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“Tours by Isabelle” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tours by Isabelle

Tours by Isabelle
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$109.99*
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Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: locally owned and family run New Orleans tour company,first class, small scale, personalized service since 1979. Experienced and knowledgeable Driver-Guides on board comfortable, top of the line 13 passenger vans enthusiastically will make you fall in love with Louisiana!
Gold Coast
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“Tours by Isabelle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Even though you were more expensive than most other tours we researched from Australia we found your tour guide, Dianne, made it a very informative and a pleasant day trip. The swamp tour was great, skipper/owner was a real character and having been in the alligator catching industry, where we went, made it a very real experience. The two plantations we visited were a great experience. All in all a very pleasant and interesting day tour.

Visited September 2012
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“Tours by Isabelle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Very enjoyable tour of Houmas House and SanFrancisco plantations. We were picked up on time at the hotel and it was comfortable with 7 of us in the van. The guide, Muriel, was knowledgeable and fun.

Visited October 2012
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“Great Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Three friends and I took the plantation and swap boat tour and had a GREAT time. The plantation tour was very informative but don't see us doing one again. But the Swamp Boat tour was AMAZING. The guide was a lot of fun and very "hands on" with the tour. He got to pet a male and female adult alligator and then we got to pet and hold a baby one. It was so cool. Our van driver with Isabelle's was very friendly and informative as well. We where picked up from our hotel and taken out to the plantation and then over to the swamp tour during the drive time she was giving us history and information. It was a great day, Thank you Isabelle and team. The girls from MN & SD love you and will use your service next time we are back in New Orleans.

Visited October 2012
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ToursByIsabelle, Social Media Consultant at Tours by Isabelle, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and for coming on our tour! We are so glad you enjoyed your day with us and will be sure to pass your kind comments on to your Tour Guides. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you next time you're in town!

Best,
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“HORRIBLE experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

We made the mistake of booking them in advance, 2 days in a row....what a mistake. They are GREEDY and cram 13 of their customers into passenger vans that would be a comfortable tour with 7. I now know what a sardine feels like! Many of us got leg cramps, my hip was killing me due to being squashed. People were hanging off the ends of the seats (dangerous).These vans are NOT vehicles for a four hour tour,you can't see half the things the guide points out because of the limited windows and too many people. These VANS are for short transports they are not for TOURS. They are not pleasant and one of the two guides was quite condesending!
Aftreward, we were sorry we didn't book a private car service van to tour the city and Katrina area , and pay for the admission to the swamp ride ( they were great) & plantation ( not worth the trip). You'd save money and your back wouldn't hurt. Avoid this company.

Visited October 2012
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ToursByIsabelle, Social Media Consultant at Tours by Isabelle, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
First of all thanks for taking the time to write and alert us as to what needs to be corrected to make our Tour service better. I am sorry so sorry you felt cramped in the van, our tour vans are late model 15 passenger Chevrolet but we never put more than 13 people on a tour. You certainly can request front row seating next time which helps to get in and out easily. I am also sorry you felt that one of your Tour Guides was condescending. I have spoken to this guide to correct this problem, as that is certainly NOT how we expect our guides to conduct themselves!

We do also offer private tours, which we would have been happy to help you with--they allow for much more space, as you have an entire vehicle to yourself, and a great deal of flexibility and customization so you can be sure your tour will meet your needs. We are looking forward to your coming back with us on tours on your next visit so that you may see how you have helped us to improve service.

Thanks again,
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“The swamp tour was awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Try it. It was a great time. The guide knew so much and we loved seeing the wildlife and the trees. Little Stlvua was the best.

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