Water activity

New Orleans: High Speed 16 Passenger Airboat Ride

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company
Water activity

New Orleans: High Speed 16 Passenger Airboat Ride

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company
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From US$ 65 per person

Likely to sell out

Hold onto your hat on a high-speed, small group (up to 16 passengers) airboat ride through the swamps and marshlands just outside New Orleans. Look for alligators and other wildlife, along with diverse bird species in their natural habitat.

About this activity

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Duration 100 minutes - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
You will be picked up from your accommodation in New Orleans. There is a 30 minute pickup window from the time pickup starts. Please be out front of your location for pickup time and be on the lookout for a bus that says Alert Transportation.


  • Take a high-speed airboat ride through the swamps
  • Learn about the way the Cajuns lived in the wetlands outside New Orleans
  • See alligators, raccoons, wild pigs and other swamp life
Full description
Embark on a high-speed adventure through the swamps and marshes just 35 minutes from New Orleans and experience the amazing scenery by airboat. Slow down or stop to take pictures and get a personal tour from your local captain. Avail of airboats with stadium-style seating so that the person in front does not obstruct your view. Be amazed as alligators come so close to the boat that you can stare into their reptilian eyes! Encounter magnificent birdlife, including bald eagles, pelicans, ospreys and owls. Every tour is unique and you never know what will be around the next corner! Reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour, propelled by a huge fan that blows air from the back of the boat in excess of 200 miles per hour. Ride in shallow water and access areas where traditional boats cannot go.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • 100-minute airboat tour
  • Stadium-style seating for an unobstructed view
  • Wildlife sights
  • Access to areas other boats cannot go
  • Local captain/guide
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems

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Meeting point

Meet at the Louisiana Tour Company's Swamp Dock.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Airboat tours are performed in an open boat. If it rains you will get wet. However, you can purchase inexpensive rain ponchos at the swamp tour gift shop
  • Pregnant women or people with neck or back problems cannot participate
  • Children must be at least 48 inches tall and must wear a seat belt
  • Hearing protection is provided by the local operator
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 606 reviews

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It was amazing! The airboat was a perfect choice for speed and fun and our guide, Jason, was amazingly knowledgeable and kind and part of conservation efforts which was really cool. We also got to hold Nubby, a rescued alligator, who was adorable and very chill. Would absolutely return! This was the best time I had in Louisiana by far.

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March 14, 2023

Our tour guide was great. and so knowledgeable. He explained the habitat and explained the lifestyle of the gators. He was also funny and personable. I wasn't sure how aesthetically pleasing a swamp could be but it unexpectedly beautiful. Our tour guide took us all around and into different landscape areas. This tour was one of the best adventures we had during our time in New Orleans.

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February 26, 2023

I'm so glad that I booked this trip. Even though it was cold, I enjoyed everything about this trip. It was AMAZING to see the alligators and other animals in their own habitat. The tour guide was knowledge of the eco-system and the animals living in the swamp. It was an incredible journey and I was able to meet new people. Thank you so much for the opportunity to see this part of our country. Julian Reynaga

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February 25, 2023

Product ID: 145602