After debating which tour group to use (Isabella tours a bit more expensive) we are glad
that we chose them. First off the weather (LOTS of rain) was not in our favor but being from
the northwest did not damper our spirits. Everyone was provided umbrella's.We were picked up on time in front of our hotel in the
French Quarters. The van only holds about 10-12 including driver. We were with a group of 8.
Appreciated the smaller group size. Our tour guide Diane was a wealth of information and provided us with Louisianna history, past and present, even maps. We took the Grand Tour, two plantations, included lunch and swamp tour. Plantation tours were conducted by Plantation guides and lunch at Oak Alley. We were disappointed that it was a buffet (restaurant being remodeled) but they provided a lot of food and good selection of southern foods.Swamp tour with Captain Gary was a real experience.
He is a local boy and full of humor which made up for the fact that we saw no alligators and only a couple nutria and egrets. The boat drifting through the bayou was enjoyable in its self.
I would highly recommend spending the extra money and taking a tour with Isabella. We felt
we got our monies worth out of the experience and we seldom do tours!
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