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New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Cruise Day Trip

4.5 / 5

98 reviews

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company

New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Cruise Day Trip

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company

From US$ 120 per person

Visit the Oak Alley Plantation and cruise down Louisiana's bayou swamplands on a day trip from New Orleans. Learn the history of the wetlands from your local guide and keep an eye out for alligators.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
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.

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the complicated history and natural beauty of Louisiana
  • Cruise through a Louisiana swamp and look out for unique wildlife
  • Step into the past as you explore an authentic plantation home
  • Learn about the history and culture of the wetlands from your guide
  • Pass important landmarks, including a Native American burial mound
Full description

Explore Louisiana with a visit to the Oak Alley Plantation, followed by a swamp boat tour. Enjoy a guided day trip from New Orleans on a day trip you won't forget.

Begins your day with a pickup at your New Orleans hotel. Enjoy the views as you head out to the Oak Alley Plantation, where you will be led on a tour by guides in period costume. Explore the house and its grounds as you learn about the history of the plantation.

Next, head out on a boat tour to explore the Louisiana bayous. Relax in the covered boat and tune in to your guide’s commentary about the local culture of the wetlands. 

Cruise past a Native American burial mound, a Cajun cemetery, and a fishing village. Drift down narrow waterways and pass moss-covered trees. Be on the lookout for wildlife, including snakes and alligators.

Back on dry land, you will board the bus to return to New Orleans, then you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Oak Alley Plantation entry ticket
  • Swamp boat trip (1 hour and 40 minutes)
  • Tips
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Some walking at the Oak Alley plantation is involved
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 98 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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I loved the plantation and liked the swamp. However I did not like that the guide in the swamp section of the tour kept a small alligator in the closet of the boat "in case we didn't get to see any in the wild". The whole point of the tour was to see wild alligators, not one in captivity that was passed around the boat so that everyone could touch it. Also, bring your own lunch. There are no restaurants closeby and we were starving by the time we got bak to New Orleans in the evening.

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November 23, 2022

There was a lot of confusion in the morning when the driver was picking up guests. I was on the bus for 45 minutes before we started the trip to the plantation. Lots of travel time was not explained in description of tour. Overall, I spent over 4 hours on the bus getting to/from the sites. Tiring! But Keith was a delight!

June 19, 2022

Myself, my sister, and my mom went on this tour in early December 2021. We had a great time. The bus driver, Gary, was so fun and made the hour-ish ride to the plantation so enjoyable! We thought we had plenty of time to explore the plantation and the swamp tour was excellent too - we saw so many gators. It was a unseasonably warm weekend so maybe that is why, but it was beautiful on the swamp.

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December 11, 2021

Product ID: 145626