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Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans
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Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans

By Louisiana Tour Company
Recommended by 96% of travelers
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Save time and money by combining a swamp tour with a visit to Oak Alley Plantation on this full-day tour from New Orleans. First visit Oak Alley Plantation where a costumed guide shows you around the antebellum mansion. You can purchase lunch at the on-site restaurant before heading to the dock. Skim across the swamp by airboat with a captain who points out alligators and other wildlife before the return trip to New Orleans.
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$150.00
per adult
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$150.00
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Ages 10-99, max of 16 per group
Duration:
8h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Visit attractions outside of New Orleans without the hassle of driving
  • Stop for photo ops of alligators during the swamp tour
  • See the Oak Alley mansion with a guide and the grounds on your own
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off provided from New Orleans

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Please indicate New Orleans Hotel and Valid cell phone number)
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
  • Entry/Admission - Barataria Preserve
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pickup from any major downtown New Orleans hotel. If you hotel is not listed please list in comments area or contact local operator after booking. For pickups, there will be a 30 minute window. Pickup will be between 8:15 AM and about 8:45 AM for the 8:15 AM option. Pickup will be between 10:45 AM and about 11:15 AM for the 10:45 AM option. Please be on the lookout for a bus that says Alert Transportation.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15200P10

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation received at time of booking
  • Children Must be at least 48 inches
  • Air-boats are not recommended for people with back or neck problems and pregnant women.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The order of the activities depends on the tour time chosen at checkout. If the 10:45am departure is chosen, the swamp our portion will be first.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans?
How much is Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans?
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans price starts from $150.00. Discover and book Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans on Tripadvisor
What is the Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans cancellation policy?
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans?
Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans is hosted by Louisiana Tour Company. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Louisiana Tour Company on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15200P10

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Oak Alley Plantation
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    You will spend approximately 2 hours at the plantation. The house tour will be about 35 minutes in length. The Oak Alley plantation house tour is provided by Plantation tour guides. The remainder of your time will be spent with self-exploration of the grounds. If you use your time wisely, you can grab a sandwich at the gift shop for lunch and still have time to walk the grounds. You'll then be brought to the swamp tour dock for your next adventure.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

SimeyTravels
SimeyTravels
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Stop researching and book your airboat tour now!
If you're looking for a swamp boat tour, stop looking and just book with this company. I did a ton of research befo
Peter Z
Peter Z
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Well worth the visit
Great tour of the swamps. Boat captain Jason was fun and very knowledgeable. We learnt so much about the history an
teresapJ9708GE
teresapJ9708GE
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Worth the trip!
This was a good trip. The tour guide was knowledgeable about the history. He went out of his way to make sure we go
DecioFerreira
DecioFerreira
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Such a nice experience
It was much way better than I was expecting. The captain was amazing and explained everything. I will high recommen
Melanie H
Melanie H
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Swamp tour was great
The swamp tour was excellent and our guide, Jason, was very knowledgeable and passionate about the environment. I
Skibunny3
Skibunny3
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Great swamp tour on airboat
Our captain, Jason, was great. Fun and very informative. The scenery was beautiful and he took us to several differ
893alexiaw
893alexiaw
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Phenomenal
It was great to see NOLA outside of the tourist hot spots. Very informative and fun. Darren was awesome. It was def
KarenG455
KarenG455
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Great tour, great way to get the lay out of the city!
Our guide was very through with all information about all aspects of the city and the history behind every part of
Kdarkfire96
Kdarkfire96
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Gatorland in the seamps.
They let us pet gators. We even got to see baby gators. The way the baby ones chirped was adorable. I was shocked w
SherryStage
SherryStage
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Great fun!!!
Even though our hotel was not on the list, there was one close by that was. It wasn't to long of a ride to the loca
692keithl
692keithl
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Excellent
Loved this tour. Spent a week in New Orleans for our anniversary and will probably do this again before we head b
Meander506896
Meander506896
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awesome gator tour and captain
this whole tour was AMAZING!!! our young tour guide was funny, alot of info, and we had the BEDT time !!!
Turtlegoddess
Turtlegoddess
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Great guide.
David did a great job as our tour guide. Learned a lot about this magical place. Bus was very clean.
kimmartin105
kimmartin105
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Great history of New Orleans
Such a great way to see all parts of New Orleans. Tour guide included bits of the city history and rich music cultu
saige_saige
saige_saige
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Awesome tour!
Darren was our guide and was amazing. Our family group age was 16-85 and unanimous this was best tour of our trip.
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Nicole L
Toronto, Canada14 contributions
It happened to be a beautiful day, a small sprinkle during the swamp tour, but otherwise hot and humid and very sunny. Recommend bringing water and SPF. There is a snack bar available at both destinations if you do not bring snacks with you.

This day, we did the swamp tour first then the plantation second. It was a 30 minute drive from the city to the swamp tour and then one hour from the swamp tour to the plantation. The ride was comfortable and the tour bus was air-conditioned.

I would definitely recommend doing this if you're interested in getting out of the city into something quieter. All tour guides on this tour were very knowledgeable and there is some free time to explore the plantation. Very relaxed experience with some very nice folks.
Written July 8, 2022
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the five-star review, Nicole!
Written July 9, 2022
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Molly1107
United Kingdom395 contributions
The first driver who collected us from the hotel was grumpy and unwelcoming - not a great 1st impression.
Thankfully, Keith took over and he was an absolute delight - what a lovely man. We felt very safe with his driving.

The swamp tour was amazing, one of the highlights of our holiday. Reggie held our attention from the outset. We were given loads of information about the area as we sailed along. He had a great sense of humour! The boat was clean and we felt safe throughout.

The plantation was a big disappontment. No original furnishings/items in the house at all. We were rushed from room to room and found ourselves back outside within 15 minutes - really poor value for money. The narrative was boring and robotic. From doing some reading since the visit, there would appear to be far better plantations to visit in the area.

The bus that took us to and from the sites could have been cleaner. The floors and windows were a bit grubby. We kept our masks on throughout the journies.
Written January 10, 2022
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MIlton W
Thank you for the positive feedback, Molly!
Written January 11, 2022
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Carole Bogden
5 contributions
Family
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.
Written December 31, 2021
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the great review, Carole!
Written January 4, 2022
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brobon
Los Altos, CA31 contributions
Would give the swamp tour a 5-star rating, but the day trip included the plantation visit in the morning. The transportation was a bit disorganized; we were given a 30-minute window to be picked up, so we were in front of our hotel at 8:15 am as requested. We finally got picked up at 9:15. The plantation was nice enough; the view of the oaks from the balcony was wonderful, and the short tour was interesting. The slave quarters were done well, with descriptions that personalized their experience.
The swamp tour was great! Our guide Justin was knowledgeable and entertaining, and that was the highlight of the day trip. The busses weren't there when the swamp tour was over, and then the drivers took a long time to decide which bus would go to which hotel. In the meantime, it was so hot that people just got on the busses to cool off and they left without organizing the stops. Overall a nice day, but could be much better organized.
Written May 20, 2022
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MIlton W
Thank you for the positive feedback!
Written May 20, 2022
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Trek796126
4 contributions
Keith was our driver for the day and an excellent one at that. He got us to our destination safely and smoothly. Tony was our tour guide for the large airboat swamp ride. He was incredibly knowledgable about gators and their habitats, even giving us a show by playing with a few!! The Oak Alley Plantation was breathtaking and we loved every part of it. All in all, it was a phenominal day. Highly recommend!!
Written June 28, 2022
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MIlton W
Thank you for the five-star review!
Written July 1, 2022
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Ashley Crumpton
Claxton, GA34 contributions
This review is to provide a little education. I truly enjoyed both parts of the tour. Oak Ally Plantation was beautiful and picturesque with its' sprawling gardens. I enjoyed our house tour and self-guided grounds tour. It was very educational to the times. As far as the airboat ride. It was absolutely amazing. A must do for going to Louisiana!! Do it!! Captain Chaz was wonderful and we really enjoyed every part. We got to see tons of alligators and watch him interact with one on the bank! No fear! Also, Alligators eat marshmallows. We even got to hold a baby alligator. They were so cute. He did a great job and I felt safe the entire time. Okay, so here comes the educational part. It costs $25.00 to go to Oak Ally Plantation and $55.00 to do the large airboat ride which gives you a grand total of $80.00. Whereas the rest of the cost (a little over $40.00) is transport. I understand it is a little frustrating getting on and off several buses and the disorganization of the transport, but I really couldn't complain. It would cost much more to get an Uber to go to both places or rent a car. It could be worse.
Written April 4, 2021
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MIlton W
Thank you for the positive feedback!
Written April 5, 2021
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Katy
2 contributions
Friends
100% recommend this excursion if you're in NoLa! We were picked right up from the hotel, had a very educational tour of the beautiful Oak Alley Plantation, and a lovely and delicious lunch there. But the real highlight was the airboat ride with Captain Chaz! Chaz was extremely knowledgeable and totally home grown, giving us a real authentic and informative experience. What really impressed me was his genuine connection with the animals in the swamp, especially the gators! You can tell he truly cared about the gators as if they were his own pets and he understood them on a very deep and personal level. We were lucky we got to see so many and he even took us to see a beautiful owl as well. I plan on going back next time I'm in town and specifically requesting Chaz for the tour again!
Written February 13, 2021
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MIlton W
Thank you for the awesome review!
Written February 18, 2021
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Vicki M
Cleveland, OH19 contributions
Couples
We started with the large airboat swamp tour. The boat ride is really fun. The alligators came right up to the boat to get the marshmallows the tour guide was throwing out. Interesting information about the weather and animals that are affecting this area. After the swamp tour we went back to Oak Alley. We had a half hour to grab something to eat before the house tour. Everyone was in line to get lunch so it was very rushed. They have a small store that offers premade croissant sandwiches or wraps. The oak trees are beautiful but I would recommend other plantation tours and a separate swamp tour.
Written May 14, 2022
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the positive review!
Written May 17, 2022
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Leslie J
12 contributions
Couples
The swamp tour was amazing! Our captain was very knowledgable and gave us lots of information on the alligators and swamps and bayous. It was very peaceful.
The plantation was beautiful and it was neat to walk around and read the information. Our mansion guide, however, was very dry and overly rehearsed. Good information but conveyed in a boring manner.
Written August 6, 2021
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MIlton W
Thank you for the positive feedback, Leslie!
Written August 7, 2021
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Seattle
3 contributions
We’d recommend the kayak tour over this one as that was the highlight of our trip. As for this tour, we purchased an experience advertised as having no more than 17 people on the boat, but there were 40-ish people on the boat so that’s just good to know when booking. The boat was comfortable even with a large crowd. There was a general lack of regard for the animals and the ecosystem which was troubling to us. For example, the boats themselves are really noisy (which drives wildlife away) and the guide threw marshmallows into the water to attract alligators to the boat which is bad for the animals and leads to them being unhealthy and domesticated. At one point in the tour, the guide passed around a baby alligator to everyone on the boat.
Written April 21, 2022
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for your feedback. We are not sure how you ended up on the tour boat if you booked the airboat. We don't just downgrade anyone's tour without their consent. As for the alligators, the marshmallows are just really a light snack to lure them closer to the boat for our guests to have a closer experience. The alligators do not rely solely on marshmallows because they need to feed on a lot more to survive. They are actually the top predator in the swamp, so they do not have a problem finding food on their own. We appreciate that you care about the wildlife as much as we do.
Written April 23, 2022
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