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Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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US$83 per adult
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  • 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
Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans
US$83 per adult
US$89 Save US$6,25
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All fees included
Special summer rates
US$82,75 per adult
Standard Tour 1:00pm
Regular tour pricing; Tour departs at 1:00pm
US$89,00 per adult
Standard Tour 11:00am
11:00am Departure
US$89,00 per adult
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 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.
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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great experience, highly recommended!

We left at the meeting point with our guide (a really nice, friendly and witty lady named Mary) on a air conditioned bus. The guide took time to welcome everybody on the bus, and during the ride she gave us some info on New Orleans...More

Thank Tim V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Such a great way to spend an afternoon

The Swamp and Plantation Tour is well worth the price. If you’re without a car during your stay in New Orleans this is definitely the simplest way of getting out of the city. The Plantation Tour was interesting with a necessary serious note. It would...More

Thank 16218Anna
Reviewed 1 week ago
Real historical background and family fun!

We had a fantastic time on the Swamp tour and had a real historic background story on the Plantation tour. We took a bus out first to the plantation tour which was headed by Bill, a TV news reporter, who was very versed and knowledgable...More

2  Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Thursday Oak Alley, Brunch, Laura Plantation, Swamp Tour for $175 each. Had to ride back on a crappy shuttle bus.

Tour left at 8am, on time, in a nice bus with big windows, good seats, and cold a/c. Weather was in the 90's. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke clearly; she gets 5 stars! It was over one hour bus ride from downtown to...More

2  Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour

I enjoyed learning about the history of Destrehan Plantation - from an indigo to sugar cane plantation. I also enjoyed learning about the history of fashion. The swamp tour of Manchac Swamp. The day we went, Capt. Bishop was able to show us many alligators,...More

Thank LQ4L
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Nicole B
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Response from 718trix | Reviewed this property |
Yes the voucher redemption kiosk is at end of Toulouse right before you get to Natchez steam boat.
Megan T
5 June 2018|
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Response from Scott O | Reviewed this property |
There is a Grey Lines ticket kiosk at the boarding area for the Natchez steamboat, on the waterfront at the end of Toulouse St, across from the Shops at Jax Brewery building, about 1 block upriver from Jackson Square. It's... More
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Response from AmyRJamesH | Reviewed this property |
We departed at 11:30am and got back around 4-4:30 if I remember correctly. So yes, about 5-6 hours. Seems long but you wont be bored!
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