Authentic Experiences, Attractions, and Swamp Tours in New Orleans, Louisiana

November 8, 2019

Are you looking for a tourist experience that’s actually authentic? Make the trip and find an immersive cultural experience in the city of New Orleans! This one-of-a-kind city didn’t happen overnight. Centuries of history with our unique marshy terrain made us the way we are today. So when you come to visit the city, you’ll want to start from the beginning—the swamp! And at Airboat Adventures, we have the best swamp tours in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Best Way To Swamp Travel

A visit to New Orleans isn’t complete without a ride through the bayou. Learn the simple ways our ancestors traveled in the swamp and how our residents do it today.

You see, airboats are designed specifically for swamp travel! The propellers sit on top of the boat rather than submerged under the water, allowing us to travel anywhere in the swamp to watch our favorite wildlife creatures.

The King Of The Swamp

Although there is a range of interesting animals—such as egrets, herons, and snakes—who call the bayou home, the alligator catches the most eyes. They have been on this beautiful planet since before the dinosaurs became extinct. It’s no surprise they are a symbol of status, adaptability, and survival for many!

Alligators contribute so much to the swamp’s ecosystem as well. You’ll often find them in shelters they make in the mud and soil. That same burrow then becomes a home for other swamp critters once the gator abandons the burrow. As if that wasn’t enough, when the drier weather sweeps the terrain, these burrows become important water sources. With all the good they provide to their environments, you could call the alligator the “King of the Swamp!”

Past The Waters Edge

You finished your first of many swamp tours in New Orleans, Louisiana—but the city still has a lot left to teach you about our history and culture! 

If you’re still in the Halloween spirit, visit the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum. It’s located in the heart of the French Quarter and perfect for those with a taste for the supernatural. From the famous Priestess, Marie Laveau, to stories of zombies and more—this religion has a stronghold on our city’s culture and shaped our history. You can take a tour through the museum, a graveyard, and more as you learn about the true history and actual practices.

More than parties and parades, Mardi Gras has a long history in our city. Take a tour at Mardi Gras World or Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture to learn all about the tradition and work that goes into creating an amazing festival season!

A favorite spot for locals and tourists alike, our gorgeous City Park has a little bit of something for everyone. 

One of the biggest events for City Park the year is the Celebration in the Oaks. Locals and tourists alike bring their families out every holiday season for carnival rides, beautiful Christmas lights, and holiday stories from the bayou. The festival starts the day after Thanksgiving through the end of December. 

Get The Full Experience

Join us for exciting and authentic swamp tours in New Orleans, LA at Airboat Adventures! Contact us to ask us about our upcoming swamp tour times, tour packages, and more booking information. We hope to see y’all in the bayou soon!