Our guide, Ginnie, was excellent. Well-spoken, friendly, and enthusiastic, she was able to provide a great deal of information about the area! The airboat tour was terrific! Our guide was well-spoken and humorous, as well as a great navigator! We saw beautiful birds and were able to hold a small alligator! Definitely a highlight of our visit to New Orleans.
The plantation visit to Destrehan was disappointing. The house itself was fine and clearly historical. However, it was not quite what we had expected or imagined for our only plantation visit. Furthermore, the docent was poorly informed, sarcastic, and did not make the house "come alive". She was unable to accurately describe anything inside the house and was poorly prepared. We would have preferred her to be dressed in modern dress and to be interesting and informative, rather than in period costume and unable to convey anything stimulating. The carpenter docent who described the wood crafts on the plantation was excellent. Would have preferred two shorter visits to two different styles of plantations.