Kirstin Richards rated us: 5 out of 5 stars.
Rusty Bascom rated us: 5 out of 5 stars.
Ragin Cajun Airboat Tours was a “just right” experience in that it provide views of alligators and some higher speed. The total tour on the boat lasted a little over 90 minutes. Upon arrival, we checked in where we signed a release and were given a boarding card for a particular boat and operator. There are restrooms and a gift shop area.
The boats are in an area nearby, and hearing protection was provided and encouraged. The boats were equipped with life jackets, but we were not required to wear them. The swamp boat captain was friendly and shared information about the area. The tour started with slower traveling where our boat was positioned to see alligators up close. We spent about half the time moving slowly or stopped to look at the alligators. Our boat then went on some faster passes through areas of the swamp and water. The area seemed to be private for the tour company. This was a fun experience and a good value with just the right amount of time.
Kenya Asli rated us: 3 out of 5 stars.
Our tour guide appeared to be very knowledgeable and entertaining. It was going great until he made it uncomfortable. Our guide stopped the boat to look for a gator. When it didnt show, he used the time to talk politics and share his version of US history. It was inappropriate.
Jeff Askew rated us: 5 out of 5 stars.
There’s a lot of good tour options and things you should do in the New Orleans area, and Ragin Cajun airboat tours should be on your list. It was an amazing value and I’ll not only recommend it to everyone, I’ll go again the next time I’m there. Their operation is slick – we were picked up in front of our hotel by their bus in the morning and delivered to the airboat. The process was easy and inexpensive. The tour guide was amazing and knew the swamps and gators well. The operators are so kind to the animals, too, and you feel like you’re exploring with a conservation group who value the animals and the environment. The airboats were a blast! You get up close to big and little alligators without feeling like you, or the gators, are in danger. Take this trip. The bus driver dropped us back off at a bar near our hotel at our request, and dude (Brett I think) was hilarious, professional, and knew how to avoid the worst spots in the road. I regret that I don’t remember our tour guides name – he was amazing. 11/10, I’ll take this tour again. It’s an adventure I’ll remember long after I’ve forgotten all the cool bars I drank in.