Barataria Swamp & Plantation Tour

Barataria Swamp & Plantation Tour

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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!

Quick Info

  • Adult: $112
  • Child: $60
  • Includes admission fees
  • Hotel Pickup & Drop-off included
  • Returns approx. 5PM
  • Restrooms available.

This tour picks up at French Quarter & Downtown Hotels 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 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.

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.

Tour Pricing

  • Adult: $112
  • Child: $60

Tour Details

  • All prices include hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Enjoy your choice of Plantation Tour; then be transfered to your Swamp Tour
  • 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.

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

B mccallum on Barataria Swamp & Plantation Tour

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...

Kristine on Barataria Swamp & Plantation Tour

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...

Steve Eiden on Barataria Swamp & Plantation Tour

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