Recent Searches
Clear

Top New Orleans Outdoor Activities

Saved to wishlist!
Dates
Select Dates
Plantation Tours
Plantation Tours
Day Trips
Day Trips
Cruises & Sailing
Cruises & Sailing
Private and Luxury
Private and Luxury
Day Cruises
Day Cruises
Historical Tours
Historical Tours
Nature and Wildlife
Nature and Wildlife
Water Tours
Water Tours
Half-day Tours
Half-day Tours
Airboat Tours
Airboat Tours
Night Tours
Night Tours
City Tours
City Tours
Walking Tours
Walking Tours
Full-day Tours
Full-day Tours
Private Sightseeing Tours
Private Sightseeing Tours
Eco Tours
Eco Tours
Culinary & Gourmet Tour
Culinary & Gourmet Tour
Cultural Tours
Cultural Tours
Adventure Tours
Markets
Markets
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Popular
Search experiences that may have limited interaction with crowds.
Search experiences with increased health and safety practices.
Search tours and activities you can do from home.

You are viewing Virtual Experiences in New Orleans. See more Virtual Experiences around the globe. 🌎

Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials

94 results | All New Orleans Tours

Sort by: Featured

New Orleans Airboat Ride

New Orleans Airboat Ride

star-4.5
1317
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$55.00
From
$55.00
Experience New Orleans’ wild bayou country on an exciting, family‐friendly airboat ride. This boat tour winds through the mossy cypress swamp close to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, named for the 19th‐century pirate and smuggler. While onboard, enjoy lively commentary from a native guide as you admire lush, forested shoreline and spot local wildlife.
More

* A traveler said: "Guide was terrific,. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Great experience taking small airboat ride. Informative about swamps and life on the bayou. Recommend this company and this experience to others."


Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Boat Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Boat Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

star-4.5
742
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$55.00
From
$55.00
Discover the mystique of the swamps and bayous on a sightseeing boat tour from New Orleans. Travel deep into the secluded bayous across the Mississippi River to witness Cajun life and spot native wildlife. Your guide will provide commentary on Cajun culture and the myth‐laden swamps while you snap photos of alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles, and native birds.
More

* A traveler said: "Jay is the best! So friendly and outgoing along with being extremely knowledgeable. We will be back!"


Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup

Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup

star-5
418
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$99.00
From
$99.00
Experience the iconic New Orleans swamplands during a small-group airboat tour, led by a professional guide. Alternate between adrenaline-fuelled high speeds and gentle cruising as you sail past fascinating flora and fauna. Capture fantastic photographs of alligators in their natural habitat, and relish the intimate atmosphere of a small-group, limited to only nine passengers. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned coach from your hotel in Downtown New Orleans.
More

* A traveler said: "We had an awesome tour guide (Dewey). Although the weather was not in our favor he still made the trip so memorable and I would definitely go back again!"


New Orleans Swamp Tour Boat Adventure

New Orleans Swamp Tour Boat Adventure

star-5
202
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$29.00
From
$29.00
Immerse yourself in the rich culture and natural splendor of New Orleans’ mystifying swamps and wetlands on a 2-hour New Orleans swamp tour and wetlands adventure. Relax in the luxurious interior of a New Orleans swamp tour boat as you cruise past cultural highlights like a Cajun cemetery, an Indian burial mound and a traditional fishing village. Scour the scenery for fascinating flora and fauna like snakes, turtles and alligators while listening to interesting commentary from your professional guide.
More

* A traveler said: "It a very enjoyable tour great host and I get to see alot of alligator swimming and I also learn alot about new orleans swamp"


Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up

Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up

star-4.5
135
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$80.00
From
$80.00
Uncover the mysteries of the swamps surrounding New Orleans on an exhilarating airboat tour of the area, led by a professional guide. Cruise along the picturesque waterways in search of ferocious alligators and other rare wildlife while listening to illuminating commentary from your guide. Feel your adrenaline levels surge as your driver accelerates to high speeds, and capture fantastic photographs during regular stops. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned coach.
More

* A traveler said: "This tour was wonderful! It brought us close to the nature and gave unforgettable experience! I would definitely recommend it to anybody interested in the nature and seeing the gators."


New Orleans Small-Group Haunted History Carriage Tour

New Orleans Small-Group Haunted History Carriage Tour

star-4.5
497
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$50.00
From
$50.00
Get a taste of 18th-century New Orleans while exploring its most notorious haunts aboard a mule-drawn carriage. Join a small group of no more than eight people for an intimate evening tour through the French Quarter, where rollicking nightlife conceals a past filled with dark deeds, natural disasters, and supernatural sightings. Hear the city's most salacious history from a guide as you clip-clop your way past iron-laced balconies, darkened alleys, and southern mansions steeped in legend.
More

* A traveler said: "Our Tour Guide, Lemen was fantastic! Very informative and entertaining! A must-do tour for those visiting New Orleans!"


New Orleans Helicopter City Tour

Special Offer

New Orleans Helicopter City Tour

star-5
59
  • 12 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$75.46
$95.00
$19.54 savings
Price varies by group size
From
$75.46
$95.00
$19.54 savings
Price varies by group size
Get amazing aerial views of New Orleans on this 15-mile helicopter tour. While listening to guided commentary from your pilot through your headset, you and just a two other passengers will fly over Jackson Square, the French Quarter, City Park, and Lake Pontchartrain, among other landmarks.
More

* A traveler said: "going over the city it was wonderful seeing everything from up high the tour guide was cool also the wait wasn’t to long either"


French Quarter & Marigny Neighborhood Carriage Ride

French Quarter & Marigny Neighborhood Carriage Ride

star-5
316
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$50.00
From
$50.00
Explore the French Quarter and Marigny aboard a relaxing horse and carriage during this small-group tour in New Orleans. Discover the history, culture, and legends that surround this historic city as you see landmarks including the St. Louis Cathedral, Napoleon House, and French Market. You also get insider tips from your guide about the best places to eat, drink, and explore in New Orleans.
More

* A traveler said: "Great tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her job. Our mule was de orator beautifully and both took pride in their city. Very friendly service."


New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

star-4
1862
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$38.00
From
$38.00
The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience, journeying back in time to when cotton was king and New Orleans was a budding port town that dazzled visitors with its colorful Creole culture. Board the historic riverboat for a morning or afternoon float down the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, enjoy live music, and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. This family‐friendly excursion offers an optional tableside lunch (additional expense).
More

* A traveler said: "Great food, wonderful service and an all around welcoming and safe environment. We went for the lunch cruise and really enjoyed our time. I am not understanding the complaints about the views.....it's New Orleans, a port city taken out by a hurricane đŸ€Ł. I loved the commentary, learned a lot!!"


Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans

Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans

star-4.5
150
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$52.27
From
$52.27
Trade in the urban bustle for the bayou on a half-day trip from New Orleans to the wilds of the Honey Island Swamp. Relax on the ride from your downtown or French Quarter hotel, and then cruise beneath hanging moss and cypress trees while a wetland ecologist shares tall tales and fun facts about this protected nature reserve on the shores of Lake Ponchartrain. Learn about Louisiana’s long-standing fishing industry, and keep an eye out for native critters like otters, turtles, egrets, and alligators lurking beneath the surface.
More

* A traveler said: "Great tour! Staff was very friendly. The tour was awesome and the company goes above and beyond to ensure you have a great experience. Would definitely recommend!"


Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans

Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans

star-4.5
184
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$80.00
From
$80.00
Experience New Orleans’ wild bayou country on an exciting, family‐friendly airboat tour. This fun-filled tour includes a ride on the boat plus admission to an albino alligator exhibit and transportation from New Orleans. While on-board, enjoy lively commentary from your guide as you spot local wildlife, including alligators, nutria and native birds, and visit the secluded fishing village of Jean Lafitte, the infamous 19th‐century smuggler. The airboat holds 15-27 passengers.
More

* A traveler said: "T earl was amazing. Super nice and made our experience so much fun. Highly recommend. Wish there was food or snacks included"


Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New Orleans

Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New Orleans

star-4.5
30
  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$55.00
From
$55.00
Experience life on the Louisiana bayou on this ultimate swamp tour from New Orleans, run by one of the city’s oldest tour companies. Ride on a state-of-the-art swamp boat through the famous wetlands teeming with native wildlife, while learning about Cajun culture from your tale-spinning captain.
More

* A traveler said: "Everything was was amazing!!! Love it will be Coming back soon, our tour guide was very interactive , a funny . The tour guide fed the alligators marshmallows, so that was cool"


Honey Island Swamp Tour

Honey Island Swamp Tour

star-5
282
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$25.00
From
$25.00
Cruise through the wild wetlands of Honey Island Swamp on a 2-hour boat tour. Located on the marshy shores of Lake Ponchartrain just north of New Orleans, this protected nature reserve is home to an array of southern wildlife, from egrets and herons soaring above to otters and alligators lurking below the water’s surface. Hear tales of swamp pirates, fishermen’s lore and mysterious creatures from your captain as you glide past hanging moss and swooning cypress trees.
More

* A traveler said: "AWSOME tour. Great and friendly staff Fun as well as educational. Everyone in my family loves it! We would definitely do it again!"


Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans

Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans

star-4.5
121
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$142.00
From
$142.00
Visit a former plantation and ride through the swamp during this two-in-one tour. Start with a visit to Oak Alley Plantation for a tour of the antebellum mansion. Follow the oak-shaded paths to the blacksmith shop during your free time. Lunch is available to purchase at the restaurant on-site. Next, head to the dock for your swamp tour. Search for alligators and other wildlife and stop for photo ops while aboard an airboat. Round-trip hotel transport provided from New Orleans.
More

* A traveler said: "Lovely tour, everything was on time and the staff was very informative about the area. Food at the restaurant was amazing"


90-Minute Jean Lafitte Swamp and Bayou Tour

90-Minute Jean Lafitte Swamp and Bayou Tour

star-4.5
163
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$29.00
From
$29.00
Experience the Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve on this pontoon excursion led by a local guide. After a convenient, optional pickup from your accommodation, learn about Southern Louisiana’s distinctive ecology while cruising past magnificent cypress trees and watch for native wildlife like gators and egrets. Enjoy flexible timing and opt for a delicious lunch at Restaurant Des Familes with the 10 a.m. tour.
More

* A traveler said: "Our tour guide (name I don't remember) was very informative and took his time and went out of his way to make sure we seen everything nature had to offer. It's a relaxing experience."


Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option

Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option

star-4
1999
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$50.00
From
$50.00
The Steamboat Natchez is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic experience of New Orleans at night on this romantic riverboat cruise! Journey through time on a paddle-wheel boat ride along the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, cozy up with family and friends, and delight in the sparkle of the urban shoreline at dusk. This excursion includes a Creole‐inspired dinner (if option selected) and live jazz music.
More

* A traveler said: "Listening to the historical history of new Orleans. Eating while listening to music was great; the food tasted excellent great service. Ms.Brenda, who explain to us the directions of the bus, was over helpful and friendly. The caption was always present to take pictures with us."


New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour

New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour

star-5
155
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$79.00
From
$79.00
Delve into the atmospheric beauty of New Orleans’ vast swamplands on an exciting 2-hour small-group tour by airboat. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise past fascinating flora and fauna, scouring the picturesque scenery for sightings of alligators and other rare creatures. Experience the exhilaration of traveling at high velocity as your driver alternates between gentle cruising and high-speed bursts. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 9 passengers.
More

* A traveler said: "It was a lot of fun. One of the BEST things we did in New Orleans. Our guide was great he was exactly what I would expect a swamp guide to be."


Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans

Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans

star-4.5
1003
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$230.00
From
$230.00
Go beyond the French Quarter and discover the unique Cajun and Creole cultures of New Orleans during this full-day swamp and plantation tour. Venture deep into the bayous, with a small group limited to 12, to see Cajun living and spot wildlife like alligators and pelicans on your high-speed airboat ride. Then, admire the beautiful architecture and learn about the history of Houmas House and Laura Plantation. Gourmet, unlimited buffet lunch at Houmas House is included.
More

* A traveler said: "Best money spent all trip. They kept it exciting while educating you at the same time. And the lunch is amazing!!"


Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

star-5
361
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$128.00
From
$128.00
Experience Louisiana’s wild bayou country on an exciting, family-friendly airboat tour. This tour includes an airboat ride that zips through the tree‐lined marshes at speeds up to 45 mph (72 kph). While onboard, enjoy lively commentary from your guide as you view lush scenery and local wildlife, including alligators, nutria, and native birds. Pickup and drop-off from downtown New Orleans and French Quarter hotels included.
More

* A traveler said: "Great tour. Lots of gators and fun with some fast and exciting spurts. Tour guide, John, was a wonderful informer all along the way and back from the boat launch. Swamp guide, Mr Dudes in was funny and informative and safety conscious. We loved the whole package.i"


Full Day Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour from New Orleans

Full Day Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour from New Orleans

star-4.5
89
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$115.00
From
$115.00
Soak up the atmosphere of the bayou on this 8-hour cultural tour from New Orleans. Visit the Oak Alley Plantation House, dating from 1837, and view the stately row of 28 evenly spaced mature oaks that line the driveway. Follow your guide, dressed in period costume, through the mansion, the blacksmith shop and the onsite restaurant. Then, learn about life in the bayou's waterways aboard a swamp and wetlands boat tour. See the amazing variety of flora and fauna native to the area and hear about life in the Barataria Swamps from your native guides. Round-trip transportation from New Orleans is included.
More

* A traveler said: "We had so much fun! Definitely worth it all around. Our driver told and showed us all about Katrina too. My husband held a baby alligator on the swamp Tour!"


New Orleans Swamp Tour Boat Adventure With Pickup

New Orleans Swamp Tour Boat Adventure With Pickup

star-5
65
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$52.00
From
$52.00
Lose yourself in the atmospheric depths of the New Orleans swamps and wetlands on an exhilarating 2-hour boat tour, led by a professional guide. Cruise past ancient wonders and listen to legends surrounding a 2000-year-old Indian burial mound and an atmospheric Cajun cemetery. Scour the Barataria Swamps for sightings of fascinating wildlife such as snakes, turtles and ferocious alligators, and learn about the area’s history and geology from your knowledgeable guide. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by luxury vehicle fro your New Orleans hotel.
More

* A traveler said: "The swamp tour was a excellent experience. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept us laughing as well. I love that we got to hold a live gator."


Oak Alley Plantation and Small Airboat Tour from New Orleans

Oak Alley Plantation and Small Airboat Tour from New Orleans

star-4.5
36
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$161.00
From
$161.00
Explore Louisiana wildlife and culture outside of the Big Easy on this full-day trip from New Orleans to the country town of Vacherie. Zoom across a swamp on a 6 or 9-passenger open-air speedboat with ample opportunities for viewing wild animals in their natural habitat, and then tour an antebellum plantation home with a classic alley of oaks when you return to shore.
More

* A traveler said: "Wonderful. Definitely book the small airboat they can get into smaller spaces. This is an experience not to be missed. If rainy weather is a potential, take a rain jacket. We got rained on and with the jacket, we were totally fine."


Guided Boat Tour of New Orleans Bayou and Wildlife

Special Offer

Guided Boat Tour of New Orleans Bayou and Wildlife

star-4
9
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$16.00
$32.00
$16.00 savings
From
$16.00
$32.00
$16.00 savings
Louisiana’s wild backcountry is known for its cypress swamps that are home to alligators, snakes, and turtles. Explore this area in a safe and fun way in a flat-bottomed boat that travels through the marshes. Learn more about local wildlife from the guide and look out for herons, hawks, owls, and bald eagles too.
More

* A traveler said: "It was great! We loved it. I got to hold a gator and learned that they love marshmallows. Weather was perfect and our guide was very informative! Definitely would do it again and recommend to others!"


New Orleans Scavenger Hunt Adventure

New Orleans Scavenger Hunt Adventure

star-3.5
4
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$21.34
Price varies by group size
From
$21.34
Price varies by group size
Among the best ways to get a feel for New Orleans is to get out and walk it, but the standard self-guided tours can get a bit dull. Take one of these 3-hour smartphone-guided scavenger hunts and a three-hour window of your day will suddenly turn into adventure. Solve puzzles, study clues and celebrate at the finish, all while navigating the historic streets and taking in the sights of the Big Easy.   
More

* A traveler said: "So much fun. Discovered parks, alleys, sculptures and hidden gems along the entire game route. If you love Amazing Race like challanges this is definitely it. Multiple levels of difficulty so all ages can help on different challenges. Loved silly and encouraging comments after each completed question. Perfect activity to explore NOLA on your own."


Filters
* How are review snippets generated?

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the best Outdoor Activities in New Orleans?
Q:
What Outdoor Activities in New Orleans are 1 hour or less?
Q:
What Outdoor Activities in New Orleans are taking additional safety precautions?
Q:
What Outdoor Activities in New Orleans are good for avoiding crowds?