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Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans

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New Orleans, United States

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Experience New Orleans’ wild bayou country on an exciting, family‐friendly airboat tour. This fun-filled tour includes a ride on the boat plus admission to an albino alligator exhibit and transportation from New Orleans. While on-board, enjoy lively commentary from your guide as you spot local wildlife, including alligators, nutria and native birds, and visit the secluded fishing village of Jean Lafitte, the infamous 19th‐century smuggler. The airboat holds 15-27 passengers.
  • Airboat ride on Louisiana bayous including round-trip transport from New Orleans
  • Ride in an airboat over wetlands surrounding fishing village of Jean Lafitte
  • Learn about the history and culture of communities that live on the bayous from your native guide
  • See alligators in the wild, native birds and giant river rodents called nutria -- plus a live albino alligator exhibit
  • Food and drink available for purchase before boat ride

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Transport, an alligator exhibit, and grab-and-go snacks make this an ideal swamp tour for families.
1 hour 45 minute airboat ride
Native guide
Albino alligator exhibit
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
In the morning, meet your air‐conditioned coach in the French Quarter and settle in for the approximately 30‐minute ride to the town of Jean Lafitte, a historic fishing village named for a notorious 19th‐century pirate and privateer. Located deep in the wetlands at the edge of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, this town offers an authentic look at Cajun culture and local enterprise, including logging, plantation agriculture and a rich – and often grisly – tradition of animal trapping.  

Before heading out on the water, pop into the albino alligator exhibit and grab a delectable shrimp Poboy to go (own expense).  Enjoy the proximity to the water surface and warm breeze as you zip through the bayou.  Spot lurking alligators, snakes, raccoons and giant river rodents called nutria. Savor the moments of calm when the boat slows and your native captain shares stories and facts about the area’s history and the surrounding wildlife – and maybe even interacts with an animal or two!

Your bayou adventure ends with a return to the French Quarter by coach, arriving in mid‐afternoon.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Airboat Adventures
Travel by air-conditioned coach from central New Orleans to the nearby fishing village of Jean Lafitte, named after an 18th-century smuggler. Home to a variety of diverse cultures, this area surrounded by Lousiana bayous has been the site of extensive logging operations, sugar and rice plantations and animal trapping enterprises over the years. Today, the people's simple way of life is a marked contrast to the hustle-bustle of New Orleans. In Jean Lafitte, you can get some snacks (own expense) and check out an albino alligator exhibit before boarding your airboat, a vessel that relies on an aircraft-type propeller mounted on its back to move it forward. Feel the wind in your hair as your move swiftly over the wetlands. Your native boat captain will talk about the history and culture of the area and point out wildlife as you travel. See lots of alligators lurking in the marshes, as well as local birds, raccoons and nutria -- giant river rodents that call the bayous home. Conclude your 4-hour family-friendly escape to the Louisiana wetlands with coach transport back to central New Orleans.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Barataria Preserve
You will travel through the Barataria Preserve, part of the Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve system. The preserve offers a taste of Louisiana's wild wetlands, protecting 23,000 acres of bayous, swamps, marshes and forests.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • In case of inclement weather, the tour may be shortened, postponed or replaced with a similar tour on a covered boat
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Sunglasses are recommended. Please note that you are on an air-boat and may get wet.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line New Orleans

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Our trip was at the end of April and it was beginning to get hot, so be sure to take a hat, sun glasses and sun screen." See review
  • "Easy access to the tour by a bus ride from the French Quarter." See review

Reviews

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We see saw so many crocodiles and beautiful scenery!!!!!
Shannon_R
, Sep 2020
The tour was AMAZING!!! Mr. Steve, the tour guide was spectacular! We are already planning a trip back.
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It wasn’t what I booked
MYRA_S
, Jul 2020
I booked to be on an airboat but was put on a pontoon boat. The ride there the bus was over crowded and the driver was driving 85 because he was running late. That was a little scary. But I was very disappointed because I didn’t get what I paid for.
star-5
Excellent
Leah_H
, Jul 2020
The alligators were everywhere and our tour guide was phenomenal. We had an amazing time and will definitely be back to experience the ride once again!
star-5
Best airboat tour
Debon_D
, Jul 2020
Jay (boat #9) was extremely nice and very knowledgeable!! We saw and learned so much on our tour! It was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone!
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Fun and Learning on the Bayou
Stephen_R
, Mar 2020
This airboat tour is fantastic! We fed alligators, watched the guide pull up a gator and kiss it on the mouth, plus learned all about the Bayou. You will be delighted if you take this tour!
star-5
WORTH IT!!!
Kristine_K
, Mar 2020
This was awesome! Completely worth taking the time to do this!! We had Tick Tock as our boat operator and he was just great! we saw a few gators and the ride was so much fun!
star-5
Gator tour...
DawnMarie_S
, Feb 2020
Our guide, Dylan was amazing!!! It was only 70* outside and he still found us 4 gators...and was very knowledgeable
star-5
Fantastic experience
Andrea_B
, Feb 2020
Love this trip and lucky enough to see quite a few alligators despite reading that they may not come out at this time of year. Our captain/guide was friendly and very knowledgeable.
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Good Experience
Kristin_L
, Feb 2020
Everything went according to plan. Only downside is that it was "off season"--- meaning we only saw 3 gators
star-5
NOLA - Must Do!!
ally
, Feb 2020
Loved this trip! Very efficient in terms of pickup / drop off, the guide was great, the swamp was actually really pretty. Highly recommend!

Product code: 3780AIRBOAT

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