Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans

5 hr, 30 min

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See a variety of wildlife on a swamp boat ride and explore an authentic southern plantation on this tour from New Orleans. See alligators, egrets, raccoons and snakes during your ride around a private Louisiana swamp after taking a tour of Destrehan Plantation, the oldest documented French Colonial style house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
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Stop At: Destrehan Plantation, 13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202

Your tour will begin with a tour with a 1.5-hour visit to Destrehan Plantation, where you will learn the history of the Destrehan family sugar dynasty, see a Slave Revolt Museum that dates back to 1811, and admire the architecture of a French Colonial style plantation.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Cajun Pride Swamp Tours, 110 Frenier Rd, Laplace, LA 70068, USA

This privately owned wildlife refuge ensures that you won’t encounter any other boats during your peaceful journey into the swamp. Local Cajun captains share personal tales of their own swamp explorations and fascinating information on the plants and wildlife you'll encounter. The primitive beauty of moss draped cypress tress and abundant wildlife guarantees some amazing pictures!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Destrehan Plantation, 13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202

Your tour will begin with a tour with a 1.5-hour visit to Destrehan Plantation, where you will learn the history of the Destrehan family sugar dynasty, see a Slave Revolt Museum that dates back to 1811, and admire the architecture of a French Colonial style plantation.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Cajun Pride Swamp Tours, 110 Frenier Rd, Laplace, LA 70068, USA

This privately owned wildlife refuge ensures that you won’t encounter any other boats during your peaceful journey into the swamp. Local Cajun captains share personal tales of their own swamp explorations and fascinating information on the plants and wildlife you'll encounter. The primitive beauty of moss draped cypress tress and abundant wildlife guarantees some amazing pictures!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, LA

Although called a lake, this is actually a large lagoon and brackish estuary fed by fresh water rivers and connected to the Gulf of Mexico. Covering 630 square miles (1600 km2) it is one of the largest wetlands in North America.

Pass By: I-10 Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge, St Rose, LA 70087, USA

View the spillway, a flood control operation in the Lower Mississippi west of New Orleans. The spillway, when open, allows floodwaters from the Mississippi River to flow into Lake Pontchartrain and thence into the Gulf of Mexico.

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guided tour of plantation home
  • Entry/Admission - Destrehan Plantation
  • Entry/Admission - Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
  • Narrated round-trip transportation by a local guide
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
1:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • In order to help protect the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point -- just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
  • Wheelchair Access: If the guest needs a wheelchair lift equipped bus, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.
  • Alternate Routes: Due to uneven and narrow paths, alternate routes may be necessary for guests traveling in wheelchairs.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 134 reviews

Reviewed: March 16, 2020

Rebecca W

Super fun and worth the money! Jim was a great guide. I highly recommend bringing sunscreen and cash.


Reviewed: March 16, 2020

Shirley B

Our tour guide Jim was extremely knowledgeable, very polite, professional and friendly, our day trip was both educating and fun.
Thank you also to our driver Donald who drove us there and back safely on the very clean and very comfortable luxury tour bus.
We enjoyed it that much we booked the voodoo cemetery trip for the next day.


Reviewed: March 16, 2020

ROBERT B

The tour was crowded. The swamp tour was great. If I could of redo the day, I would of went on the swamp tour only.


Reviewed: March 13, 2020

davidw70

Absolutely amazing tour. George was a great driver; Jim an excellent guide and kept us interested throughout the journey. Whilst the plantation wasn’t the biggest house, its history was fascinating and very well put across by the guide (despite the large group size). The highlight was the swamp - Captain Bishop was a real character and we were able to see a lot of wildlife.


Reviewed: March 12, 2020

Veronica M

The plantation and swamp boat tours were both great, as were the guides. The Grayline tour aspect left a lot to be desired. The tour guide had a few microphone problems and quickly gave up on using the microphone, choosing to give her tour only to the few people in the front of the bus. We thought she would then come back and give the same speech to those of us in the back, but she did not and never even mentioned or apologized for the microphone issues. I booked this tour hoping to get my children an overview of the area and a good history lesson, but they definitely missed out on that on the bus.

Our Cajun Pride tour guide, Bishop, was great, as were the plantation guides.