The Alligator and Louisiana History

June 6, 2017

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the History of Louisiana Alligators

  1. In the 1800s, people in Louisiana began harvesting alligators for their skins to make boots, shoes and saddles, and for their oil to grease cotton mills and steam engines.

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  1. Companies in New York, New Jersey and Europe began commercially tanning Louisiana alligator skins to make the skins softer, more durable and more flexible.

  1. In the mid 1900s, the alligator population in Louisiana began to dwindle. In 1962, the Louisiana seasonal alligator hunting season was cancelled due to the reduction in alligator population.

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  1. With correct hunting management, Louisiana raised the alligator population and reopened hunting season.

  1. Louisiana’s alligator harvests now exceed 300,000 alligators per year.

There is no end to the number of things you can learn in a Louisiana swamp. Alligators are a source of fascination for people, both locally and internationally. We’ve been pleasantly surprised to find out that so many people really do want to learn more about Louisiana alligators.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Louisiana Swamps

May 11, 2017

The best way to learn about the Louisiana swamp is to experience it for yourself!

The best way to experience the swamp is on an airboat that glides over the bayou and gets you up close and personal with Louisiana wildlife. A Louisiana swamp tour will help you to get that up-close perspective.

Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Louisiana swamps to hold you over until then.

  1. Louisiana is home to three million acres of wetlands.
  1. Fishermen catch more shrimp in Louisiana than any other U.S. state.

Alligators in the Swamp

  1. Alligators have existed for nearly 200 million years, and over two million wild alligators live in bayous across Louisiana.
  1. Louisiana’s cypress trees were used to construct Higgins boats in WWII.

Swamp Lands, Louisiana Swamps

  1. Louisiana land is washing away, due to erosion caused by the building of levees, drilling for oil and dredging canals, at the rate of a football field every hour.
  1. Louisiana’s wetlands too 7,000 years to form through a process called accretion in which the Mississippi River Basin flooded, depositing sediment and building land

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  1. Louisiana has the longest coastline of any U.S. state because of bays and sounds.
  1. A swamp is an area that hold water and supports woody vegetation, while a marsh is an area that hold water but supports only non-woody, soft, green vegetation.

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  1. The nutria was imported from South America in the 1930’s for fur farming.
  1. Swamps exist across every continent except Antarctica.

Swamps are a worldwide phenomenon and you can see incredible swamp-lands in a number of states in the U.S. However, Louisiana swamps are worth seeing. They offer a unique environment that can be seen no where else.

 

Airboat Adventures is a Great Place to Take the Kids for a Field Trip

February 22, 2017

Teachers today have become more creative than ever in trying to give our youth a learning experience that is impactful and one-of-a-kind. With hands-on practice and interesting experiences, kids will retain much more information by doing rather being told how to do. For a great field trip experience in Louisiana, kids of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy a world famous swamp tour offered by Airboat Adventures. By selecting Airboat Adventures for a field trip, kids and adults alike have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Louisiana wilderness surrounded by a diverse set of plants and animals native to Louisiana.

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While on a swamp tour, visitors will have the chance to immerse themselves in the nature of the Louisiana wetlands. Contrary to what some may believe, swamps tours are enjoyable throughout the entire calendar year, regardless of temperatures. With this in mind, if your child’s school does not go on a field trip to Airboat Adventures, a swamp tour is the perfect summer break experience that will not only be fun, but educational! Although enjoyable throughout the year, the most popular times are April, late October, and early November. Alligators can be seen throughout the whole year, but guests have the best opportunities to see gators when the temperatures are above 70 degrees and a bit warmer. The guides on tours at Airboat Adventures are Louisiana born and bred and have been exploring the windy waterways since they were kids. With this experience in mind, they can help answer almost any questions that parents and kids alike may have. Furthermore, each of the guides has been certified by the U.S Coast Guard to ensure a safe experience as well as a fun one.

A Little Lagniappe

Although some worry about mosquitoes on swamp tours, this is rarely an issue. Whirliwigs and dragonflies do a good job of keeping the mosquito population down and while moving in the fan-boat, mosquitoes can’t keep up. Our boats come in 2 sizes; small and large. The small boats can accommodate 6-8 passengers while the large boats can hold 15-27 passengers. For those staying in New Orleans that wish to go on a swamp tour, they may utilize the hotel pickup features which is offered in packages for both small and large boats.

Book a Tour Today!

An investment in an affordable Airboat Adventures swamp tour is a gift that children can treasure forever. To book a tour with Airboat Adventures, those interested may call by phone at 504-689-2005. Airboat Adventures may be located in Lafitte, LA at 5145 Fleming Park Road. Don’t miss out on this great place for a field trip, schedule a tour with Airboat Adventures today!

Enjoy a Winter Swamp Tour with Airboat Adventures

December 30, 2016

A Refreshing Winter Experience

For those who travel to New Orleans and those who live in New Orleans alike, there are an endless amount of attractions that make the big easy the place to be. One of the best things about Southern Louisiana and New Orleans is its temperate climate, where temperatures stay relatively warm, even during the winter months. This warm weather makes winter the perfect time to go on a swamp tour with Airboat Adventures right outside of New Orleans in Lafitte. Although swamp tours through Airboat Adventures are a great experience at any time of the year, they are especially popular in the winter because they provide a nice outside experience, and the weather in Southern Louisiana during the winter never gets too cold. A winter swamp tour in New Orleans is a great way to enjoy the outdoors!

What Makes A Swamp Tour So Great?

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By choosing to go on a swamp tour in Lafitte, visitors have an opportunity to go out in nature and see some of the most natural beauty than Louisiana has to offer. Contrary to some belief, the winter offers swamp tour visitors one of the best experiences of the whole year. During the winter the grass is only a few inches high compared to the tall grass of the summer months allowing for greater visibility of the animals around. For those most excited about seeing land animals, deer and the Louisiana famous nutria can be found most easily during the winter months. Furthermore, migratory birds like the bald eagle and waterfowl have come South to enjoy the warm air, just like visitors. Another added bonus that makes these Airboat Adventure tours so great is that mosquitoes are not a problem at any time of the year. Although less frequent during the summer months, alligators continue to make appearances during the winter when they perch on the logs to enjoy the pleasant sunshine to warm them up from the chilly water.

What Are My Swamp Tour Options

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Airboat Adventures understands that many people who visit New Orleans do so without having access to a car. To help customers, Airboat Adventures offers a pickup service to people staying at hotels in New Orleans. To accommodate groups of various sizes, two boat sizes are offered for Airboat Adventures swamp tours. For smaller groups, they may take the boats that hold 6-8 people and bigger groups may take the fan boats that hold 15-27 people. Although it does get warmer throughout the day, all of the available swamp tour times are popular and enjoyable experiences. All of the tours last from 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours. The departure times are 9:45AM, 12PM, and 2PM with 4PM and 6PM tours being offered seasonally. The guides, who give their tours 7 days a week, all grew up in the beautiful bayous of South Louisiana and love sharing their knowledge of the areas that are explored on the tours. The expert fishers and hunters know how to find where the animals are and can help you spot them. Furthermore, the guides are happy to answer any and all questions that come to mind while enjoying this warm winter experience. Swamp tours with airboat adventures are a fun group experience that’s open to almost anyone excluding children under 5, women who are pregnant, and people who suffer from serious neck or back injuries.

Try A Winter SWamp Tour

Choosing to explore the windy bends and beautiful waterways of Louisiana leaves visitors with memories that will last a lifetime and an experience people can forever share with their group. After leaving Airboat Adventures tours, people leave with happy hearts and warm hands because of the warm outside air; a beautiful contrast to the cold air everywhere else. To locate Airboat Adventures, guests may head to 5145 Fleming Park Rd, Lafitte, LA. To experience a winter swamp tour and enjoy the warm air during the cold winter months, parties interested may book a tour by calling 504-689-2005 or 888-427-9267. Book your refreshing winter swamp tour today!

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Book Exciting New Orleans Activities This Summer

May 31, 2016

Airboat Adventures are proud to be one of the best swamp tours in New Orleans. Our Louisiana alligator tours provide great fun and a hands-on learning experience for people of all ages. Get up close and personal with alligators and the exotic wildlife from endangered birds to flora and fauna not found anywhere else in the country. All of our guides are expert airboat captains Certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. They were all born and raised in Louisiana with a love for the Bayou and everything you can do in it. They are sure to show you a good time and Airboat Adventures wants you to remember it’s not just a wildlife tour… it’s an adventure!

See the swamps like you've never seen them before on an airboat tour with Airboat Adventures!

Louisiana’s Most Popular Swamp Tour

For about two hours you and your family can have the time of your lives on one of our Airboat Swamp Tours through the flourishing swamplands surrounding the city of New Orleans. You are able to get a first-hand look at the vast amount cypress trees and curving waterways. See all the different wildlife these great swamps have to offer such as a variety of bird species from hawks to bald eagles, wild white-tailed deer and much more. As one of New Orleans many grand attractions, we can’t and won’t disappoint. Our several high-speed airboats are like no other near New Orleans, we can accommodate up to 27 passengers at any time. There isn’t a bad time of year to book a New Orleans Airboat Swamp Tour but our favorite times are April, late October and early November. Winter can be a great time because the summer’s seasonal grass gets as high as six feet tall but is only inches high during the winter. Get up close and personal with alligators and the exotic wildlife from endangered birds to flora and fauna not found anywhere else in the country. You can even get a chance to see more deer, and the migratory birds such as waterfowl and bald eagles, which will have arrived by then.

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If you’re planning a trip to the Southern Louisiana area and would like to experience the real swamp in its natural state, book New Orleans activities at Airboat Adventures. You’ll be touring 20,000 acres of tidewater cypress swamp.  Make sure you bring your camera as you relax and soak up some nature as you travel high above the marshes of our Louisiana cypress swamp. During your 1 hour 45 minute to 2-hour tour you’ll have opportunities to see alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets, herons and ibis, and we sometimes see hawks, owls and bald eagles. Because when experience New Orleans activities like taking a Louisiana Bayou swamp tour or boat ride with Airboat Adventures, it’s like taking a step back in time and seeing Louisiana the way it was before the hustle and bustle of modern life. It’s a dynamic ecosystem supporting many types of aquatic and moist-soil vegetation, as well as a diverse wildlife population. You will be immersed in some of the most beautiful scenery in the world as we take you through the swamp and into the bayous lined with moss-draped cypress and tupelo gum trees. So, come join our outgoing captains on a high-speed Airboat Ride with one of our special New Orleans activities like the Louisiana Bayou swamp tours.

Contact Airboat Adventures Today

Airboat Adventures is located less than 30 minutes from the French Quarter and we are open 7 days a week. We will even pick you up from any of the downtown New Orleans hotels! Just minutes from the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Airboat Adventures offers visitors a break from Bourbon Street and an exciting alternative to commercial Louisiana Bayou swamp tours. We have several New Orleans activities like the Louisiana airboat tours leaving daily so choose the time that is best for you and prepares for some real excitement. Just call our friendly staff and they can accommodate any size party.

Take a Louisiana swamp tour

April 20, 2016

Take an authentic Louisiana swamp tour through some of Southern Louisiana’s most beautiful swamps and wetlands with Airboat Adventures! Southern Louisiana is known for its stunning swamps and marshes, as well as unique forms of wildlife and scenery. There is no better way to enjoy the swamps and become immersed into the swamp’s natural beauty than on a swamp tour with Airboat Adventures! A Louisiana swamp tour is the ideal activity for guests of all ages and interests, so bring your kids, grandparents, friends, and family, for they can all enjoy an exciting and fun day on the water. Whether you are visiting the city of New Orleans or are a local just looking for something interesting to do, then do not hesitate to call Airboat Adventures today and schedule your Louisiana swamp tour!

Witness alligators living in Louisiana's swamps with Airboat Adventures.

Going on A Louisiana Swamp Tour

When you are booking your Louisiana swamp tour with Airboat Adventures in New Orleans, you will be able to pick between two airboat sizes, depending on how many people are in your party. Airboat Adventures offers a smaller boat that can seat 6-8 passengers, which is perfect for a family or smaller group of friends. The larger boat can comfortably seat 15-27 people, which is ideal for bigger groups of people and parties. Your airboat will breeze under canopies of cypress trees and beautiful tupelo gum trees, providing you with an experience that is truly like no other. There are at least three swamp boat tours running daily, seven days a week. The first tour begins at 9:45 AM, the second at 12 PM, and the third swamp tour begins at 2 PM. During the warmer seasons, Airboat Adventures offers two additional airboat tours running at 4 PM and 6 PM, and you can even request a special sunset tour! Sunset tours are ideal for a romantic evening where you can watch the beautiful scenery dramatically change before your eyes. If you visiting New Orleans and are staying at a hotel downtown, one of the Airboat Adventures shuttles will pick you up for your tour and drop you off when the tour is over. All you have to do is call them and they will arrange a shuttle for you!

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An Experience Like No Other

Airboat Adventures provides guests with an exciting and interactive experience that guests will surely remember. Not only are you signing up for an exciting swamp tour when you book your tour with Airboat Adventures, but you are also signing up for an educational experience for your whole party! The knowledgeable tour guides at Airboat Adventures know tons of information about the swamps, and will be able to enlighten you with interesting facts as well as answer any questions you may have during the tour. All of the captains at Airboat Adventures are from the South, and all of them are incredibly passionate about their jobs and the beautiful place they live in. If you are feeling adventurous, you will have the chance to hold a baby alligator during the swamp tour! Visitors relish in the fact that they can interactively learn about the swamps and do so sitting next to friends and family and all while cruising through Louisiana’s gorgeous swamps!

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Book Your Swamp Tour with Airboat Adventures Today!

Regardless of if you are a local looking for some fun or someone visiting Louisiana or New Orleans, a swamp tour through Louisiana’s scenic swamps is an activity everyone will enjoy! You can choose from two boat sizes, and can go at a variety of offered times depending on what works best for you and your party. What are you waiting for? Come see the swamps like you have never seen them before on a Louisiana swamp tour with Airboat Adventures!

Tour the Louisiana bayou in an airboat

January 30, 2016

Mardi Gras is just around the corner, and with that comes many exciting activities like parades, parties, and more. While all of these festivities are fun, there is a whole different side to Southern Louisiana and New Orleans that is just waiting to be seen. If you are looking for something unique to do while visiting New Orleans or if you are a local just looking for a special way to spend a day, come take an airboat ride through the Louisiana bayou with Airboat Adventures! Come enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience today by giving Airboat Adventures adventures a call or visiting their convenient website for more information!

Seeing the Louisiana Bayou First-Hand

Get an authentic Louisiana experience when you book an airboat tour with Airboat Adventures in New Orleans! The knowledgeable guides are all local citizens and know the swamps like the back of their hand. They will keep you entertained with fun stories and will also inform you about Louisiana’s swamps and other interesting facts that relate. Airboat Adventures designed their swamp tours so that you can experience nature and wildlife first-hand! The airboat tours you will embark on are approximately two hours long, so you will have plenty of time to take witness to all of the unique sights around you.

Louisiana Wildlife

You will have the opportunity to see a variety of different critters while on the airboat tour, including deer, turtles, snakes, alligators, nutria, racoons, owls, egrets, herons, ibis, and even bald eagles. You can even hold a baby alligator if you are feeling daring! With several Louisiana swamp tour packages to choose from, Airboat Adventures has tour options to accommodate any party size. If you have a big group of 15-27 passengers then you can opt for the biggest airboat, or if you have a small group of just 6-8 people, you can choose the smaller boat option. Regardless of your party size, there is a boat at Airboat Adventures that is just right for you!

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Going on a Tour with Airboat Adventures

The tour guides at Airboat Adventures in New Orleans want to make sure that your experience with them is a memorable one. Airboat Adventures boat captains are very passionate about what they do, and enjoy teaching others about this beautiful place. An airboat is not a typical boat you see everywhere; an airboat is useful for the swamps because tree roots and shallow waters make navigating a standard boat quite difficult. Airboats allow you to get close to the wildlife of the swamp by going to places most boats cannot. Experience splendor in the south on a Louisiana bayou tour!

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Come Take an Airboat Tour Today!

If you are in the New Orleans area and are looking for a unique, fun, and interesting way to spend the day, then come for an airboat ride through Southern Louisiana’s bayous with Airboat Adventures! Call today or visit their convenient website on more information how you can sign up for your airboat ride today.

See the Swamp with New Orleans Airboat Tours

October 30, 2015

The Louisiana swamp is an unusual ecosystem brimming with unique wildlife. Cypress trees line the coastal deltas of Louisiana and shelter the animals below. These swamps are home to many species of fish, snapping turtles, whitetail deer, corn snakes, nutria, and alligators. Wading birds like the pelican, great blue heron, egret, hawks, and owls live among these animals here in the wetlands. The Louisiana swamp makes up over ten percent of the nation’s wetlands and is an important food source globally. The wet, subtropical climate of Louisiana allows plants like water lilies, cattails, marsh grass, and majestic cypress and tupelo trees to flourish almost year-round.

Because of the geographic position of these swamplands, they are unlike any other in the world. The best way to experience and explore this awe-inspiring landscape is to take a trip and see it firsthand.

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New Orleans Airboat Tours

Airboat Adventures offers New Orleans airboat tours year-round. Multiple airboat tours occur daily, so you can view the vast, 20,000-acre swamp we navigate at almost any time. Learn about the swamp from our passionate, knowledgeable airboat tour guides and interact with exotic wildlife like the infamous alligator. All of our New Orleans airboat tour guides are U.S. Coast Guard certified. Your tour guide may even feed the wild alligators or let you hold a baby gator!

Airboat Sizes and Tour Sizes

Two airboat sizes are available for your tour of the Louisiana swamps. Our 6-8 passenger airboat allows easy maneuverability through the hidden channels of the marsh. Our bigger 15-27 passenger airboat allows larger groups to remain together and learn about the swamp hands-on. Our tours last for nearly two hours, so you have plenty of exposure to Louisiana swampland ecosystem and the vast information your tour guide can teach you about this special place! Airboat Adventures can accommodate any size group that would like to tour the swamp.
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New Orleans airboat tours are an adventure for the whole family. Children ages five and up can participate in the educational swamp tours we offer seven days a week. Even Louisiana locals enjoy coming down to the swamp and spending the day cruising their backyard swamp in an open-top airboat. Alternatively, if you are just visiting New Orleans, Airboat Adventures makes seeing the swamp simple with free hotel pickup service for all French Quarter hotels. Our friendly New Orleans airboat tour staff will also drive you back to your hotel after your fun swamp tour experience. If you are ready for the adventure of a lifetime, call Airboat Adventures today!

Take An Exciting Air boat Adventure With Us

September 15, 2015

Air boat Adventures offers personal air boat tours through the South Louisiana Bayous and Swamps. Take an exciting Air boat Adventure at Air boat Adventures in New Orleans with our outgoing captains on a high speed Airboat Ride. It’s a dynamic ecosystem supporting many types of aquatic and moist-soil vegetation, as well as a diverse wildlife population. During your 1 hour 45 minute to 2 hour wildlife tour you’ll have opportunities to see alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets, herons and ibis, and we sometimes see hawks, owls and bald eagles. New Orleans’ most popular Air boat Adventure Tour has many packages to choose from. Just call our friendly staff and they can accommodate any size party. Your New Orleans Air boat Adventure Tour awaits in New Orleans, with numerous airboats onsite we may accommodate any size of party you may have.

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Louisiana Air boat Ride

All of our guides are expert airboat captains Certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. They were all born and raised in Louisiana with a love for the swamp and everything you can do in it. They are sure to show you a good time and Air boat Adventures wants you to remember it’s not just a wildlife tour… it’s an adventure!

There isn’t a bad time of year to book a New Orleans Air boat Adventure Tour but our favorite times are April, late October and early November. Winter can be a great time because the summer’s seasonal grass gets as high as six feet tall but is only inches high during the winter. Get up close and personal with alligators and the exotic wildlife from endangered birds to flora and fauna not found anywhere else in the country. You can even get a chance to see more deer, and the migratory birds such as waterfowl and bald eagles, which will have arrived by then.

For about two hours you and your family can have the time of your lives on one of our Air boat Adventure Tours through the flourishing swamplands surrounding the city of New Orleans. You are able to get a first hand look at the vast amount cypress trees and curving waterways. See all the different wildlife these great swamps have to offer such as a variety of bird species from hawks to bald eagles, wild white-tailed deer and much more. As one of New Orleans’ many grand attractions we can’t and wont disappoint. Our several high-speed airboats are like no other near New Orleans, we can accommodate up to 27 passengers at any time.

An Airboat Adventure Worth While

New Orleans has a lot to offer no matter if you’re just visiting for the weekend or planning to start a life here. With amazing hotels downtown, there is no place like the French Quarters during Mardi Gras where people come from all around the world to experience an exciting tradition that started in 1837.

We know convenience is everything, that’s why we offer hotel pick-up only 30 minutes away from downtown New Orleans to transport you and your family to your Air boat Adventure Tour. New Orleans Airboat Adventures will do everything in our power to make your group travel efficient and stress free as possible. We offer morning wildlife tours as well as afternoon and late afternoon wildlife tours for those of you who understandably stayed out late in the city’s electrifying nightlife.

Tour Louisiana Swamps at Air boat Adventures

New Orleans is one of the most historically picturesque and culturally defined cities in America. From its amazing jazz music heard through out the streets to the exquisite dining experienced by millions every year. During your trip to New Orleans you should visit Airboat Adventures and experience a side of Louisiana not many have had the pleasure of knowing. Start your adventure today and call offices for more information.