Airboat Adventures’ Springtime Swamp Tours in Louisiana gives everyone from lifetime residents to new visitors to “The Pelican State” an opportunity to see what makes Louisiana special. Just a 30 minute drive from New Orleans, Airboat Adventures provides a fast, fun, and safe way to see the inhabitants of the swamps characteristic to our state, from bald cypress trees hundreds of years old to newborn ibises and egrets.
As the company name suggests, the tours are conducted via airboats, long, shallow-bottomed vessels propelled by giants fans protected by large steel cages. The shallow bottom allows airboats to travel in shallow water where typical inboard or outboard boat engines would prove useless. The guides on the tours are experienced airboat captains with certifications by the US Coast Guard, so you and your group can relax and enjoy the scenery around you. What better way to take a springtime swamp tour in Louisiana than in a traditional transportation system that’s been used for over 80 years?
Each tour lasts between 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours. This gives you plenty of opportunities to see alligators, snakes, turtles, a wide variety of waterfowl, and much more. It’s also the best time to see mammals like white-tailed deer, raccoon, and nutria who normally become nocturnal in the heat of summer.
Airboat Adventures offers pick-up and drop-off options to all hotels in downtown New Orleans, easily scheduled by phone call. There are numerous airboats on-site so any size party can be accommodated, with 6-8 passenger boats for smaller parties and 15-27 passenger boats for large groups.
There are a variety of times available for tours:
- 9:45 AM
- 12:00 PM
- 2:00 PM
- 4:00 PM (Seasonal)
- 6:00 PM (Seasonal)
Just call and schedule whatever time works for you! With a small additional fee, evening/sunset tours are available upon request, as well as longer or shorter tours. Airboat Adventures is open 7 days a week so call and schedule your tour anytime!
Contact Airboat Adventures for information about prices, reservations, and pickups for your Springtime Swamp Tour in Louisiana today at 504-689-2005 or toll free at 1-888-467-9267. Gift Certificates are also available. If you have any other questions or concerns regarding the tours, check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of the website.
*Tours by Airboat Adventures, LLC are subject to cancellation in dangerous weather. Airboats are high speed, open boats without a top. Airboat Adventures, LLC is not responsible for any cameras/video equipment lost or damaged due to water, splashes, or rain. Pregnant women, children under 5 years old, and people with neck/back problems are not allowed to ride airboats. All payments are nonrefundable. Prices are subject to change.