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Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans provided by Louisiana Tour Company

Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans

Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
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Tour snapshot
Visit attractions outside of New Orleans without the hassle of driving
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
16
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    16
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Save time and money by combining a swamp tour with a visit to Oak Alley Plantation on this full-day tour from New Orleans. First visit Oak Alley Plantation where a costumed guide shows you around the antebellum mansion. You can purchase lunch at the on-site restaurant before heading to the dock. Skim across the swamp by airboat with a captain who points out alligators and other wildlife before the return trip to New Orleans.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Stop for photo ops of alligators during the swamp tour
  • See the Oak Alley mansion with a guide and the grounds on your own
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off provided from New Orleans
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Stop for photo ops of alligators during the swamp tour
  • See the Oak Alley mansion with a guide and the grounds on your own
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off provided from New Orleans
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15200P10
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Please indicate New Orleans Hotel and Valid cell phone number)
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
  • Entry/Admission - Barataria Preserve
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup from any major downtown New Orleans hotel. If you hotel is not listed please list in comments area. For pickups, there will be a 30 minute window. Pickup will be between 8:15 AM and about 8:45 AM. Please be on the lookout for a bus that says Alert Transportation.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation received at time of booking
  • Children Must be at least 48 inches
  • Air-boats are not recommended for people with back or neck problems and pregnant women.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Please indicate New Orleans Hotel and Valid cell phone number)
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
  • Entry/Admission - Barataria Preserve
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup from any major downtown New Orleans hotel. If you hotel is not listed please list in comments area. For pickups, there will be a 30 minute window. Pickup will be between 8:15 AM and about 8:45 AM. Please be on the lookout for a bus that says Alert Transportation.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation received at time of booking
  • Children Must be at least 48 inches
  • Air-boats are not recommended for people with back or neck problems and pregnant women.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Oak Alley Plantation
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    You will spend approximately 2 hours at the plantation. The house tour will be about 35 minutes in length. The Oak Alley plantation house tour is provided by Plantation tour guides. The remainder of your time will be spent with self-exploration of the grounds. If you use your time wisely, you can grab a sandwich at the gift shop for lunch and still have time to walk the grounds. You'll then be brought to the swamp tour dock for your next adventure.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
46 reviews
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Molly1107
United Kingdom361 contributions
Jan. 2022
The first driver who collected us from the hotel was grumpy and unwelcoming - not a great 1st impression.
Thankfully, Keith took over and he was an absolute delight - what a lovely man. We felt very safe with his driving.

The swamp tour was amazing, one of the highlights of our holiday. Reggie held our attention from the outset. We were given loads of information about the area as we sailed along. He had a great sense of humour! The boat was clean and we felt safe throughout.

The plantation was a big disappontment. No original furnishings/items in the house at all. We were rushed from room to room and found ourselves back outside within 15 minutes - really poor value for money. The narrative was boring and robotic. From doing some reading since the visit, there would appear to be far better plantations to visit in the area.

The bus that took us to and from the sites could have been cleaner. The floors and windows were a bit grubby. We kept our masks on throughout the journies.
Written January 10, 2022
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MIlton W
Thank you for the positive feedback, Molly!
Written January 11, 2022
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Carole Bogden
5 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
We are a large family. We have four teenage boys and a ten year old girl and all of us had a blast on the Oak Alley and Swamp Tour. First, I want to note that the pick up and drop off location is in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Get there early enough to get breakfast and plan dinner after. There are many places with local delicacies. Second, you will be picked up and toured around on a very nice charter bus (bring your phone charging cord), because your batteries may run low with all the photos and there are plug in outlets at every seat. We had Jim (with one M) as our tour guide and he was absolutely hilarious and had a plethora of knowledge regarding pretty much every sight we came across. We learned about the French Quarter, the graveyards, numerous plantations we had passed and so much more from him. One of my teen’s favorite parts was the Mardi Gras parade that Jim did on the bus on the way to drop us back off at the end of the night. The tour starts at the Oak Alley Plantation, which I read was one of the top 45 most beautiful places in the U.S, before we went and that was not an understatement. There is a restaurant there and a cafe that has sandwiches so you will need to eat there and you will have time. You will spend a bit of time on the tour bus, but our tour guide Jim made it seem like a learning experience. We were fascinated and amazed at the facts we learned. This is a must do if you are in the area and want to learn some history.
Written December 31, 2021
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the great review, Carole!
Written January 4, 2022
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Ashley Crumpton
Claxton, GA34 contributions
This review is to provide a little education. I truly enjoyed both parts of the tour. Oak Ally Plantation was beautiful and picturesque with its' sprawling gardens. I enjoyed our house tour and self-guided grounds tour. It was very educational to the times. As far as the airboat ride. It was absolutely amazing. A must do for going to Louisiana!! Do it!! Captain Chaz was wonderful and we really enjoyed every part. We got to see tons of alligators and watch him interact with one on the bank! No fear! Also, Alligators eat marshmallows. We even got to hold a baby alligator. They were so cute. He did a great job and I felt safe the entire time. Okay, so here comes the educational part. It costs $25.00 to go to Oak Ally Plantation and $55.00 to do the large airboat ride which gives you a grand total of $80.00. Whereas the rest of the cost (a little over $40.00) is transport. I understand it is a little frustrating getting on and off several buses and the disorganization of the transport, but I really couldn't complain. It would cost much more to get an Uber to go to both places or rent a car. It could be worse.
Written April 4, 2021
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MIlton W
Thank you for the positive feedback!
Written April 5, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Katy
2 contributions
Feb. 2021 • Friends
100% recommend this excursion if you're in NoLa! We were picked right up from the hotel, had a very educational tour of the beautiful Oak Alley Plantation, and a lovely and delicious lunch there. But the real highlight was the airboat ride with Captain Chaz! Chaz was extremely knowledgeable and totally home grown, giving us a real authentic and informative experience. What really impressed me was his genuine connection with the animals in the swamp, especially the gators! You can tell he truly cared about the gators as if they were his own pets and he understood them on a very deep and personal level. We were lucky we got to see so many and he even took us to see a beautiful owl as well. I plan on going back next time I'm in town and specifically requesting Chaz for the tour again!
Written February 13, 2021
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MIlton W
Thank you for the awesome review!
Written February 18, 2021
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Vicki M
Cleveland, OH19 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We started with the large airboat swamp tour. The boat ride is really fun. The alligators came right up to the boat to get the marshmallows the tour guide was throwing out. Interesting information about the weather and animals that are affecting this area. After the swamp tour we went back to Oak Alley. We had a half hour to grab something to eat before the house tour. Everyone was in line to get lunch so it was very rushed. They have a small store that offers premade croissant sandwiches or wraps. The oak trees are beautiful but I would recommend other plantation tours and a separate swamp tour.
Written May 14, 2022
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the positive review!
Written May 17, 2022
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Leslie J
12 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Couples
The swamp tour was amazing! Our captain was very knowledgable and gave us lots of information on the alligators and swamps and bayous. It was very peaceful.
The plantation was beautiful and it was neat to walk around and read the information. Our mansion guide, however, was very dry and overly rehearsed. Good information but conveyed in a boring manner.
Written August 6, 2021
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MIlton W
Thank you for the positive feedback, Leslie!
Written August 7, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Seattle
3 contributions
We’d recommend the kayak tour over this one as that was the highlight of our trip. As for this tour, we purchased an experience advertised as having no more than 17 people on the boat, but there were 40-ish people on the boat so that’s just good to know when booking. The boat was comfortable even with a large crowd. There was a general lack of regard for the animals and the ecosystem which was troubling to us. For example, the boats themselves are really noisy (which drives wildlife away) and the guide threw marshmallows into the water to attract alligators to the boat which is bad for the animals and leads to them being unhealthy and domesticated. At one point in the tour, the guide passed around a baby alligator to everyone on the boat.
Written April 21, 2022
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for your feedback. We are not sure how you ended up on the tour boat if you booked the airboat. We don't just downgrade anyone's tour without their consent. As for the alligators, the marshmallows are just really a light snack to lure them closer to the boat for our guests to have a closer experience. The alligators do not rely solely on marshmallows because they need to feed on a lot more to survive. They are actually the top predator in the swamp, so they do not have a problem finding food on their own. We appreciate that you care about the wildlife as much as we do.
Written April 23, 2022
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Courtney F
Delran, NJ3 contributions
May 2022
This trip was amazing. The plantation was emotional and educational. The care and preservation that goes into this are beyond belief. The swamp tour was fantastic! We had Dewy, and he was simply the best. He was so well informed and kept the whole boat entertained the entire time. The gift shop they had was so cute. My husband and I got ice cream and water, It was a great way to end a long hot day!
Written May 9, 2022
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the wonderful review, Courtney!
Written May 10, 2022
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Whitney M
3 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
My husband and I had an AMAZING time! Our driver Jimmie and tour guide Jim made an awesome team. Jim was so informative and comical. The plantation was absolutely gorgeous, our only regret was not being able to eat lunch at their restaurant, so I'd suggest going there first then doing the tour of the plantation house. The swamp tour was definitely a unique experience! We saw all kinds of wildlife and even got to hold a baby alligator! So glad we did this tour and would recommend to anyone!
Written June 1, 2021
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MIlton W
Thank you for the positive review!
Written June 3, 2021
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Joyce
Goshen, IN1 contribution
Apr. 2021 • Family
The service of being picked up and dropped back off at my hotel was so convenient. The plantation was beautiful we had enough time to take the tour, walk around and eat lunch before needing to get back on the bus to the airboat ride. Be prepared the drive between the two it is a long one. The airboat road was the best. Our guide was awesome. I was so very pleased with the whole experience.
Written April 6, 2021
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MIlton W
Thank you for the great review!
Written April 10, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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S998GMmartinm
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Really enjoyable trip - recommended!
Excellent experience. Picked up on time and dropped off at the hotel. The Tour guide Captain Ernie was informative
30thbirthdaynov
30thbirthdaynov
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Loved it!
Our boat captain was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He obviously loves the bayou and the alligators. Great fun!
Finklein
Finklein
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Great Gator Experience
This was an incredible experience and Brad (our guide) was personable, helpful, educational and funny! We had a ch
Sierra527
Sierra527
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Inflexible and unkind
We were going to be a few minutes late and called to let them know. They wouldn’t hold the boat and wouldn’t give u
rgrippo
rgrippo
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Never got picked up by the tour bus!
I booked a city tour of New Orleans. It was supposed to pick me up at the Hilton. Tour bus never showed up. Apparen
Patricia S
Patricia S
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I’d pick it again!
This small air boat tour was a one of the kind experience for New Orleans with a knowledge local guide. It was nic
S8403RScherylc
S8403RScherylc
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Fun!
The guide was entertaining and knowledgeable! Definitely needed a hat and sunscreen but there were times of shade.
MamaONessa
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Great experience-would do it again in a heartbeat.
We loved being able to see all of the alligators up close and personal, even getting to pet one! Our tour guide was
vabenemey
vabenemey
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Book this swamp tour!
The best swamp tour of swamp tours! This is the second time I've booked this tour and it was still as impressive as
LynnF218
LynnF218
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An amazing airboat/alligator morning!
We had an amazing morning with a wonderful and very knowledgeable guide. Each airboat takes only a small group so
maryjob116
maryjob116
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Visit to New Orleans.
We wanted a great overview trip of New Orleans for our Grand daughter . We had visited Jazz fest and loved it . The
Y4194TMmaryl
Y4194TMmaryl
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Swamp tour
We had a great experience. Our bus picked us up on time and our tour guide was fun and a wealth of information. Out
867deannap
867deannap
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Too Long of A Tour
Too long! Darin, the tour guide seemed to repeat himself throughout the tour, drove around the same areas, and the
bettyv823
bettyv823
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If it weren't for the history information, I would be unhappy with the tour.
History information was great. Darrin definitely knows his city. We were late getting started because of a customer
Cathy G
Cathy G
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Nola
Plantation was nice, beautiful grounds, house tour was rather short. We liked the swamp tour too (lots of alligato
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