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 4.65 out of 5 stars based on 89 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Happiness42143178904, Jan 2022 Verified
Super fun day doing the swamp boats and visiting Oak Alley plantation. This was an all day trip through the countryside to experience two iconic Louisiana locales. My family if 5 loved it.
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
CaroleBogden, Dec 2021 Verified
We are a large family. We have four teenage boys and a ten year old girl and all of us had a blast on the Oak Alley and Swamp Tour. First, I want to note that the pick up and drop off location is in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Get there early enough to get breakfast and plan dinner after. There are many places with local delicacies. Second, you will be picked up and toured around on a very nice charter bus (bring your phone charging cord), because your batteries may run low with all the photos and there are plug in outlets at every seat. We had Jim (with one M) as our tour guide and he was absolutely hilarious and had a plethora of knowledge regarding pretty much every sight we came across. We learned about the French Quarter, the graveyards, numerous plantations we had passed and so much more from him. One of my teen’s favorite parts was the Mardi Gras parade that Jim did on the bus on the way to drop us back off at the end of the night. The tour starts at the Oak Alley Plantation, which I read was one of the top 45 most beautiful places in the U.S, before we went and that was not an understatement. There is a restaurant there and a cafe that has sandwiches so you will need to eat there and you will have time. You will spend a bit of time on the tour bus, but our tour guide Jim made it seem like a learning experience. We were fascinated and amazed at the facts we learned. This is a must do if you are in the area and want to learn some history.
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Julie_W, Dec 2021 Verified
The airboat tour was amazing. The guide touched and feed so many gators! The plantation was beautiful and gave you a good perspective on them at era. The food was delicious too!
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
AshLar21, Dec 2021 Verified
The plantation was beautiful and well maintained, the tour guides were informative and kind. But the best part of the package was the airboat ride. The guide kept the ride exciting and informative.
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Lori_R, Dec 2021 Verified
The swamp boat tour with Brad was excellent! He was super knowledgeable! The plantation tour was excellent and shoed the contrasts between the live of the slaves and the plantation owner’s family. Very importantly, it reminds of is the horrors of slavery.
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Chip_S, Nov 2021 Verified
Awesome Captain Adams on swampboat, very informative. Described wetlands and habitat.I last visited Oak Alley 20 years ago. Kudo's to the foundation. The grounds and new gardens are awesome
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Alison_J, Nov 2021 Verified
Amazing experience! Shuttle from hotel was right on time, I called their customer service line to ask where to stand for shuttle pick-up and assistant was polite and easily answered my questions. I traveled alone and felt completely comfortable the entire time. We did the air boat ride first and it was awesome! Our guide Dewey, was a knowledgeable, fun, and down-to-earth guy. (Dress warm for the air boat ride if it's at all chilly out! Would recommend also wearing a rain jacket or windbreaker. They did have blankets to rent at the gift shop, which I am very happy I took advantage of.) After the air boat, we loaded back onto the shuttle for the ride to the plantation. We spent about 2 hours at the plantation with a 45 minute guided-tour included. This was a very good time frame for the site. I did not feel rushed, and I had amble time to wander on my own. There's a cafe and large gift store on site with some great food and gift options and outdoor eating space. This was my first time using a Cool Destinations-booked event and will definitely use their excursions in the future.
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Jennifer_T, Nov 2021 Verified
Wonderful day! Both tours were great, and a nice complement to each other. Our driver was a gem and shared her personal Katrina story with us. Overall just a unique, one of a kind excursion. My family and I loved it!!!
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Karen_V, Nov 2021 Verified
Loved the up close and personal experience with the swamp and crittters. Knowledgeable Captain.Plantation tour great. Again wonderful tour guide
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
Jennene_S, Nov 2021 Verified
Tours and the way they incorporated information about house living and slave living. The kinds of hours required to make the plantation work.

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