Louisiana

5 of The best New Orleans airboat tours

by Paul Stafford  |  Published March 15, 2019

New Orleans sits near the Mississippi River delta, where a vast network of bayous, lakes and wetlands criss-cross the fringes of America before succumbing to the Gulf of Mexico. With so much water around, sometimes the best, and often the only, way to get from one place to another is by boat. With sea levels on the rise, this method of transport will only become more necessary than ever.

One of the best activities that tourists can enjoy when visiting New Orleans is an airboat tour, and unsurprisingly there are quite a number available. Some exclusively ply the extensive network of waterways around the city, while others incorporate other sights into the tour so that those who prefer terra firma are never away from it for too long. Here are our favourite five.