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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

Likely to sell out

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 376 reviews

Review summary

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The Airboat ride into the swamp was awesome! Our Captain, Duey, was knowledgeable and entertaining!! He was great! We saw alligators and water fowl. I loved that! The plantation tour was nice but was too short at the late afternoon tour. We had only 40 minutes to tour the house and grounds.

March 26, 2023

Ride over - great! Plantation tour - great! Airboat swamp tour - more than great! Ride back - not great. Driver asked US how to get back to our hotel. I’m like bro, we’re tourists, we don’t know where the heck where going. So he literally just told us to get off the bus about 9 blocks away and pointed up the street and said I think you’re up that way and drove off. Perfect day right up to the last minute. That was not cool.

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March 26, 2023

Ok, this was the Highlight for me in NOLA and i really recommend the Airboat Tour to everyone visiting! I specifically did the later tour with a small airboat (10.45) because I wanted to get the full experience on the airboat and the plantation was just a plus for me. The Airboat trip was awesome, we learned alot about the swamp and marshlands, the animals there and the economy. We discovered a huge Alligator quite quickly and had some close encounters with smallers. The guide made sure we all got our share of gator experience as well as nature and wreckless airboating, also the guide made sure we had a great distribution of people on the boat, as some people really were obnoxious. Very cool dudes. We then went to the plantation which was a bit chaotic The driver gave some instructions no one could hear, as he had no mic. Then he let us wait in front of the plantation wondering what' up. We had not enough time at the plantation considering we wanted to get snacks, souvenirs ...

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 145632