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Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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Experience the wilds of the Louisiana swamp plus hear the fascinating history of a Southern plantation all in one day with this great-value combo tour. Visit Destrehan Plantation, the oldest of its kind in the region, where you’ll learn about antebellum life and see a Slave Revolt museum while touring the restored mansion and grounds. Then ride in a covered boat through Manchac Swamp, a privately owned habitat for alligators, egrets, and other wildlife.
Highlights
  • Get a dose of southern antebellum culture and swamp life in one day
  • Tour the historic Destrehan Plantation with a costumed guide
  • Glide through a private Louisiana swamp on a wildlife-watching boat
  • Get outside of New Orleans without renting a car; transport is included
What to Expect
After boarding an air-conditioned coach in the French Quarter, follow the Lake Pontechartrain shoreline to Destrehan Plantation, the oldest plantation in the lower Mississippi Valley. Tour the carefully restored French colonial mansion with a costumed guide, learning about former inhabitants and the southern sugar cane industry. You'll also have a chance to explore the gardens and a museum dedicated to the 1811 slave revolt. Continue on to the Manchac Swamp for a wildlife tour in a covered boat that provides protection from weather in all seasons. Learn about swamp culture and the endangered ecosystem from a guide as you look for alligators, raccoons, snakes, birdlife, and giant rodents. The swamp is privately owned, so you don't have to worry about crowds. Return to the convenient French Quarter drop-off point in the late afternoon or evening.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Narrated round-trip transportation
  • Guided tour of plantation home
  • Local Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Destrehan Plantation
  • Entry/Admission - Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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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.
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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It was FREEZING cold (30s-40s) the day we had our tour and we knew we wouldn't get to see much in the way of wildlife on the swamp tour, but our guide was so informative and entertaining that I didn't even mind the lack of wildlife. At the plantation, however, I feel that our
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Jim With One M was great fun and amazingly informative. The long rides to and from the locations didn't feel that way at all. Loved his patter and facts. Our swamp cruise Captain was really passionate about wildlife and the swamps. Even though he's been doing this for years,
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We had Jim as our guide and Joe drove the bus. Had a great day! Plantation tour was interesting, guides were in costumes which was a bit of fun. Swamp tour was excellent, our guide (I think captain Allen?) was excellent, a wealth of knowledge and friendly man, knew his stuff.
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Jim with one ‘m’ was awesome, funny and very informative. He made the tour fun and we had a great time! It was my husband and I and my parents and we would all highly recommend.
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This was a great experience to get up close to gators in their habitat. Guide was excellent and a true Cajun relating many personal experiences. Well worth it
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By: Gray Line
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Happiness494694
10
Excellent time!
What an amazing awesome time we had at the Steamboat! Jenn our waitress was excellent! On point with everything!
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Mark W
40
Good old River boat tour
Natchez dinner river boat tour. I recommend eating at 6 so your done eating about the time they leave dock. That
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Cruiser819153
10
Awesome time at the Cemetery!
Rachel was a fantastic tour guide! Her knowledge, story telling ability and personality made the tour even more
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kittyfury
Pensacola, Florida
20
Fantastic
We had a great time! The tour guide was very organized and very entertaining. He has a lot of knowledge about the
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KellyMloves2travel
20
More please!
My friends and I have never been to Louisiana before so we weren’t sure which plantation to tour. It was
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kristineCot
Canal Fulton, Ohio
8761
Don't miss the restaurant!
I chose this particular plantation because of it's numerous appearances in various tv shows and movies and to get
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callmeedie
71
Loved the swamp tour, plantation tour was lacking
It was FREEZING cold (30s-40s) the day we had our tour and we knew we wouldn't get to see much in the way of
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peterevell
Gloucester, United Kingdom
104
A nice trip down and up the Mississippi river.
Booking was easy and the location was easy to find. We got there ahead of time as requested but had to wait a
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Allison K
10
AWESOME!
We had so much fun on this boat cruise! The crew and captain and everyone in between were absolutely marvelous!
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William D
Chicago, Illinois
20
Steamboat lunch cruise
The ship was a beautiffly maintained ship with a real steam engine, lunch was excellent. And tour info was very
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MarineAir10
Vancouver, Washington
781139
Nicely Done
The wives won out and off we went to tour plantations. This company offered a tour that featured Oak Alley and
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Natgatc
10
Fabulous tour!
Jim With One M was great fun and amazingly informative. The long rides to and from the locations didn't feel that
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samanthatM1270VB
33
Worth your money!
Amazing tour! Kendrell our driver was a great host throughout the tour dropping us off and giving enough time to
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Norma B
Port Perry, Canada
6612
Fun afternoon
We were so happy we took this boat. The lunch was a pleasant surprise as the food was excellent The jazz band was
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jeff v
20
Mr
This was a great way to end our four night stay in the Crescent City. The boat is like a floating time machine.
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