Airboat Adventures in Lafitte, LA

Airboat Adventures5145 Fleming Park Rd. Lafitte, LA 70067
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Airboats are flat-bottomed, which allows easy access to shallow waters and protects the wildlife that lives below the surface; they are the perfect vessel for exploring the marshlands of Louisiana! Enjoy thrilling encounters with alligators, turtles, and many other species, and along the way, take in the priceless views! Airboat Adventures provides a unique and fun learning experience that is great for all ages!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Lafitte Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  • Children must be 5 years of age or older.
  • Not suitable for pregnant women, people with neck/back pain, or anyone with similar medical issues.
  • To schedule roundtrip transportation, choose the hotel pick-up option when selecting your tickets. Pick-up begins 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.
  • Encounter all of the state’s majestic creatures, such as: alligators (as big as seventeen feet!), snakes, turtles, egrets, herons, hawks, owls, bald eagles, white-tailed deer, nutria, raccoons, and more!


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Looking For Something WILD In New Orleans?
Venture beyond Bourbon Street to see the REAL Louisiana. See Louisiana’s iconic bayous and swamps with Airboat Adventures. Our personal New Orleans Swamp Tours are kid-friendly, family-friendly adventures!

New Orleans Swamp Tours & Airboat Rides
We are proud to boast some of the most exciting swamp tours in Louisiana! Airboat Adventures is just 45 minutes from the French Quarter. We’re open year-round, seven days a week. We’ll even pick you up from any hotel in the Greater New Orleans area!

Airboat Swamp Tours To Remember
Are you planning a trip to south Louisiana? Complete your Bayou State experience with a Louisiana swamp tour. Taking a tour with Airboat Adventures is taking a step back in time. See the original Louisiana before the hustle and bustle of modern life. Meet the TRUE Louisiana natives—the alligators, birds, and other wildlife. Encounter the essence of Louisiana.

With our fleet of on-site airboats, we can accommodate any size party. Our small boats hold 6 to 8 passengers, while the larger boats can carry 15 to 30 passengers.

Make sure to bring your camera!

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Ian K
Alnwick, United Kingdom
"See the natural world!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 26, 2020
Magnificent! They pick you up in downtown New Orleans, take you to the boat, guide you round to see the wildlife in beautiful surroundings, know where the aligators are, give a splendid commentary - just do it!
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Aimee E
San Clemente, California
"Great experience, recommend the small boat!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2020
We absolutely loved our experience! Ian was our guide and he was super informative, funny, and nice. There was a different tour guide who yelled the whole time and I’m so glad we didn’t get him. We saw dozens of alligators which was the highlight, but they aren’t around all year. I recommend bringing sunglasses, a hat that you can latch on your head, ear protection (for noise) if you want to bring your own {they provide some but they slide}, your camera, and of course sunscreen. The cons to this trip were that the older lady who checked us in was quite grumpy and rude, and we did not get to see the baby alligator that we saw other people playing with in photos. It was not available, not sure why. I was worried about seasickness but nobody got sick because the water was pretty calm. Also, you really don’t need a waterproof camera - we did not get wet. Most people were using their phones or regular cameras. There are no bathrooms or water on the boat so come ready! They do have merch, beer, water, and gifts at their store as well as a bathroom. Free and easy parking.
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Tom R
"A fun ride through the bayou"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 15, 2020
The airboat was a fun way to experience the bayou and to see some gators up close. The guide was fun but it is a little hard to hear everything that was said if you are sitting up front.
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Wadsworth, Ohio
"Very knowledgeable and Friendly"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 06, 2020
We did a tour with 11 of us and it was great even if it was cold. The Captain was born and raised in the area and had been on the boats doing tours his whole life starting with his Father and Grandfather. He now is doing them proud.
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Hans N
West Milford, New Jersey
"A visit tp the NOLA swamps"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 13, 2020
There are many companies providing this service, and many brochures at the hotel. We coosed one by raffle and were not disappointed. Maybe all of them more expensive for what they do and show, but all were similar. They started on time and the boat was very comfortable. The tour guide or captain was 1005 local and knew where to go to see as many alligators as possible. It was winter, so not many birds.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Airboat Adventures

What are the hours of operation?
Departure times: 9:45 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM.

Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this tour? 
Children must be 5 years of age or older. No pregnant women, and no people with prior neck/back pain or similar medical issues.

What should I wear?
Comfortable, casual attire based on weather conditions is recommended. Keep in mind, it is often cooler in a moving airboat.

Where do we board? 
Approximately 30 miles south of New Orleans:
5145 Fleming Park Rd, Lafitte, LA 70067.

Note: it takes about 45 minutes to get to us in normal traffic. Allow one hour and you’ll be sure to be on time! If preferred, round trip transportation is available.

Is the tour appropriate for children? 
Yes. Must be 5 years or older.

Is transportation included? If so, where is the pick-up spot or how do I arrange it? 
Yes, we do! If you are staying at one of the hotels in the Greater New Orleans area, Airboat Adventures will pick you up right in front of your hotel door. Transportation pick-up begins 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Please be waiting outside your pick-up location. Drivers have a short window of time to pick-up all guests. We are flexible to some extent, depending on what’s already booked when you call.

Note: to schedule pick-up, you MUST choose the hotel pick-up option when selecting your tickets, and enter your hotel in when in the check out process.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible? 

Can I bring my camera? 
Yes, great photo opportunities!

Can I bring my pet?

How long is the tour? 
The tour is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.

What’s included in my ticket/experience? 
Your perfect New Orleans Airboat Swamp Tour awaits! Get the chance to encounter all of the state’s majestic creatures, such as: -Alligators (as big as seventeen feet!) -Snakes -Turtles -Egrets -Herons -Ibis -Hawks -Owls -Bald Eagles -White-tailed deer -Nutria -Raccoons -And more!