Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans

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New Orleans, USA

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8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Overview

The Oak Alley plantation tour is one of the most magnificent plantation tours near New Orleans because of the 28 evenly spaced, huge Oak Trees that go from the river road to the Plantation House. The Greek Revival home dates back to 1837. Located on the grounds is a restaurant, blacksmith shop, Souvenir Shop and antique farm equipment. Next up is an airboat tour - hold onto your hat! Our New Orleans Airboat Swamp Tour is a high speed adventure that is part tour and part ride. Along the way, you will get a personal tour by your local Captain. Our airboats have stadium seating, so that the person in front of you does not obstruct your view. So, every airboat seat is great for experiencing the tour and viewing the wildlife.

Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • All entrance fees included

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Average 4.58 out of 5 stars based on 216 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
suzier5, Nov 2022 Verified
Oak Alley was a beautiful plantation. Nice tour of the house, Wish there had been more information about slave life other than reading plaques. Highlight was the swamp tour. Our guide was Jason who was not only fun but very educated about conservation (he is on a board) and great explanations about the ecology of the area. He made it fun as well as very informative. Airboat is a uniques experience and plenty of alligators made their appearance. Highly recommend!
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Mickensie_W, Nov 2022 Verified
Jason was an amazing guide during our swamp tour. We loved it! Everything went so smoothly from getting picked up and transported to the plantation then to the swamp tour. We did see a few gators too which was awesome. We learned a lot and really enjoyed the airboat! It definitely went faster than I thought, but it was nice on a hot day to catch a breeze. The oak alley plantation was also beautiful.
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Yvonne_M, Nov 2022 Verified
This was a great tour. The guides were great and transportation was perfect. Couldn’t have asked for a better tour. I researched a lot of plantations and different tours and settled on this one. So glad I did. We were a family of mom, dad, and 18 year old son. It was a great value since it included transportation plus all day tours.
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
409gs, Nov 2022 Verified
Airboat portion was amazing. Ask for Capt. Jason he was a wealth of knowledge. Our bus driver was Pete... Lol I mean Kete. Best 2 people you could have as guides. If it was up to me.. I would forgo the Oak Alley Plantation part. But my wife enjoyed it. All in all another great day in New Orleans.
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Lauren_P, Nov 2022 Verified
This was a last minute excursion while we were visit New Orleans for a friend’s wedding. I am so beyond happy we ended up doing it. To start, the shuttle picks you up from your hotel. Our driver Gary was AMAZING! Smooth driver, funny, personable, and very entertaining on the way to Oak Alley Plantation. The plantation was gorgeous, and the staff knowledgeable and friendly. They did an amazing job talking about the history, and not sugar coating the unfortunate realities of slavery. The gift shop had great snacks and drinks. We LOVED the blackberry mint julep frozen drink. We had purchased a special engraved glass on the grounds as well. We then proceeded to the shuttle, wherein we transferred to the swamp shuttle. In the scuttle, my boyfriend and I neglected to grab the bag with the special glass inside, and we were devastated. I emailed the operator to see if there was anything to be done and awaited what I thought was going to be a no. Upon arriving at the swamp tour, we were informed they had worked out a way to get the glass on the shuttle bringing us home. This was dealt with before the email had even been sent. The company is so on top of everything and willing to go above and beyond for their customers. Lastly, the swamp tour itself was everything I could’ve imagined and more. Captain Jason was great to talk to and eager to educate us on the 5 different ecosystems he took us through. We saw several gators, lots of birds, and even got to hold a baby gator! I would rate this experience even high if I could. A huge thank you to all of those who work so hard to make this such an amazing experience. We will be telling everyone we know about how great of a time you gave us!
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Ana_V, Nov 2022 Verified
Great airboat ride. Our tour guide was awesome! The tour itself was a little unorganized. Not enough time at the plantation.
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Jacquelyn_R, Oct 2022 Verified
The plantation tour was good, but the air boat ride was awesome. We saw five alligators, learned about the environment, and got to hold a small alligator. Jason was a great air boat operator. Definitely recommend.
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Diana_P, Oct 2022 Verified
Had a great informative time at the plantation and swamp cruise—saw a lot of wild life—even got to hold and pet a baby alligator!! Highly recommend!
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Amanda_E, Oct 2022 Verified
Swamp tour was AMAZING! We had Captain Jason. He has so much knowledge and a great energy. Was engaging and informative! I did not go in to the plantation because I did not feel comfortable. Walked outside and enjoyed nature.
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Sheila_C, Oct 2022 Verified
Captain Dewey was amazing! The boat ride and tour with Anne at the plantation was filled with history.

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