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.
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
Your 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 ride to your airboat launch point. In a bayou‐side Cajun Village near Paradis, Louisiana, you’ll transfer to a small airboat for an exhilarating ride. Skirt along the water, viewing the lush greenery and spotting 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 at the conclusion of the tour.
Reviews by Viator travelers
This is definitely the way to see...
, Jul 2018
This is definitely the way to see the swamps in the New Orleans area. Our guide provided an exciting but safe ride full of alligators, scenery, and stories. The 6 of us had a fabulous time.
Such a great experience. Would do this again in a second. Our driver was knowledgeable, respectful of the environment, kid focused pictures with alligators! and obviously loved what he does. The Plantation Tour part was interesting but really didn't come alive for us. I think our tour guide was new.
We found the plantation tour very good with a great guide who gave excellent explanations with a good mixture of humour. The swamp tour was exciting especially meeting 'Francois' the alligator. My only complaint there was no where to buy a good lunch only snacks. Came back somewhat hungry!
The small-group was not really small. The airboat swamp tour took place in a big boat with 12 persons. I paid a higher price to have the chance to do it in a small group but they put together two groups...so little bit of disappointment. A part from this nice tour.
We had a wonderful time. The tour guide was exceptional. The weather was extremely hot! Yet, the guide went out of his way to ensure that we had a great airboat ride! Our driver was also exceptional. The entire ride to and from the plantation and swamp he provided historical information on the city he loved! Highly recommended.
This was a great tour. The people at the tour company Isabella Tours are true professionals. Their van was very nice and they were prompt on the pickup at the hotel. Katha was our guide and she is an expert at her craft. I would recommend this to anyone.
Brilliant trip on the small airboat and would certainly recommend this company. Loads of gators and birds and beautiful scenery as you travel through the swamps surrounded by moss covered trees. Good fun.