New Orleans City and Airboat Swamp Tour: 3 hour City / Katrina Tour + 6 Passenger Airboat Swamp Tour
New Orleans City and Airboat Swamp Tour
New Orleans Airboat Swamp Tour
Experience the other swamp tour in New Orleans. We are only 35 minutes from New Orleans yet a world apart. Hold onto your hat! Louisiana Tour Company airboat swamp tours are a high speed adventure that is part tour and part ride. You will experience the best of both: a swamp tour and an airboat ride. You will travel at high speeds in the swamp airboat then slow down and stop for pictures. Along the way, you will get a personal tour by your local Captain. Our airboats have stadium seating, so that the person in front of you does not obstruct your view. So every airboat seat is great for experiencing the tour and viewing the wildlife. Yes, gators will get close, real close. So close that you will be able to look into those reptilian eyes.
The 6 passenger airboat is 16′ in length, has two bench seats that will sit six passengers. This airboat is a little faster and can go in some places that the larger airboat cannot reach. It is a more personal experience. The gator’s get very close, since you are only feet away from the water. So join us on our New Orleans City and airboat swamp tour.
New Orleans City Tour
Spend an unforgettable 3 hours on our comfortable air conditioned Mini-bus and get an overview of New Orleans. Experience the history and culture of the Creoles with your licensed tour guide. No trip to New Orleans would be complete without seeing the highlights of our city and the some of the areas affected by Katrina’s flood waters.
You will see: Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo and the French Market. You tour guide will give you an overview of the “French Quarter”. He will point out areas of interest, so that you can explore them later, at your own pace.
You will travel slowly toward City Park and view 100 year old homes along Esplanade Avenue, on the way to the “Dueling Oaks” of New Orleans’ City Park. Visit an above ground cemetery, where you will go inside on a short guided tour. Your tour guide will explain how the people of New Orleans bury their dead above ground in re-useable tombs. This tradition was by necessity, not by choice.
Drive slowly down St. Charles Avenue, the American side of New Orleans. See some of the homes of the Garden District. You will pass Ann Rice’s home, Governor Claiborne’s Daughters home, circa 1840, the Elms Mansion, and much more. See the diverse Architecture of the American side of New Orleans.
As part of this tour, we will go to the Lower 9th ward, view where the Hurricane Katrina broke the levee and swept the residents and their homes away. This was the area of the greatest devastation in New Orleans. You will see how the lower 9th ward residents are putting their lives back together with the help of volunteers and Brad Pitt’s project, “Make It Right”.
The tour will be educational & enlightening, so that you can revisit and explore New Orleans’ attractions and points of interest. This is a must for anyone coming to the City. You can also combine a city tour with one or more of our other great tour options.
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