Southern Louisiana is home to beautiful swamps, bayous, and marshes. There is no better way to travel through these scenic swamps and get up close and personal to unique wildlife and plants than on an airboat! Airboats allow you to see nature like you have never seen it before, and will provide you with a unique and memorable experience for all ages. Come get closer to nature on an airboat tour with Airboat Adventures in New Orleans!
An airboat is not like any typical boat you may have seen or been on before. An airboat is especially practical for Louisiana’s swamps because tree roots and shallow waters typically make navigating a boat difficult in the swamps. The shell of an airboat is flatter and more shallow, allowing the airboat to just graze over the surface of the water. These boats are made from welded aluminum and fiberglass, and contain a fan-like motor. The motor of the airboat is actually above the water, and looks a bit like a giant airplane propeller. This fan works to push the air backwards, allowing the airboat to cruise forward. The fan is covered by a metal grating or cage, which helps prevent items from falling in between the high-speed fan blades while they are moving.
Airboat tours let you get closer to nature by allowing you go to places that standard boats cannot go. You will see all kinds of wildlife while on an airboat tour with Airboat Adventures, including owls, egrets, snakes, turtles, and even alligators! Airboat tours with Airboat Adventures cover over 20,000 acres of swampland, and allow you to cruise through breathtaking canopies of shaded cypress trees, marsh grass, tupelo-gum trees, and more. The airboat tours typically last between an hour and forty five minutes to two hours.
You will have options to choose from when it comes to booking your airboat tour with Airboat Adventures. You can choose to ride on a smaller airboat, which can comfortably fit six-eight passengers for a tour. If you have a big party with you, then you may be interested in the larger boat, which can acommodate up to twenty-seven passengers! An airboat tour with Airboat Adventures is ideal for people of all ages; whether you are with your family, friends, you are a local, or a visitor to Louisiana, an airboat ride through the beautiful swamps will leave you in awe! The staff at Airboat Adventures is very passionate about what they do. The tour guides are animated and very knowledgeable, and will be happy to share funny swamp stories, tell you about their experiences, and provide you with tons of interesting facts and information about the local wildlife and even some history of the swamps. All of the airboat tour captains at Airboat Adventures are U.S. Coast Guard certified, so you can rest assured knowing you are in good hands while out in the swamp.
Whether you are a local looking for something interesting to do, or a tourist looking to see a different side of New Orleans, come book an airboat tour with Airboat Adventures near New Orleans! If you are staying at a hotel downtown, Airboat Adventures will pick you up in a complimentary shuttle and drop you back off after the tour is over. Come see what makes Louisiana different from any place else and enjoy an airboat tour through the swamps with Airboat Adventures!