Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans

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A grand mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures including a high-speed airboat tour of the cypress swamps. Visit Laura Plantation, built in 1804, and learn about Laura's personal family saga. Enjoy a gourmet, unlimited buffet lunch in the elegant dining room of Houmas House Plantation, followed by a guided tour of this grand mansion. The small-group atmosphere ensures a more personal experience.

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Average 4.70 out of 5 stars based on 924 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
Amy_H, Nov 2022 Verified
awesome experience! loved the airboat and the lunch was so delicious! Plantation houses were beautiful as well. Our guide and driver Steve was so informative and fun! loved this tour!!!
Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
Suzanne_K, Oct 2022 Verified
We saw one-month-old alligators and beautiful wild flowers. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly.
Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
882vickys, Oct 2022 Verified
Ellen was wonderful, kept us entertained on the drive and was very knowledgeable about the area. Isabel was very good at stayed my in contact with us, the whole thing was very easy.
Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
princebjb2016, Oct 2022 Verified
This is the 3rd time I have used Tours by Isabelle. The company is highly professional and nice to be part of a small group. The guide/driver (Ellen) was born and raised here and knows her history and able to personalize. She was superb. While we did not see any alligators or neutria on the boat ride, we saw many birds and was nice having the experience. Laura's is my favorite of the various plantations I have visited on multiple trips. It's story is what makes it so interesting. Was my first time at Houmas. The gardens are spectacular. Lunch was delicious and filling. Highly recommend using Tours by Isabelle.
Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
Brockhahn, Oct 2022 Verified
We had a great time on our tour. We were picked up On time and Gisele was delightful and gave us lots of great information. All the other tour guides at the three locations were extremely knowledgeable and great, we learned a lot and had a very enjoyable time. The airboats were cool and we saw alligators and the food for lunch was very yummy. Overall a great experience.
Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
Melissa_O, Oct 2022 Verified
The tour is on the pricey side BUT very worth it. Both plantations we visited were very interesting, especially if you love history. The Houmas House was gorgeous. The swamp tour was great our captain at that time was very interesting. This is worth it!
Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
Elizabeth_R, Oct 2022 Verified
This was a great day trip that packed a lot in. The airboat tour was super fun and we saw lots of alligators. Laura Plantation has an excellent tour that tells the lives of the people who lived there. The Houmas House tour focused more on the house - itinerary didn't tell much about the plantation, or show the grounds which are beautiful. I would have preferred the tour have a different focus, but that is just because my interests are a bit different. The house was still interesting. Isabelle was very proactive about communicating. I had sent a question about accessibility and she called me shortly after. That was a nice personal touch. Our hotel pickup was before 8am and we didn't get lunch until 1:30, so you may want to bring a small snack with you.
Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
Stefanie_K, Sep 2022 Verified
Gisele was a wonderful guide. It ended up being a very small group and Gisele made us feel so welcome. The swamp boat portion of the tour was great. It was amazing to see so many alligators around the boat and fun to ride the airboat. The plantations were beautiful and very informative and realistic about a dark time in our history.
Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
Colleen_U, Aug 2022 Verified
From the guide on our air boat tour, to the guides on the plantations and the most amazing guide ever, Renee this was the best 8 hours to learn so much more about New Orleans! It was worth the entire day spent Lear Inc in addition to a fabulous lunch. If you are looking to learn about the American Plantation versus French this is the one! Just an amazing day.
Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
Ed F, Aug 2022 Verified
This was a great tour that was worth the extra money. Our guide, Isabell was an engaging personality with a wealth of knowledge of New Orleans and Louisiana. We learned a lot from her. She speaks both English and French fluently as we had 3 French women in our group. I also heard her speak Spanish to some of the workers at the plantation. The small group airboat ride was the highlight of the day as we rode through the bayou swamp at varying speeds. We stopped several times to see alligators that swam right up to the boat. Both plantations were an enjoyable stop with each having a different presentation of the lifestyle of the time period. The buffet lunch was a pleasant surprise with a wide range of local dishes with all you can eat. My wife was thrilled to learn that one of her favorite movies, Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte, was filmed at the Houmas plantation that we stopped at. I give this tour a strong recommendation.

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