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Barataria Swamp & Plantation Tour

$114.00
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This tour combines your choice of touring Oak Alley or Laura Plantation, followed by a covered swamp boat ride through the famous cypress swamps and bayous of Bayou Barataria -- all in one day!
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$114.00
 
Times: 9:00 AM
Duration : 6.5 hours
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Quick Info

  • Adult: $114
  • Child (4-12): $62
  • 9AM Daily

Highlights

  • Your choice of Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour
  • You're transported to Bayou Barataria for your Covered Swamp Tour
  • Free Hotel Pickup & Drop-off. Click to map to search hotels:
    Search New Orleans Hotel Pickup Map

Overview

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 Oak Alley & Laura Tour Video

Then travel into the wetlands of Bayou Barataria for your covered swamp tour!

See the Cajuns of the Bayou living and surviving in harmony with the swamps. Here, the waterways are their highways. From the relaxed comfort of our covered Swamp Tour Boat, we will drift slowly past a 2000 year old Indian Burial Mound, a Cajun cemetery and Fishing village! You may see the wildlife that made the Barataria Swamps the Crown Jewel of the Louisiana Purchase. Here birds, snakes, turtles, fur animals, and Gators--Kings of the Swamp--are easily spotted in Spring, Summer, and Fall.



Watch Covered Swamp Tour Video

The swamp tour boats are fully narrated and our captains are natives of the Barataria Swamps with a background of gator hunting, fishing and trapping. They will entertain and amaze you with the ecology of the swampland.

Swamp tour boats are specially designed for your comfort with a roof, restroom, cushioned seats, and windows that can be raised or lowered during cold or rainy weather, along with plenty of standing and walking room. These tours are entertaining, educational and exciting! It provides you with a relaxing, up close view of the beautiful cypress swamps of southern Louisiana.

What’s Included

  • Complimentary Hotel Pickup & Drop-off
  • Local, knowledgable and licensed guide!

What’s not Included

  • Gratuities (Customary)
  • Food or Drinks

Know Before You Go

  • Pick-up begins 30 minutes prior to tour time from French Quarter & CBD/Downtown Hotels. Hotel Pick-up Map (click here)
  • Detailed check-in/pick-up information, including google map link, address, etc. is included on your e-mailed e-ticket.

What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Big Ol’ Smile
  • Sense of Adventure
  • Cash (for gratuities)

Additional Information

Tour Duration 6.5 hours
Date: No

FAQ

My pickup time says "between 8:30AM-9AM?" Why the 30 minute window?

Coaches have to navigate throughout the Downtown?CBD (central business district) and French Quarter streets to pickup at the various hotels. Most tours have separate coaches for either area, though some tours use one coach. With the wide range of hotel stops, pedestrians and vehicle traffic it is impossible to give an exact time.

We ask for your cell phone contact number during the booking process so that the driver may get in touch with you directly, should he/she be running behind or is at your hotel and is waiting. To expedite the process, we ask our guests to be ready at the earliest pick-up time, and we certainly appreciate your understanding and patience.

Do any tours include snacks, meals or drinks?

No tours provide any snacks, drinks or meals. However, guests are always welcome to bring drinks and snacks on the coaches (please don't make a mess and dispose of your trash!) and for longer combo tours, guests are also welcome to bring their own lunches and if you advise us in the "comment" section of your order checkout, please mention that you'd like a cooler available.

During City Tours, there will be a short (approx. 20 minutes) break for guests to use the restroom or purchase snacks or drinks. At the airboat and swamp tour dock locations, there are also snacks and drinks available for purchase. On the Plantation Tours, Oak Alley has a full-restaurant as well as snack bar and several areas on the grounds for guests to purchase drinks in the warmer months. Laura Plantation offers light snacks (think chips, cookies, crackers) and drinks (water, sodas).

What is the pickup area for the tours? I don't see my hotel on the pickup list..

We've provided a handy map for you to search! The pickup area is shaded yellow.

Click the map to search hotels:
Search New Orleans Hotel Pickup Map

We are only able to arrange hotel pickup in the French Quarter and Downtown/CBD area, as well as some of the Uptown area, out to approximately the 2100 block.

While not all hotels and properties are listed on our dropdown pickup menu (hotels and properties change names and owners frequently), rest assured, if you're located in the pickup area, we'll get'cha!

For those staying outside of the pickup area, we recommend quick & easy parking at the parking lot directly across from the Westin Canal Place, 100 Iberville St. Walk across the bricked street and have a seat under the awning and we'll pick you up there and drop you back. The lot is just a short walk from the French Quarter, Jackson Square and the French Market and other sights like like the riverfront park, ferry terminal and Audubon Aquarium.

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  1. Review by Steve Eiden

    The boat operator was fun, friendly and very informative. His sense of humor was great. I asked many questions and he gave me much background on the area, ecology, plant an animal life. The feeding of the gators was amazing. Another trip offered by your company that is a winner.. The bus driver was also very engaging and fun. All good! (Posted on 5/16/2017)

  2. Review by Kristine

    Really enjoyed our 2 tours with the New Orleans Tour Company! They picked us up very punctual in a nice tour vehicle. The drivers were very courteous, humourous and informative. The travelling was nice and comfortable and tours themselves were very enjoyable. The only thing I would recommend would be to supply a bottle of water for each passenger as part of the package. It's cheap and would be a nice extra touch. The driver could have a cooler with ice cold water in it to pass out for the way home. So glad I booked with this company as the tours were really well done! Thank you!! (Posted on 4/3/2017)

  3. Review by B mccallum

    The driver should consider another job he was a horrible narrator and 3 hours was a long time to spend listening to his poorly informed gibberish (Posted on 10/26/2016)

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