6 Adventurous Things To Do in New Orleans for Families

October 29, 2017

We know that families visiting New Orleans often do not have a lot of options. Bourbon Street and all of the adult fun that goes along with it pretty much precludes families from being able to enjoy everything the city has to offer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have find adventurous things to do in New Orleans for families.

6 Adventurous Things To Do in New Orleans for Families

1.) Mardi Gras World

Mardi Gras World might sound like it has more to do with typical New Orleans revelry than you’d like, but in reality it’s a wholesome experience. Mardi Gras floats as far as the eye can see inside warehouses, so it’s good to visit during rain or shine. Don’t miss out on the dress-up costume trunks! They’re a hit with the kids.

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2.) Airboat Adventures

What could be more exciting that zooming around the swamps outside New Orleans interacting with alligators and other swamp creatures? Not much if you ask us. Riding on an airboat is not an opportunity you’ll get in many other circumstances. Take advantage of the opportunity while you have it!

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3.) Steamboat Natchez

The Steamboat Natchez moseys along the Mississippi River. Although it might not sound as “adventurous” as an airboat ride, it is still something you won’t get an opportunity to do in many other cities. This is a slightly more expensive option, but it offers views of New Orleans that are incredibly unique.

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4.) Storyland in City Park

City Park is a great destination for visitors to New Orleans who are looking for family friendly activities. But Storyland in City Park is an especially unique attraction. It offers more than 25 larger-than-life sculptures modeled after various storybook characters. The playground even gives kids the opportunity to play on Captain Hook’s pirate ship, the Whale from Pinocchio, and a dragon slide!

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5.) Louisiana Children’s Museum

Anyone who has ever been to a children’s museum can vouch for how fun they are for all ages. Louisiana’s version has 30,000 square feet of fun and more than 100 hands-on exhibits. You certainly won’t be bored, we can promise you that!

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6.) Audubon Zoo

The Audubon Zoo is underrated, by both locals and tourists. It is consistently ranked as one of the top zoos in the country and has more than 1,300 creatures in its confines, ranging from komodo dragons to giraffes. And don’t forget to take the young ones on the Swamp Train!

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That’s just six ideas. If you’d like more, please do not hesitate to call us and ask. If you book a tour with us, we’ll give you tour ideas above and beyond this.

Where To See Alligators in New Orleans

October 27, 2017

The Most Impressive Alligators in New Orleans

Seeking a new and exciting way to experience New Orleans? Look no further than an adventurous swamp tour into the woods of cajun country. Airboat Adventures not only offers some of some of the best views around town, but we are also the home of the one and only Albino Alligator in Southern Louisiana. With over 20,000 acres of swampland, there is no limit to the exotic wildlife that can be seen. With alligators up to seventeen feet long, this is not your typical swamp tour. Come experience the riveting feeling of getting up close and personal with our alligators.

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The Airboat Adventure Experience

Our location is less than thirty minutes away from New Orleans and is open seven days as week. That’s right. As long as the gators are movin’, so are we. Staying in the city and don’t have a mode of transportation? No problem! We provide pick-ups from any of the downtown New Orleans hotels. Escape the chaos of New Orleans and immerse yourself in Louisiana’s crown-jewel. Whether you have a party of four, or a party of twenty-four, we welcome you. Visit our Swamp Tour page for further details about the different packages we offer.

See Alligators in New Orleans

Have you ever held a baby alligator? What about less than ten feet away from a fifteen foot alligator? Airboat Adventures offers the absolute best way to see alligators of all shapes and sizes (and colors). Not only do we have expert navigators who have been certified by the U.S. Coast Guard, but we offer a large air-conditioned facility with a gift shop, outdoor patio, and live animals. Come and meet Sugar, Southern Louisiana’s only albino alligator. Our passionate and knowledgeable team is ready to ensure that you have a jaw-dropping experience. All aboard onto one of the absolute coolest excursions Louisiana has to offer.

When is the Best Time to See Alligators in New Orleans?

Now that you already know that Airboat Adventures is the best place to see alligators in New Orleans, you may be wondering when you should come visit. To this, we say that it really depends. Our fan boats leave at 9:45 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM. If you are wanting some scenic skies to your scenic views, the best time to take a tour would be our earliest and latest departures. These tours are ideal for photography. In terms of seasonality, our winter and early spring tours offer pleasant weather that is an escape from the typical Louisiana humidity. Like us, the gators love some good ol’ vitamin D. In late spring and summer, you’ll see the gators catching some rays on logs.  You really can’t go wrong when it comes to a swamp tour with Airboat Adventures!

With Excitement at Every Turn, Why Wait? Contact Us Today!

Come experience New Orleans like never before. Call Airboat Adventures at 504-689-2005 or email us at info@airboatadventures.com. Trust us, this will be one experience you’ll never forget!