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Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

Journey back in time to when cotton was king and New Orleans was a budding port town that dazzled visitors with its colorful Creole culture. Board the historic Steamboat Natchez for a 2‐hour morning or afternoon float down the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, enjoy live music and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. This family‐friendly excursion offers an optional buffet lunch (additional expense).
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise

Experience the dazzle of New Orleans at night with a romantic dinner cruise aboard the famous Steamboat Natchez. Journey through time on this 2-hour float along the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, cozy up with family and friends and delight in the sparkle of the urban shoreline at dusk. This excursion includes a Creole‐inspired dinner and live jazz music.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

Discover New Orleans’ Cajun and Creole cultures on this full‐day swamp and plantation sightseeing tour. In a small group, head deep into the secluded bayous to witness Cajun living and spot native wildlife. Then visit Oak Alley Plantation and Laura Plantation to view stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades and sugar cane fields. Upgrade your ticket to include a high-speed airboat ride through the bayous.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup

Experience the iconic New Orleans swamplands during a small-group 2-hour airboat tour, led by a professional guide. Alternate between adrenaline-fuelled high speeds and gentle cruising as you sail past fascinating flora and fauna. Capture fantastic photographs of alligators in their natural habitat, and relish the intimate atmosphere of a small-group, limited to only 6 passengers. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned coach from your hotel in Downtown New Orleans.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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New Orleans Airboat Ride

Experience New Orleans’ wild bayou country on an exciting, family‐friendly airboat ride! This approximate 2‐hour boat tour winds through the mossy cypress swamp close to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, named for the 19th‐century pirate and smuggler. While onboard, enjoy lively commentary from a native guide as you admire lush, forested shoreline and spot local wildlife.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour With Transport

Explore one of Louisiana’s last protected wetlands on a 2-hour boat tour that includes round-trip hotel transport in New Orleans. Depart in the morning or afternoon for Honey Island Swamp, a wildlife preserve teeming with critters such as 'gators, wild boar, snakes and birds. Ride through the swamp dripping with lush foliage and visit a boat-accessible Cajun village with an informative local guide who sheds light on the area’s inhabitants.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour

Discover one of Louisiana’s last preserved wetlands on a 2‐hour Honey Island Swamp boat tour! After making a short drive to Slidell, you’ll travel deep into the secluded swamp across Lake Pontchartrain to view native wildlife and witness a remote Cajun village only accessible by boat. Enjoy guided commentary on Cajun culture and the lush swamps as you spot alligators, wild boar, snakes, and native birds. This tour does not include transportation.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up

Uncover the mysteries of the swamps surrounding New Orleans on an exhilarating 2-hour airboat tour of the atmospheric area, led by a professional guide. Cruise along the picturesque waterways in search of ferocious alligators and other rare wildlife while listening to illuminating commentary from your guide. Feel your adrenaline levels surge as your driver accelerates to high speeds, and capture fantastic photographs during regular stops. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned coach on this exhilarating tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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2 Hour Mississippi River Dinner Jazz Cruise on the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen

Go for a sunset cruise aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen with this boat trip. Listen to an on-board jazz band and feast on a Creole-style dinner buffet as the boat sails along the Mississippi River. Take in the views from the promenade deck and sip New Orleans-inspired cocktails.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Full Day Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour from New Orleans

Soak up the atmosphere of the bayou on this 8-hour cultural tour from New Orleans. Visit the Oak Alley Plantation House, dating from 1837, and view the stately row of 28 evenly spaced mature oaks that line the driveway. Follow your guide, dressed in period costume, through the mansion, the blacksmith shop and the onsite restaurant. Then, learn about life in the bayou's waterways aboard a swamp and wetlands boat tour. See the amazing variety of flora and fauna native to the area and hear about life in the Barataria Swamps from your native guides. Round-trip transportation from New Orleans is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Experience the civilized and the wild on a plantation tour and educational swamp boat ride from New Orleans. On this 5.5‐hour journey, visit Destrehan Plantation to experience the elegant antebellum south and then head into the marshy swampland for some wildlife spotting. Enjoy guided commentary as you snap photos of alligators, raccoons, snakes and native birds.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans

Partake in a classic New Orleans tradition with a lovely jazz brunch aboard the famous Steamboat Natchez! Journey through time on this 2‐hour cruise along the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. This family‐friendly excursion includes a delectable brunch loaded with famous Louisiana dishes and live music from a local jazz trio.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

Discover the mystique of the swamps and bayous on a sightseeing boat tour from New Orleans. Travel deep into the secluded bayous across the Mississippi River to witness Cajun life and spot native wildlife. Your guide will provide commentary on Cajun culture and the myth‐laden swamps while you snap photos of alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles, and native birds.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Viator VIP: Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise with Private Boat and Engine Room Tour

Step up the luxury of your Steamboat Natchez excursion with this Viator VIP dinner cruise. Your experience begins with a complimentary Champagne cocktail while you take a guided tour of the boat’s authentic fixtures and spaces such as the engine room. In the dining room, you’ll have a reserved table where you can relax, indulge in a sumptuous buffet and enjoy a live jazz performance. If you want to go all out, upgrade to a full‐bar option.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans

Experience New Orleans’ wild bayou country on an exciting, family‐friendly airboat tour. This 4‐hour full tour includes 1.5 hours on the boat. While onboard, enjoy lively commentary from a native guide as you spot local wildlife, including alligators, nutria and native birds, and visit the secluded fishing village of Jean Lafitte, the infamous 19th‐century smuggler. The airboat holds 15-27 passengers.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour

Delve into the atmospheric beauty of New Orleans’ vast swamplands on an exciting 2-hour small-group tour by airboat. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise past fascinating flora and fauna, scouring the picturesque scenery for sightings of alligators and other rare creatures. Experience the exhilaration of traveling at high velocity as your driver alternates between gentles cruising and high-speed bursts. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 6 passengers.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour

Discover the atmospheric swamps surrounding New Orleans on a fascinating 2-hour airboat tour, led by a professional guide. In a small group, head to the outskirts of the city and climb aboard an airboat destined for the rich flora and fauna of the swamplands. Enrich your natural knowledge as you listen to intriguing commentary from your guide; scour the scenery for sightings of ferocious alligators; and feel your adrenaline levels surge as you accelerate and reach high speeds.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans

Trade in the urban bustle for the bayou on a half-day trip from New Orleans to the wilds of the Honey Island Swamp. Relax on the ride from your downtown or French Quarter hotel, and then cruise beneath hanging moss and cypress trees while a wetland ecologist shares tall tales and fun facts about this protected nature reserve on the shores of Lake Ponchartrain. Learn about Louisiana’s long-standing fishing industry, and keep an eye out for native critters like otters, turtles, egrets and alligators lurking beneath the surface.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Small-Group Airboat Swamp Adventure and Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Take a wild ride through the bayous of Cajun Country on this 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.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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New Orleans Super Saver: City Tour and Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

See the best of New Orleans by land and water on this combo city tour and steamboat cruise on the mighty Mississippi! Enjoy a 2‐hour guided coach trip through the French Quarter, Louis Armstrong Park and Jackson Square, where you’ll witness the city’s cultural history and diverse colonial heritage. Then board the famous Steamboat Natchez for a 2‐hour iconic New Orleans river cruise.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

Experience Louisiana’s wild bayou country on an exciting, family-friendly airboat tour. This tour includes an airboat ride that zips through the tree‐lined marshes at speeds up to 45 mph (72 kph). While onboard, enjoy lively commentary from your guide as you view lush scenery and local wildlife, including alligators, nutria, and native birds. Pickup and drop-off from downtown New Orleans and French Quarter hotels included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Oak Alley Plantation and Small Airboat Tour from New Orleans

Explore Louisiana wildlife and culture outside of the Big Easy on this full-day trip from New Orleans to the country town of Vacherie. Zoom across a swamp on a 6 or 9-passenger open-air speedboat with ample opportunities for viewing wild animals in their natural habitat, and then tour an antebellum plantation home with a classic alley of oaks when you return to shore.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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New Orleans Swamp Tour Boat Adventure With Pickup

Lose yourself in the atmospheric depths of the New Orleans swamps and wetlands on an exhilarating 2-hour boat tour, led by a professional guide. Cruise past ancient wonders and listen to legends surrounding a 2000-year-old Indian burial mound and an atmospheric Cajun cemetery. Scour the Barataria Swamps for sightings of fascinating wildlife such as snakes, turtles and ferocious alligators, and learn about the area’s history and geology from your knowledgeable guide. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by luxury vehicle fro your New Orleans hotel.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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New Orleans Swamp Tour Boat Adventure

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and natural splendor of New Orleans’ mystifying swamps and wetlands on a 2-hour New Orleans swamp tour and wetlands adventure. Relax in the luxurious interior of a New Orleans swamp tour boat as you cruise past cultural highlights like a Cajun cemetery, an Indian burial mound and a traditional fishing village. Scour the scenery for fascinating flora and fauna like snakes, turtles and alligators while listening to interesting commentary from your professional guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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