Airboat & Plantation Tour

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!

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
  • Restrooms available.

This tour picks up at French Quarter & Downtown Hotels at 8:30-9AM. For map of pickup area (click here).

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.

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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Tour Pricing

  • Adult: $135 large (16 passenger)
  • Child (4-12): $110 large
  • Adult: $155 small (6 passenger)
  • Child (4-12): $130 small

Tour Details

  • All prices include hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Includes admission fees
  • Hotel pickup area (see map here)
  • If driving in for the day, or staying outside the pickup area, you may choose an alternate and convenient parking and pickup location (see map here)


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch. Drinks & snacks available.

Booking Info

Voucher Confirmation Info

Upon booking you will receive an instant email receipt with your mobile / printer-friendly tour voucher (e-ticket) to follow.

This tour accepts both printed and electronic vouchers (e-tickets). You can print the voucher and present a paper copy upon check-in; or, If you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your e-ticket.

Local Operator Information

Complete Local Tour Operator information, including local telephone number and check-in / pick-up information and times, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher (e-ticket).

Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be provided if the reservation is cancelled 24 hours before check-in time for the reserved activity. No refund if cancelled within 24 hours of activity check-in time. If the tour operator cancels the activity for any reason the reservation will be fully refunded.

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...

Aleisha on Airboat & Plantation Tour

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...

Kathyg on Airboat & Plantation Tour

Liked the plantation tour and airboat tour. However, the driver was awful. She was swerving and distracted when driving. Everyone on the bus was...

BPeter on Airboat & Plantation Tour

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