Airboat & Plantation Tour

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This tour combines your choice of touring Oak Alley or Laura Plantation, followed by a high-speed airboat ride through the famous cypress swamps and bayous of Bayou Barataria -- all in the same day!
Times: 9:00 AM
Duration : 6.5 hours


Quick Info

  • Adult: $135 large (16 passenger)
  • Child (4-12): $110 large
  • Adult: $155 small (6 passenger)
  • Child (4-12): $130 small
  • Returns approx. 5PM


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This tour combines your choice of touring Oak Alley or Laura Plantation, followed by a high-speed airboat ride through the famous cypress swamps and bayous of Bayou Barataria -- all in the same day!

Oak Alley Plantation was built in 1837 and is famous for its 28 evenly spaced, several hundred year-old Live Oaks that line the 1/4 mile path from River Road to the front of the plantation house. The guides are in period dress as they take you through the grand home, giving you the histories of its families, traditions and their home. There are additional attractions on the grounds including a restaurant, cafe and gift shop.

Laura Plantation was built and operated by four Creole women. The main house burned down in 2003, and an exact replica was built using wood and materials from other antique buildings. The rebuilding of the plantation house is a story in itself. You'll learn how the southern folk tale Br'er Rabbit was first recorded here as part of this unique tour and see the darker side of history -- its slave quarters. This tour has been consistently rated one of the nations best historic tours.

It is approximately a 1 hour 15 minute ride from the French Quarter to the Plantations. Restrooms are available at the plantations. Foldable wheelchairs are convenient for movement around the grounds and in the plantation house.

Watch Airboat Swamp Tour Video

Watch Oak Alley & Laura Tour Video

Then venture into the Barataria Swamps and Wetlands by Airboat!

You'll tour deep into a large tract of tidewater cypress swamp. Its dynamic ecosystem supports many types of aquatic and moist–soil vegetation, as well as a diverse wildlife population. You'll witness some of the most beautiful scenery around as we take you through the swamp and into the bayous lined with moss–draped cypress and tupelo–gum trees.

During your 1 hour 45 minute – 2 hour tour you'll have opportunities to see alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets, herons and ibis and, sometimes, hawks, owls and even bald eagles.

Whether you choose a small 6 passenger boat or a large 16 passenger airboat, you'll be fascinated with this beautiful and fast disappearing environment. Once you see what a natural wonder this delta area is, you'll understand the importance of saving not only the swamps, but a way of life of its people.

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  1. Review by Emily Parker

    Awesome tour! So much fun, the kids loved it! Highly recommend the airboat!! Such a blast! (Posted on 7/21/2016)

  2. Review by ashley martin

    Tours were AMAZING. Perfect day trip. Kenny was a great tour guide and the scenery was spectacular. (Posted on 5/24/2016)

  3. Review by BPeter

    Liked the plantation tour and airboat tour. However, the driver was awful. She was swerving and distracted when driving. Everyone on the bus was nervous and scared. She then stopped at plantation and got out and left us on bus with the door shut for over 10 minutes. She then came back and said not to get off the bus because she had parked us in the wrong area. Crazy behavior! Her mic was broke and no one could understand her. She acted annoyed that she was our guide! So wrong. (Posted on 10/21/2015)

  4. Review by Kathyg

    Both tours were great. Had a wonderful time and learned a lot.
    Only draw back to the day was our return trip drivers were very rude. I would recommend this tour. (Posted on 5/26/2015)

  5. Review by Aleisha

    Laura Plantation tour was informative and very moving. It is well worth a visit for people of all ages and nationalities.
    We did the small air boat tour with Captain Junior. This was the highlight of our entire trip to the States and we loved every minute of it. Thanks for the awesome memories! (Posted on 5/14/2015)

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