6 Adventurous Things To Do in New Orleans for Families

October 29, 2017

We know that families visiting New Orleans often do not have a lot of options. Bourbon Street and all of the adult fun that goes along with it pretty much precludes families from being able to enjoy everything the city has to offer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have find adventurous things to do in New Orleans for families.

6 Adventurous Things To Do in New Orleans for Families

1.) Mardi Gras World

Mardi Gras World might sound like it has more to do with typical New Orleans revelry than you’d like, but in reality it’s a wholesome experience. Mardi Gras floats as far as the eye can see inside warehouses, so it’s good to visit during rain or shine. Don’t miss out on the dress-up costume trunks! They’re a hit with the kids.

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2.) Airboat Adventures

What could be more exciting that zooming around the swamps outside New Orleans interacting with alligators and other swamp creatures? Not much if you ask us. Riding on an airboat is not an opportunity you’ll get in many other circumstances. Take advantage of the opportunity while you have it!

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3.) Steamboat Natchez

The Steamboat Natchez moseys along the Mississippi River. Although it might not sound as “adventurous” as an airboat ride, it is still something you won’t get an opportunity to do in many other cities. This is a slightly more expensive option, but it offers views of New Orleans that are incredibly unique.

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4.) Storyland in City Park

City Park is a great destination for visitors to New Orleans who are looking for family friendly activities. But Storyland in City Park is an especially unique attraction. It offers more than 25 larger-than-life sculptures modeled after various storybook characters. The playground even gives kids the opportunity to play on Captain Hook’s pirate ship, the Whale from Pinocchio, and a dragon slide!

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5.) Louisiana Children’s Museum

Anyone who has ever been to a children’s museum can vouch for how fun they are for all ages. Louisiana’s version has 30,000 square feet of fun and more than 100 hands-on exhibits. You certainly won’t be bored, we can promise you that!

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6.) Audubon Zoo

The Audubon Zoo is underrated, by both locals and tourists. It is consistently ranked as one of the top zoos in the country and has more than 1,300 creatures in its confines, ranging from komodo dragons to giraffes. And don’t forget to take the young ones on the Swamp Train!

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That’s just six ideas. If you’d like more, please do not hesitate to call us and ask. If you book a tour¬†with us, we’ll give you tour ideas above and beyond this.

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!