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Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up

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New Orleans, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
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
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Overview

Uncover the mysteries of the swamps surrounding New Orleans on an exhilarating airboat tour of the area, led by a professional guide. Cruise along the picturesque waterways in search of ferocious alligators and other rare wildlife while listening to illuminating commentary from your guide. Feel your adrenaline levels surge as your driver accelerates to high speeds, and capture fantastic photographs during regular stops. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned coach.
  • Airboat tour of the swamps surrounding New Orleans
  • Cruise the atmospheric waterways in search of alligators
  • Learn about the area’s flora and fauna from your guide
  • Alternate between high-speed bursts and gentle cruising
  • Capture fantastic photographs during regular stops
  • Round-trip hotel transport included from New Orleans
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
If the hotel or air BNB is not listed please mention in comments area.

If you miss your hotel pickup and need to drive out to the departing location this will be the address:

9706 Barataria Blvd

Marrero, LA 70072

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Due to safety concerns, pregnant women are not allowed on this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Louisiana Tour company

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 sanitization during Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up?
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 Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up.

Traveler Tips


  • "if you go in winter dress warmly no matter what the forecast says!" See review
  • "Be prepared for the wind and noise and to get a tiny bit wet, but so much fun!" See review
  • "There are also birds and plants, but you won't get deer." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great tour!
Adam_F
, Aug 2020
Great tour! Really enjoyed it. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and we got to see a bunch of gators and ride through the swamp. Would definitely go again and recommend.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thank you for the positive recommendation!
star-5
Greatest guided tour I’ve ever had.
Jessica_K
, Aug 2020
I don’t know what would have made the experience anymore enjoyable. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area, the history, the wildlife, and the vegetation. It was a very relaxing boat ride, the bursts of speed was exciting!!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
We appreciate the great review! Thank you!
star-5
Wow! So much fun!!
David_Y
, Jul 2020
The guide was excellent!! Super fun!! Real swamp experience!! Lots of Gators! Birds, etc. Great experience.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are glad that you had a great experience.
star-5
AMAZING EXPERIENCE!
Erin_W
, Mar 2020
We had an AMAZING experience on Captain Ernie’s swamp tour. We saw alligators, birds and were highly entertained by Captain Ernie educational explanations of life in the marshes. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND this highlight to our trip.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Captain Ernie and our staff appreciate the positive recommendation! We are glad that you had an amazing experience and we really appreciate the feedback. Thank you!
star-5
The stories he told
bukowsha
, Feb 2020
We had a great time with Capt Ernie. Though it was cold he made the experience very enjoyable. Thanks
star-5
Cpt Ernie is the man
dieselguzler
, Feb 2020
Captain Ernie was very knowledgeable and informative. We were even able to find a few Gators in the winter and learned a lot of new things about them. Very good tour
star-4
Off the beaten path
posest
, Jan 2020
Transportation from my hotel was easy and convenient. The airboat ride was a lot of fun. Our captain was experienced, friendly and entertaining. The scenery is beautiful, but not anything super. It is a swamp after all. But it was a nice experience to have tried this once. If you're looking to do something different and off the beaten path. Give it a try. (if you go in winter dress warmly no matter what the forecast says!)
star-4
It was cold, but good way to spend a few hours in January!
smdupont
, Jan 2020
I booked my tour through Viator, I paid $75 per person (including transportation) for a large airboat tour. When booking through a 3rd party site, make sure to call and confirm your reservation. We were picked up at our hotel around 12:45 (we were told to be waiting 12:30-1pm and look out for the bus). Note that the buses used by Louisiana Tour Company have a different name on their side: "Alert Transportation." It's a 40 minute ride from the French Quarter, and when you arrive there's time to use the bathroom and visit the gift shop. Then you'll wait at the terminal for your boat and be directed where to hop on. Our guide explained things to us at the beginning of the ride, so be sure to listen then because the rest of the ride was all about wearing headphones to protect your ears from the airboat's noise. I went in January on a 55 degree day for the 2pm tour, and we saw 2 small alligators together on a bank - this was it. The guide did pull a live baby alligator out of his backpack to show us and let us hold, which was cool! Still a bit bummed we didn't see other wildlife, so it's really best to go in warmer weather to see things. I also wish our guide had whipped the airboat around a little more but I heard it’s better on a smaller airboat regardless the tour was enjoyable. If you're going on a day colder than 60 degrees- bundle up!! It gets colder than you expect.
star-5
Really fun experience!
manishandsage
, Nov 2019
This was our first trip to NOLA and very happy we did this tour. Definitely a unique experience for us Californians. Captain Ernie was very informative.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for the positive review! We are glad that you had a great experience!
star-3
OK swamp trip but really rug up when cold and don't expect an abundance of alligators everywhere.
214norman
, Nov 2019
Not the tour operators fault it was a cold day with misty rain. RUG UP IF NOT A HOT/WARM DAY. Having to stop for a 10 minute chat about why alligators were swimming around everywhere was annoying. I was seriously freezing my ... off whilst this happened and it was overdone. I admit I did think we might see a few but even seeing only one baby maybe a foot long or so was OK. Very cool seeing lots of birds and the boat ride when we were going at higher speeds. On a warmer day in better weather it would have been a much more enjoyable experience but as I said the tour operator can not control the weather.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
We appreciate that you understand that the weather is out of our control. In Louisiana, we do get extreme cold fronts that can happen within hours. However, for future reference, if you didn't want to take the tour, we would've gladly refunded your money. We do not expect our guests to take a tour when they're not comfortable with the weather, but we do proceed with our tours regardless because some people really look forward to it.

Product code: 15200P2

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