New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation & Airboat Swamp Combo
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- Duration: 8.5 hours
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Our tour guide James honestly made this experience that much better. I’m glad he was our tour guide. They kept the group small to 5 people. Wear comfy shoes closed toe because there’s a lot of cracks and holes in the sidewalks, you might trip, I did lol. He was hilarious and explained so much. The Lafayette cemetery no 1 is closed to visitors but you could see it really good through the gate. He also had a binder with pictures which were super cool to see. I recommend a water bottle and/or fan and use the restroom before you go because you won’t find any around the area. But i highly Recommend this tour. He also asked if there was anything specific any of us wanted to see and i said The American horror story house that they filmed at and we went by and he took pics for us. Thank you so much!
Busy day from the bayou boat ride to Oak Alley tour! The only complaint is the bus ride...if you’re in the back seats every bump the bus hits you will go flying but not the fault of the tour company...typical roads in and around New Orleans. The bayou boat ride was fun and the weather was great! The alligators came out to eat marshmallows so plenty of opportunities to see and take photos of the gators. The Oak Alley plantation was great and informative...it is history...not the best moment in our history but nevertheless a part of our history. It is this history that reminds us to never repeat this sort of behavior. Don’t forget to take the photo of the oak tree arches in front of the house!
Great overall, the only issue is having to wait so long after taking the transportation option, about an hour before we could board the airboat. However once on our guide was very knowledgeable and really funny and kind. April is still a little on the chilly side, so jackets and pants is smarter than shorts and t-shirts. Also when the weather is on the colder side, there are not as many gators out and about. But overall we saw 10-15 gators and loved the experience!
We were very impressed with the tour. The tour guide, Charlotte, had a wonderful personality and was very knowledgeable about New Orleans history. We learned first hand that there is more to NOLA than the French Quarter. I would suggest this tour on the first day of your stay because you will be introduced to the various neighborhoods which will give you ideas of where you want to go and see.
I've never been on an air boat, so I was excited about the experience! It was a great ride through various parts of the swamps and marsh. Our tour guide gave us a great story and history about the area! Saw and fed some alligators, but it was really cool at noontime, so only the younger ones were out eating. I'd do it again!