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Destrehan Plantation and Large Airboat Tour Combo from New Orleans

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  • 6 hours 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Destrehan Plantation and swamp Tour
  • Experience the thrill of riding on a 16-passenger Airboat
  • Get an up close look at history on a tour of the Slave Revolt Museum
  • Enjoy a guided tour, then explore the grounds on your own
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

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Departure Time

8:15 AM

Please Note

Pickup from any major downtown New Orleans hotel. If you hotel is not listed please list in comments area. For pickups, there will be a 30 minute window. Pickup will be between 8:15 AM and about 8:45 AM. Please be on the lookout for a bus that says Alert Transportation.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Destrehan Plantation and Large Airboat Tour Combo from New Orleans?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Destrehan Plantation and Large Airboat Tour Combo from New Orleans?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Destrehan Plantation and Large Airboat Tour Combo from New Orleans?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Traveler Tips

Highly recommend this tour if you find yourself in the Big Easy.
We got there early and only two of us on the tour which gave us time to really enjoy the housr.
32 reviews
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Great Experience
Michael_G, Jun 2022
Both tours were great. Evelyn expertly navigated history that can be challenging to present at the plantation. She told the story of the plantation with accuracy and empathy all while being interesting and along a good time frame. The fan boat ride was a blast! My wife had never been on one and she loved it! Our driver was a wealth of knowledge, citing a love of the area that he had developed throughout his life as a local and an appreciation for the conservation of the area.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Michael!
The best tour in the New Orleans area
Jools_W, Apr 2022
What a fantastic day. The visit to the plantation was very moving, our guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all questions. The guided tour of the house was informative and free time was available to explore the grounds and other buildings at the plantation. The Airboat experience was breath-taking! Our captain had vast experience of working with the wildlife in the swamp area and was able to take the boat right up to the alligators that freely swam within feet of the vessel. The photos taken are evidence of how close they were. We saw lots of birds and fish in their natural habit. I thought 1 hour 40 mins on the swamp would be too long but it wasn't enough!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for the five-star review!
Recommend for sure
Jasmine_A, Mar 2022
This was a great tour for everyone. Plantation was interesting with a good tour of the main house and an interesting story of the revolt. Could use more time to wander the grounds in your own. This plantation is not the most developed but it was great learning experience for us. The airboat is the way to go. Lots of fun on the swamp tour. Dewey was lots of fun and a quick talker with lots of info.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for the five-star review, Jasmin!
As an African American I...
Larenda_G, Feb 2022
As an African American I have never been to a plantation before, so to actually see how my ancestors contributed to the fabric of this nation gave me a greater respect of the strength and faith they had. The swamp tour was fantastic, I wish I would have chosen a warmer time but our tour guide was amazing. He explained everything and found our group some gators. I highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thank you for the five-star review!
Fantastic tours
Kimberly_J, Aug 2021
Absolutely fantastic tours! The plantation tour was super educational with much to look at and ponder. The large airboat was a blast and was not too wild. We had a fantastic tour guide who was very knowledgeable about the alligators. We saw lots of gators! Make sure you bring cash to tip!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thank you for the fantastic review!
Not impressed
Sharie_L, Aug 2021
I would not do it again or recommend. It would be better to drive yourself and pay the prices the day of. Huge markup for these tours. No time for lunch AT all. Bad time management from the tour guide at the plantation so we missed the second tour. Overall not the greatest and lots of complaints.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
I'm sorry about your experience. Due to the limited time frame, it is difficult for us to arrange a lunch time, so that's why we recommend that our guests bring something. Our snack shop at the swamp dock does offer some sandwiches as well. We do thank you for the feedback.
Loved the ride with Capn Ernie
Meiling_D, Jul 2021
Captain Ernie is the best. Loved the boat ride. My grandson had a great time. Didnt get to touch an alligator but saw a lot of them in various sizes come up to boat.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thank you for the positive feedback!
Amazing Plantation Tour
Andrew_C, Jul 2021
Staff was knowledgeable and friendly during tour . We learned so much on the Destrehan plantation tour !
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thank you for the amazing review, Andrew!
Great time
Nancy_C, May 2021
Wonderful trip. Nanatte was our guide and had lots of information. We got there early and only two of us on the tour which gave us time to really enjoy the housr.
Response from Host, May 2021
Thank you for the great review, Nancy!
An AWESOME Adventure
THark, May 2021
Due to booking, we weren't able to visit the Destrehan plantation but we were to upgrade and visit the Oak Alley plantation. What an AMAZING plantation with an interesting history. The grounds were beautiful. Great restaurant & snack shop available. Gift shop offered great samples.We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The Airboat Swamp tour was OUTSTANDING!! Captain was HILARIOUS and very informative of the bayou history, commerce & the wildlife! You will NOT regret this tour!!
Response from Host, May 2021
We appreciate the awesome feedback! Thank you!
Awesome Tours
Erin_C, Apr 2021
So fun. Seeing the plantation was awesome. The swamp tour was awesome on the airboat with captain Dewey. Saw tons of alligators!
Response from Host, May 2021
Thank you for the awesome review, Erin!
Great tours
Chris_R, Sep 2020
We had a great experience on this tour. Professional staff, on time departures, knowledgeable guides. We would highly recommend both of these tours.
Response from Host, Sep 2020
Thank you for the positive recommendation!
One of my best tour bundles
Christopher_M, Jul 2020
Worth your every buck! Let me tell you it was a very instructive, fun and overall very wonderful and forever-lasting experience. I went by myself and hope to come back with my family next year. Let me start with our bus driver: he picked everyone in the group at each hotel. Man, he is the BEST tour guy I've had in a long time. He knew the whole history, land, architecture, popular culture, entertainment world such as movies, etc. about Louisiana. He has been doing this for years now and worked in all kinds of jobs. He told us he is from Baton Rouge and has lived in New Orleans for some years now. You could really tell he loves his job and knows SOOO much. My only regret is I wish I had gotten his name to make sure I get him again whenever I visit Louisiana with my family in the future. Even though I didn't go to the Destrehan Plantation because I was the only person in this tour, I visited Oak Alley and I learned so much about how life in the plantations were for these plantation owners and their slaves. The Swamp Tour was amazing! It lasted a long time (very much worth your every dollar) and we went deep into the marshlands, saw all kinds of animal life. We could pet wild alligators if we wanted to and felt comfortable with it. Our tour guy was funny, friendly and would tell all these crazy stories about his life there in the swamps in Louisiana. He was very knowledgeable about Louisiana swamp life as he grew up in that environment.
Response from Host, Jul 2020
Thank you for the stellar review! We really appreciate the feedback and are so glad that you had a great experience!
Highly recommend
Melissa_M, Jul 2020
Both tours were awesome. Plantation big house tour was the only part guided, and our tour guide had so much knowledge. Swamp tour was amazing. Your guide was funny and also full of knowledge and explained different things throughout the tour. Purchased the tour with transportation, which was comfortable and relaxing as we went both to and from the tours.
Response from Host, Jul 2020
Thank you for the awesome review! We appreciate the great recommendation!
Enjoyed the combo tour
Amos_L, Jun 2020
We enjoyed both locations as the guides were very knowledgeable in their fields. But we thoroughly enjoyed the airboat tour! Our guide Brad was excellent and he kept it real! He was laid back and was able to answer and explain all questions asked. Be sure to take the airboat tour even if you don't do the plantation! You won't regret it!
Response from Host, Jun 2020
Captain Brad and our staff appreciate the great review! We are glad that you had a great experience!
A good experience
Michele_R, Mar 2020
The plantation tour was quite interesting and informative. The swamp tour was also informative. We learned a lot about gators we didn't know before. We also saw a bunch of gators. It was cool!
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Thank you for the positive review! We are glad that you had a great experience!
Plantation and Swamp boat Tour
tonymason47, Feb 2020
Picked up from Hotel for the drive to the Desterhan Plantation. Our tour guide, Beverly, brought history alive with her knowledgeable and entertaining commentary. Another bus ride to the swamp boat tour where we were treated to an expert guide who whisked us expertly to see so many gators, birds even an owl. A very rewarding day and highly recommend.
So much fun!
Jeanne_H, Jan 2020
Great Tour. The plantation tour was good informative and historical. The airboat tour was SO MUCH FUN! The airboat was a blast to ride in. I am so happy we did an airboat instead of a large boat. We probably would not have seen any alligators had we been on the large boat and we certainly would not have been able to go into the areas we did with the airboat. Our guide was very informative and personable.
History and Alligators Oh My
Adrienne_S, Jun 2019
Destrehan plantation is a beautiful place that has quite the history. The tour guides are very knowledgeable about this place that you could really picture yourself living in the era. Large airboat tour was great too. Captain Ernie knows everything about alligators you could possibly want to know. We saw several of them during our trip in early June. During the drive, the initial tour guide showed us different areas where Katrina had devastated the region back in 2005. Highly recommend this tour if you find yourself in the Big Easy.
Response from Host, Jun 2019
Capt Ernie appreciates the very positive review. We try really hard to make ground transportation, plantation tour and swamp tour come seamless together in one experience.
A great history lesson.
Trudy S, Apr 2019
A visit is well worth the effort. The tour guide was informative. Great reasonably priced gift shop too.


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