Private Jet Charter to Louisiana

Private Jet Rental to Louisiana - Airports, Routes & Prices


Louisiana Private Jet Charter

Louisiana is one of the southernmost U.S. states, bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on the south, the Mississippi River, and the state of Texas on its west, Mississippi on the east, and Arkansas to the north.  Its capital is Baton Rouge, and its most famous city is beguiling New Orleans with its Mississippi Riverboat rides, St. Charles Avenue Streetcar, and the French Quarter and Garden District offering historic buildings with entrancing architecture. Louisiana history is captured in the Cabildo Museum, while the National WWII Museum is considered the finest of its kind in the country.  Louisiana had a thriving plantation economy growing sugarcane and cotton in the Civil War era, and many of these plantations such as Rosedown remain open to visitors today.  Let Paramount Business Jets whisk you to Louisiana with ease and efficiency with its luxury private jet charter services.

Louisiana is known for its petroleum and oil drilling industries as well as shrimping (the state is known as the crawfish capital of the world).  It uses the terminology of parishes instead of counties and is the only U.S. State that uses the Napoleonic Code as its legal system.  Paramount Business Jets can whisk you to your desired destination in Louisiana with ease and efficiency with its luxury private jet charter services, from Baton Rouge to Lafayette or the French Quarter of New Orleans in the south to Shreveport in the north.

Louisiana was claimed by the French when LaSalle descended the Mississippi River in 1682.  The city of New Orleans was founded in 1718, and the area became part of the U.S. with the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.  New Orleans, called The Crescent City due to its setting on a crescent-shaped bend of the Mississippi River, is known for its colorful Mardi Gras festival, its wonderful French Quarter district, its fabulous restaurants featuring Creole and Cajun food, and as the birthplace of jazz, with such noteworthy performers as Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton.  The capital of Baron Rouge was named for the red stick that French colonizers found marking the territories of two Indian tribes.  The area around Lafayette is Cajun country, for the French-speaking Acadian descendants that settled in the area after moving from Nova Scotia, with fascinating outdoor museums like Acadian Village and Vermilionville.   There is much natural wilderness in the bayous and swamps of southern Louisiana, including the Atchafalaya Basin.  Swamp Tours and airboat rides give visitors an up-close look at the flora and fauna of the bayou environments. 

Cajun and Creole cuisine reign supreme in Louisiana, based on seafood, beans, and rice, with such, can’t-miss dishes as gumbo, jambalaya, and the seafood stew étouffée.  New Orleans has its culinary traditions such as hot beignets sprinkled with powdered sugar at the Cafe du Monde, and muffuletta sandwiches at spots like the Central Grocery.  Music is a major part of the fabric of New Orleans life, from talented street musicians to jazz bands at historic Preservation Hall, or at clubs like Tipitina’s along Frenchmens Street.  If your business or personal travel is taking you to a special New Orleans event like Mardi Gras, the Sugar Bowl, or Jazz Fest, Paramount Business Jets can provide you with the private jet rental you desire to get you to the Crescent City with top service and comfort. 

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Louisiana Private Charter Prices

How much does it cost to rent a jet to Louisiana?

These are the average hourly rates for various private jet categories. Use our private jet quoting system to get quotes for your upcoming trip. Learn more about our private jet rental costs or jet card membership rates for additional savings.
Very Light Jets
371 KTAS
$2750 - $3500
Light Jets
492 KTAS
$2900 - $3500
Super Light Jets
465 KTAS
$4000 - $4300
Midsize Jets
470 KTAS
$4300 - $4750
Super Midsize Jets
530 KTAS
$5100 - $6500
Large Jets
513 KTAS
$6800 - $9500
Ultra Long Range Jets
516 KTAS
$10000 - $14000
VIP Airliners
485 KTAS
$16000 - $23000
Turboprop Aircraft
402 KTAS
$1850 - $2300
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Top Cities in Louisiana

Popular Louisiana Cities Served by Paramount Business Jets

Baton Rouge
The state’s capital, Baton Rouge, is situated on the eastern bluff overlooking the Mississippi River.  It is home to Louisiana State University (LSU), whose beautiful campus includes scenic oak trees and Indian mounds. 

Its historic buildings include the castle-like Old Capitol Building with its circular stained-glass dome and exhibits on subjects like former Louisiana governor Huey Long, along with the current Louisiana State Capitol, which is the tallest capitol building in the U.S.  Baton Rouge is full of interesting museums like the LSU Rural Life Museum, which displays historic structures from around the state, plus the River Road African American Museum. 

The history of the state is on display at the Capitol Park Museum, and other top sights include the Louisiana Art and Science Museum, the Old Governor’s Mansion, the French Creole Magnolia Mound Plantation, and the U.S.S. Kidd, a retired WWII destroyer.  The area’s natural beauty can be enjoyed on a visit to the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center with boardwalks and gravel paths leading through its forest and swamp environment. 

New Orleans
One of the most unique cities in the U.S., New Orleans glitters along the banks of the Mississippi with a heady mix of delicious food, a mix of cultures, intriguing history, and amazing music.  Known for its Mardi Gras celebrations and as the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans offers an amazing variety of experiences, from the delights of the French Quarter to annual events like college football’s Sugar Bowl held in the Superdome to Jazz Fest.

The heart of the city is the French Quarter, centered on Jackson Square with the equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson and the spires of St. Louis Cathedral.  Wander through the charming streets and admire the cast-iron, flower-bedecked balconies adorning the photogenic buildings.  New Orleans beguiles with its musical delights, from impromptu street performances to jazz at Preservation Hall or at one of the clubs along Frenchmen Street like Tipitina’s or the Spotted Cat.  Drop by the Café du Monde for beignets 24 hours a day and sample the delicious local Cajun and Creole cuisine.  A stroll down Bourbon Street in the evening past its restaurants and bars showcases the city at its bawdiest best.  The Garden District is another delightful area, with its ornate mansions, the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar, and fabulous restaurants like Commanders Palace.

Learn about New Orleans history at the Louisiana State Museums in two historic buildings flanking St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo and the Presbytere.  Mardi Gras comes alive at Mardi Gras World.  The National World War II Museum is considered the best of its kind in the country, while the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park offer wonderful artistic collections. The New Orleans Jazz Museum pays homage to the city’s rich musical roots.  The area’s plantation past can be sampled at places like Longue Vue, Oak Alley, and Laura Plantations.   Only in New Orleans experiences include riding the Natchez steamboat for a dinner cruise on the Mississippi, visiting a voodoo museum or the Oddball Pharmacy Museum, taking a ghost tour through one of the city’s atmospheric cemeteries with above-ground tombs or a swamp tour in Jean Lafitte National Park’s Barataria Preserve south of the city.

Top Hotels in Louisiana

Top 10 Most Luxurious Hotels in Louisiana

Maison de la Luz, New Orleans
Located in the Central Business District, Maison de la Luz offers elegant accommodations just a short walk from the French Quarter.  The Hotel offers a private, guest-only Living Room, where guests can relax and enjoy nightly wine and cheese.   Craft cocktails are made in the plush scarlet surroundings of Bar Marilou, a secret library for guests only. Continental and buffet options are available in the breakfast room.  The hotel is on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line for easy access to the Garden District as well.  Original local artwork adorns each room.  Sister property The Ace is across the street, and guests at the Maison have full access to its pool, gym, and dining facilities as well. 

The Windsor Court, New Orleans
The Windsor Court offers 5-star luxury just a half-block from Canal Street.  It features the city’s only 4-Diamond restaurant along with a heated outdoor pool and fitness center.  Rooms have Italian marble baths and satellite TV.  Dining and drinking options include The Grill Room, Windsor’s fine dining restaurant with murals and leather-backed chairs, the Polo Lounge with live jazz music and cocktails, and afternoon tea at Le Salon.  There is also a rooftop bar, The Waterman.

Four Seasons New Orleans
The Four Seasons New Orleans provides luxury accommodations in a landmark tower, the former World Trade Center, on the banks of the Mississippi.  The hotel features excellent dining at two restaurants, Miss River and Chemin a la Mer, and the extravagant circular Chandelier Bar features a light installation made of 15,000 hand-strung Czech Republic crystals.   New Orleans’s largest hotel pool features a 75-foot infinity pool with underwater lights and music.  The eight-treatment room spa provides a refuge and there’s an adjoining terrace overlooking the river. 

Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
The Hotel Monteleone has been offering top lodging and service since 1886.  Located just one block from Bourbon Street, the Monteleone offers a full-service spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a heated rooftop pool.  Rooms have high ceilings and marble and granite bathrooms.  Live music is on tap at the famous Carousel Bar, and the spectacular lobby has a historic grandfather clock, marble floors, and sparkling chandeliers.  Frequent literary visitors included Truman Capote, William Faulkner, and Ernest Hemingway. 

 The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans
The iconic Roosevelt Hotel has been a premier destination in New Orleans for over 125 years.  Amenities include a 2,300-square-foot gym and the Waldorf Astoria Spa, a rooftop bar plus an outdoor pool.  Dining options include Italian fare at Domenica, local New Orleans favorites at the Fountain Lounge, and live jazz music at the Blue Room. The Sazerac Bar mixes the city’s classic Sazerac cocktail with a backdrop of colorful murals of old New Orleans.  Guest rooms have a 42” flat-screen TV, luxury amenities, and stylish décor.

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
Occupying a whole block of Canal Street, the Ritz-Carlton is the luxurious Grande Dame of New Orleans hotels.  Located in what was once the palatial Maison Blanche department store with its Beaux-Arts architecture, the Ritz-Carlton features a stunning 25,000-square-foot spa and fitness center.  Its excellent dining options include M Bistro with Cajun and Caribbean cuisine and the Davenport Lounge for tea, light bites, cocktails, and live jazz.

Rose Manor Bed & Breakfast, New Orleans
Set in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans near the Lake Pontchartrain causeway, Rose Manor is an elegant bed and breakfast offering 9 charming guestrooms.  The tranquil setting is near several waterside seafood restaurants and Harrison Avenue with its collection of galleries and shops. It’s a 10-minute drive to the New Orleans Museum of Art with its Besthoff Sculpture Garden.  Continental breakfast is served every morning in the large dining room.  Rooms contain elegant antiques and four poster beds and capture the charm of old New Orleans.

Watermark Baton Rouge
The Watermark is based in a historic 1927 art deco and Greek Revival style skyscraper in Baton Rouge, across the street from the Shaw Center for the Arts.  The Gregory restaurant serves farm-to-table Southern classics.  Guests can enjoy free bikes to enjoy the downtown area, plus a fitness center. All rooms have the latest in modern amenities, and some offer river views. The hotel is only 3 miles from LSU and Tiger Stadium.

Dansereau House, Thibodaux
The historic Dansereau House is an upscale boutique bed and breakfast in downtown Thibodaux, southwest of New Orleans.  Built in 1847, the Dansereau is filled with old-world charm with modern amenities.  Guests can relax on the veranda or private balcony or stroll the beautiful gardens.  Shops and restaurants are within walking distance of this architectural beauty.  

Nottoway Plantation & Resort, White Castle
Nottoway is the largest remaining antebellum mansion in Louisiana, built in 1859, and offers an elegantly unique lodging opportunity. Nottoway was a sugar plantation.   Located on the famed Great River Road on the Mississippi between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Nottoway has spectacular architecture with massive white columns, balconies, and 15-foot-high ceilings, while its grounds feature magnificent oak trees on the 31-acre property.  Guests can enjoy tennis courts, an outdoor pool, and a lounge and fitness center.  The Mansion’s restaurant serves excellent local cuisine, and the Mansion Bar mixes the finest cocktails.

Louisiana Aircraft

Aircraft Available Locally by Jet Type and Age

Aircraft NameCategoryRangeSeatsAvg. Hourly PriceBaggage Space
Falcon 50EXSuper Midsize3285nm9 $5,850 115 ft³
King Air 200Turboprop Aircraft1075nm9 $2,000 54 ft³
King Air C90Turboprop Aircraft1384nm6 $1,750 53.5 ft³

Lousiana Airports

Charter Jets FAQ

Your Ultimate Louisiana Private Jet Rental Resource

  • Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?

    Passengers on all international private charter flights will have to stop at customs. In certain countries, you may have to go through customs at a specific port of entry; for example, you must stop in Tahiti to perform customs checks en route to Bora Bora. You’ll also need to stop at the first port of entry when entering the U.S. from Mexico.

  • How much rest does the crew need before they can depart again?

    Crew members are required to have a 10-hour rest period within each 24-hour cycle. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and must be followed by a 10-hour rest period at their hotel. When scheduling a flight, operators usually account for 12 hours of rest instead of 10. These extra two hours allow the crew time to get to their hotel, rest for the required time, and return to the airport.

  • How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?

    The average fuel stop takes 45–60 minutes. To speed up fuel stops, the operator, or pilots may call ahead, so a fuel truck is waiting for the aircraft on arrival. For smaller jets, a fuel stop can take as little as 30 minutes.

  • Will my private jet charter use the same airport as a commercial airline?

    No. When you charter a private jet, you generally fly into a private airport. However, you could access the same airports as a commercial airline if you request to do so or if there are no private airport options. However, using a large mainstream airport like Los Angeles International or London Heathrow is often a bad choice for private jets, as flying to a smaller regional private airport is much faster and often makes for a more luxurious experience.

  • Is the age of an aircraft a safety factor?

    Aircraft age is not a safety factor. However, if the aircraft is older and hasn’t been refurbished properly, it may cause flyers some inconvenience, such as overheating, faulty air conditioning, or faulty plumbing in the lavatory.

  • How much luggage am I allowed to bring on a private jet?

    As a rule of thumb, each seat on a light or midsize jet equates to one passenger and one item of luggage. Each item of luggage is considered to be the standard 23 kilograms, or about 50 lbs. Large jets are designed for long-range trips, which typically involve longer stays, so you can carry more than one item of luggage per person.

  • Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?

    There are many aircraft that are wheelchair accessible. Most of them are large jets or above and have a straight aisle. If the jet has a zigzag aisle – like the Falcon 900 – it will be difficult to maneuver the wheelchair onboard the aircraft. You’ll also need the right type of wheelchair; many motorized wheelchairs won’t fit and can’t be collapsed. If this is the case, you’ll need a smaller, temporary wheelchair. Some aircraft operators have smaller wheelchairs that can be used. Please speak with your Paramount private jet expert to review your aircraft options.

  • Can I fly with large sums of cash?

    Yes, you can. This is a common occurrence for many private jet clients. You can fly with up to $5 million in cash as long as you declare that cash when coming through customs. For domestic trips, there’s no limit and no need to declare it.

  • Which private jets come with flight attendants?

    In the United States, large jets and above are required to have flight attendants onboard; in Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seats. Larger jets and above have a jump seat near the cockpit for the flight attendant to use, meaning the attendant generally stays out of the cabin.

  • Which airports offer ramp access, allowing the client to drive their car right up to their private jet?

    Private jet clients can often have a limo drive them right up to the private jet, or even drive their own car to the plane. That said, different airports have different policies, and some may not offer ramp access. Please speak with your Paramount Aviation Advisor to review your options for a given trip.

  • Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?

    Many private jets do have Wi-Fi, and it’s increasingly available free of charge on U.S. domestic flights. On international flights, prices range from $3.00-$8.50 USD per megabyte used. This means that opening up social media sites that are rich in images and videos could quickly cost you $20 – and downloading a feature-length movie could cost thousands!

  • When is on-demand private jet charter better than buying a block of hours?

    Private jet charter can be a lot cheaper than buying a block of hours for a one-way flight, as you can access floating fleets or an empty leg to reduce the cost. With a block of hours, the price covers a round trip. If you only fly one-way, you are effectively paying double.

  • What is a carbon-neutral flight?

    Every aircraft burns jet fuel and emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This can be offset via one of several carbon offset programs that allow private jet clients to purchase a certain number of carbon credits to offset the emissions from their flights. A carbon-neutral flight is one that offsets the carbon emissions it uses via a formal process.

  • Can I have a flexible departure time for my private jet flight?

    Yes, it is possible to have a flexible departure when flying privately. Operators typically offer a 30-minute to two-hour window, but you can request a longer window as long as it doesn’t interfere with the maximum crew duty day or their next scheduled flight. Please confirm with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking your jet.

  • When should I hire a Boeing Business Jet?

    Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) have unique amenities that extend far beyond sheer size and are often equipped with 1-2 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms (one more of those bathrooms may even offer stand-up showers.) These airliner-based executive aircraft also feature tall or ‘stand-up’ cabins that are also longer and wider than more typical corporate aircraft.

  • How soon can I have a private jet ready from the time I call in the request?

    Generally speaking, with as little as 4 hours of notice. However, we have had wheels up in as little as 32 minutes from the time our client called us to book the flight and had them in the air. It depends on a few factors, such as how long it takes for the pilots to arrive at the airport (generally, there is a 2-hour call-out time for the pilots), and whether the aircraft is ready to go at the airport with no repositioning needed. Our Jet Card members enjoy faster booking since they have funds on account and can confirm a flight with a simple email.

  • Can I access my luggage while in flight?

    On most private jets, you will be able to access your luggage during the flight. That’s because luggage and passengers are situated on the same level. This is in contrast to commercial airlines, where checked luggage is stored in a cargo hold. On large private jets, luggage is often stored in a compartment behind the lavatory, which means easy access to your bags.

  • When are private jet charter landing and takeoff slots applicable?

    A landing or takeoff slot is simply a small window of time in which your aircraft is scheduled to fly in or out of the airport. You will need a landing and takeoff slot if you fly to a high-density airport in the United States or one that is hosting a special event with a significant number of aircraft arriving and departing. If you’re flying internationally, you will need a landing and takeoff slot for all major European cities. Please check with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking for a specific route.

  • What kind of in-flight catering is available on a private jet?

    Other than the standard snacks and drinks, you can order local cuisine options for your catering on board. In short, anything that doesn’t need to be cooked can be ordered; hot food must be precooked and then warmed on board.

  • Can I bring pets with me on private jet flights?

    Of course! Just let us know in advance. The majority of the operators and aircraft owners allow pets onboard. In some cases, a small cleaning fee may apply. That said, there are specific requirements that must be met when traveling with your pet, including making sure that all documentation and vaccination records for your pet(s) are correct and up-to-date. Dogs and cats must also be at least eight weeks old and weaned when traveling within the U.S.

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Top Sights

Top 10 Sights in Louisiana

French Quarter
The French Quarter is the heart and soul of New Orleans, and the city’s oldest neighborhood, where visitors often spend most of their time.  From the gorgeous architecture of the buildings with wrought-iron balconies to the historic museums like the Cabildo and the New Orleans Collection to Bourbon St. with its bars and nightlife, and the many jazz clubs and delicious dining at venerable restaurants with enchanting interior courtyards, New Orleans offers so much to see and do.

Jackson Square is flanked by the handsome 1840s Pontalba buildings and faces St. Louis Cathedral.  On either side of the Cathedral are the Cabildo and the Presbytere, two historic buildings housing the fascinating exhibits of the Louisiana State Museum.  Cafe du Monde serves coffee and powdered sugar beignets around the clock and the steamboat Natchez offers cruises along the Mississippi.  The Crescent City is known as the birthplace of jazz, and Preservation Hall offers a historic setting in which to enjoy live music.  Antique shops make for excellent browsing along Royal St., and historic bars like the Napoleon House offer perfect respites from a walking tour. 

Mardi Gras World, New Orleans
The annual Mardi Gras celebration brings colorful parades and street celebrations with floats, costumed participants, and beads tossed into the crowd.  Get a close-up look at how these floats are built at Mardi Gras World, where nearly half of the floats, props, and costumes are created.  The warehouse museum located along the Mississippi River has actual floats on display, exhibits about Mardi Gras history, and the chance to watch craftsmen at work. 

Lafayette’s Historic Cajun Villages
Lafayette is the heart of Cajun country, settled by French-speaking Acadians from Nova Scotia.  There are two notable historic villages that present living museums of Cajun culture, its traditions, buildings, food, and music, Vermilionville Historic Village and Acadian Village.  Vermilionville is set over 23 acres with reconstructed homes and buildings dating to the 18th century.  Costumed actors help visitors understand what life was like in earlier centuries here.  There is a restaurant plus live music nights.  Acadian Village provides another look at Acadian life in the 1800s.  There is a general store, blacksmith shop, church, and homes.

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge
The first capitol building in Baton Rouge is an eye-catching Gothic Revival building that resembles a castle with its twin towers.  Its interior impresses, bathed with the light of a large stained-glass dome.  Perched on a hill overlooking the Mississippi, the Old Capitol was built starting in 1847 and in use as the capitol until 1932.  Now it’s a fascinating museum with two floors of exhibits on the state’s history and political past, including such topics as the governorship of Huey Long.  There is also a 4D Ghost of the Castle theatrical presentation about the building’s past.

Louisiana’s Plantation Country
Louisiana was sugarcane and cotton country, and a series of historic Louisiana plantations pay tribute to this era and the people who lived and worked on these grand estates.  Some of the best to see include Rosedown Plantation near St. Francisville, built in 1834.  Rosedown was a cotton plantation.  Its house and 28 acres of gardens are well preserved and give insight into plantation life in the 19th century.

Oak Alley in Vacherie is famed for its much-photographed entrance walk of beautiful oak trees.  Built in 1837, Oak Alley was a sugarcane plantation and is a National Historic Landmark.  The main house is now used as a bed and breakfast inn, but the mansion is open for tours.  Laura Plantation in Vacherie traces the history of four generations of a Creole family.  Built in 1805, the former sugarcane plantation covers 37 acres and allows guests to see both the plantation lifestyle of the owners and the everyday life of the slaves who worked there, including the original cabins they lived in. 

National WW II Museum, New Orleans
The National WW II Museum in New Orleans is the most comprehensive and best museum of the Second World War.  The creation of historian Stephen Ambrose, the Museum provides a look at all aspects of the War, from its origins to its conclusion.  Exhibits in its multiple buildings range from the home front to the European and Pacific theaters, D-Day, the Merchant Marines, a 4D movie theater with a film about the War, full-scale planes on display, and a submarine exhibit. 

St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church, St. Martinville
The St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church was founded in the town of St. Martinville in 1765 by an exiled group of Acadian immigrants from Nova Scotia.  The present church was built in 1836 and is the third oldest Catholic church in Louisiana.  A 1931 statue of St. Martin graces the grounds.  It has a Romanesque design and an all-white exterior.  Its interior features decorative artwork and stained glass.  Outside is the grave of Emmeline Labiche, thought to be the heroine of Longfellow’s poem Evangeline.  A statue representing Evangeline stands in the courtyard, plus there is a late 1870s replica of the grotto at Lourdes.

Avery Island, Avery Island LA
Avery Island is home to the Tabasco Factory producing the world-famous hot sauce. Tours include the factory and a museum. The son of the founder converted his estate in 1935 into Jungle Gardens, which is a beautiful botanical garden with a bird sanctuary and animal life. A curiosity is a Buddha statue on the grounds from 1100 that is kept in a small temple.

LSU Rural Life Museum, Baton Rouge
On the outskirts of Baton Rouge lies the LSU Rural Life Museum, where a village of 32 reconstructed historical buildings across 25 acres captures life in a typical Louisiana town in the 18th and 19th centuries.  The museum is divided into sections including the Working Plantation, Folk Architecture, and the Exhibit Barn.  Visitors can see collections of material depicting rural life, including clothes and tools, in addition to the buildings, which include a grist mill, blacksmith shop, and slave cabins.  The Windrush Gardens with its live oaks, crepe myrtle, and camellias are also part of the property.

Louisiana Swamp Tours, Lafayette, and New Orleans
The southern end of Louisiana is dominated by the Atchafalaya Basin, the largest swamp in the United States located east of Lafayette in Cajun country.  Airboat Tours of this wilderness area are a fascinating way to experience this part of Louisiana and witness up close its unique environment of moss-covered trees and swamp terrain with its bird, animal, and reptile life, including alligators.  Boat tours can also be booked in New Orleans for day excursions to swampland in southern Louisiana, with one prime destination being the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park.