We booked the small airboat- there were 6 of us on it & that was a perfect number. We were so glad we did that when we saw the hundreds of other people pull up and load into the bigger boats. Our guide was great- I think his name was Brandon or Brennan (or something with a B). He grew up in the swamps and had a healthy respect and love for the area. He shared stories of the area, of the flora and fauna, the alligators, birds, fish and other wildlife. He did not lure any alligators with meat/marshmallows or the sort- all the gators he spotted were out sunning. I was impressed with his tour & the info he shared. It was a pricey tour but we are glad we booked it and got to see some of Louisiana's natural beauty outside of city.