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New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour

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Enjoy a personalized small group experience on this swamp tour just 35 minutes outside of New Orleans. This airboat has a maximum of six or nine passengers giving you plenty of room to admire the views of the Louisiana marshlands from all angles.
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9706 Barataria Blvd
9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USADeparture Point: Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA Address: 9706 Barataria Blvd Marrero, LA 70072 Dates: Daily
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    Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Your day begins as when you arrive at the departure location in Marrero, a 35 minute drive outside of New Orleans. You will be introduced to your captain and briefed quickly on procedure inside of the Airboat. Once everyone in the group is prepared to take off you captain will rev the engine. This particular airport is powered by a 454 Chevy Engine that's capable of accelerating to speeds as high as 35 miles per hour. The boat is propelled by a large fan behind the boat which can deliver wind speeds of over 200 miles per hour. This tour is fast and loud! Your tour guide will bring you from location to location around the swamp and make frequent stops for you to have encounters with the wildlife. Chances are you'll probably have some reptilian visitors. The alligators have no problems making their way to the side of the boat and showing off for the visitors. After the tour of the swamp is complete you will be returned to the original departure location to make your way back to New Orleans.
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Highlights
  • Venture into the Louisiana swamps with a guide on an airboat tour
  • Spot native wildlife including alligators in their natural environment
  • Powerful fan engine means boat reaches top speeds of 35 mph
  • Small group size of no more than 9 for a more personalized cruise
What to Expect
Make your own way to the launch point near the town of Marrero, located about 30 minutes from downtown New Orleans. After a safety briefing, board an airboat with a maximum of eight other passengers, ensuring an uncrowded and intimate ride. Zoom through the surrounding swamps on a loud and fast ride powered by a 454 Chevy engine and propeller fan. When your captain slows the engine, look out for native plant species and Louisiana wildlife, including American alligators lurking in the water and marshes. It's a great chance to see these massive reptiles up close. After about two hours on the water, return to the starting point.
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Departure Point
9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Small group swamp airboat tour
  • Entry/Admission - Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I was afraid to do this tour because I envisioned being eaten by alligators, lol, but I knew my husband really wanted to do this so I agreed, and I'm sooooo glad I did! It was very fun and informative. Our guide was Chaz, he was funny and a little crazy. We didn't realize that
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This was so much fun!! Our captain was very entertaining and knowledgeable. He also had his pet alligator "Al" that we could hold. This is a must do!
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Response from MIlton W, Owner at New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Responded 7 Nov 2019
We are glad that you had a great experience! Thank you for taking the time to write us a positive review!
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Great tour through the canals and bayous of Louisiana! Our captain, Rocky, called in a wild alligator and allowed us to feed him. He also had a baby alligator with him that we could all hold. Be warned-you will get wet on those sharp turns in the bayou. Highly recommended
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Response from MIlton W, Owner at New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Responded 21 Oct 2019
We appreciate the positive review and we are so glad that you had a great experience! Thank you!
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I hemmed and hawed about $95 on a morning tour but in the end went for the high end price point and it was the best money I’ve spent all week. Our tour guide, Chas, was informative and accommodating, and exceptionally knowledgeable about the area. The small air boat was a blast!
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Response from MIlton W, Owner at New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Responded 3 Oct 2019
Captain Chaz and our staff appreciate the positive review! We are glad that you enjoyed your swamp tour.
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If you get the chance, go on the tour with Chaz. He’s the best guide, knows the land like the back of his hand, and even brought along a baby alligator to pass around to the group!
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Response from MIlton W, Owner at New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour
Responded 3 Oct 2019
Thank you for the positive recommendation! Captain Chaz and our staff appreciate it.
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