New Orleans: Airboat Swamp & City and Katrina Tour Combo

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Discover New Orleans and the bayou on a full-day guided tour. Visit landmarks, explore Katrina-affected sites, and embark on an exciting airboat swamp adventure blending sightseeing with high-speed thrills.

Highlights

  • Be picked up at your accommodation
  • Discover the highlights of New Orleans by comfortable minibus
  • Learn about the impact of Hurricane Katrina and how the residents are rebuilding
  • Experience high-speed thrills on an airboat and see the bayou’s wildlife
  • Learn about the way the Cajuns lived in the wetlands outside of New Orleans

Description

Enjoy a full-day tour of New Orleans that consists of two parts; a high speed airboat swamp tour and a 3-hour New Orleans City and Katrina Tour. Pickup at your New Orleans accommodation is included. - Embark on a 3-hour New Orleans tour in comfort, aboard an air-conditioned minibus. Visit historical landmarks such as Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and the former seat of the Spanish colonial city hall at The Cabildo. See areas that were most impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Get a French Quarter preview for later exploration. Pass century-old homes on Esplanade Avenue, en route to City Park's Dueling Oaks. Explore a unique above-ground cemetery on foot, uncovering the reasons behind the burial tradition. Travel along St. Charles Avenue to discover the American side of the city, including the elegant Garden District. Pass the residence of the Gothic fiction writer, Anne Rice. Witness the Lower 9th ward's post-Katrina recovery and learn about how residents are rebuilding. - Experience the thrill of a combined swamp tour and high-speed airboat ride with photo stops guided by a local captain. Our stadium-seated airboats offer close encounters with alligators. Alligators do hibernate in the colder months, but your experienced captains know where to look for them. On average, during the winter, you have better than a 50/50 chance of seeing a gator. In the warmer months, you will see a gator. Every New Orleans airboat tour is unique and you never know what could be around the next corner. Tour an area that is a combination of swamp, marsh, and lake, spotting anything from a Bald Eagle to a Pelican, from an Osprey to an Owl. Powered by a 454 Chevy engine, these boats reach speeds up to 35 mph, utilizing a powerful fan to blow air at 200+ mph. Navigate inches-deep waters for a unique, inaccessible adventure beyond foot or car reach.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off Transportation by air-conditioned minibus Licensed guide Guided tour Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 Educational swamp tour Airboat ride Experienced airboat captains who know where to look for wildlife

Important Information

  • Airboat tours are performed in an open boat. If it rains, you will get wet, but you can purchase inexpensive rain ponchos at the swamp tour gift shop.
  • Because of the nature of the airboat ride, pregnant women or people with neck or back problems cannot participate.
  • Children must be 48” in height to sit and wear a seat belt.
  • Hearing protection is provided by the company.
  • The order of the combination tours may change based upon availability and weather.
  • It is recommended that you take a coat and long pants on colder days. If it is hot and sunny, bring a hat and sunscreen.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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