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Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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Highlights
  • Get a dose of southern antebellum culture and swamp life in one day
  • Tour the historic Destrehan Plantation with a costumed guide
  • Glide through a private Louisiana swamp on a wildlife-watching boat
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Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans
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Overview
Experience the wilds of the Louisiana swamp plus hear the fascinating history of a Southern plantation all in one day with this great-value combo tour. Visit Destrehan Plantation, the oldest of its kind in the region, where you’ll learn about antebellum life while touring the restored mansion and grounds. Then ride in a covered boat through Manchac Swamp, a privately owned habitat for alligators, egrets, and other wildlife.
What to Expect
After boarding an air-conditioned coach in the French Quarter, follow the Lake Pontechartrain shoreline to Destrehan Plantation, the oldest plantation in the lower Mississippi Valley. Tour the carefully restored French colonial mansion with a costumed guide, learning about former inhabitants and the southern sugar cane industry. You'll also have a chance to explore the gardens and a museum dedicated to the 1811 slave revolt.

Continue on to the Manchac Swamp for a wildlife tour in a covered boat that provides protection from weather in all seasons. Learn about swamp culture and the endangered ecosystem from a guide as you look for alligators, raccoons, snakes, birdlife, and giant rodents. The swamp is privately owned, so you don't have to worry about crowds.

Return to the convenient French Quarter drop-off point in the late afternoon or evening.
Reviews (200)
1 - 5 of 89 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Swamp tour and Laura plantation

Wrong time of the year for the swamp tour, not many gators about, but there are there, seen some smaller ones, bald eagle, owls, other wildlife, captain Tom was a right laugh, but he does know his stuff, best time to go is hot months,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank caroline h
Reviewed 2 days ago
Misleading

The Plantation Tour is what we expected and quite interesting, with the guides dressed for the era, We learned a bit about the customs and the times. What was a complete rip off was the Swamp Boat Ride. We were told by the bus line...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SinCityAnnie
Reviewed 3 days ago
Swamp part is great, be prepared to be underwhelmed by the plantation's take on history

If you only have limited time on New Orleans (which is a wonderful city - a long weekend was just enough to get an idea!), this is good to get an impression of its surroundings. The guide in the bus was very keen to appear...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank miriamsson
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Fun day out

Great day out with BillieJo and Dee. The plantation was beautiful and interesting and the swamp tour was loads of fun. We did see a gator even though it was cold, but the highlight for me were the raccoons! Super cute! The boat captain was...More

Thank AndyS1982
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Very cool

We did the swamp tour and the plantation tour, The plantation was the Destrehan Plantation, you get a nice overview of the history of the place, the tour thru the house really gives you a feel for the history:)Beverly was our guide! Lots of energy...More

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Hello... As I remember, we left around 10:30 AM and came back around 4:30 PM. It took us some 5 to 6 hours total. Hopefully this is helpful to you.
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