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New Orleans Airboat RideNature and Wildlife

New Orleans Airboat Ride

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Experience New Orleans’ wild bayou country on an exciting, family‐friendly airboat ride. This 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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New OrleansNature and Wildlife

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

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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.
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  • 4 hours
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Steamboat Natchez Harbor CruiseDay Cruises

Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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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 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).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New OrleansHalf-day Tours

Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans

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Experience New Orleans’ wild bayou country on an exciting, family‐friendly airboat tour. This fun-filled tour includes a ride on the boat plus admission to an albino alligator exhibit and transportation from New Orleans. While on-board, enjoy lively commentary from your 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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.00
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Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans PickupNature and Wildlife

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Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup

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Experience the iconic New Orleans swamplands during a small-group 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 six passengers. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned coach from your hotel in Downtown New Orleans.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New OrleansNature and Wildlife

Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New Orleans Swamp Tour Boat AdventureDay Cruises

New Orleans Swamp Tour Boat Adventure

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New OrleansDay Trips

Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

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Go beyond the French Quarter and discover the unique Cajun and Creole cultures of New Orleans during this full-day swamp and plantation tour. Venture deep into the bayous, with a small group limited to 8, to see Cajun living and spot wildlife like alligators and pelicans. Then, admire the beautiful architecture and learn about the history of Houmas House and Laura plantations. Upgrade your ticket to include a high-speed airboat ride through the bayous.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New OrleansDay Cruises

Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans

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Partake in a classic New Orleans tradition with a lovely jazz brunch aboard the famous Steamboat Natchez! Journey through time on this 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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New OrleansDay Cruises

Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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Experience the civilized and the wild on a plantation tour and educational swamp boat ride from New Orleans. On this half-day journey, visit Destrehan Plantation to experience the early 19th Century South including a Slave Revolt Museum. Next, head into the marshy swampland for a boat ride and some wildlife spotting. Enjoy guided commentary as you snap photos of alligators, raccoons, snakes and native birds.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New OrleansDay Trips

Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans

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Explore Louisiana’s unique history and ecology on this combo day tour from New Orleans. Travel along the oak-lined River Road to Destrehan Plantation, where you can tour the 1787 sugar plantation home, grounds and slave quarters while learning about life in the antebellum South and the site’s changing role during the Civil War. Then, venture into the bayou on a narrated swamp cruise through wild wetlands that are home to turtles, otters, snakes and famous Louisiana gators.
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  • 6 hours 15 minutes
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Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New OrleansNature and Wildlife

Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New Orleans

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Experience life on the Louisiana bayou on this ultimate swamp tour from New Orleans, run by one of the city’s oldest tour companies. Ride on a state-of-the-art swamp boat through the famous wetlands teeming with native wildlife, while learning about Cajun culture from your tale-spinning captain.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
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Manchac Swamp Kayak TourKayaking

Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour

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Venture beyond New Orleans to the wilds of the Louisiana bayous on a small-group kayaking tour of the Manchac and Maurepas swamps. Climb aboard a tandem kayak and paddle through a lush landscape of cypress forests and wetlands teeming with wildlife. No kayaking experience is necessary, as a guide teaches you everything need to know to enjoy this Southern-style adventure.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick UpNature and Wildlife

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Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up

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Uncover the mysteries of the swamps surrounding New Orleans on an exhilarating airboat tour of the 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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New OrleansDay Trips

Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans

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Visit a former plantation and ride through the swamp during this two-in-one tour. Start with a visit to Oak Alley Plantation for a tour of the antebellum mansion. Follow the oak-shaded paths to the blacksmith shop during your free time. Lunch is available to purchase at the restaurant on-site. Next, head to the dock for your swamp tour. Search for alligators and other wildlife and stop for photo ops while aboard an airboat. Round-trip hotel transport provided from New Orleans.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Whitney Plantation and Swamp Tour ComboDay Trips

Whitney Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo

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This is a half day tour of the Whitney Plantation and a Tour of the Louisiana swamp, by Air Boat or Covered Tour boat, travelers choice
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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VIP: Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise with Private Boat and Engine Room TourDay Cruises

VIP: Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise with Private Boat and Engine Room Tour

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Step up the luxury of your Steamboat Natchez excursion on 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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.95
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New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley PlantationDay Cruises

New Orleans Super Saver: Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing plus Oak Alley Plantation

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Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ antebellum history and the mystic of the bayou on this 2‐day combined swamp and plantation sightseeing tour. Learn about a bygone era at Oak Alley Plantation, where you’ll view stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and enduring sugar cane. Then head deep into the secluded bayous to witness Cajun life and spot native wildlife.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Creole New Orleans Electric Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

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Creole New Orleans Electric Bike Tour

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Cruise from the banks of the Mississippi River to the streets of TremĂ© with ease on this half-day Creole New Orleans tour by electric bike. Ride past telling monuments and through the streets of the original Creole Faubourg Marigny as your guide shares insight into New Orleans trivia and lore with a focus on Creole culture. Stop to snap photos and ask questions—it’s easy to chat with your guide on this small-group tour of just 10 people or fewer.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Destrehan Plantation and Large Airboat Tour Combo from New OrleansDay Trips

Destrehan Plantation and Large Airboat Tour Combo from New Orleans

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Travel into the bayou on this combination swamp and plantation tour by 16 passenger Airboat. See the oldest documented plantation in the Mississippi Valley and visit the slave revolt museum located on the grounds. After the tour explore the grounds on your won and enjoy lunch (own expense) if time permits.
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  • 6 hours 15 minutes
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New Orleans French Quarter and Garden District Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

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New Orleans French Quarter and Garden District Bike Tour

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Pedal through two centuries of New Orleans history on a combo bike tour of the French Quarter and Garden District. Learn about the city’s Creole roots as you ride along the banks of the Mississippi and through the legendary streets of the oldest neighborhood in town. Then, cross over to the ‘American’ side, where stately southern mansions overlook leafy boulevards and the time-worn tombs of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. It’s a great way to meet the many faces of New Orleans while enjoying fresh air and exercise.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full Day Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour from New OrleansDay Trips

Full Day Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour from New Orleans

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New Orleans Super Saver: City Tour and Steamboat Natchez Harbor CruiseDay Cruises

New Orleans Super Saver: City Tour and Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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See the best of New Orleans by land and water on this combo city tour and steamboat cruise on the mighty Mississippi! Enjoy a guided coach trip through the French Quarter, Garden District and Jackson Square, where you’ll witness the city’s cultural history and diverse colonial heritage. Then board the famous Steamboat Natchez for your iconic New Orleans river cruise.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp TourNature and Wildlife

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New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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