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Oak Alley Plantation and Small Airboat Tour from New Orleans

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    What to Expect
    Meet you guide at your hotel in New Orleans between 8:30 and 9 a.m. and drive 35 minutes into the countryside to reach Oak Alley Plantation. Step on board a 6 or 9 passenger airboat with graduated stadium-style seating to begin the first part of your tour.

    Travel through shallow waters at up to 35 miles per hour (56 kilometers per hour), while you learn about the surrounding wildlife from a guide with extensive knowledge about the local ecosystem. Zoom through marsh, swamp, and lake waters en route to alligator habitats where you can see these ancient reptiles up close and learn about their lives. Look up periodically to catch sight of the bird species that also call the area home, including bald eagles, pelicans, ospreys, and owls.

    At the end of the boat tour, return to shore to tour the 19th-century Oak Alley Plantation, a typical antebellum plantation house. Walk down a classic alley of live oaks hung with Spanish moss on your way to the house, and then meet your docent for a guided tour inside. Afterward, spend a free hour wandering the 25-acre property or eating at the restaurant and café on site (own expense). The tour will conclude when your driver takes you back to your hotel in New Orleans.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Pickup from your hotel in New Orleans. Please specify which hotel.
    Departure Time
    8:15 AM
    Return Details
    Returns back to point of pickup.
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Louisiana Tour Company
    • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Confirmation received at time of booking
    • Must be 48 inches tall to ride airboats
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

    The small airboat tour was my fave part. Our driver was knowledgeable and really cool and I got to hold a baby alligator from a farm that is to be released into the wild when it's big enough. They're so cute! The bayous and other...More

    Thank pandahungryeyes
    MIlton W, Owner at Louisiana Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2019

    Thank you for the 4 star review. When we have pick ups at different hotel for many guests, we try really hard to make sure that we pick up in the 30 minute window. Street construction, blocked streets, delivery trucks, garbage trucks, and guests not...More

    Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

    The tour was a bit slow to get started. The pick up locations were disorganized and took a long time. We were on 2 different buses for 2.5 hours. Our bus driver wasnt strong on the people skills. The plantation was great... we could have...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Chapin H
    Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

    The plantation and the swamp tour were outstanding, bit then this company did not do them.....However the transportation waawas the WORST...We were told to be ready at the hotel @815 am...but what they really meant was be ready for pickup between 815 and 845😬..We had...More

    Thank CarenK487
    Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

    We loved the Swamp Tour. I recommend the small air boat as it was worth every penny. Our Swamp Tour guy was Rocky and he did a really great job. He was very Chill and educational. He actually got the gator to come right up...More

    Thank natey23
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