Small-Group Half-Day Airboat Swamp Adventure & Plantation Tour From New Orleans - Destrehan

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    9am or 11:00am, (May depart later than stated) Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please specify hotel at time of purchase. We pick up in New Orleans at any hotel, Bed & Breakfast or select Airbnbs, uptown (close to St. Charles Ave.), in (or close to).. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Get ready for an exhilarating 1.5 hour airboat ride deep into secluded bayous in Cajun Country. You will see all sorts of wildlife on your journey - alligators, giant catfish and nutrias. Then, continue onto Destrehan Plantation for a glimpse into the historic past of New orleans. The small-group atmosphere with maximum 14 people ensures a more personal experience.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service

Know More about this tour

First, you will ride out to the quaint and remote Cajun Village close to Paradis, LA for a thrilling high-speed ride onboard small airboats, comfortably gliding over marshes, deep into secluded bayous for approximately 2 hours. You may even get to hold a baby alligator, feed giant catfish, or meet a nutria face to face.

Then, travel to the Destrehan Plantation for a guided tour. This historic plantation, on Louisiana's Old River Road, is a lavishly restored Greek Revival antebellum mansion. Here you will have free time to enjoy lush gardens and majestic live oaks.


Transport by 14-passenger air-conditioned van, with exact pick up time provided

1.5-hour airboat ride

Tour of Destrehan Plantation

Entry/Admission - Destrehan Plantation

Entry/Admission - Swamp Adventures LLC



Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Service animals are permitted. Please advise at time of booking to arrange accommodations

Child rate applies for all children and infants

Due to the nature of the airboat, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, people with back or neck issues or recent surgeries are not allowed to participate.

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Our tour vans are thoroughly cleaned after each tour, all door handles and interior surfaces wiped down with alcohol-based disinfectant daily. Our driver-guides are fully vaccinated.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 21-Oct-2022

    We had such a wonderful time. Isabelle was so accommodating to find a spot for us on a small tour. We went out on the airboat and then to a plantation. There were only 12 of us and it was perfect. Comfortable, air conditioned van. Our driver Rene was fabulous and so interesting to talk to and very kind. Isabelle is also lovely with top notch service. At this point in my life I can’t cram on a bus with 35 other people and take a hokey tour. It’s well worth the extra dollars to use a private, professional group. When we’re back in town we will 1000% use this company again.

  • 16-Oct-2022

    Great Tour! Great communication from booking to hotel pick up. Highly recommend. Rene our tour guide was amazing. Van was comfortable and clean. Thank you Isabella

  • 28-Sep-2022

    Highly recommend! From start to finish, the itinerary and service provided by Tours by Isabelle, and Isabelle herself, was one of the best experiences ever. They were prompt in picking us up at our hotel in New Orleans and on the way to each stop on the tour, we were provided all sorts of history and fun facts about the area. The relationship this company has with the swamp tour company and those running the plantation tour was evident too, which was reassuring. The swamp tour was a blast, our guide and captain fun and knowledgeable. And I've never seen more passion for a project than I did from Ms. Ann who was our tour guide at the plantation. Both of these also deserve five stars! Isabelle at Tours by Isabelle is deeply connected to the area and her passion for what she does and the place she lives is evident in the knowledge she shared. You can't go wrong with this company!

  • 24-Sep-2022

    Isabella’s Tour was amazing! Very knowledgeable about the city! She was even early to pick us up. Thanks again!

  • 31-Jul-2022

    What a fabulous fabulous day!!! My teenager loved it, and we all know that they are tough critic! Our guide was knowledgeable and funny and we loved him! The ride was peaceful and the gators are awesome. Welllllll worth the money. And we paid for transportation which was a great choice!! Monty was a great driver!

  • 25-Jun-2022

    Got sick and they wouldn’t refund it. I even asked if they would just give me a different day. I would have ended up in the emergency room in the heat.

  • 25-Jun-2022

    Great tour. The boat was first and really great fun if you like alligators. I’d advise bringing wipes and spare clothes as you get muddy. The plantation is ok and you learn some history which is always good. Our guide Steve made the trip really memorable. I would advise asking for his tour when you book.

  • 25-Jun-2022

    Tours by Isabelle is a top-notch tour company. They kept us informed every step of the process -- from reservations to pickup/dropoff to what to expect during the tour. The tour was a great tour to Destrehan Plantation with a lot of history and the swamp boat tour was very fun with lots of alligators and wildlife. John, our tour guide, was very informative, knowledgeable of the area and history, pleasant and personable. He made the trip very nice. We would highly recommend Tours by Isabelle.

  • 18-Jun-2022

    My husband and I had a great time on the plantation and swamp. I am thankful that this tour planned a fun half-day for us. Stephen was a great guide. We recommend this tour.

  • 23-May-2022

    Ellen was a wonderful guide who was very friendly and knowledgeable. Pick up and drop off were prompt and the trip very comfortable. We loved our excursions, with the swamp tour a lot of fun and the plantation tour very informative and well presented.

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