Airboat Tours
 Ridin' . . . the  W I L D  S I D E ! ! !


by Arthur Matherne, Inc.

Bayou, Marsh, & Swamp Tours


  • From a La. Cajun village
  • U.S.C.G. Licensed Captain
  • A variety of boats available
  • Half-hour, hourly, or custom
  • La. culture, nature, & wildlife
New! Here's a preview clip from our soon to be released new video.
Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne

Click on the gator below to view our photo album.
See gators, herons, and other Louisiana wildlife up close and personal. Rides can be custom-tailored to cater to your specific needs . . . from smooth and easy to wild and crazy (or anything in-between)! Airboat Tours is located just minutes away from New Orleans International (Moisant) Airport.

We invite everyone to come to the bayou and experience for yourself the ride of your life in an airboat. You can take a lazy leisurely ride or a more adventurous "RIDE ON THE WILD SIDE."

Our airboat can actually go on the marsh. Seventy-five percent of the time you will be on land, or deep into the cypress swamps . . . where you can see beautiful moss-draped trees and wildlife.

Our tour is just 45 minutes from New Orleans. We are surrounded by a quiet fishing village where the time seems to stand still.

Your guide Arthur (a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain), is a commercial alligator and crab fisherman, born on the bayou and a lifelong resident of Bayou Gauche. He is very knowledgeable on the ecology of the marsh.

Discover one of the most unique swamp rides in Louisiana!

Tours are made by appointment. Maximum capacity is forty five people per trip.

Use our handy sign-up form
to contact us for appointments and rates.


Feature Stories
Feature Stories
The Real Thing!
The Real Thing!
Boats for Hire
Boats for Hire
Charter Fishing
 Charter  Fishing

          Guided Hunting
Guided Hunting

Capt. Arthur Matherne
Cathy Matherne
Airboat Tours
4262 Hwy 90 East
Des Allemands, Louisiana 70030

Street View of Airboat Tours


Phone: 985-758-5531
Fax: 985-758-1862
Airboat Tours

Local Links