5 star rating: Highly Recommended 53 Reviews

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  • Location:New Orleans
  • Duration:5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Small-Group Airboat Swamp Adventure and Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Take a wild ride through the bayous of Cajun Country on this 2‐hour airboat adventure from New Orleans. In a small group, wind through tree‐lined swampland and spot abundant local wildlife, including nutria, alligators and giant catfish, and stop at Destrehan Plantation to get a taste of the elegant antebellum south.  


  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the shores of Lake Ponchartrain
  • Tour Destrehan Plantation with costumed guides bringing history to life
  • Free time to explore the spectacular grounds of the plantation
  • Experience real Cajun Country on a high-speed airboat ride
  • Encounter local wildlife

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Small-Group Airboat Swamp Adventure and Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Small-Group Airboat Ride and Plantation Tour from New Orleans
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Your 5.5‐hour bayou and plantation tour begins with morning pickup from your downtown New Orleans hotel. Make sure to grab breakfast and coffee before boarding the bus for the 30‐minute ride to your airboat launch point. In a bayou‐side Cajun Village near Paradis, LA, you’ll transfer to a small airboat for an exhilarating 2‐hour ride. Skirt along the water, viewing the lush greenery and spotting (and maybe 
getting up close and personal) with local wildlife.      

Following your bayou adventure, enjoy a relaxing drive along Lake Pontchartrain to Destrehan Plantation, the oldest documented plantation home in the Mississippi Valley. As a costumed guide leads you through the restored antebellum mansion, hear stories of the estate’s former owners and slaves before  taking a self‐guided tour through vibrant gardens and down oak‐lined paths.

The tour bus will return you to your hotel in early‐ to mid‐afternoon. 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Guides were wonderful. Had us on the edge of our swamp boat seat!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a real blast, great guide, really knew his stuff and made the whole experience a lot of fun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The Airboat swamp adventure turned out to be everything we could have wanted. Captain Jack was terrific and I would highly recommend this to everyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The airboat tour was amazing! Captain Gary was experienced and Knowle able. Even got to hold a little female gator! Plantation tour was a bit of an anticlimax but gave a feel for plantation life in beautiful surroundings.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Oh Captain Monkey....great experience despite it being the wrong season for lots and lots of gators. Captain Monkey found us lots of gators and other beautiful things to look at, seriously great fun and sooooo educational. The passion and respect for the environment was just amazing.....don't miss this one.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Our tour guide, Dylan, was awesome! He was very prompt and friendly. We learned so much about the city, in an entertaining way. The plantation was great and was hosting a fall festival, so we got way more than we planned for! The air boat/swamp tour was amazing and beautiful. I would recommend this tour to anyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great guilds for both. Enjoyed the small group rather then a large group

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Great tour, the guide on the air-boat was areal character and was a laugh a minute. The plantation tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a real insight to life on the plantation.
Ellen the lady from Isabelle tours who picked us up from the hotel was also very knowledgeable and give us many ideas of things to do in New Orleans.
Great day out ,well worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The airboat swamp tour was awesome and the highlight of our trip. Captain Gary was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Ellen our driver was also very well informed about New Orleans and the surrounding area. We really enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Our driver/guide was very informative. Ellen drove well and kept up the banter. The airboat rides were exciting and beautiful. Capt. Gary gave us a most memorable ride thru the swamp. Saw lots of gators! Great day trip. The Plantation tour was historically informative. Our guide there, Ellen (plantation guide), was very knowledgeable and emotionally invested in her tour. She impressed me with her dignity. This was a highlight day!

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