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Oak Alley Plantation and Small Airboat Tour from New Orleans provided by Louisiana Tour Company

Oak Alley Plantation and Small Airboat Tour from New Orleans

Oak Alley Plantation and Small Airboat Tour from New Orleans
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
9
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
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Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Barataria Preserve
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
Duration
8h
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. For pickups, there will be a 30 minute window. Pickup will be between 8:15 AM and about 8:45 AM. 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.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Confirmation received at time of booking
  • Must be 48 inches tall to ride airboats
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Barataria Preserve
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
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. For pickups, there will be a 30 minute window. Pickup will be between 8:15 AM and about 8:45 AM. 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.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Confirmation received at time of booking
  • Must be 48 inches tall to ride airboats
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Oak Alley Plantation
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    In combination with the airboat tour, you'll also visit the Oak Alley Plantation, which was built in 1837, with a 1/4 mile path, from River Road to the plantation house, lined with twenty-eight evenly spaced Oaks. There are additional attractions on the grounds which includes a restaurant, cafe and gift shop. The choice is yours how you would like to use your free hour.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Marvel
1 contribution
This was easily one of the highlights of our trip to NOLA! We wavered on which plantation to visit and I am so glad that we chose Oak Alley. The house and grounds are stunning! I worried that it might be less impressive in person, but the pictures just don't do the estate justice. We drove past several plantation houses which looked interesting, but they seemed to lack the magnetism and sheer presence of OA. If you only have time to see one plantation, I highly recommend Oak Alley!

After a leisurely time at the plantation, we drove over to the swamp. The drive is long, as other reviewers mentioned, but it is completely worth it. We paid the extra for the small airboat, which holds up to 6 people, and it was worth every penny; not only because it was insanely fast, but very maneuverable so we were able to see lots of wildlife. We also lucked out and had the best tour-guide. Captain Dewey was absolutely, simply incredible... like the Steve Irwin of the bayou. He was extremely knowledgeable, funny without being over the top, and a total delight. We got to hold Billi (his baby gator) and then after several large gator encounters, we went off-route to go baby gator hunting. Because our airboat was so small, we were able to get into parts of the bayou that the larger airboats couldn't. We had a magical time, and still think about how much we learned. Really, Dewey was amazing!!!

Bottom line, if you have a day to spend while you are in the area, DO THIS TOUR! You won't be sorry!
Written March 29, 2020
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MIlton W
We are so glad that you had a great experience on your tour! Captain Dewey and our staff appreciate it! Thank you.
Written April 7, 2020
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Traveler1
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
This was a great tour! Our favorite part was definitely the airboat ride but the Plantation was also a nice change in scenery. This is an ALL day tour and even though there is a cafe/restaurant at the plantation, there is very little time to sit, order and eat. I recommend to pack a lunch.

Our guide at the airboat was awesome! He is a local native of (unfortunately and so sad) a city near the swamp that got 90% wiped out by Hurricane Ida. I loved how comfortable he felt driving the airboat and being around the gators. It seemed like he knew the swamp like the back of his hand. Just a tip to take sunglasses as the speed of the airboat can really dry out your eyes.

The plantation was also great! bathroom were very clean, the tour of the Big house was very informative and it was neat to see how everyone lived back in the day. Gift shop is quite big and if you have time..grab some ice cream! it was so good!
Written October 4, 2021
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the five-star review!
Written October 5, 2021
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Ray S
Astoria, NY3 contributions
This was one of the highlights of my trip to New Orleans! The tour included round trip transportation, a swamp tour on a small airboat, and a tour of the oak alley plantation.

The company gave a 30 minute window for pick up and they picked me up directly in front of my hotel! They then transferred me to another larger bus. It was all very seamless.

The Swamp Tour was AMAZING. It was fun, interesting and exhilarating. i cannot remember my guides name, but i was on boat called the swamp rat (?). The guide was extremely friendly and I felt safe at all times. We saw a ton of alligators and a lot of turtles and heron. From what the guide says, the small airboat is the way to go because he was able to get in and out of small bayous easily. My boat fit about 10 people. I sat in the back of the boat, but wished i sat in the front row. I honestly would have done this part of the tour again! I loved it!

Oak Alley was beautiful! The mainhouse was beautiful and the oak trees were stunning they made for some amazing photos. The tour inside was a little dull, but had some interesting parts. One thing I thought was odd was that the slave quarters was self guided. I feel like they should have had a guide for this portion.

The tour bus dropped me off on the way home right in front of the hotel. It couldn't have been easier.

i would recommend this tour to anyone who wants a mixture of fun and education.
Written March 23, 2020
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MIlton W
We are so happy to know that we were able to provide you with a great thorough experience! Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review!
Written March 27, 2020
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B Giess
Wellesley, MA4 contributions
Friends
Plantation was nice, beautiful grounds, house tour was rather short. We liked the swamp tour too (lots of alligators). Negatives included a lot of time on the bus (both to get to the plantation, then to get to the swamp tour, and finally back to Nola), and a bit too much of alligators and not much other wildlife to see. Whole day event.
Written May 9, 2022
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the positive feedback, Cathy!
Written May 10, 2022
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Shannon S
Newnan, GA12 contributions
The Oak Alley Plantation tour was very interesting. It provided a lot of insight on the day to day life there. From the slaves to the owners. There was also information about the crops grown there and the tools they use in the process. I highly recommend it if you like to learn about the real history of the Louisiana pre-emancipation. The small airboat tour of one of the many swamps of the Louisiana bayous, was second to none. The guide was extremely knowledgeable about the swamps and all the reside there. He made it interesting and fun for us all. There was only 6 of us so it was very personal. We got up close with a couple of the swamps many residents. IT WAS AWESOME!!!
Written July 8, 2022
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NOLASWAMPGUY
Thank you for the five-star review, Shannon!
Written July 9, 2022
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Alyonka
New York City, NY4 contributions
Couples
Beautiful grounds of Oak Alley plantation provide amazing background for great pictures. The self guided walking tour through slave houses gives a glimpse of what it was like to live as a slave on the plantation, but if you're looking for a DETAILED tour on history of slaves on sugar plantation this is not the tour for it.
The best part of this full day excursion is by far the swamps tour. And they mean it when they say "tour goes on rain or shine". Although it rained hard for most part of our swamps tour our guide tried really hard to make it fun for us and even got🐊 to come on the boat! When the rain finally stopped towards the end of the tour, we were finally able to enjoy a speedy ride airboat is known for. Overall, I say 5/5 experience. A must do when in the area.
Written July 29, 2022
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MIlton W
Thank you for the five-star review!
Written July 31, 2022
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karen d
Reseda, CA18 contributions
There was no place to write a review of just the Small Airboat Tour. I did not go to Oak Alley. My tour of Laura Plantation was cancelled and LTC graciously changed my reservation to the Small Airboat Tour with Hotel Pickup Up. I was in the Garden District and was picked up promptly and taken to the larger bus to go to the Swamp Tour Dock. If you are considering an airboat tour, this is the company to use. Everyone was courteous and helpful. Having taken both the standard and the airboat tour I highly recommend the airboat tour. The airboat tour is the best of both worlds. You get to go very fast at times and then slowly down the rivers. The driver even took us through the "real swamp". Our guides and driver were very well informed and made the trip just wonderful. I am glad my other tour was cancelled, otherwise I would have missed an awesome experience.
Written July 11, 2021
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MIlton W
Thank you for the great review!
Written July 14, 2021
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Allysse I.
2 contributions
Couples
This was a beautiful but small property. The big house wasn't as exciting as one would expect. However, Charlotte was outside the slave quarters and the way she shared the information and told the story was incredible and redeemed everything! She is passionate about what she does and it shows! She was so much more than someone telling facts or history! If you go, I hope you're lucky enough to get there when she is there!
Written April 1, 2021
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MIlton W
Thank you for the positive feedback!
Written April 5, 2021
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Curious22644408398
1 contribution
The bus to pick us up was late and I was worried that I had booked with a bad company. But it was something that could not be avoided and it was a great time. Loved every moment of the tours. Everyone was kind and helpful. Learned a lot about the history of the bayou and the plantation.
Written April 12, 2022
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ChaoticUT
Dallas, TX5 contributions
Couples
Both tours were awesome! Started with the swamp tour. About a 30 minute ride from the French Quarter. Super organized. Our captain was phenomenal. Super knowledgeable. Saw tons of alligators, even got to pet a 9 footer. Swamp tour was about an hour and half. Highly recommend a warm clothes if he its cool out. Lots of wind on the ride. You can rent blankets too if need be. Then the bus took us to the plantation. This was about an hour drive. Super cool place if you like history. It was self guided for 30 minutes then a 30 minute guided tour of the main house, then another hour self guided. If you don't like history this part will be boring.
Written March 9, 2022
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MIlton W
Thank you for the awesome review!
Written March 11, 2022
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Wonderful swamp tour
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of information about alligators and the waterways.
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Great Tour
Having arrived in New Orleans after booking this tour from the uk, we were impressed with the prompt arrival of the
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Better than expected!
This is a very nice tour, our guide went above and beyond getting the attention of the alligators for us to see the
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Amazing swamp tour
This tour was the highlight of our trip! We took our kids ages 11 and 14 and they had the best time! The airboat wa
Richkaran
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Best tour of the Big Easy
Great tour especially in summer in a comfortable air conditioned bus. The tour guide was super informative, enterta
Josh C
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Great time, worth the money
Worth the price. Everyone had a good time. It was a different experience getting close to gators in the wild. Two
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Great tour guide
I thought our tour guide was great. The overall trip seemed to be mostly about Katrina and what the city has done t
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Happy to Tip for a GREAT JOB!!
Both the gentleman that picked us up at our bed and breakfast and the bus driver, Dennis, that took us on the tour
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Airboat tour is the only way to go!!
The experience on the airboat was awesome. Our boys (16, 13, 10) absolutely loved it. The smiles on their faces whe
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Great tour with captain ernie!
Great tour! Captain Ernie was fantastic! Really enjoyed the information he provided. Would do again!
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Swamp tour
The tour was a exciting experience, I never knew crocodiles like marshmallow’s lol. Our guide was awesome and exper
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Great experience.....will do again!!!!
Learning information about the swamSwamp, gators, and the hurricane that destroyed the land.i will do it again.
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Don’t Let This Slip Bayou
Very nice tour if you’re looking to relax and get away from the French Quarter for the day. The tour starts with a
keves13
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Relaxing and Educational
Spent most time on the bus, however this allowed us to see a lot of the city. The tour guide was awesome and knowle
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Swamp Excursion
Great Experience. 30 min bus ride from down town New Orleans. There is snack, gift shop and bathroom on premises: H
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