Louisiana has a unique landscape. A landscape as beautiful as it is inaccessible. The backwaters push into through tufts of sedge grass. The knees of the great cypress trees rise from the water picketing the barrier into the ancient swamps. Reptilian guardians as old as dinosaurs glide between the water woods to surface seldom as sentry to their old kingdom. As one of the last ecosystems to feel the full weight of human habitation, the wetlands of Louisiana host a vibrant breadth of life. Within only 30 minutes of New Orleans, Airboat Adventures is hosting swamp tours into these rich water ways, bringing the wonder of the marshes to visitors and natives alike.
Tourists flock year round to the Crescent City. The exuberant festivals of the fall and winter mock the bounty of the warmer seasons. The fish, crab, crayfish, and oysters pulled from the swamps, gulf, and brackish waters grant a rich substance for world renowned chefs. The port of New Orleans supplies the rare spices and flavors creole, French, Spanish, Eastern European, Native American and West African traditions have blended into the gumbo pot of our rich pallet. But whether as a source of food or a means of transportation, the water surrounding the city has played a vital role in shaping every aspect of its unique culture. You can catch sight of this unique landscape through our custom made swamp tours.
You will catch sights of the beautiful birds of the wetlands, the egrets and ibis, brown pelicans and hawks. The nocturnal mammals that taught New Orleanians how to live the night life, the opossum, raccoon, and nutria, are sometimes caught hiding from the heat in the shade of the cypress trees. The ill-tempered alligators flash their razor backs at the airboats in warning of their solemn habitat. And the Airboats of our swamp tours can bring you to this unique sanctuary with only a thirty minute drive outside the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Airboat Adventures offers tours multiple times a day. With tours normally lasting around two hours, and with multiple boats to choose from, we have time slots from morning to evening. If you would rather be back in town for an evening of Jazz and Hurricanes at the Famous Pat O’s, a round trip from your hotel and back could only take three hours after lunch. If you would like to make an evening with the family you will never forget, sunset tours are available upon request. We cater to the diverse groups traveling through New Orleans by offering different sized boats for all our swamp tours. For those families out on holiday, we have six- to eight-passenger boats that bring the action right up to the side of the vessel and fit a full family with a little room to spare. If you’re traveling with work or friends we have fifteen- to twenty-seven- seat boats so big groups can all experience the majesty of the swamps together.
Remember to bring your cameras. The wildlife is teeming with movement and there is just too much to remember. Grab some shots for your home that will have visitors asking questions for years.
We offer tours seven days a week throughout the year. And seasonal changes in Louisiana often let us expand our services. So call ahead and ask for the time of day that is perfect for your group. Give us a call at 504-689-2005.