2 Things To Expect During Swamp Tours In New Orleans

April 30, 2019

We often hear from our tourists that they’ve never seen anything like our beloved swamplands. Even though water can make a person nervous sometimes. Because of this reason, we want to make sure our visitors feel as prepared as possible to have a swamp adventure with us! There are a few things you should expect from the swamp tours in New Orleans. So why shouldn’t we give you a small heads up of what to expect? Namely, the weather and times. You won’t find any swamp tours in New Orleans that are more exciting than Airboat Adventures.

Weather In Louisiana

The weather down here in Bayou Country is constantly changing. Ask any local and they’ll tell you to always be ready for a spot of rain even if the forecast doesn’t call for it. When looking at the facts, it’s no surprise they say that.

Louisiana is the second-wettest state in the nation and it rains around 60 inches per year. That’s equal to five feet (or a whole Danny DeVito with an eraser on his head). Water is merely a staple of Louisiana living. To be sure, it’s important to come prepared for it!

If you find yourself unprepared for the Louisiana weather, don’t fret! At Airboat Adventures, we have ponchos available for sale if rain comes our way. If it’s raining a bit, the boats and tours still run! However, if there is lightning and thunder amongst the clouds, we will cancel for two reasons. First: the safety and comfort of our passengers. And second: most animals tend to avoid the storm’s loud noises and flashing lights. We thank you for understanding.

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Length Of Tours

The general length of swamp tours in New Orleans is around half an hour to two hours. And this doesn’t include transportation time! It’s always smart to check your tour’s site first so you don’t forget.

At Airboat Adventures, our swamp tours are a full hour and 45 minutes, being on the higher end of the spectrum. Bayou Barataria is full of life and foliage and we want our passengers to see it all. In other words, it makes for a lengthier tour time.

We also offer hotel pickup to those staying in the Crescent City. Transportation begins an hour and 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time. This time is to account for distance and for any possible traffic on your way here. We’d hate to have you miss your tour!

Book Swamp Tours In New Orleans Today!

You should only expect the best from the swamp tours in New Orleans. So why don’t you swing down to Bayou Barataria to take a ride with Airboat Adventures? Happen to have a question or two for us? Feel free to contact us here. Ready to join us on the water? You can either call us at 504-689-2005 or use our easy online form. We can’t wait to show you our unique swamp!

Airboat Rides Make For An Authentic Experience

April 8, 2019

New Orleans is one of the most unique cities in the United States. As the birthplace of jazz, the best city for Mardi Gras, and the home to tons of swampland, it’s hard to find anywhere like the Crescent City. Naturally, we have tons of tourists year-round to see all we have to offer. Many of these visitors would also love an “authentic Cajun experience.” But what does that really entail? To find some authenticity—and some fun!—look into an airboat ride with Airboat Adventures.

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Airboat Rides For The Whole Family

No matter how many people you bring, we have enough space for the whole family. At Airboat Adventures, we offer two different boat sizes:

  • Our smaller airboat fits 6-8 people. This boat choice provides a faster boat and a more intimate tour experience. This tour is $79 per person with an additional $20 for optional hotel transportation.
  • Our larger boat is for bigger families and groups, sitting 15-30 people at a time. This tour is $55 per person. Our optional hotel roundtrip remains $20 for those staying in New Orleans.

Each tour lasts an hour and 45 minutes. This is to give you plenty of time to take in all the sights and sounds of the swamp.

Additionally, children must be over the age of 5 to be able to ride on the airboat. We understand your disappointment, but this is for their safety. Once they’ve grown in a few years, we’ll be sure to welcome them with open arms!

Summer Seasonals

At Airboat Adventures, we have three tour times that are the same year-round: 9:45, 12, and 2. However, once the water begins to warm up in the summer sun, we offer two more tour times at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. We offer these additional times for more reasons than you’d think. The first is because the summer brings more sunlight to navigate the swamp safely. The second reason is the summer months are some of the best to visit!

As the swamplands warm up in the summer sun, more and more flora and fauna become active during the day. Especially our most famous resident reptiles: the alligators!

Book One Of Our Airboat Rides Today

Make sure to contact us as soon as possible for the best airboat rides in New Orleans! You can call us at 504-689-2005 or email at Info@AirboatAdventures.com, if you have any questions. After you book your appointment, we can be found at 5145 Fleming Park Rd. in Lafitte. We’re coming up soon on our seasonal times, so make sure to schedule before all the seats are gone! Summer truly is the best time for the swamp and her creatures, so you’ll really see the lands at their best. Book today for the best airboat rides around!