New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation & Airboat Swamp Combo
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 8.5 hours
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The combination Oak Alley Plantation experience and airboat ride in the Mississippi Delta was an excellent excursion. Transportation from major hotels in the New Orleans area was punctual and comfortable. The Oak Alley portion included a house tour and access to the historic grounds. Lunch is not included but there was a cafe with coffee, sandwiches and snacks, as well as a restaurant with specialty cocktails and delicious, local fare. The airboat ride was our favorite part. Captain Ernie was delightful and informative with a vast knowledge of the area and all its flora and fauna. And yes, there were alligators! I highly recommend this experience if you are traveling in the area.
This trip was as advertised. We had a great time. Tour guide on the swamp was really excellent - a local with lots of great information about the ecology of the area and recent hurricane damage. The airboats were fun (size isn't just a matter of number of people, but also the speed - smaller boats with fewer people are faster). Bus driver was fun and informative - kept us entertained on the trip. Plantation tour was well done and informative.
We did the Oak Alley plantation/ swamp tour combo, and had a fantastic experience! Our driver "Big Joe" went above and beyond with interesting and helpful information. Our boat captain, Tom, was very animated. The amount of time at each destination was just about right, and seeing all the alligators was such a thrill!
It was great! We got picked up right on time in front of our hotel Our tour guides were all kind and helpful It was a very fun day and we would definitely do it again!
The swamp tour was fun and interesting thanks to Captain Danny. The Plantation Tour was awesome and very educational.