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New Orleans: High Speed 16 Passenger Airboat Ride

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company

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.

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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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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 538 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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Danny was our guide on the 16 passenger airboat. He shared a lot of knowledge with us about the ecosystem and was funny while doing it. Our group of 10 said it was their favorite thing on our fun trip to New Orleans. Fresh air after a night on Bourbon St. was just the thing!

November 15, 2022

Our tour guide was great! unfortunately I didn't catch his name. But we had our tour at 12:10pm on the 16 passenger airboat. it was safe and so fun! definitely get a little wet, which was refreshing on a hot day. Pick up and drop off was so convenient from our hotel. And our driver was fantastic! the swamp tour itself was great. We saw 3-4 gators, as well as a few different kinds of birds. And the fast ride in the boat was exactly what we wanted. would definitely recommend!

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November 9, 2022

Swamp ride was excellent and even though it was getting late in the season we did see a few alligators. Tour guide/operator was extremely knowledgeable as well. The only issue i have is they should let people know how remote the location is. We assumed we could Uber there and back but when we got there they said it would be difficult to call an Uber to get back to town. And the shuttle bus back was $18 one way. If we would have known how remote the location was we would have just paid the $20 up front for the round trip.

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October 31, 2022

Product ID: 145602