Swamp Tours: See More than Just Alligators

February 25, 2014

Most people visit Airboat Adventures for a chance to see wild alligators up close. And while there’s no denying that gators are a definite highlight of the trip, we have a lot more to offer on a guided swamp tour in New Orleans. Many visitors hear the word “swamp” and expect murky waters and drab surroundings, but this impression couldn’t be farther from the truth! The New Orleans swamps hold an abundance of diverse plants and animals, and our guided tours let you get a glimpse into this fascinating world like you’ve never seen it before!

Experience a Variety of Wildlife

Many animals make their homes in these swamps—not just alligators. Deer, raccoon, and other mammals are common sights, although they tend to be more active in cooler weather. Birds are also extremely common in the area. Many birds live here year round, enjoying the year-long moderate temperatures and abundant food supply. Other birds migrate down from the north during the winter months, making the swamps a true bird-watcher’s paradise! Bring your camera to snap pictures of other animals like turtles and snakes, as well as plants like the picturesque cypress trees growing up out of the swamp.

Sunset Tours

At Airboat Adventures, we can also set up a special tour for your group on request. The most popular option is to take your group out during the evening so you can enjoy a stunning sunset over the swamp. Not only is this a wonderful idea for photo opportunities, this is also a time of day when many animals are active, so you have a good chance at seeing more reclusive species. With several different sizes of boats, we can get your whole party out for a special time on the water.

Keep Coming Back to the Swamp

One of the best things about the swamp is that you can keep coming back to it again and again, and you’ll see something different each time. We’re open all year long, and have boats that go out in the morning, the afternoon, and evening. Each of these times and seasons will feature different plants and animals, so you can feel like you’re discovering the beauties of the swamp all over again. Our guides have years of experience exploring the area and can help you find new and exciting sights no matter how many times you’ve visited before. Call us today to schedule a guided swamp tour in New Orleans for your group.