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Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New Orleans provided by Louisiana Tour Company

Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New Orleans

Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New Orleans
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h 15m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
9
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 15m
  • 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: 6h 15m
  • 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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15200P18
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Destrehan Plantation
  • Entry/Admission - Barataria Preserve
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
6h 15m
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 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
  • 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 - Destrehan Plantation
  • Entry/Admission - Barataria Preserve
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • 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. For pickups, there will be a 30 minute window. Pickup will be between 8:15 am and 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
6h 15m
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
  • 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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    Destrehan Plantation
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Get picked up at your hotel in New Orleans to start your combination plantation and swamp tour trip, which lasts a bit more than 6 hours. The first stop is Destrehan Plantation. Established in 1787 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Destrehan Plantation remains the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley. We invite you to travel from the French and Spanish Colonial periods, through the Antebellum grandeur of the sugar barons, to the ravages of the Civil War and the rebirth of reconstruction. You will find yourself immersed in the rich history of Louisiana when French was the language, and the white gold of sugar drove the economy. Family stories of those free and enslaved set against the fabric of history will intrigue every visitor to the site.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Guy_In_Pahrump
Pahrump, NV123 contributions
Plantation tour was okay but many of the items were not authentic. That was a major disappointment. Now the small airboat ride was excellent. Do not book the big airboat ride as it is not as fun as the smaller one. The boat can get just a bit closer to the animals and you really fly along.

Our guide even had 3 alligators that were small for us to pet as he raised them himself. He was very knowledgeable and was always on the lookout for our safety.
Written April 11, 2021
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MIlton W
Thank you for the great feedback!
Written April 13, 2021
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Diane S
2 contributions
My Captain Reggie provided the most magical experience. The way he moved his arms was so sexy. The alligators we saw were a added bonus not compared to his hairy beastful beard. The ticket agents were super nice also. I think her name was Brain...she was able to get us on a bus to go back to the city for a small fee. Definitely a must do!!!
Written November 6, 2020
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MIlton W
Thank you for the great review, Diane! Captain Reggie and our staff appreciate the awesome feedback.
Written November 7, 2020
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Jaylin B
Williamsburg, VA73 contributions
Friends
I loved this tour. It was very informative and I learned some things about the past that I hadn't known. The airboat tour was amazing. Our guide, Dewey, was knowledgeable, fun, and caring. He clearly loves the area and was very respectful when talking about the land and the animals that exist there.
Written April 26, 2022
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MIlton W
Thank you for the five-star review!
Written April 28, 2022
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Steve C
London, Canada20 contributions
this company was on time, friendly and we were glad we booked thru them. the plantation was amazing and they allowed enough time to explore. the swamp tour was fabulous! there was of us and they paired us up with 2 more folks. the guide was very informative and you could tell he enjoyed doing his job. he even raised the 15 ft gators head our of the water to feed it chicken (right in front of us)!!!!!
Written August 27, 2019
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MIlton W
Thank you for taking the time to give us the awesome review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the plantation and swamp tour!
Written September 3, 2019
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Piggy2luv
Pembroke Pines, FL375 contributions
Couples
We booked the Destrehan Plantation & Airboat Swamp Tour thru our points, memorable and informative tours . Really recommend it from start to finish. The tour company made arrangements for transportation directly from our hotel. Ms Cynthia called us 15 minutes before she picked us up in an SUV - she was our own private chauffeur for the morning . We had a delightful conversation with her, our first stop was the Destrehan Plantation. We were greeted and provided a map of the grounds. Our tour guide led us to a 10 minute informative little video - kind of like Cliff notes and then we started our tour with James (i think was his name) He was dressed in attire from that time period, he was very informative . Me and the Hubby are history geeks so we enjoyed listening . One of the highlights was that there was an original document signed by Thomas Jefferson about the Louisiana Purchase that we were able to witness (no pics though & kept under high security). It's the oldest and probably the smallest plantation in the area. Next Ms Cynthia made pit stop at Wendy's for quick bite & then dropped us off at Airboat location. Let me tell you it was a cold cold day . This was probably the best part of the day. Captain Ernie was fantastic, he showed us some small baby gators & other swamp friends. He told us that due to the cold and then time of the year the big gators were hibernating and somewhere in the mud hole sleeping. Capt. Ernie gave us great knowledge about gators, the bayou , and awesome airboat speed. Tour ended with a bus ride dropping everyone off at their respective hotels . Absolutely great day
Written February 7, 2018
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Tammy B
Calgary, Canada3 contributions
Our tour started with a fantastic driver in a first class bus, and the trip was comfortable and pleasant. He was very personable and informative during the trip to and from the plantation and swamp tour.
The airboat ride was beyond expectations, it was exciting and informative. Our guide Rocky was native to the area and full of information, he ensured that we saw as much wild life as possible and introduced us to his professional assistant (baby alligator). Rocky was lots of fun and brought the tour to a whole new level of enjoyment.
Best experience of our first visit to New Orleans.
I would strongly recommend this to anyone visiting the area.
Written November 9, 2018
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By: Louisiana Tour Company
marcelasQ4912JB
marcelasQ4912JB
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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
352nikki
352nikki
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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
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
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
Nashpredfan
Nashpredfan
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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
Venture35064854500
Venture35064854500
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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
Lynchfamof5
Lynchfamof5
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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
636steve636
636steve636
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Great tour with captain ernie!
Great tour! Captain Ernie was fantastic! Really enjoyed the information he provided. Would do again!
kaneraa
kaneraa
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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
mko978
mko978
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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.
LiteratureAficionado
LiteratureAficionado
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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
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
abjohnson1
abjohnson1
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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
Excursion643830
Excursion643830
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Fun
Ernie all day every day! Great guide. Learned a lot. Coming back in May!!! Recommend it to everyone!!!!
Venture219475
Venture219475
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Thanks
We have a fantastic time at its Captain Cody!! We got to he the Louisiana Bayou! We saw fantastic alligators and o
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