Tour the Louisiana Swamp Near New Orleans

June 25, 2014

If you’re looking for New Orleans attractions that will give you the true Louisiana experience, don’t miss out on a Louisiana swamp tour with Airboat Adventures! Whether you’re a lifetime resident or a curious traveler, an Airboat Adventures tour is ready to show you just how beautiful our state can be. Airboat Adventures is only a short 30 minute drive from New Orleans and provides a safe and fun way to see all the flora and fauna native to the swamps of Louisiana: bald cypress trees, elegant water birds, alligators, and so much more!

Come take a Louisiana swamp tour

We have a number of times available for when you can take your Louisiana swamp tour:

  • 9:45 AM
  • 12:00 PM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 4:00 PM (Seasonal)
  • 6:00 PM (Seasonal)


With a small additional fee, evening/sunset tours are available upon request, as well as longer or shorter tours. Simply call our office to schedule your preferred time slot. Airboat Adventures is open 7 days a week. We have various airboats as to accommodate any size party, 6-8 passenger boats for smaller parties and 15-27 passenger boats for larger ones.

airboat adventures Louisiana swamp tour

As the name indicates, all of our tours take place on airboats, long, shallow-bottomed vessels propelled by giants fans protected by large steel cages. These boats have been used for over 80 years to ferry people throughout the swamps and is the only way to get the authentic experience. The boat’s shallow bottom allows for easier travel through the more shallow sections of the swamp that would leave normal motors stuck. Each boats is captained by our experienced airboat pilots, all of which have been certified by the United States Coast Guard.

The tour lasts between 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours, plenty of time to take in all the wildlife the swamps have to offer. If you’re looking forward to seeing mammals like white-tailed deer, raccoon, and nutria, it would be best to schedule your tour for a later time. These mammals normally become nocturnal simply to escape the Louisiana heat.

Since Airboat Adventures is situated a bit further from downtown than most typical New Orleans attractions, we offer offer pick-up and drop-off services to all downtown New Orleans hotels. Simply inform us at the time of scheduling, and we can easily set it up for you.

Contact Airboat Adventures for information about prices, reservations, and pickups for your Louisiana swamp tour today at 504-689-2005 or toll free at 1-888-467-9267.
Gift Certificates are also available. If you have any other questions or concerns regarding the tours, check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of our website!

*Tours by Airboat Adventures, LLC are subject to cancellation in dangerous weather.
Airboats are high speed, open boats without a top. Airboat Adventures, LLC is not
responsible for any cameras/video equipment lost or damaged due to water, splashes, or
rain. Pregnant women, children under 5 years old, and people with neck/back problems are not allowed to ride airboats. All payments are nonrefundable. Prices are subject to change.

Take a Summer Airboat Ride in New Orleans

June 14, 2014

The next time you’re in the New Orleans area, and you’re looking for a little adventure that is off the beaten path, come and experience a summer airboat ride at Airboat Adventures!

One-of-a-Kind Adventure

Airboat Adventures in Lafitte, only 30 minutes away from the French Quarter and New Orleans, offers personal Swamp Tours through the bayous and swamps of South Louisiana. Just minutes away from the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, we offer visitors a break from the hustle and bustle the typical visit to New Orleans. Our summer tours take you on an expansive look at over 20,000 acres of swamp, allowing you to take in the beauty and some of the many inhabitants that make up this dynamic ecosystem. Some of the animals you’ll see on an Airboat Adventures tour include alligators, snakes, turtles, herons, egrets, and sometimes hawks, owls and bald eagles! White-tailed deer, nutria, raccoons and other mammals are sometimes visible, although they become mainly nocturnal during the summer months.

Summer Airboat Ride in New Orleans

Pick a Package

The most popular Airboat Swamp Tour in New Orleans offers several different packages to choose from, and can accommodate any size party. We feature 6 to 8 passenger airboats for smaller groups and 15 to 27 passenger airboats for the larger groups. Airboat Adventures also will do longer tours, shorter tours or our popular evening sunset tours in for a small additional fee. Our tours normally last approximately 2 hours or so and provides an inside look at some of Louisiana’s most beautiful scenery. Moss-draped cypress trees and huge tupelo-gum trees provide an incredible backdrop for that action and adventure produced by the alligators on the tour.

Schedule Your Adventure

All of the tours at Airboat Adventures are booked via telephone, so call 1-888-467-9267 to check on pricing and availability. We offer pickup and drop-off services to all of the hotels located in downtown New Orleans, just call us to arrange it. Whenever you’re ready for a break from Bourbon Street, come and enjoy the regal beauty that is the Louisiana swamp in your very own Swamp Tour from Airboat Adventures.