New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    Louisiana Tour Company - SWAMP DOCK, 9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The departure location for this tour is only 35 minutes from New orleans but a world apart in flora and fauna. Your tour will be a mix of high speed adventures and stops for pictures. This tour is completely safe and led by a local and professional guide.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Close encounter with wildlife

Know More about this tour

This tour is a combination of both a swamp tour and an airboat ride. Your tour guide will stop on your journey to allow for photos and alligator encounters! This airboat is a larger capacity vessel with the ability to seat up to 16 passengers. This is perfect for larger groups. The seating on your airboat is stadium style seating, so anyone seated in front of you will not be obstructing your view.

Each airboat tour is unique and unscripted, you never know what's going to be waiting for your group behind the next turn. Airboats are driven by a 454 Chevy Engine, bringing speeds of your boat up to 25 miles an hour. Airboats are propelled by a large fan that blow air behind the vessel. On this tour, you will reach places and visit areas which normal boats and vehicles are unable to access.


Airboat tour

Professional guide



Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 12-Aug-2019

    these guides know their swamps :) the airboats are wicked and only add to the experience of seeing tons of gators!

  • 07-Jan-2019

    This tour isn’t worth the money if you’re going in the winter. We went around the swamp in circles for 2 hours and only saw 1 tiny gator. Tour guide was okay-knowledgeable but in a rude way. The bus drivers taking us to the swamp were disorganized and yelling at each over their radios and didn’t know who was picking up who. It also seemed like the boat drivers were disorganized too- they had people moving from boat to boat and everyone was confused. However, it was nice to be on the water and it would probably be better in summer.

  • 04-Jan-2019

    This tour was excellent and our guide was really in his element. We got to touch a baby alligator and the ride was really fun.

  • 03-Jan-2019

    Ernie great time on Air Boat tour.Great tour and fun time ...Educational too.Make booking of in New Orleans area.

  • 08-Aug-2017

    Nice experience.. very knowledgeable guide

  • 19-Apr-2017

    Fantastic experience and amazing Tour guide. This is definitely worth every penny.
    Truly enjoyable!

  • 19-Mar-2017

    If you've not ever before been in the Louisiana swamps, then this is a good trip. I have spent a goodly amount of time in Louisiana swamps that were much more primitive than what is seen on this tour. However, the person I took on this tour, and the reason I gave it 4 stars, is visiting from the UK, and she thought it was great, as did, it seemed, everyone else on the boat. So, it's a matter of previous experience and perspective I was likely the only one somewhat bored.

    The tour company seems to be A1 in service and helpfulness, and that's always a plus. In fact, I may even get a refund for my granddaughter who fell ill and didn't make the trip. According to the rules of cancellation, I'm not entitled to a refund, so the fact that they are considering it is admirable, in my opinion.

    One caution: If you tour on a boat with Capitan Ernie, take what he says with a grain of salt, and if what he utters seems a bit silly, it probably is, so research it for yourself. As mentioned above I've had the pleasure and experience of spending time in my youth in the swamps of the Atchefalya basin. While most on our tour seemed quite attentive to what Capitan Ernie was saying, there was quite a bit that was just balderdash.

    This tour is certainly well worth the price if you've not done it before, and I'm sure most will find it very enjoyable.

    Don't forget your hat and/or sunscreen, or you'll find yourself with a burned I did.

  • 13-Aug-2016

    A great guide and a Great time!