Your Guide to New Orleans Swamp Tour Essentials

May 31, 2018

If you are interested in booking a swamp tour with Airboat Adventures but want to know more about what you should bring to a swamp tour, you have found the right place! Let this blog post be your guide to New Orleans swamp tour essentials.   

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Snakes, Egrets & Alligators, OH MY!

So, we thought we should start by saying that you don’t need to bring these because we have them all! We have some of the most exotic creatures of the swamp that you can find in Louisiana. Some of the creatures that you may see on your swamp tour with Airboat Adventures include:

  • Bald eagles
  • Snakes
  • Turtles
  • Bald eagles
  • Hawks
  • Nutria
  • Raccoons
  • Ibis
  • Egrets
  • Alligators
  • Wild Cajun tour guides…Oh wait…

Visit our Gallery page to see up close and personal pics of some of these amazing swamp creatures that you have the opportunity to experience on a tour. So now that you know what we have to offer, keep reading to find out what essentials you will need for your next New Orleans swamp tour!

New Orleans Swamp Tour Essentials

So, now that you are ready for your New Orleans swamp tour, you need to know what essentials to bring! We recommend that to feel prepared, you bring:

  1. Sunscreen – our small and large airboats do not offer much protection from the sun, so it is important that you bring sunscreen, especially if you burn easily. We will be out on the water for at least an hour and a half, so it is a good idea to be safe rather than sorry (and in pain).
  2. Bug Repellent – while the mosquitoes are not typically a problem on our swamp tours, we stand by the philosophy that it can’t hurt to come prepared! If you have that extra sweet blood that mosquitoes love, you may want to consider bringing bug spray.
  3. Cash – cash is most definitely an essential for your Airboat Adventures swamp tour. It allows you to tip your tour guides and to buy snacks, gifts, and drinks at our gift shop, as it is cash only.
  4. Camera – bring your camera so that you can capture the beauty of the swamp and its creatures. We recommend bringing waterproof cameras just in case of accidents!  
  5. Comfortable Clothing – wear clothing that is appropriate for the time of year and that is comfortable. Tennis shoes or sandals are recommended for your swamp tour. Due to the high speeds of the airboats, you may want to bring a light jacket in the cool months and a thick jacket in the winter.
  6. Questions – Our tour guides love answering questions from passengers. Each one of them grew up hunting and fishing and are aficionados of all things Louisiana. If you have a question, they will have an answer. And if they don’t know the answer, they will most definitely give you a good joke.

Last Step: Booking a Tour!

Now that you are ready for your New Orleans swamp tour with Airboat Adventures, it is time to book a tour! You can call us at 504-689-2005 to reserve a spot, visit our Swamp Tours page for details regarding our tour packages, or book online here!


Tours In New Orleans That Are Worth Every Penny

May 1, 2018

Are you looking for affordable tours in New Orleans that will blow your socks off? Perhaps you’re looking for something that is outside the ordinary? We get it. We see a lot of customers who are interested in something outside of Bourbon Street and the French Quarter in New Orleans (Which, of course, you should check out! They’re popular for a reason!).

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Marie Laveau Tomb

Marie Laveau is one of New Orleans’ most famous practitioners of voodoo. Considered by some the “Voodoo Queen”, her tomb is still accessible through tours. It’s a favorite spot for many tourists who want to experience New Orleans’ history.

Airboat Adventures

We’re proud to be the leading company for airboat tours! If you want a New Orleans swamp tour. This is an exciting adventure that we’re proud to be able to offer at affordable prices. There is a reason our reviews are so incredibly positive, we provide a family-friendly environment that is still adventurous.

Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise

This is a steamboat situated on the mighty Mississippi River. They offer a dinner cruise, a scenic view of the river, and a good time. It’s one of the great experiences that someone can have in New Orleans, whether they are a local or a tourist.

Cocktail Walking Tour

There are a number of cocktail walking tours in New Orleans, which some claim is the birthplace of the cocktail. This city, so well known for alcohol, has so many local, recognizable cocktails that are worth trying, including the Sazerac, the Hurricane, and the Gin Fizz. See them all on a tour!

Hurricane Katrina Tour

Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans and left, in its wake, nothing but heartbreak and devastation. The story hardly ends there, though. The true story of Katrina is one of recovery and resilience. There are a number of tours that can take you through the disaster and also the recovery. We highly recommend this to anyone interested in the history of New Orleans and how the hurricane affected our great city.

Brewery Walking Tour

New Orleans is home to numerous breweries. Brieux Carre Brewing Company, Crescent City Brewhouse, Urban South Brewery, Second Line Brewing, Port Orleans Brewing, and many others. They each have their own wonderful flavors and funky atmospheres. So, if a brewery is your kind of tour, take a trip!

Haunted Tours

New Orleans is known for its many hauntings. From slave quarters and voodoo to vampires and serial killers, New Orleans has it all. If you’re into spooky, creepy, scary, and crawly, then New Orleans has all the haunted tours you could ever hope to see. It’s a city known for its scares.

Tours In New Orleans: The True Adventure

If you’re looking at tours in New Orleans and you’re interested in seeing the swamps of Louisiana, we’re excited to host you! Come let us show you how beautiful our swamps can be from the back of an insanely fun airboat!

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