Day trip

New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation & Swamp Cruise Day Trip

Activity provider: Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
Day trip

New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation & Swamp Cruise Day Trip

Activity provider: Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
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From US$ 105 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover Louisiana’s bayous on a guided day trip from New Orleans. Tour the Oak Alley Plantation and cruise down Louisiana's wetlands. Keep an eye out for local wildlife, including alligators.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your chosen hotel between 10:30 am and 11:00 am.


7 hours
  • New Orleans

  • Oak Alley Plantation (guided tour, sightseeing)

  • Oak Alley Plantation (boat cruise)

  • New Orleans

Pickup included
Main stop
  • Enjoy a narrated ride across the swamps and take in the unique scenery
  • See alligators, turtles, and water birds in their natural habitat
  • Discover the plantations and bayous of New Orleans with a guide
  • Visit the historic Oak Alley Plantation and learn about it
  • Learn about local Cajun and Creole history on a boat tour through the swamps
Full description

Experience 2 typical Louisiana features—plantation homes and bayous—on a guided day trip from New Orleans with hotel pickup. Tour Oak Alley Plantation, with entry tickets, included, and look out for wildlife on a boat trip through the swamplands.

Start with a pickup from your French Quarter hotel. Head out of New Orleans and travel to Oak Alley Plantation, one of the best-known in the area. Built in 1837-39, the plantation is famous for its alley of 28 evenly spaced live oak trees.

Take a guided tour of the historical plantation and gain an educational insight into the times of slavery.

Afterward, enjoy a fully narrated boat tour of the swamps. Keep a lookout for alligators, turtles, water birds, and other local wildlife. Listen as your captain tells stories of local Cajun and Creole history, and the people who live in the Bayou area.

Finish your tour with the return journey to New Orleans, where you’ll be dropped off at your French Quarter hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Entry ticket to Oak Alley Plantation
  • Swamp cruise
  • Food and drinks
  • Tip
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The tour takes place in rain or shine
  • Pick up time is a 30 minute window between 10:30 & 11:00 am
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 561 reviews

Review summary

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Captain Bishop was amazing, we laughed the entire trip and saw everything we wanted to see and more. It is a private swamp so you don’t really run into other boats unless they are from Cajun Pride. We saw so many gators, they came right up close and we even got to hold one as an added bonus. 10/10 would do it a hundred more times. Ask for Bishop! Also Rick was our driver for the day and he was wonderful, he could have stayed silent but shared lots of bonus details along the ride to the swamp. Everything was well organized and not a moment wasted. Bring a lunch or lots of snacks! There is some time to eat and use the bathroom before the swamp tour launches.

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March 20, 2023

Swam was amazing Thanks captain Brandon! Plantation stop was rushed and didn’t go into a lot of detail about the slave/plantation which was disappointing

February 25, 2023

Well, I had a free day and wanted to see something unique to New Orleans and found that this trip looked interesting. The driver sounded like he had a lot of stories to tell, but he wasn't clear in his speech and I could hardly follow. The guy on the swamp tour was good though and seemed to be quite passionate about the alligators. We saw a 6-7 year old alligator during the early part of the tour. The plantation tour was a bit rushed where it should not be, the coverage on the slaves was vague and patchy and the plantation owners' lives somewhat glorified. Ignoring this, the visit was good.

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February 19, 2023

Product ID: 20064