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Manchac Swamp Tour with Optional Transportation from New Orleans

122 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Immerse yourself in Louisiana's backcountry bayous and wetlands at the historical Manchac Swamp on this Swamp Tour with optional transportation from New Orleans. Venture where creatures of the swamp see boats daily and recognize them as part of the normal environment. As the boat drifts through the waterways guests will learn about the Louisiana wildlife in the swamp such as the American alligator, herons, eagles, wild boars, and more. Don't miss your chance to learn all about these critters, book your spot now!
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New Orleans Large Airboat Adventure

224 ratings
2 Hrs.
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Prepare for some excitement in the swamps! Take part in a thrilling inside view into the wild bayous and backwater of south Louisiana. Inhabited by massive alligators and other marshland creatures like snapping turtles, wild hogs, raccoons, and more, there is never a dull moment! Floating on a large airboat, surrounded by the beautiful cypress trees covered in Spanish moss makes travelers appreciate the fierce beauty of this unique ecosystem. Book your adventure today!
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Adventures of Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour with Optional Transportation from New Orleans

90 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Take a journey into the bayous and swamplands of south Louisiana on this incredible swamp tour! Located just 35 minutes south of downtown New Orleans, this is the perfect chance to see the beauty that Louisiana has to offer. From the comfort of a pontoon boat, discover an abundance of fantastic wildlife like alligators, blue herons, bald eagles, wild boars, and more. Uncover the secrets of the swamp, book an excursion today!
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Honey Island Swamp Boat Tour With Optional Transportation from New Orleans

145 ratings
2 Hrs.
See the untamed beauty of Louisiana with the Honey Island Swamp guided swamp boat tour. On smaller, 22-passenger boats, you will enjoy up-close interactions with the local wildlife and premium opportunities for photos and videos of the action as it unfolds right before you. Some of wildlife to be expected include alligators, raccoons, and even hogs. With limited availability, secure your seat on these small boats in Honey Island Swamp today and see one of few remaining preserved wetlands in Louisiana. Book today!
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NOLA City & Cemetery Small Group Tour by Mini Bus

28 ratings
3 Hrs.
See the sights and experience the culture of New Orleans by the comfort of a small group minibus. The small size of the minibus allows guests to pass through the French Quarter, viewing street performers and Bourbon Street, before the creole mansions along Esplanade Avenue. A quick stop in City Park gives travelers the opportunity to grab beignets and chickory coffee from the world-famous Cafe' du Monde or walk through the Sculpture Garden for a few artful selfies. Guests will also see the Ninth Ward, a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina, the Garden District and it’s opulent mansions home to Mardi Gras royalty and celebrities, the Treme- the oldest African American neighborhoods and the home of jazz, the Superdome, and more! This city tour also includes a brief cemetery tour, where guests walk amongst the above-ground tombs and discover the city who put the "fun in funeral". Only a few seats are available each day so hurry up and book and don't miss out on the culture that the city offers!
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Oak Alley Plantation Guided Tour With Transportation From The French Quarter

40 ratings
5 Hrs.
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Experience Oak Alley Plantation, a National Historic site built in 1839, and its beautiful grounds in all of their glory on this guided history and cultural tour through the mansion and grounds. From the moment you arrive, you are treated to the beauty of Oak Alley's quarter-mile-long alley of 28 live oak trees, each over 250 years old. The plantation has even been the setting for such motion pictures as "Interview with a Vampire" and "Primary Colors." Reserve your tour today and take in the plantation's beauty, history, and culture with an expert guide and get transportation to and from the French Quarter.
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Barataria Swamp Large Airboat Tour

48 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
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Half high-speed airboat ride and half rugged Louisiana swamp tour, get up close to wild alligators on this Barataria Swamp Large Airboat Tour. Cruise through the beautiful Louisiana cypress swamps, less than a 30-minute drive from the French Quarter. Step outside the normal tourist hotspots in favor of some rest, relaxation, and wild adventure in the Louisiana backcountry. Book your tour today!
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Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour with Optional Transportation

96 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Take a fascinating boat trip into a Louisiana swamp. Experience South Louisiana in a custom built swamp boat through part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park. Native guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps and the Cajun "joie de vivre' - joy of life. Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, snakes, and more! Book today!
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Large Airboat Tour with Optional Transport From New Orleans

34 ratings
1.5 - 2 Hrs.
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Zoom through the bayous and marshlands on this airboat tour and make some Cajun memories to last a lifetime! Each tour varies according to the mood of the area's wildlife. You may see American alligators, bald eagles, raccoons, wild boars, turtles, snakes, and numerous bird species. Witness majestic live oak trees draped in mysterious Spanish moss, black willow trees, swamp red maples, wild iris, and spider lilies. While on the tour, your captain will tell the stories of the swamp and show you just how the locals live. By the end of the tour, you will be planning your next adventure!
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Oak Alley & Laura Plantation Combo Admission & Guided Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

49 ratings
6.5 Hrs.
Spend the day along River Road visiting Louisiana’s most famous plantations. Laura Plantation: A Creole Heritage Site focuses on the generations of a real Louisiana Creole family history. Your guided tour will reveal the fascinating stories of the home, the people, and the culture. Oak Alley Plantation, located just a few miles away, portrays a powerful testimony to the wealth that Americans gained during the antebellum era. See the beauty, history, and culture of two of the most popular plantation homes and book today!
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Small Airboat Tour

15 ratings
1.5 - 2 Hrs.
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Zoom through the bayous and marshlands on this small airboat tour and make some Cajun memories to last a lifetime! Each tour varies according to the mood of the area wildlife. You may see American alligators, bald eagles, raccoons, wild boars, turtles, snakes, and numerous bird species. Witness majestic live oak trees draped in mysterious Spanish moss, black willow trees, swamp red maples, wild iris, and spider lilies. While on the tour, your captain will tell the stories of the swamp and show you just how the locals live. By the end of the tour, you will be planning your next adventure to the swamps!
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Barataria Swamp Tour from New Orleans with Transportation

12 ratings
4 Hrs.
Explore the waterways of the Barataria Swamp on a covered swamp boat. Learn about "The Crown Jewel of the Louisiana Purchase", the Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve, as you drift past a Cajun cemetery, a 2,000-year-old burial mound, and a fishing village. Keep an eye out for over 200 species of birds, an array of wildflowers, plants, snakes, turtles, and alligators! Don't miss out, book your Barataria Swamp Tour from New Orleans with Transportation today!
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Whitney Plantation Tour & Slavery Memorial with Transportation from The French Quarter

19 ratings
5 Hrs.
No other plantation tour provides such an in-depth look into the lives of enslaved people as Whitney Plantation, which is credited with being the first and only slave museum and memorial in the United States. Visitors take a guided tour throughout the 265-year-old house, and view the most extensive collection of antebellum slave artifacts in the world including a church, slave compound, carriage house, blacksmith shop, and more! Through museum exhibits, memorial artwork, and hundreds of first-person slave narratives, visitors to Whitney will gain a better understanding of the harsh reality of slavery in America. Book your tour today!
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Oak Alley Plantation & Airboat Combo Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

22 ratings
9 Hrs.
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Take in the beauty, history, and culture of Oak Alley Plantation, then take a ride on the wild side aboard an awesome airboat! Visit the beautiful Oak Alley Plantation, a Greek revival plantation with a magnificent alley of 28 evenly spaced oak trees. Browse the plantation grounds, gift shop, and stop for lunch! After, choose between a 6 or 16-passenger airboat and zoom through the swamps and bayous! Experience it all on this amazing combo tour! Book today!
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Laura Plantation & Airboat Swamp Tour Combo

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7.5 Hrs.
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Walk back in time on a journey along the Mississippi River to Laura Plantation, a uniquely Creole estate. Learn the true meaning of Creole as guests get a rare glimpse into the culture and lifestyle of Laura Locoul Gore and her ancestors on a guided tour of the home, grounds and slave quarters. The expert narrative will regale guests with the realities of the Creole caste system, one like no other found in the U.S. today. Book your experience now!
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Grand Tour: Two Plantations, Lunch & Airboat Swamp Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

9 ratings
9 Hrs.
Take the Grand Tour with a mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures sure to dazzle, with tours of two southern Louisiana plantations, a great Cajun Lunch (included) and an airboat tour on the bayou. Journey along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain as you prepare to be brought back in time on this small group van tour. Visit Plantation Country to tour both Laura, the Creole Plantation and Houmas House: a grand estate so lavish, that it was described by many as "The Sugar Palace." Then experience a thrilling airboat ride with high-speed bursts and gentle cruising on the bayou. Watch for alligators and other wildlife! Make the most of vacation time with this full-day combo tour!
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Oak Alley Plantation & Small Airboat Combo Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

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9 Hrs.
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Take in the beauty, history, and culture of the lovely Oak Alley Plantation, then take a ride on the wild side aboard an awesome airboat! Visit the beautiful Oak Alley Plantation, a Greek revival plantation with a magnificent alley of 28 evenly spaced oak trees. Browse the plantation grounds, gift shop, and stop for lunch! Then, hop on an airboat and zoom through the Louisiana swamps and bayous! Experience it all on this amazing combo tour! Book yours today!
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New Orleans City & Small Airboat Swamp Tour Combo

3 ratings
7 - 8 Hrs.
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Get out on the water and enjoy a Cajun blast through the waterways. On the first half of the tour, enjoy 3 unforgettable hours touring the city of New Orleans from the comfort of an airconditioned mini-bus. Learn the history of the Creoles and hear about their unique culture, see the highlights of the city, and ride through some of the areas that were affected by Katrina’s flood waters. The second half of the tour is a fun and thrilling airboat tour through the swamps of Barataria. Get up-close to alligators and more! The airboat tour dock is a short 22-mile drive from the world-famous French Quarter. Don't miss out, book your New Orleans City & Airboat Swamp Tour Combo by Louisiana Tour Company today!
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Large Airboat Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

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4 Hrs.
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Half high-speed airboat ride and half rugged Louisiana swamp tour. Or, as the locals like to call it, a Cajun Blast! On this tour, guests will get up close to wild alligators that reside among the beautiful Louisiana cypress swamps. Less than a 30-minute drive from the French Quarter, step outside the normal tourist hotspots in favor of some rest, relaxation, and wild adventure in the Louisiana backcountry. Book your tour today!
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What can I see on a day trip in New Orleans?

A day trip to New Orleans will allow you to see plenty. Popular day trips include plantation tours, Garden District tours, and plantation & swamp combo tours.

2. How long is a day trip in New Orleans?

Day trips range from 1 to 7 hours.

3. When is the best time to visit New Orleans?

Anytime is a good time to visit New Orleans, but spring is the best time of year for great weather and plenty of events.

4. Will the day trip continue if there’s bad weather?

The vendors strive to ensure that your day trip is safe and enjoyable. If the weather is not suitable for the tour, it may be rescheduled, modified, or refunded at the discretion of the vendor.

5. Are service animals permitted?

Some day trips allow certified service animals. Be sure to review the additional information section for more details before booking your tour.

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