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    Airboat Ride (4 hr)

    Take a thrilling airboat ride through the wetlands near New Orleans and plenty of alligators on this active, family-friendly tour! Travel over bayous and open waterways around the colorful, historic fishing village of Jean Lafitte, named after a 19th-century smuggler. Spy alligators in the wild -- as well as raccoons, native birds and large river rodents called nutria -- as your native guide provides commentary. Your 4-hour tour includes round-trip transport from New Orleans and 1.5 hours on the boat. This tour is an easy way to get out and experience the rich natural landscape around New Orleans. Travel by air-conditioned coach from central New Orleans to the nearby fishing village of Jean Lafitte, named after an 18th-century smuggler. Home to a variety of diverse cultures, this area surrounded by Lousiana bayous has been the site of extensive logging operations, sugar and rice plantations and animal trapping enterprises over the years. Today, the people's simple way of life is a marked contrast to the hustle-bustle of New Orleans.

    In Jean Lafitte, you can get some snacks (own expense) and check out an albino alligator exhibit before boarding your choice of a small or large airboat, a vessel that relies on an aircraft-type propeller mounted on its back to move it forward. Feel the wind in your hair as your move swiflty over the wetlands.

    Your native boat captain will talk about the history and culture of the area and point out wildlife as you travel. See lots of alligators lurking in the marshes, as well as local birds, raccoons and nutria -- giant river rodents that call the bayous home.

    Conclude your 4-hour family-friendly escape to the Louisiana wetlands with coach transport back to central New Orleans.
    Airboat Ride (4 hr)

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Experience the untamed side of New Orleans on an airboat tour through Louisiana's famous wetland swamps
    • Explore marshes and travel deep into secluded bayous for amazing sights with your native guide
    • Cruise up to 45 mph while enjoying the lush scenery and looking for wildlife
    • Conclude your 4-hour family-friendly escape with coach transport back to central New Orleans
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    Laura Plantation + Swamp Tour (Airboat)

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    You're not gonna get to know the swamps of N'Awleans any better than this locally-owned family-run business that's been doing their thing since '89! Your first stop will be The Laura Plantation -- once run by four Creole women, and most notably, Laura -- There you'll enter the harrowing history of slavery, viewing the quarters where humans were once entrapped into labor and hearing stories of all aspects of the plantation life. You'll also hear other facts about how the book "Brer Rabbit" was written on the grounds, and how The Laura Plantation was nearly destroyed by fire back in 2003 and rebuilt to its original design using materials from antique homes that had been disassembled and sold off into pieces. What a history! Take this tour to get to know the lay of the land. Your guide will be a local captain who has lived the Cajun Life, living in harmony with the ecosystem on a daily basis, so you're in good hands!
    Laura Plantation + Swamp Tour (Airboat)

    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero

    • Explore New Orleans and the surrounding swamps via tour boat with a local guide
    • Visit the Laura Plantation, considered by many to be "the best historical plantation tour in the Mississippi Valley"
    • Catch some crocodiles as you gaze over the bayou from the safety of the airboat
    • Get to know the swamps like a local with a local captain from a locally-owned family business that started in '89!
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    Louisiana Plantations Tour

    Get a taste of antebellum Louisiana on this half-day tour from New Orleans to two of the finest plantations on the Mississippi River! Enjoy a scenic, narrated drive along Lake Pontchartrain. Cross the Mississippi on a high suspended bridge and head a short distance upriver along the Great River Road to beautiful St Joseph Plantation, a family-owned, Creole-style sugar plantation that's been operating since 1877. Learn about the colorful lives of the owners and their families as you tour the mansion, former slave cabins, a blacksmith's shop and schoolhouse. Next, head a bit farther upriver to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, to admire the columned exterior of the Greek Revival-style mansion, nicknamed the 'Sugar Palace.' Stroll among gorgeous old oak trees and savor the warm breeze before hopping in your van for the drive back New Orleans. Enjoy a scenic, narrated drive along Lake Pontchartrain. Cross the Mississippi on a high suspended bridge and head a short distance upriver along the Great River Road to beautiful St Joseph Plantation, a family-owned, Creole-style sugar plantation that's been operating since 1877. Learn about the colorful lives of the owners and their families as you tour the mansion, former slave cabins, a blacksmith's shop and schoolhouse. Next, head a bit farther upriver to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens and savor a mint julep (own expense) before your mansion tour. Admire the columned exterior of the Greek Revival-style mansion, nicknamed the 'Sugar Palace.' Then follow your guide through 16 lavish rooms filled with period furnishings and artwork from Louisiana artists. Stroll among gorgeous old oak trees and savor the warm breeze before hopping in your van for the drive back New Orleans.
    Louisiana Plantations Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Get a taste of antebellum Louisiana on this half-day excursion from New Orleans
    • Visit two of the finest plantations on the Mississippi River with an expert guide
    • Admire Creole-style St Joseph Plantation and the antiques and artwork at Houmas House Plantation
    • Sit back and relax with included hotel pick up and drop off from your hotel
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    Two Plantation Tour Combo

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    You're not gonna get to know N'Awleans any better than this locally-owned family-run business that's been doing their thing since '89! On this tour, you'll visit two plantations. One is The Laura Plantation, once run by four Creole women (most notably, Laura, whom it was named after). You'll also hear other facts about how the book "Brer Rabbit" was written on the grounds, and how The Laura Plantation was nearly destroyed by fire back in 2003 and rebuilt to its original design using materials from antique homes that had been disassembled and sold off into pieces. What a history! The other stop will be at The Oak Alley Plantation -- which looks just like the movie, "Gone With the Wind." The very last owners were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stewart, and though Mr. Stewart died years before his wife, Mrs. Stewart created a non-profit organization to keep their gift open to the public for years to come. In both Plantations, you are sure to enter the harrowing history of slavery, viewing the quarters where humans were once entrapped into labor, and hearing stories of all aspects of the plantation life. You'll also learn facts about the previous owners of The Plantations and the restoration efforts both grounds have endured. Either way, you're bound for a history lesson. Take this tour to get to know the human history of this beautiful region. Your guide will be a local captain who has lived the Cajun Life, living in harmony with the ecosystem on a daily basis, so you're in good hands!
    Two Plantation Tour Combo

    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero

    • Soak in the history of our nation when you visit The Laura Plantation and The Oak Alley Plantation
    • Explore New Orleans in the best way -- with a local guide
    • Get a glimpse of how life was in the oldentimes when you visit two plantations with actors in full dress
    • Get to know the Bayou like a local with a local captain from a locally-owned family business that started in '89!
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    Oak Alley Plantation Tour

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    Enter The Oak Alley Plantation -- it looks just like the movie, "Gone With the Wind." There you'll enter the harrowing history of slavery, viewing the quarters where humans were once entrapped into labor, and hearing stories of all aspects of the plantation life. You'll also hear other facts about the previous owners of The Plantation and the restoration the place has endured. The very last owners were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stewart, and though Mr. Stewart died years before his wife, Mrs. Stewart created a non-profit organization to keep their gift open to the public for years to come. What a history! Don't miss this incredible antebellum adventure.
    Oak Alley Plantation Tour

    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero

    • Visit the Oak Alley Plantation, one of the most magnificent plantation tours due to its 28 huge Oak Trees leading from the front steps to the River Road
    • Discover the history of all of the previous owners and their successful and sometimes unsuccessful attempts to keep The Plantation thriving
    • Gain an appreciation for the ghosts of the past when you explore former dwellings, worksites, tools and clothing from Oak Alley's former residents
    • Enjoy an activity that is both educational and fun for the whole family
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    Laura Plantation Tour

    Discover the fascinating history of the Laura Plantation in New Orleans. You will explore the grounds and slave quarters as you hear amazing historic stories from your tour guides. Did you know the Br'er Rabbit story was first recorded at this plantation? The mansion has its own history and secrets for you to discover. You will also learn about the fire that almost destroyed the beautiful home and how it was saved. See the rebuilt areas for yourself and judge them.
    Laura Plantation Tour

    2014 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans

    • Go on a historical plantation tour in New Orleans
    • Explore the slave quarters at the Laura Plantation
    • Discover the truth behind the Br'er Rabbit story
    • Learn about the rebuilding process at the plantation
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    Oak Alley Plantation + Swamp Tour (Airboat)

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    You're not gonna get to know the swamps of N'Awleans any better than this locally-owned family-run business that's been doing their thing since '89! Your first stop will be the Oak Alley Plantation -- which looks just like the movie, "Gone With the Wind." There you'll enter the harrowing history of slavery, viewing the quarters where humans were once entrapped into labor, and hearing stories of all aspects of the plantation life. You'll also hear other facts about the previous owners of The Plantation and the restoration the place has endured. The very last owners were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stewart, and though Mr. Stewart died years before his wife, Mrs. Stewart created a non-profit organization to keep their gift open to the public for years to come. But you're not getting away from this one without a trip through the Bayou! Next up is the swamp -- Take this tour to get to know the lay of the land. Your guide will be a local captain who has lived the Cajun Life, living in harmony with the ecosystem on a daily basis, so you're in good hands!
    Oak Alley Plantation + Swamp Tour (Airboat)

    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero

    • Explore New Orleans and the surrounding swamps via tour boat with a local guide
    • Visit the Oak Alley Plantation, one of the most magnificent plantation tours due to its 28 huge Oak Trees leading from the front steps to the River Road
    • Catch some crocodiles as you gaze over the bayou from the safety of the airboat
    • Get to know the swamps like a local with a local captain from a locally-owned family business that started in '89!
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    1 positive reviews
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    Oak Alley Plantation + Swamp Tour (Tour Boat)

    (1)
    You're not gonna get to know the swamps of N'Awleans any better than this locally-owned family-run business that's been doing their thing since '89! Your first stop will be The Oak Alley Plantation -- which looks just like the movie, "Gone With the Wind." There you'll enter the harrowing history of slavery, viewing the quarters where humans were once entrapped into labor, and hearing stories of all aspects of the plantation life. You'll also hear other facts about the previous owners of The Plantation and the restoration efforts the place has endured. The very last owners were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stewart, and though Mr. Stewart died years before his wife, Mrs. Stewart created a non-profit organization to keep their gift open to the public for years to come. But you're not getting away from this one without a trip through the Bayou! Next up is the swamp -- Take this tour to get to know the lay of the land. Your guide will be a local captain who has lived the Cajun Life, living in harmony with the ecosystem on a daily basis, so you're in good hands!
    Oak Alley Plantation + Swamp Tour (Tour Boat)

    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero

    • Explore New Orleans and the surrounding swamps via tour boat with a local guide
    • Visit the Oak Alley Plantation, one of the most magnificent plantation tours due to its 28 huge Oak Trees leading from the front steps to the River Road
    • Catch some crocodiles as you gaze over the bayou from the safety of the tour boat
    • Get to know the swamps like a local with a local captain from a locally-owned family business that started in '89!
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    Oak Alley Plantation Tour

    The 28 famous oaks of Oak Alley will greet you as you arrive. This tour will give you a complete plantation experience from the blacksmith shops to the farms with genuine antique farm equipment. You will also get the chance to go inside the Greek Revival mansion on the grounds. The tour is designed to give you some time to explore on your own, so you can visit the souvenir shops and restaurant. The guides will answer your questions and provide an inside look at the life of historic New Orleans.
    Oak Alley Plantation Tour

    2014 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans

    • See the gorgeous Oak Alley Plantation
    • Stroll through 28 beautiful oaks leading to the Greek Revival mansion
    • Talk with knowledgeable guide dressed in authentic plantation apparel
    • Learn more about the history of New Orleans from a plantation
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    Airboat Ride and Plantation Tour

    Get ready for an exhilarating two-hour airboat ride deep into secluded bayous in Cajun Country. You will see all sorts of wildlife on your journey - alligators, giant catfish and nutrias. Then, continue onto Destrehan Plantation for a glimpse into the historic past of New Orleans. The small-group atmosphere with maximum 13 people ensures a more personal experience.

    First, you will ride out to the quaint and remote Cajun Village close to Paradis, LA for a thrilling high-speed ride onboard small airboats, comfortably gliding over marshes, deep into secluded bayous for approximately 2 hours. You may even get to hold a baby alligator, feed giant catfish, or meet a nutria face to face. Then, travel to the Destrehan Plantation for a guided tour. This historic plantation, on Louisiana's Old River Road, is a lavishly restored Greek Revival antebellum mansion. Here you will have free time to enjoy lush gardens and majestic live oaks.

    Airboat Ride and Plantation Tour

    12601 River Rd, New Orleans

    • Take an exhilarating two-hour airboat ride deep into secluded bayous in Cajun Country
    • Ride out to the quaint and remote Cajun Village close to Paradis, LA for a thrilling high-speed adventure
    • See all sorts of wildlife on your journey, like alligators, giant catfish and nutrias
    • Visit Destrehan Plantation for a glimpse into the historic past of New Orlean
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