in the swamp all year round. During the winter, the number of birds increases, since many migrating species make their homes here to escape the cold weather up north. Raccoons, deer, and other mammals make frequent appearances as well, especially in cooler weather. On the other hand, alligators are more active during the warmer months. However, they can still be seen soaking up the sun throughout the year.

Planning Your Visit

Because New Orleans enjoys a fairly warm climate all year long, we stay open throughout the year and make several trips a day into the swamp. If you’re looking for things to do in New Orleans, give us a call to plan your next adventure. We have different sizes of boats to accommodate both large and small groups comfortably. Aside from our regularly scheduled tours, we also offer sunset tours or extended tours on request. Our experienced tour guides would love to show you everything this incredible area has to offer.