Take An Airboat Ride On This New Orleans Swamp Tour

June 28, 2019

During the summertime, New Orleans bustles not only with tourists but also with native wildlife! That’s right. With the rising heat, creatures of all genera are coming out to play. Especially our resident reptiles—the alligators. Swamp tours all around are using various types of boats for their trips, but we know that airboats are the way to go. There are a number of reasons why they’re superior. Take an adventure with Airboat Adventures when you go on a New Orleans swamp tour!

Why Do You Use Airboats On A New Orleans Swamp Tour

No matter if you were born in the Crescent City or not, everyone has seen airboats at some point in their life. Used to traverse the swamps in Louisiana easily, these boats are now a popular attraction. 

Airboats, also known as fanboats or planeboats, are boats with a flat bottom and a large propeller on the back, powered by a heavy-duty engine. The flat bottom of these boats allows easy passage through the shallow water often found in swamps. Being able to come up close and personal with the flora and fauna of the bayou makes for a much more exciting tour!

With the aircraft-type propeller on the back, these boats get a really good kick when they’re going. As a much faster alternative to other boats, airboats are a much better choice for those who like thrills. 

Miscellaneous Fun Facts: The New Orleans Nutria

The nutria, or coypu as some call it, is one of many creatures making their home within Louisiana’s wetlands. These large rats’ defining features are their long orange teeth and long tail, separating them from the beaver. However, nutria rats were not always within the U.S. An invasive species, nutria was introduced into the nation in the late 1800’s with the intent to begin a fur trade. And this worked for nearly 100 years! 

However, in recent decades, the damage nutria cause has become evident. Their natural instincts create a real problem of damaging and destroying wetlands. Therefore, the state has taken to removing the nutria and repairing our unique coastline. As part of this plan, a certified hunter can make five dollars per tail on top of the fur trade.  

Book Your Exciting New Orleans Swamp Tour!

New Orleans swamp tours have never been so exciting! Book your tour today at Airboat Adventures to see the best of the bayou. 

Have a question or two for us? Feel free to shoot us an email, phone call, or use our contact page. We can be reached by messaging info@airboatadventures.com or by calling (504) 689-2005. Come on an adventure with Airboat Adventures!

Facts About This New Orleans Swamp

June 3, 2019

Many Louisiana schools teach their children about the importance of our swamps. Because of their uniqueness, the rest of the nation and beyond doesn’t always know these facts. Airboat Adventures wants to share our knowledge with our past and future passengers. Learn more before you get on board and ride along this New Orleans swamp.

Flora And Fauna Facts

Airboat Adventures sits right on the edge of our great bayou, Bayou Barataria. There are over 400 kinds of plants within Barataria. While on the water, you’ll see iconic trees like cypress and stunning flowers like the water hyacinth. With Spanish moss covering trees at every turn, you’ll never forget that you’re in the swamp. But here’s a fun fact about this moss—it’s not moss at all! Spanish moss is actually in the same family as pineapples, a bromeliad.

Presently, there are nearly two million gators in the state of Louisiana. We live to see these dinosaurs of the present flourish in our beloved swamplands. But these giants aren’t the only unique animal to roam the waters. Several other creatures you’ll likely see on your tour include:

  • Snakes
  • Owls
  • Nutria
  • Herons
  • Egrets
  • And many more!

And the only way to see these unique staples of the bayou is to schedule a ride with Airboat Adventures. No other tour will give you an experience quite like ours.

The Importance Of Swamps

Other than housing unique creatures and plants, the swamplands of Louisiana play crucial roles in our way of life.

As a state open to the Gulf, fishing is a major source of income for us. Not only that, but entire cuisines down here were built on the abundance of seafood.

The wetlands are also a form of water filtration. The complicated paths within swamps trap impurities that would pollute rivers and lakes.

Most importantly, the swamplands protect us from harm. They stop debris, lower the water levels, and slow down major storm systems. Without them, major hurricanes such as Katrina or Rita would have been even more devastating.

Louisiana’s coastline has been receding over the years. Organizations like the Coalition To Restore Coastal Louisiana do their best to counteract the recession. Our beautiful swampland coast is like nothing else in the world. So, we’d obviously like to keep it in this world!

Visit This New Orleans Swamp Today

Learn even more about the New Orleans swamp on one of our famous swamp tours! Our location can be found at Lafitte—just 45 minutes outside New Orleans. Have a question or two for us? Feel free to call us at 504-689-2005 or email at Info@AirboatAdventures.com. There’s also an online form available to those who would rather.

There’s always more to learn about these bayous—and we can’t wait to have you learn with us at Airboat Adventures. Book today while seats are still available.