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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82 reviews by the users

  • Not only is the tour itself a wonderful experience the guides teach you a lot about New Orleans it's history etc. Thank you for a wonderful experience

  • We had an amazing tour! Our guide, Brandon, was very knowledgeable not only of the area but of history and environmental issues in general. His was an almost unscripted narrative, open to questions and side topics, that was extremely interesting and educational. By the end of our swamp ride he had pulled out his pets to pass around - snakes, turtles, an alligator, etc... that he allowed us to hold and photograph. It was great! Highly recommend this tour.

  • Excellent and very enjoyable tour.

  • The southern plantation tour was okay but we expected maybe a few plantations not just one. The swamp board ride was interesting as the guide was very knowledgable about the animals and history of the swamp we cruised in.

  • One of the best tours

  • Plantation tour w/ docents in period costumes was like taking a trip back in time. Our docent Frank was especially knowledgable. Followed up by a cruise through the swamp showed many of nature's beauties!

  • We had a great time doing the Plantation tour. It was in a lovely location and so very informative. Our guide knew so much and was able to impart that knowledge in a fun and interesting way. I would have liked a little bit longer to look around but there is so much to see and do that we needed to keep going.
    The Swamp tour was a lot of fun. Captain Dan was a great guy who made us laugh but also let us know how much care and attention was taken to keep the area as environmentally/ecologically safe at the same time as letting as many people visit and experience something special at the same time. A very full, fun and interesting day.

  • Slightly disappointed with the Plantation Tour, learned a lot about the Plantation owners but not a great deal about the slaves and their lives, loved the swamp tour, held a baby alligator!!

  • Excellent tour which covered 2 of our 'must sees' in New Orleans without too much coach driving. We were driven to the Plantation and had an excellent tour round the house. We were left to wander round the buildings in the grounds which was great as we could do this in our own way. We had a map and there was either a guide or plenty of information at each building. we did not feel rushed at all.
    We then had a short drive to the swamp boat ride. this was superb - a quiet private swamp, no fast power boats, a really lovely knowledgeable local guide and plenty of animals- turtles, alligators, raccoons, pigs and birds. What a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. Highly recommended.

  • There tour was fun and informative. Not to much time at each place and a good variety

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