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Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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New Orleans, USA

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This combination tour combines the best of the best! The best swamp tour with the best plantation along River Road.

See a variety of wildlife on a swamp boat ride and explore an authentic southern plantation on this tour from New Orleans. See alligators, egrets, raccoons and snakes during your ride around a private Louisiana swamp after taking a tour of Oak Alley Plantation.



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1146 reviews

Average 4.80 out of 5 stars based on 1146 verified reviews from Cool New Orleans and TripAdvisor

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Lisa_K, Mar 2023 Verified
Learning about plantation life. Learning a bit about the history of the area from the various guides. Seeing some of the wildlife in their actual habitat. The swamp boat guide was great as was the bus guide, Kate and driver Ernest.
Filmfiend, Mar 2023 Verified
Our tour was handled brilliantly by Jim (with one m;) and Otis. Jim was hands down the most informative guide we have had in this trip. He dispelled many NOLA myths, and taught us things I had not learnt on my previous 3 New Orleans trips. The 1 hr 15 min drive to Oak Alley was peppered with history and entertaining banter. Otis was a skilled driver who never list his cool in the busy downtown traffic. Highly would recommend this day long tour.
Nancy_R, Mar 2023 Verified
Our tour guide was Jim, he was awesome, fun, knew everything about the area. We will totally recommend it.
Rita_S, Mar 2023 Verified
Great our. Jim was awesome and had so much historical info. Otis, our bus driver was great also. Swamp tour was very interesting
Anna_L, Mar 2023 Verified
We had a great day with our amazing tour guide Jim and very good driver Otis. Jim is a passionate guide from whom we learned so much during the trip. Everything was perfectly organized and we had enough time to experience both the Oak Alley plantation and a swamp boat tour. We highly recommend to select this particular tour as it is not the airboat tour (loud, fast and scaring the wildlife). We saw many aligators. Once again big thank you for an informative and fun day!
Hodman2015, Mar 2023 Verified
Jim was absolutely outstanding! His knowledge of the Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp land were delivered with wit and incredible intellect. The guy is an absolute credit to Gray Line and am sure he must be the envy of other tour operators in the area…class! Must mention Otis the driver to, top man and great driver! Thanks for a fantastic day!
Deb V, Mar 2023 Verified
Your guide Jim and driver Otis were FABULOUS! Jim was knowledgeable, personable, and highly entertaining. The 7.5 hours flew by! 10/10 would definitely recommend!
Maetie H, Mar 2023 Verified
This was a tour I was excited about, seeing a plantation and going through the swamp. This was as a trip that was three years in the making due to Covid. It could not have not been better and having Jim as our guide was awesome, he is a river of knowledge with great wit. Out driver Otis was so friendly and polite. Would highly recommend this tour! M Harvey
Q3738OMtammym, Mar 2023 Verified
The entire day exceeded my expectations thanks to tour guide Jim and driver Odis (Odus?). I couldn't have imagined a better tour experience. It was the perfect day - day one - of my first visit to New Orleans. Jim was everything a tour guide should be. Not only is he formally educated on the history of the region (he holds a Masters degree in history), but he is hilarious, entertaining and fully engaging. And very organized. We hung on every word he uttered! Thank you Jim for gifting me a perfect day in New Orleans...
Ambassador779496, Mar 2023 Verified
A good tour guide makes all the difference, our guide has a wealth of knowledge and obviously loved to share everything she knows about here great city

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