Airboat Rides Fulfill Your Need For Speed

January 21, 2019

To paraphrase Tom Cruise in Top Gun: “Do you have a need for speed?” You’ve driven sports cars and ridden dozens of roller coasters, but it’s time for a literal change of scenery. If you’re visiting Louisiana, there is no shortage of thrills. Catching beads at Mardi gras and tasting some lip-smacking grub are on everyone’s to-do lists. Are you still looking for more of an adrenaline rush? Airboat rides in Louisiana deliver a fast-paced tour through a unique environment.

You Options For Airboat Rides

Airboat Adventures near New Orleans, Louisiana offers two different airboat options. Our small airboat tours provide a more intimate experience with your guide. (Our guide’s stories and jokes are often their own attraction.) Visitors sometimes prefer the smaller boats. They have access to more areas than the larger ferry boats. Small boats can move faster and zip into some of the narrower canals in the swamp. However, others love our larger airboat because they don’t feel as crowded. If you’re traveling with a larger group, these can fit the whole gang together on one tour!

How To Get Here And What To Bring

First of all, how you arrive matters. You’re free to drive yourself—here are some directions. We’re about 45 minutes from the French Quarter in New Orleans. Want a stress-free transport? We offer pickup and dropoff service right at your hotel front door! Wear comfy, casual clothes, keeping the weather in mind. It can be cooler in a moving airboat. We provide hearing protection to protect your human ears. If you have more questions, check out our FAQs or contact us and ask. To learn even more about what to expect, check out what some of our past visitors have experienced.  

What You’ll See

As mentioned before, Louisiana’s landscapes and wildlife are unlike anywhere else. Airboat rides are arguably the best way to experience this natural wonder. They entirely immerse you among Louisiana’s flora and fauna. Spot palmettos, cattails, and cypress trees (complete with dripping Spanish moss). Our swamp tours give you one hour and 45 minutes of opportunity to see exotic wildlife—including alligators as big as seventeen feet! Here are some of the creatures you may encounter on your airboat tour:

  • Snakes
  • Turtles
  • Egrets
  • Herons
  • Ibis
  • Hawks
  • Owls
  • Bald Eagles
  • White-tailed deer
  • Nutria
  • Raccoons

Your Own Airboat Adventure

Ready to jump on for the ride of the lifetime? Contact Airboat Adventures to schedule your tour. A variety of times are offered seven days a week to fit your vacation itinerary. Contact us at 504-689-2005 for prices, reservations, and pickups. You can contact us or even book your tour online as well. We look forward to welcoming you, your friends, and your family to take them on an airboat ride they’ll never forget.