(800) 814 COOL Questions? Call Us Now!

Destrehan Plantation and Large Airboat Tour Combo from New Orleans

18 Reviews | New Orleans, USA

6 hours 15 minutes (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile Ticket
Instant Confirmation

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized


Experience two great New Orleans day trips in one with this 6-hour trip including Destrehan Plantation and an airboat swamp tour. Visit the oldest documented plantation in the lower Mississippi Valley followed by an exciting ride in a 16-passenger airboat.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included



What's Included

What To Bring

Hotel Pickup

Additional Info


Average 4.94 out of 5 stars based on 18 verified reviews from Cool New Orleans and TripAdvisor

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
Chris, Sep 2020 Verified
We had a great experience on this tour. Professional staff, on time departures, knowledgeable guides. We would highly recommend both of these tours.
Christopher, Jul 2020 Verified
Worth your every buck! Let me tell you it was a very instructive, fun and overall very wonderful and forever-lasting experience. I went by myself and hope to come back with my family next year.Let me start with our bus driver: he picked everyone in the group at each hotel. Man, he is the BEST tour guy I've had in a long time. He knew the whole history, land, architecture, popular culture, entertainment world such as movies, etc. about Louisiana. He has been doing this for years now and worked in all kinds of jobs. He told us he is from Baton Rouge and has lived in New Orleans for some years now. You could really tell he loves his job and knows SOOO much. My only regret is I wish I had gotten his name to make sure I get him again whenever I visit Louisiana with my family in the future.Even though I didn't go to the Destrehan Plantation because I was the only person in this tour, I visited Oak Alley and I learned so much about how life in the plantations were for these plantation owners and their slaves. The Swamp Tour was amazing! It lasted a long time (very much worth your every dollar) and we went deep into the marshlands, saw all kinds of animal life. We could pet wild alligators if we wanted to and felt comfortable with it. Our tour guy was funny, friendly and would tell all these crazy stories about his life there in the swamps in Louisiana. He was very knowledgeable about Louisiana swamp life as he grew up in that environment.
Melissa, Jul 2020 Verified
Both tours were awesome. Plantation big house tour was the only part guided, and our tour guide had so much knowledge.Swamp tour was amazing. Your guide was funny and also full of knowledge and explained different things throughout the tour.Purchased the tour with transportation, which was comfortable and relaxing as we went both to and from the tours.
Amos, Jun 2020 Verified
We enjoyed both locations as the guides were very knowledgeable in their fields. But we thoroughly enjoyed the airboat tour! Our guide Brad was excellent and he kept it real! He was laid back and was able to answer and explain all questions asked. Be sure to take the airboat tour even if you don't do the plantation! You won't regret it!
michele h, Mar 2020 Verified
The plantation tour was quite interesting and informative. The swamp tour was also informative. We learned a lot about gators we didn't know before. We also saw a bunch of gators. It was cool!
Tony M, Feb 2020 Verified
Picked up from Hotel for the drive to the Desterhan Plantation. Our tour guide, Beverly, brought history alive with her knowledgeable and entertaining commentary. Another bus ride to the swamp boat tour where we were treated to an expert guide who whisked us expertly to see so many gators, birds even an owl. A very rewarding day and highly recommend.
Jeanne L, Jan 2020 Verified
Great Tour. The plantation tour was good informative and historical. The airboat tour was SO MUCH FUN! The airboat was a blast to ride in. I am so happy we did an airboat instead of a large boat. We probably would not have seen any alligators had we been on the large boat and we certainly would not have been able to go into the areas we did with the airboat. Our guide was very informative and personable.
Adrienne S, Jul 2019 Verified
Destrehan plantation is a beautiful place that has quite the history. The tour guides are very knowledgeable about this place that you could really picture yourself living in the era. Large airboat tour was great too. Captain Ernie knows everything about alligators you could possibly want to know. We saw several of them during our trip in early June. During the drive, the initial tour guide showed us different areas where Katrina had devastated the region back in 2005. Highly recommend this tour if you find yourself in the Big Easy.
Trudy S, Apr 2019 Verified
A visit is well worth the effort. The tour guide was informative. Great reasonably priced gift shop too.
Kenneth U, Sep 2018 Verified
Both were great. The guides were thorough in their presentations and I enjoyed every minutes og the tour.It was excellent and I would recommend it to everyone'Ken Ucho

Still have questions?

We’re here to help. Call (800) 814 COOL to speak with a Destination Specialist
Product code: COOL-15200P17

Similar Tours & Activities

New Orleans Private Vehicle City Tour

 3 hours  Hotel pickup offered  Instant Confirmation

Creole New Orleans Electric Bike Tour

 3 hours  Instant Confirmation

Customers Who Bought This Tour Also Bought

Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option

 3 hours  Instant Confirmation

Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

 9 hours  Hotel pickup offered  Instant Confirmation

New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

 2 hours  Instant Confirmation