Swamp Tours: See More than Just Alligators

February 25, 2014

Most people visit Airboat Adventures for a chance to see wild alligators up close. And while there’s no denying that gators are a definite highlight of the trip, we have a lot more to offer on a guided swamp tour in New Orleans. Many visitors hear the word “swamp” and expect murky waters and drab surroundings, but this impression couldn’t be farther from the truth! The New Orleans swamps hold an abundance of diverse plants and animals, and our guided tours let you get a glimpse into this fascinating world like you’ve never seen it before!

guided swamp tours new orleans Experience a Variety of Wildlife

Many animals make their homes in these swamps—not just alligators. Deer, raccoon, and other mammals are common sights, although they tend to be more active in cooler weather. Birds are also extremely common in the area. Many birds live here year round, enjoying the year-long moderate temperatures and abundant food supply. Other birds migrate down from the north during the winter months, making the swamps a true bird-watcher’s paradise! Bring your camera to snap pictures of other animals like turtles and snakes, as well as plants like the picturesque cypress trees growing up out of the swamp.

Sunset Tours

At Airboat Adventures, we can also set up a special tour for your group on request. The most popular option is to take your group out during the evening so you can enjoy a stunning sunset over the swamp. Not only is this a wonderful idea for photo opportunities, this is also a time of day when many animals are active, so you have a good chance at seeing more reclusive species. With several different sizes of boats, we can get your whole party out for a special time on the water.

Keep Coming Back to the Swamp

One of the best things about the swamp is that you can keep coming back to it again and again, and you’ll see something different each time. We’re open all year long, and have boats that go out in the morning, the afternoon, and evening. Each of these times and seasons will feature different plants and animals, so you can feel like you’re discovering the beauties of the swamp all over again. Our guides have years of experience exploring the area and can help you find new and exciting sights no matter how many times you’ve visited before. Call us today to schedule a guided swamp tour in New Orleans for your group.

What You Need To Know Before Your New Orleans Swamp Tour

February 10, 2014

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A New Orleans swamp tour is a great experience for young and old alike. There are so many interesting plants and animals to see that you can come out at any time of the year and be sure to see something new. When making your reservation, ask a staff member if you have any questions about what you can expect to see and how to prepare for your trip. Here are a few recommendations so you can enjoy the best experience possible.

 

What to Wear

Our tours last approximately two hours, to give you a good chance to see a wide variety of wildlife. Because all this time is spent out on the water, you can probably expect to get a little wet. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting wet and that are designed to dry quickly. You may also want to bring a hat to keep out the sun, as well as a jacket on cooler days. Keep in mind that we’ll be moving quickly at times, so there will be a bit of a breeze.

 

What Else to Bring

The number one item to make sure you don’t forget is, of course, your camera! There will be many great photo opportunities along your trip, and you’ll want to bring the memories back home with you to share with family and friends. You may also want to bring sunscreen if you’re prone to getting burned, since you’ll be exposed to direct sunlight for a good part of the trip. During some seasons, you may also want to bring bug spray to keep away the mosquitoes. However, our visitors usually find that the boat moves fast enough to keep biting insects from being too much of a bother.

About Our Airboats

Our boats are completely open to the elements and don’t have a top, to give you the best possible view of the surrounding swamp. We have different sizes of boats, so you can go out with a large group of 20, or a more intimate tour with a handful of close friends. Because our airboats can travel at high speeds, we ask certain people to sit out the tour for their safety, such as pregnant women and children under five years old. However, most of our visitors find that the sun and speed add to the adventure and are able to thoroughly enjoy their time out on the water. If you have any questions about your New Orleans swamp tour, ask one of our staff members, and we’ll be happy to address any concerns you might have before your tour.

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