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Full Day Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour from New Orleans

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New Orleans, USA

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On this full-day tour, you'll be driven to the Oak Alley Plantation House, then see the Cajuns of the bayou living and surviving in harmony with the swamps. Located about an hour and a half outside the city of New Orleans, Oak Alley is one of the most magnificent plantation tours because of the 28, evenly spaced, huge Oak Trees that go from the river road to the Plantation House. Experience bayou living where here, the waterways are their highways. From the relaxed comfort of our covered New Orleans Swamp Tour Boats, you 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. If the 10:45am departure is chosen, these activities will be in reverse.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water



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151 reviews

Average 4.48 out of 5 stars based on 151 verified reviews from Cool New Orleans and TripAdvisor

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Andrew_Z, Mar 2023 Verified
Captain Jason was great! Saw gators Andrew had a beautiful ride on the swamp. Had a great time at the beautiful plantation.
Joy_F, Mar 2023 Verified
Tour of the main house and tour guide was excellent with sharing background information about the history of the house
Rodrigo_M, Mar 2023 Verified
Our Tour Guide Barbra was very informative & knowledgeable!She made the whole experience very memorable.I would highly recommend this agency to anyone.
madav49, Feb 2023 Verified
The entire tour experience was top notch! It was very organized and punctual. Jim, our tour guide and driver Darren were very professional and helpful. Jim was very informative about the history of New Orleans, it's culture and food. He prepared us while in route with the history of the Plantation and what to expect. The same with the Swamp Boat Tour. He made the whole tour fun and enjoyable. I highly recommend this team and tour. You won't be disappointed!
Dawn_L, Feb 2023 Verified
Had great time on the plantation and swap tour. The people who work these locations are extremely knowledgeable of the history and culture.
Z6643VCamandat, Jan 2023 Verified
This was a fantastic tour! The plantation is very beautiful and on the cloudy day we had, it was a great atmosphere for photos. I was a tiny bit upset that I couldn't take pictures inside the house, but I completely understand why. It's more important to preserve the history than it is for me to have pictures I most likely won't look at many times. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer questions and listen as some guests (my aunt included) told their own stories. There was plenty of time to see everything and grab a bite to eat before we went on.The swamp tour was absolutely fantastic! The guide was very knowledgeable and hilarious and always made sure to stop whenever anyone pointed out a gator. He also has a baby gator you can hold and he is so cute! Though they normally hibernate in January, we were able to see many gators out sunbathing since it was sunny and 80° F. I misunderstood part of the tour: I thought we would get out and explore a fishing village, but you see it from the boat.I highly recommend this tour!
Noreen_F, Jan 2023 Verified
The plantation was beautiful and informative. The staff were very organized and friendly. We enjoyed our trip very much! Thank you!
153terezab, Jan 2023 Verified
Both places we visited were absolutely beautiful, and all guides were knowledgeable and entertaining. Totally worth it! Also, unlike previous reviews that found the tour rushed, I found we had enough time to explore the plantation and even grab a bite to eat - overall I found the time management just about right - our driver did a great job! I have to mention that the program says that the boat part takes 4 hours - that was not true for us, we were on the boat only for about an hour or two - which was more than sufficient to see the different swampy landscapes and wildlife. Also, our Plantation House guide was not dressed in a period costume as stated in the program - so don't expect that to not be disappointed. So while I recommend updating the program description due to these details, I also wholeheartedly recommend this wonderful day of Louisiana experience :)
NG_Travel3, Jan 2023 Verified
The swamp tour was definitely the highlight - our guide had a one-year-old alligator on board that we were able to hold! He also did a great job guiding us through the swamp and telling us all about the different land areas and animals, as well as the environment is changing. Oak Alley Plantation was beautiful, and the self-guided tour through the slave quarters was very informative. The tour of the plantation house itself was underwhelming, but we still had a nice time walking the grounds. Our bus driver was great as well, and the bus was very comfortable, plus it was great getting picked up and dropped off close to our accommodations. As others have mentioned, the only thing that I think could be improved is communication about pick up times. After waiting at our pickup point for 35 minutes, I had to call the company to make sure we were still being picked up and was told the bus would be arriving imminently, and it was there 5 minutes later. Overall, the tour was great, and we would recommend it.
W1500KZrichardh, Jan 2023 Verified
The swamp boat tour was the highlight. The guide was a very knowledgeable local guy. Oak Alley Plantation was also great. Only problem was bumpy roads — not the tour operator’s fault.

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