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5 Things You See on A New Orleans Swamp Tour

The holiday season is here, and now is the time to share memories with friends, family, and loved ones. If you are planning a trip to New Orleans this holiday season and want to experience nature like you’ve never experienced it before, book a swamp tour with Airboat Adventures today! Airboat Adventures offers one-of-a-kind swamp tours through southern Louisiana’s most exquisite swamps and waterways, immersing guests into the wonder and beauty of this particular region. Both tourists to Louisiana and locals alike will love the fast-paced excitement of an airboat tour through 20,000 acres of tidewater cypress swamp. The perfect activity to families, parties, and groups of friends, a New Orleans swamp tour with Airboat Adventures allows you to experience Louisiana wildlife in a way that is memorable, fun, and unique. Read on to hear about 5 things you will see while on a New Orleans swamp tour with Airboat Adventures!

1. Diverse Species of Birds

While gliding through the swamps, you will have the opportunity to see countless species of birds gliding through the air and in and out of the trees above. Louisiana is home to countless types of beautiful birds, such as cranes, egrets, herons, hawks, bald eagles, and owls. Be sure to have your camera ready so you can capture these exquisite birds in action.

See egrets and other animals on an airboat tour through Louisiana's swamps.

2. Draping Canopies of Trees

When most people picture Southern Louisiana and the swamps, they picture cypress trees dripping in Spanish moss and a lush thicket of trees hanging over the water. Get ready for the magazines and pictures to come to life when you embark on an airboat tour with Airboat Adventures! You will be exposed to scenic trees framing the waterways and classic Louisiana cypress trees and cypress knees popping out of the water. During your 1 hour and 45 minute tour you will be cruising through tupelo gum trees, moss-draped cypress trees, and tons of beautiful plant life. This dynamic ecosystem supports many types of aquatic and moist-soil vegetation.

Louisiana swamp cypress tree swamp boat tour

3. Swamps, Marshes, and Lots of Water

It may not come as a surprise that you will be seeing a lot of water while on a tour of the Louisiana swamps. Our Airboat Adventures tour guides are extremely knowledgeable about the bayous and swamps, and are incredibly passionate about what they do. Our tours our highly informational, for our tour guides will be happy to share facts and interesting information about the swamps during the ride. You can learn a thing a two while out enjoying a beautiful day on the water!

4. Unique Wildlife

In addition to the birds you will see on this swamp tour, you will have the chance to see tons of other unique critters that occupy this region. Look into the water or maybe on a log and you will see turtles bustling about. The swamps are home to several species of snakes, too, which you may see lurking in the trees or even swimming in the water. It wouldn’t be Louisiana if it weren’t for our iconic alligators; you may see some alligators while on the tour! If it is sunny and the temperatures are in the high 60′s, alligators will come out on the logs to sun.

alligator tour near new orleans

5. Picturesque Natural Scenery

You can choose to book your swamp tour in the morning, during the day, or during the evening with our romantic sunset tour. Regardless of which time you decide to book, the stunning swamps will provide you with picturesque scenery and wildlife at every turn. From the swamp’s incredible wildlife to the diverse flora and fauna that can be found, you won’t know where to look.

Book Your New Orleans Swamp Tour Today

Looking for family-friendly fun this holiday season in the Big Easy? Look no further than a New Orleans swamp tour with Airboat Adventures! Contact our friendly team today to find out about our boat sizes and hotel pickup options. We look forward to seeing you!