25 reviews of Small-Group Airboat Ride and Plantation Tour from New Orleans
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Reviewed by BARBARA G, December 2012
Our tour guide Rodney was great. He had a great knowledge of the swamps and a good sense of humor. We saw a gator, bald eagle, a banana spider ( very large),other birds and a animal sooo cute that looked like a beaver, but wasn't. My one suggestion is that if you do the tour during the winter as we did, make sure you bring warm clothes and possibly a blanket. They don't supply the blanket and it does get very chilly. Other than that, we all loved it very much and would definitely do it again. Thanks again, Bobbi
Reviewed by Cricket, October 2012
The plantation tour was not very exciting but the airboat Was Excellent
Captan Louis was very knowledgeable
He took us in spots I didn't think the air boat could go.
Reviewed by Cecelia T, August 2012
Had an excellent time. The guides were fun and knowledgeble. Would recommend it.
Reviewed by Fima, USA, July 2012
A whole adventure: first plunging into the Louisiana past during the plantation visit, then enjoying the beautiful and wild nature on the airboat. Great support and extra information from the guide Ginnie (with a complimentary pickup/delivery from/to the New Orleans hotel).
Worth doing and recommending!
Reviewed by Diane D, April 2012
Enter your review here.Tour was fantastic swamp tour was great guide terrifice saw plenty of alligators big and small snakes turtles and birds very informative plantation tour was ok but if you want to go to see a
plantation suggest you go to another tour guide was good thoroughly enjoyed airboat
Reviewed by Diane D, April 2012
Airboat tour was fantastice guide very informative saw plenty of alligators big and small and other wildlife plantation tour ok suggest if you are wanting to see a plantation to go on a separate tour guide very informative
Reviewed by Sue H, November 2011
Loved, loved, loved the air boat ride. Our guide was super, very fun experience. Plantation was interesting.
Reviewed by Kathryn S, October 2011
The day started well by being collected from our hotel in an air-conditioned 14 seater shuttle bus. Our driver Joseph informed us that our two friends and ourselves were the only passengers. We had an excellent city tour, Joseph was very knowledgeable and supplied us with a great deal of local information.
We were then taken to Airboat Adventures for the airboat ride. Two other passengers joined us and we spent 2 hours travelling along the bayou. We were treated to a fast paced and exciting tour by our "captain" Eric, which had a ready supply of facts about the flora and fauna of the waterways. We saw a number of alligators,black vultures, turtles and egrets. Eric also told us about the conservation programme which is taking place in this area.
Joseph then took us to the Destrahan Plantation. This was the most disappointing part of the tour as the house tour was very rapid and we were not allowed to look at any of the rooms by ourselves. There are an number of talks which take place throughout the day and a few outbuildings to visit at your leisure.
Joseph then returned us to our hotel.
On the whole it was a great day and very good value for money. Maybe there could be an alternative plantation to visit or some changes made to the pace of the Destrahan tour.
Reviewed by Collen M, October 2012
Everyone we encountered on the trip was pleasant. However, the tours themselves were not worth the time and money it cost to get to them.
The plantation tour involved dropping the group off for two hours at a plantation with a very uninformed docent who knew nothing beyond the scripted text and completed the tour in 30 minutes; leaving us 1 1/2 hours to fill with just a couple of uninspiring outbuildings to look at. There was a demonstration on the grounds that day but it was there was no notice of it so we stumbled upon the women doing the demonstration when she waved us over.
The airboat ride, which I had assumed would include interesting information about the wildlife on the bayou, was nothing more than a dash from alligator to alligator tossing chicken bones as we went. I tried to ask a few questions to draw the boatman to more interesting aspects of the alligator’s life and other animals in the bayou but once the obligatory chicken toss was made getting the gator close enough for a photo shoot we zoomed off to repeat the same process periodically for the entire tour.
We were on the tour from 10AM-3PM and at no time was there food available for a snack or lunch. A simple suggestion in the advertisement to bring a picnic lunch would have solved two problems-hunger and too much free time at the plantation where picnic tables are on the grounds. Better yet, as the tour is so lacking in substance, perhaps a traditional muffaletta lunch could be thrown in for the price.