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New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation & Airboat Swamp Combo Tour

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company
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New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation & Airboat Swamp Combo Tour

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company
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From US$ 150 per person

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Take a guided day trip to visit Oak Alley Plantation and enjoy a thrilling airboat tour in the Barataria Basin. Enjoy a full-day combo tour from New Orleans with entry tickets and pickup included.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your accommodation in New Orleans. There is a 30 minute pickup window for the tour selected. Morning 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM Afternoon 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM Please be out front of your location for pickup time and be on the lookout for a bus that says Alert Transportation.
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  • Journey back in time on a guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation
  • Spark your adrenaline on an airboat tour of the bayou swamplands
  • Explore the plantation grounds and learn about the history of slavery
  • See gators, racoons, and wild pigs as you ride through the Barataria Basin
  • Enjoy a convenient and seamless transfer to and from your accommodation
Full description

Discover Louisiana on a guided day trip from New Orleans to the historical Oak Alley Plantation, with entry tickets included, and a bayou airboat ride. Benefit from round-trip transportation from your New Orleans hotel.

Start your experience with hotel pickup, and relax on the drive to Oak Alley Plantation. Enjoy a guided tour of the plantation home by guides in period dress while you hear and learn about the times of slavery. 

Take in the house's Greek Revival architecture, the antique farm equipment exhibits, and walk around the grounds where 28 evenly spaced, huge oak trees grow. Browse the blacksmith shop and souvenir shop, or stop for a snack (at your own expense) in the restaurant.

Continue onto Barataria Basin for an airboat tour of the bayou swamplands, where your local captain will guide you through the swamps, marshes, and lakes. Travel at high speeds for an exciting ride, then slow down to spot local wildlife on this exciting airboat experience.

Look out for alligators, birds, and other animals. Every airboat tour is unique, so you never know what you’ll see. Even in winter — when alligators hibernate — you’ll have a good chance of spotting these reptiles. 

Back on dry land, return to the bus for the drive back to New Orleans, where you’ll finish off your trip with a convenient drop-off back at your hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Entry ticket to Oak Alley Plantation
  • Airboat tour
  • Guide
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Airboat tours are performed in an open boat.
  • Children must be 48” in height to sit and wear a seat belt
  • Hearing protection will be provided by the company
  • You can purchase inexpensive rain ponchos at the swamp tour gift shop
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 380 reviews

Review summary

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The information was good. The activities enjoyable. There were two primary issues that keep me from giving it 5 stars. One, the bus was uncomfortable and passengers felt each and every bump in the road. To be fair, road conditions weren’t great. The guide of the swamp boat was a wonderful guide, knowledgeable, and passionate about the environment. However, the guide did not temper language. There were frequent f-bombs and other swear words. Our kids are teenagers and there were no young children. Foul language is unnecessary.

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March 14, 2023

The plantation was quite interesting but it is a considerable journey from New Orleans. The journey back then to the Swamp Tour is a long way. That said our Swamp Guide Rocky was brilliant, very knowledgeable and we saw 'Gators and babies, even though it was a cold day. He obviously enjoys his work and shares lots of information. Thank you it was worth the drive.

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February 15, 2023

We loved it, the hovercraft ride was really cool. The guide was very nice and we had a great time. We could see alligators. Provide waterproof clothing if you are seated at the front of the boat. The visit to the plantation was also super interesting. The guide was great. However, we would have hoped for a little more detail regarding the life of the slaves, and not just about the owners of the house.

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January 10, 2023

Product ID: 145632