Swamp Boat Ride And Southern Plantation Tour From New Orleans

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See a variety of wildlife on a swamp boat ride and explore an authentic southern plantation on this tour from New orleans. See alligators, egrets, raccoons and snakes during your ride around a private Louisiana swamp after taking a tour of Destrehan Plantation, the oldest documented French Colonial style house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.

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Your tour will begin with a tour with a 1.5-hour visit to Destrehan Plantation, where you will learn the history of the Destrehan family sugar dynasty, see a Slave Revolt Museum that dates back to 1811, and admire the architecture of a French Colonial style plantation.

After your plantation tour, take a comfortable coach in central New Orleans and ride across the Mississippi River to Manchac Swamp, where you'll board your custom-built, covered boat. This Louisiana swamp is privately owned so you'll be able to take in your fascinating surroundings with fewer distractions.

In addition to sharing some local history, your guide will explain why wetlands like this one are disappearing and what's being done to save them. Feel free to walk around your boat to capture photos of the swamp's abundant wildlife, including alligators, egrets, raccoons, snakes, and nutria -- a giant rodent.

Your 5.5-hour tour of Louisiana's colorful scenery and history concludes at its starting point in New Orleans.

Inclusions for Swamp Boat Ride And Southern Plantation Tour From New Orleans

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • Narrated round-trip transportation
  • Guided tour of plantation home
  • Local Taxes

Exclusions for Swamp Boat Ride And Southern Plantation Tour From New Orleans

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

In order to help protect the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point -- just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.

Wheelchair Access: If the guest needs a wheelchair lift equipped bus, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.

Alternate Routes: Due to uneven and narrow paths, alternate routes may be necessary for guests traveling in wheelchairs.

Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • I highly recommend both of the tours. ALL of the tour guides were very knowledgeable and made it a very enjoyable experience for my dad and me. Ryan on the Grey Line bus started us off and was very informative and entertaining. The plantation tour was very informative and the swamp boat tour guide was excellent.

  • Awesome. George our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Nola history. Swamp tour with Brandon was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about wildlife. He had various animal furs, talked about the animals, passed around real animals including a baby alligator for us to hold and take pictures with

  • The guide was great, very knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend this tour.

  • Sandy was a wealth of information during drive to each location. Jim clearly loves what he does, and provided excellent tour of the plantation. Tim the boat captain made the swamp tour fun. He pointed out all the various ways to clean, eat or sale swamp critters. Was worth the time! I encourage others to bring lunch a long, plenty of time for picnic.

  • The plantation tour was very interesting. The tour guide talked non-stop or showed dvds while traveling on the bus. The swamp guide, Allen, was different. He talked about how people dont really need an education beyond high school. He talked about how he was such a perfect kid, not like kids today. Like he knows all the kids in the country. The most offensive thing was that he took a small live alligator out of a cooler and put a rubber band around its snout and passed it around for everyone to hold and snap a picture. Many people thought that was fine. Many thought it was rough treatment for the animal and was showing disrespect for our national wildlife.

  • Nice swamp tour from New Orleans.

  • It was cool! Had a chance to hold baby alligator!

  • Very interesting tour. Not too long. Knowledgeable guides. Very good organization of everything. Not to mention the beauty of the places.

  • We had a great time on this 5 hour tour. The plantation was fine but the swamp tour was educational and entertaining and even though it was cold in NOLA while we were there we still got to see at least 5 or 6 gators in the swamp.

    Our guide Billy Jo was wonderful and our captain Tom was so knowledgeable and funny which made it a pleasure to be a part of.

  • The day we scheduled this tour the weather was rain sleet and snow not to mention windy and very cold. The tour should have been canceled and our money refunded. We were miserable especially on the swamp tour which was on an open boat. We were told the boat was designed to be used in all types of weather. When we returned to the dock we were told our bus had been used to take an earlier tour back to town. We had to wait for over an hour in a small gift shop the only place with heat and no place to sit until a bus arrived. I would find it hard to book another tour with a company that puts profit over common sense.

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