Coming to New Orleans everyone knows about the French Quarter, everyone knows about the parties, and everyone knows about Mardi Gras. Let’s talk about some lesser known gems so you can get to know something about New Orleans you may have not heard of.
About thirty minutes from the French Quarter lives Airboat Adventures, which offers tours through the south Louisiana bayous and swamps. You may not get tipsy, the only music you’ll hear may be the engine of the boat, but you will get to see a side of New Orleans reserved for the unsung warriors of the city. The swamp life is definitely a different type of battle, it isn’t your normal hustle and bustle. Taking a tour with Airboat Adventures can give a unique perspective of what it’s like to live on the swamp both human and otherwise.
The Swamps here in Louisiana are a world all of their own, a true piece of nature. In the swamp you definitely want to keep your hands inside the boat at all times! Coming to Airboat Adventures you’ll be touring 20,000 acres of cypress swamp, which is an entire ecosystem supporting a diverse wildlife population, some customers have even reported being able to see and hold in their own hands baby alligators!
The tours are an hour and forty-five minutes to two hours and you’ll get to see this wildlife population: alligators, snakes, turtles, and ibis. On the tour customers have even been lucky enough to see owls, bald eagles, and white-tailed deer. It’s a completely different scene than beer and sports, you won’t catch any Saints or Tigers on the swamp, but you’ll be able to witness the struggle of nature and when you’re done, you can tally the score.
Tours can accommodate various sized parties, six to eight passengers up to sixteen to eighteen passengers, and with tours given seven days a week and a flexible schedule, there’s no excuse not to call.
You can read testimonials about Airboat Adventures on their website, as well as visit active links to their Facebook and Flickr. The schedule begins at 9:45 AM and runs until 6:00 PM and for a small additional fee evening and sunset tours are available upon request. Just pick up the phone and call them toll free at (888) 467-9267.