New Orleans Swamp Tours: Everything You Need to Know

July 28, 2021

In this post-COVID era, travel is officially back in full swing. And Louisiana is one of the ideal destinations for families, celebrations, and impromptu trips. With the bustling city vibes of the French Quarter in downtown New Orleans, the peaceful calm of the swamps and rural surroundings, and everything in between, we’ve got something for every type of vacationer. 

That means people from all over the country are flocking to New Orleans for outdoor activities, unique sightseeing, and a little adventure to go with their Hurricane cocktails and po boys. 

If you’re planning to visit New Orleans any time soon, a swamp tour should be at the top of your list. It’s a picturesque way to see the Louisiana wildlife in its natural habitat, check out the unique world of the bayou, and even catch a cool breeze. 

We’ve pulled together some of the research for you, so you know exactly what type of tour to take, and what to expect once you get there. Here’s everything you need to know before buying your tickets for a New Orleans swamp tour. 

Are swamp tours open in New Orleans?

Yes, swamp tours are going strong in the summer of 2021. 

This open-air adventure is actually one of the safest activities you can book during your trip to New Orleans. You’ll be outside enjoying the fresh air, far away from the rowdy New Orleans crowds. Local Louisiana tour companies are also taking every precaution to ensure visitors are safe and confident taking their bayou tour. 

If you’d like to reserve a private boat for your group tour, give us a call and we’ll set up a private, guided tour experience.

Are swamp tours safe? 

Yes, New Orleans swamp tours are perfectly safe for people of all ages. Every boat is equipped with life preservers and safety gear, and led by a bayou-raised, local tour guide who knows the ins and outs of the bayou. 

Louisiana boat captains know the local wildlife better than anyone. They’re skilled at identifying alligators and wild boar from afar so they carefully approach the wildlife without alarming them, or you. Even when you encounter wild gators, you can rest assured that your tour guide is a pro at giving you the best view, without endangering anyone on the boat or disrupting the natural environment. So you can get that coveted alligator photo without ever worrying about your own safety. 

Airboat Adventures is also taking extra precautions to sanitize all surfaces on a regular basis. And since you’ll be in the open air for the entire tour, this is truly one of the safest activities you can book in New Orleans.

How much does a swamp tour cost?

Depending on the type of tour you take, tickets for a New Orleans swamp tour could cost anywhere from $30-$100. That’s a wide range, because you’ll need to consider what kind of boat you want to take a ride in, how reputable the tour company is, and whether you want to rent out a private boat for your own group. 

Airboat Adventures boasts some of the most knowledgeable captains in the area, and offer swamp tours starting at $55 per person. If you want to get even closer to the bayou wildlife, you can book a seat on a smaller airboat for $79 per person. For that ticket price, you’ll enjoy the unique experience of viewing the bayou from a small airboat with 6-8 passengers (faster and peppier than the typical pontoon boat). 

Are New Orleans swamp tours worth it?

Yes, your swamp tour is more than worth the price of admission: keep in mind that this is a one-of-a-kind adventure that you’ll only find in select parts of the country. It’s also much different from the more common New Orleans experiences, like walking Bourbon Street and taking historic house tours. (Don’t worry, there will be time for that after!). Need transportation? Don’t worry, Airboat Adventures also offers roundtrip transportation from downtown New Orleans for an additional $20 per person.

While on tour, you’ll sail past natural cypress trees that form the backdrop of breathtaking photos and life-long memories. And you can take advantage of your time with a local Louisiana native by asking your boat captain all your questions about Louisiana wildlife, history, and even culture.

After seeing real-life alligators, wild boar and other critters in their natural environment, a bayou tour is bound to be the highlight of your trip. Whether you’re traveling with a group, your family, or solo, swamp tours are truly worth the ticket price and travel time. 

What should I wear on a swamp tour?

Make sure you wear comfortable clothes that can withstand a splash here and there. Closed-toe shoes are recommended, so you can easily board the boat (and pivot fast to catch every alligator shot!). If you have it handy, toss in a bottle of bug spray and sunscreen to be safe (even if it’s overcast in the morning; the weather in Louisiana is notorious for changing by the hour). Also, don’t forget your sunglasses!

And otherwise, keep your packing light. You’ll need to stow away everything you bring under a seat on the boat so it doesn’t slide around or get wet. 

If you’re taking an airboat tour, remember that airboats pick up speed, so you may want to wear an extra layer in the fall and winter. 

What will I see on a New Orleans bayou tour?

You can expect to see alligators, a variety of bird life, and maybe even turtles and water snakes (from a safe distance!). An experienced guide will also point out the unique trees and plants that are native to the swamp environment. Depending on the tour, you may also see traditional Cajun fishing cabins where locals harvest crawfish and other seafood. 

You’ll see different types of wildlife at certain times of day or year. If you have any questions about what you’ll see on your swamp adventure, contact a local tour company

What’s the difference between an alligator and a crocodile?

You can easily tell the difference between an alligator and a crocodile based on the shape of their snout: alligators have more rounded mouths, while crocodiles have longer, more narrow heads. 

But if you see any massive reptile floating through a Louisiana swamp, you can be sure it’s an alligator. Only gators are native to Louisiana bayous; not crocodiles. Alligators continue to grow throughout their entire lifetime. They can live into their 50’s, and have been known to reach up to 500 lbs!

How long is a swamp tour?

Most bayou tours last around 2 hours, which is just enough time to explore the swamp, relax, and take as many photos as you can. 

If you’re staying in downtown New Orleans, it will likely be a 45 minute drive to get out to the bayou depending on traffic, so keep that in mind when you’re planning your day. The tour itself is well worth the extra travel time, since you’ll see a whole other aspect of Louisiana that you won’t want to miss. 

What is an airboat?

An airboat is a flat-bottomed boat with a raised propeller. You can easily identify an airboat by the large, raised fan in the back that powers the boat forward. 

They’re ideal for navigating shallow waters. Airboats have become increasingly popular for ecotours, since they can reach relatively high speeds, and are safe for the local environment. They originally gained popularity in Florida, but now you can enjoy the Louisiana bayou by airboat, too. 

Should I take a swamp tour on an airboat or pontoon boat?

Some swamp tour companies specialize in airboat rides, while others offer tours in pontoon boats. The main difference is that pontoon boats are quieter and can’t go nearly as fast as airboats can. 

For Louisiana swamp tours, many travelers prefer airboats: they go faster, which means you may get to explore more of the swamp in a short period of time. You’ll also enjoy a cool breeze as you speed through the bayou, which is especially refreshing during a New Orleans summer. Your airboat captain will always slow down and pause so you can get up close to the alligators, so you’ll get the best of both worlds.

Which swamp tours have the best reviews in New Orleans?

Airboat Adventures is one of the most highly ranked tour companies in New Orleans. They’ve earned 4.5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor, as well as a rating of 4.7 out of 5 on Google.

What are the best swamp tours in New Orleans?

Airboat Adventures offers some of the all-around best swamp tours in the area. They’re well-established, with a team of experienced boat captains who know exactly where to go to introduce you to alligators, wild boar, and more. You’ll learn all about the bayou, and the wide range of plants and animals that call Louisiana home. 

If you’re looking for a more laid-back tour of the swamp, another well-regarded tour provider is Adventures of Jean Lafitte, offering pontoon boat tours.

Swamp tours are one of the most popular New Orleans activities, so you have options when it comes to choosing a tour company. Regardless of who you choose, you’ll want to reserve a spot with a tour company that’s earned plenty of positive reviews and customer testimonials

Get ready for an amazing tour experience.

No matter what time of year you take your tour, what you wear, or what kind of boat you choose, a swamp tour will offer you a truly unique, Louisiana experience. Visitors and locals alike learn and see something new on every bayou tour. And a relaxing, guided exploration of the Louisiana swampland is a perfect contrast to the busy world of the French Quarter. 

If you have any more questions about what to expect on your swamp tour, give us a call. And laissez les bons temps rouler! 

Come Airboat Riding With Your Children To Make Lifelong Memories

August 20, 2019

When you’re a parent, the search for new and fun activities for you and your children to do is never-ending. However, with the constant new events popping up all over New Orleans, it’s hard to tell what your kids would actually enjoy. The great thing about taking an airboat ride with children is it’s an exciting experience all ages and interests! Whether your child is quiet or bursting with energy, they are going to LOVE the sense of adventure Airboat Adventures gives them.


Who doesn’t love taking a joy ride every now and then? The rush of the wind against your face and hair is enough to get even adults giddy when you’re cruising down Bayou Barataria. Our airboats breeze down the bayou at just the right speed to get the adrenaline lovers giddy but not too fast for some of our more timid passengers. Truly, airboat rides are perfect for children who love a rush of excitement.

See All The Local Louisiana Wildlife

From our ancient alligators to our graceful egrets, there is absolutely no limit to how many wild animals your kids might see! Our Louisiana bayous are home to a huge population of many diverse species. Species that you won’t be able to see anywhere else in the world but in the swamplands.  It’s safe to say, your family will need to go on more than just one airboat ride to see it all.

A Change Of Pace From Playing Inside

There is so much new technology that comes out at what seems like an unending pace. And our children are the ones who connect to these gadgets more often than not. While a lot of technology is really cool and useful to our daily lives, it’s sometimes hard to disconnect. So, why not take a ride? Airboat riding with your children is a great way to allow them to disconnect with the virtual world and reconnect outside. In fact, outside play and interaction is linked to a multitude of benefits for kids. More time spent outside offers not only physical benefits but mental as well. Besides, what’s a better way to have some fun with the family than going on a new adventure?

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Book An Airboat Ride With Your Children Today

Get out of the house and take your young ones on an adventure they will never forget! Book your appointment with us to begin your adventure. If you have any questions for our professionals, feel free to call us at 504-689-2005 or if you prefer, email us at We can’t wait to give you and your family the adventure they need. Take an adventure with your children today!

New Orleans Activities For The Whole Family

February 27, 2019

No matter where you go, no other place in the world is like the Crescent City. The food is captivating, the culture is fascinating, even the environment is breathtaking. Louisiana’s swamps are second to none and are a must-see when visiting New Orleans. But why should you choose us? When it comes to New Orleans activities, Airboat Adventures has what you need. You’ll be in for an unforgettable vacation!

What We Offer

Airboat Adventures’ Swamp Tours last for an hour and forty-five minutes at a time. These tours will not only allow you to see the flora that our swamps hold, but also the magnificent fauna. Louisiana’s swamps are home to many species that are hard to see anywhere else. Alligators, egrets, nutria, and more!

Got a big party with you? Don’t worry about it. Due to our numerous boats available, we can accommodate any size group. Of these boats, we have two sizes available. The smaller one holds up to eight people. The larger, however, can hold 15 to 30 individuals.

If you’re staying at a hotel in New Orleans, we offer pickup services! Please be ready to leave at your hotel’s entrance one hour and fifteen minutes before your tour time. We ask this of our visitors because our drivers run a rather tight ship! Being late could cause you to miss your tour time.

Have Some Concerns?

Some of you may have worries, but let us relieve some of those! All of our airboat captains are certified by the U.S. Coast Guard, so you know that you’ll be in good hands. One of the other things that turn people off of airboat tours tends to be the concern of mosquitos and other bugs. Since Louisiana has a naturally high humidity level, mosquitos tend to be everywhere. However! To combat this, we’ve done our part for our patrons. Our whirligigs, dragonflies, and other insects help keep the mosquito population down. On occasion, if the population does get larger, we will spray around the bayou. If our guests feel as if this is not enough, we do encourage the use of bug repellant.

If there are any concerns we didn’t answer, you can always contact us directly at 504-689-2005 or consult our FAQ!

Other Unforgettable New Orleans Activities

Before your tour, there’s a number of other activities New Orleans has in store. A few examples would have to be:

  • Grab a beignet to eat before or after you get on the water.
  • Visit one of the city’s famous historical landmarks.
  • Grab a drink on Bourbon Street.
  • And many, many more sights and scenes!

Although, no matter who you ask, everyone will say nothing is like riding a tour on the water.

Book A Tour Today

New Orleans activities usually include something revolving around our beloved swamps. Airboat Adventures just happen to have the best swamp tours around. That’s why you should call ahead and book a tour today. Due to such high demand, we suggest our visitors schedule a reservation ahead of time. If you have a question for us beforehand, feel free to call us or contact us directly. At Airboat Adventures, we can’t wait to take you on the ride of your life.

Learn, Laugh, and Live on New Orleans Swamp Tours

December 17, 2018

When planning a New Orleans vacation, many tour ideas can spring to your mind (and to your computer screen). Touring old homes can teach us about how people before us lived as well as architecture. Food tours are a great way to dive face-first into a different culture. There are even ghost tours for those willing to brave the Crescent City’s spooky past. But no visit to the Bayou State is complete without taking one of the New Orleans swamp tours.

Learn Something New on New Orleans Swamp Tours

So, what exactly is a swamp? How exactly is it different from a bayou or a marsh or wetlands? You hear and see these words often while mapping your trip. Many people use this words interchangeably, and the mistake is harmless. But if you really want to be a stickler, here are the primary differences.

  • Swamps are the wet, wooded lands where water remains standing for some months out of the year. Bald cypress trees are almost always there.
  • Bayous are the (very) slow-moving waterways that flow through swamps. The current is barely noticeable. But, bayous can still be mistakenly called streams or rivers.
  • Marshes can be freshwater, brackish, or saltwater. You can find them adjacent to rivers, pond, lakes, and coastlines.
  • Wetlands are the broad term for land featuring rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps. Though it is ecologically correct, you don’t hear this term as often in Louisiana.

Meet Some True Characters

In Disney World, meeting a character involves waiting in a long line. Once you get to the front, you ask someone dressed up as Donald Duck for an autograph. On New Orleans swamp tours, meeting characters means something a bit wilder. Spot an alligator meandering through the slow-moving waters. Take in a heron or egret soaring gracefully above you. As far as mammals, nutria and raccoons might delight you with an appearance.

Laugh Your Way Along

On airboat swamp tours, you’re speeding through the swamps. You’re surrounded by beautiful, otherworldly scenery. How can that NOT elicit a laugh of joy? Another thing that might make you laugh? Your tour guides. We didn’t mention them in the paragraph above, but they are definitely characters. In some capacity, they are native creatures to the swamps too. All of them are expert airboat captains certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. They’ll guide you safely on your thrilling watery jaunt. And all the while sharing stories aplenty to entertain and educate.

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Live It Up

Are you interested in this one-of-a-kind, bucket-list experience? Reach out to Airboat Adventures. Give us a call at 504-689-2005 or book online now. Did we mention we pick you up from your hotel? Since we’re handling all the logistics, a swamp tour adventure has never been more accessible. Once you’ve scheduled your visit, follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep the excitement up.  

4 Affordable New Orleans Activities in 2018

January 29, 2018

New Orleans is the perfect destination if you are traveling on a budget. Its rich culture, food, and sounds mixed with a whole lot of southern hospitality makes for an amazing time. The unique beauty of New Orleans allows for so many sights to see and things to do with little to no money. Here are four affordable New Orleans activities in 2018 that will have you and your wallet smiling. 4 Affordable New Orleans Activities in 2018

Cafe Du Monde

As one of the most popular tourist attractions, Cafe Du Monde is the essence of all things New Orleans: good food amongst rich culture and great company. Indulge yourself in some fried dough covered in delicious powdered sugar. You may also choose to wash down all that powdery goodness with some famous coffee au lait. The original french market coffee stand that was established in 1862 is still going strong today.  Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and prices as low as $10 per plate of 3 beignets, you and your stomach will not want to miss out.

Swamp Tour

It is hard not to think of a swamp when you think of New Orleans. A swamp tour is definitely one of the things you have to do while you’re in New Orleans. And the best part? A swamp tour with Airboat Adventures offers different packages according to your party size. Starting at $55 a person, our large boats can accommodate up to 27 people. Come check out 20,000 acres of exotic wildlife and alligators as long as a car with our high-energy and passionate boat captains. Once your ride is done, enjoy our air-conditioned facility, gift shop, and southern Louisiana’s only albino alligator.

Audubon Zoo

This world-renowned zoo is home to over 15,000 animals and several neat exhibits. Whether you want to take a trip through the African Savanna, dance with the flamingos, or want to see the Swamp exhibit, there is an exhibit for everyone. At only $22.95 for adults, this is a great way to get outdoors and explore exotic wildlife within the confines of New Orleans.

National World War II Museum

Ranked as one of New Orleans’s best attractions, the National World War II Museum is the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon in the city. Learn about the tribulations and triumphs of World War II in an informative and engaging way. You have the ability to see the amazing 4D cinematic experience narrated by Tom Hanks, explore Louisiana’s role in the WWII, learn more about the D-Day invasion of Normandy and more. Whether you are a history buff or are looking for an affordable way to spend your time in New Orleans, $27 per ticket gives you a lifetime of knowledge about an event that shaped the world.

Want to Learn More? Call Us!

New Orleans has repeatedly been one of the top places to visit year after year. With everything it has to offer, there is no doubt that you will have a good time at an affordable price in the big easy. If you are ready to experience alligators as big as seventeen feet, would like to see an albino alligator, or want to see Louisiana swamp creatures, Airboat Adventures is the place. Call us at 1-888-467-9267 or book a tour here.


3 of the Best New Orleans Adventures for Kids in 2018

December 30, 2017

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Despite Its Reputation, New Orleans is a Fun City for Kids as Well!

Although New Orleans often gets a poor reputation based on iconic landmarks such as Bourbon street, there are so many exciting things to do outside of those confines! Millions of families come to the city of seafood, beignets, and jazz music in pursuit of a great time. If you are wondering what a family could possibly do in New Orleans, we got you covered! Listed below are 3 of the coolest New Orleans adventures for kids in 2018.

New Orleans Swamp Tour

If you are looking for a jaw dropping experience for the family, an Airboat Adventures swamp tour will not disappoint. With over 20,000 acres of exotic wildlife, alligators up to seventeen feet, an air-conditioned indoor facility, and the only albino alligator in South Louisiana, there is so much to see with Airboat Adventures. There is no better way to show the kids what New Orleans is all about than a tour into the depths of cajun country. Visit our website if you are ready to book the adventure of a lifetime.

Haunted History Tours

There is no better place to hear of ghostly tales of the past than New Orleans. With its historic architecture, roots that date back to the 18th century, and a lot of culture, this city is the breeding ground for some of the best tours in the nation. From cemetery tours, to ghost tours, to even vampire tours… a haunted tour is one of the best New Orleans adventures for kids in 2018.

Mardi Gras World  

With Mardi Gras coming up, nothing is more fun than taking the kids to see the magic behind this spectacular festival! In a warehouse filled with authentic floats, you and your family will have a blast navigating through the brightly colored designs and the dress-up costume trunks. Better yet, Mardi Gras World offers tours and is open 7 days a week!

Want More Information? Call the Connoisseurs of all Things New Orleans!  

If you would like to know more about the adventures listed above, are interested in booking a swamp tour, or would just like to talk all things New Orleans, give us a call! As natives of Louisiana, we are here to help and want to give you and your family the very best experience possible.


Top 10 Outdoors Events in New Orleans

December 28, 2017

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New Orleans has justly earned its reputation as one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the nation. From its scenery, indulgent food, and rich culture, New Orleans is where you should be. Whether you are visiting for the weekend or are a local, there is so much to do and see. Here are some of the top 10 outdoors events in New Orleans that will certainly not leave you disappointed.

Airboat Adventures Swamp Tour  

This thrill-filled, high speed swamp tour most definitely lives up to its name. Not only will you have the opportunity to glide through 20,000 acres of cajun country, but you have the chance to get up close and personal with gators up to seventeen feet. Airboat Adventures boasts South Louisiana’s only albino alligator. Filled with exotic wildlife and beautiful scenery, this swamp tour will be a jaw-dropping experience that you’ll never forget.

Audubon Zoo

It’s reputation speaks for itself. The Audubon Zoo is one of the most widely-known zoos in the nation. With over 58 acres and 2,000 animals, it is guaranteed fun for the whole family. From giraffes, to exhibits such as the Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle, there is so much to see and do at the zoo.

Global Wildlife Center

The Global Wildlife Center offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown New Orleans. It provides 90 minute covered wagon tours to see 40 species and 2,700 animals on 900-acres of predator-free land. Oh, and you CAN feed the animals!

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

The spring is a special time in New Orleans. Not only does Mardi Gras, one of the biggest festivals in the world, take place, but another New Orleans trademark known as the Jazz and Heritage Festival happens in late spring as well. Between the delectable food, fest shows around town and soothing sounds of jazz, there is nothing more New Orleans. Held at the end of April and beginning of May, this is one of the top 10 outdoor events in New Orleans.

Garden District Walking Tour

The Garden District’s timeless beauty has crafted it as one of the most prominent areas to visit in New Orleans. The grandiose mansions and weeping willows make for an exquisite tour. On the tour you can expect to stroll past private gardens, homes of the famous, and even cemeteries.

City Segway Tours

Want to cruise the city in style? City Segway Tours offer an easy and fun way to tour the great city of New Orleans. Locally owned and operated, these tours offer up to three hours of 2-wheeled fun and bring you across various acclaimed landmarks.

Audubon Park Golf Course

This beautiful golf course was not only designed by golf architect Denis Griffiths, but it is also ranked one of the top city golf courses in the world by CNN. With stately oak trees and the St. Charles streetcar line near by, it is the perfect place to spend an afternoon.

Confederacy of Cruisers

Did you know that New Orleans is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the U.S.? Vendors such as Confederacy of Cruisers have started booming, offering guided rides and rental bikes. The tour includes 2.6 miles on the new Lafitte Greenway bicycle trail that extends from the French Quarter to Mid-City.

New Orleans Jogging Tour  

Want to kill two birds with one stone? Why not get in a great workout while touring one of the most vibrant cities in the nation. New Orleans jogging tours offer an educational, two-hour jogs that encapsulate some of the major landmarks in New Orleans. From the French Quarter and Mississippi riverfront, to the Central Business District and Garden District, the six-mile trek is the perfect way to learn more about New Orleans’s rich history while getting a sweat.

Contact Airboat Adventures For Outdoor Adventures!

If you want to try something new and adventurous, New Orleans is the perfect place to do it! Whether you want more information about the different things to do outdoors, New Orleans in general, or are ready to book your swamp tour, don’t hesitate to contact us! Come experience one of the top 10 outdoors events in New Orleans!


4 Exciting Adventures for Kids in New Orleans

November 27, 2017

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New Orleans is notorious for being one of the most diverse, exciting, and authentic cities in the nation. While its reputation as a “fun” city for adults to let loose is well-known, there are so many things to do for children and families as well! That’s what is so great about this unique city. There is something to do for absolutely everyone, no matter the age. Listed below are some of the most exciting adventures for kids in New Orleans that prove the city’s value for people of all ages.

New Orleans Swamp Tour

What comes to mind when you think of New Orleans? Probably some spicy gumbo, powdery beignets at Cafe Du Monde, and jazz music playing in the French Quarter. What if we told you that there are alligators as big as seventeen feet just thirty minutes outside the city? That’s right. Airboat Adventures Swamp Tours give you the experience of a lifetime as you encounter exotic wildlife, alligators of all shapes, sizes, and colors. With airboats that can accommodate up to 30 people and over 20,000 acres of swampland, there is much opportunity to be had. There is no better way to experience New Orleans as a family than to go on a swamp tour. The kids will be absolutely enthralled as they come up close and personal to one of the most mysterious and interesting creatures of the swamp. Visit the Airboat Adventures website to book the experience of a lifetime.

City Park Picnic

City Park is one of the central locations for festivities in New Orleans. People across the globe gather here for art festivals, popular fundraisers, holiday events, tours, and so much more! If you are looking for an affordable and fun-filled afternoon with the family, you really can’t go wrong with City Park. Make some sandwiches, bring a blanket and you’re set for the afternoon! With so much scenery and activities going on, it’s an enjoyable time for everyone.

Aquarium of the Americas

Immerse yourself in an underwater world at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Located on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter, this renowned aquarium is a great way to spend the day with the family. They offer discounted tickets prices for children under 12, which is suitable for families who plan to bring children. With over 15,000 sea creatures and almost 600 species, the Aquarium of the Americas is one of the coolest adventures for kids in New Orleans.

Audubon Zoo

The Audubon Zoo is not only one of the most famous attractions in New Orleans, but  in all of Louisiana. We don’t really have to go into details because its reputation precedes itself. With over 2,000 animals spanning 58 acres, it deserves its recognition as one of the tops zoos in the country. From gorillas to the Louisiana swamp exhibit with a white alligator with blue eyes; there is so much adventure for kids in New Orleans at the Audubon Zoo!

Choose the Most Exciting Adventure of All

As you can see, New Orleans has so much to offer. From sharks, to giraffes, to alligators, there is so much adventure to be had! If you want more tour ideas from aficionados of all things cajun, give us a call at 1-888-467-9267, or book a tour and we’ll show you what adventures for kids in New Orleans truly looks like.

The Coolest Things To Do Outdoors in New Orleans

November 20, 2017

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Outdors In New Orleans: What To Do

While New Orleans has a reputation of being one big “adult” playground, there are plenty of exciting things to do outside of this category. Fall weather is the perfect time to explore all New Orleans has to offer outdoors without being drenched in sweat. Here are some of the coolest things to do outdoors in New Orleans around this time of year.

1. Audubon Zoo

Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! The Audubon Zoo is a nationally recognized zoo with 58 acres of land and over 2,000 animals, including elephants! It’s even home to two rare white alligators with blue eyes. How cool is that? With a variety of creatures native to Louisiana and an extraordinary swamp exhibit, the Audubon Zoo is one stop you won’t want to miss. Bring the whole family for a day filled of “Ooh’s” and “Ah’s”.

2. Airboat Adventures Swamp Tour

The Audubon Zoo is not the only location with rare alligators. Airboat Adventures Swamp Tours is the home of Southern Louisiana’s only albino alligator. Her name is Sugar and she is quite sweet. Airboat Adventures not only offers a large, air-conditioned indoor facility filled with exotic animals, but they have over 20,000 acres of swampland. If you have always dreamt of seeing alligators up to seventeen feet up close, this tour is for you.

3. Festivals

New Orleans has a festival for everything. Whether you are a lover of gumbo, jazz music, or fFrenchfilms, there is a festival to suit your interests. As one of the most culturally diverse, exciting, and lively places to visit there is something for everyone. No matter what time of year, there is always a festival to celebrate in New Orleans.

4. City Segway Tours

What could be cooler than touring New Orleans on foot? Touring it on a segway of course! Navigate through neighborhoods in the French Quarter, all the way to the Marigny and Treme. The guides have a plethora of knowledge and are lovers of all things New Orleans. Save time and energy while learning all about the city with a City Segway tour.

5. Garden District Walking Tour

If you are trying to get your steps in and want to save money, a walking tour may be just for you! New Orleans has some of the most beautiful historical buildings in the country. Take a tour through the Garden District and you will see Antebellum mansions, sweeping willows, private gardens and famous residencies! As a city full of rich culture and history, you won’t run out of things to see!

6. City Park

At the heart of New Orleans is 1,300 acres of green space called City Park. City Park features some of the most unique festivals and parades New Orleans has to offer. City Park is also home to original artwork, sports facilities, and esteemed attractions such as the New Orleans Museum of Art and Botanical Gardens. Whether you are with friends or with the family, City Park has something for everyone!

Big Gators and Murky Swamps. You Can’t Get More New Orleans.

As you can see, there is a reason that New Orleans is one of the most popular city for tourists! Whether you are visiting New Orleans for a weekend, or are a local, it is hard to get bored. If you are looking for an exciting excursion for a reasonable price, an Airboat Adventures has just what you’re looking for. With gators of all sizes and colors, exotic wildlife, and the best team of navigators Louisiana has to offer, an Airboat Adventures Swamp Tour definitely tops the list of coolest things to do outdoors in New Orleans. It would be a shame if you didn’t see a gator while in New Orleans, so join us for the chance to get up close and personal with gators up to seventeen feet long! Visit our Swamp Tours page to get more information about our different packages.

Don’t Miss Out on the Coolest Tour in New Orleans!

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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.