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Bayou Black Airboat Swamp Tours

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Address: 251 Marina Dr, Gibson, LA 70356-3444
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Had a great time

We had a really good time. We saw a ton of alligators. Their was a lot of wildlife. I would definitely do this again. A family with kids was on the same boat and they really... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really good time. We saw a ton of alligators. Their was a lot of wildlife. I would definitely do this again. A family with kids was on the same boat and they really like it also.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We took our children, ages 11, 9 & 7, and a great time was had by all. Our guide share his knowledge of the area and we saw many types of wildlife. We saw baby gators to over 10 foot gators, turtles, nutria, muskrats and two bald eagles. It was an amazing experiment that we would recommend to our family... More 

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West Point, Utah
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

After extensive review of airboat tours near New Orleans, we made the decision to drive about one hour out of the city to Gibson for the Bayou Black tour. We do not regret this decision! We wanted an authentic swamp airboat tour. It seemed like the tours in New Orleans would be to touristy. We also choose the airboat because... More 

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Sydney NSW Australia
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281 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband booked this tour by calling. We arrived at the Marina and parked our car. You need to purchase a parking ticket from the very interesting store, for a small price. There are bathrooms in the store, so visit them before the tour. Junior was our guide, he was really exceptional and we enjoyed every moment of the tour,... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was a great tour through the swamp and river. We saw gators, wild hogs, birds, and awesome cypress trees.

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Bellbrook, Ohio
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401 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

My spouse and I spent a long weekend in New Orleans. We had always wanted to experience an airboat tour of the swamp. We have taken many wildlife and outdoor adventure tours, and Bayou Black is at the top of our list. I highly recommend making the hour and a half drive out to Gibson as you will not regret... More 

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North Judson, Indiana
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Our family truly enjoyed this non-commercialized air boat swamp tour. We had a wonderful captain "Wayne" and he was fun to listen to. This was really our highlight in our trip to Louisiana. The boat ride was quite long and the captain stopped several times to point out things of interest, including near by alligators. I researched on the web... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Jnr was a very knowledgable tour guide of the swamp lands. Pointing out and explaining various activities with his southern charm. Highly recommend this tour for anyone!

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Thank Jack R
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We booked a tour with Jr. a few weeks before our tour. I booked via e-mail which was easier than phone. We saw a variety of wildlife: gators, birds, insects, plant life, and a swamp rat. Our guide was very knowledgable about the swamp and its history. I would suggest a morning tour if it is summer. Our 16 year... More 

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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

May 10, 2016, Wow! Wow! I have been on other swamp tours, but this is the best. Eagles, 10 - 12 foot gator ( I could have touched it if I had chosen), many many beautiful birds, and trees. The swamp is so beautiful, the trees, there are no words to describe this place. The guide was very experienced, he... More 

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