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

What You Can Expect

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 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

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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.

Michelle H United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

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.

Julie A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend this tour to everyone. Guides were informative and pleasant.

Ann L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Had a great time seeing the gators!

Margarita G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

I had the time of my life New Orleans air boat and plantation tour was awesome. i wish the air boat ride was longer however i love it
i plan to go back.

Sheila E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

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.

Eric L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

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.

Bryan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

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.

Phyllis M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Excellent tour. On the first part of the tour, Plantation and its history were fascinating. We were able to see a lot of alligators on the second part of the tour, but really alligator sightings depend on time of year.

Barbara P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Transportation to/from the airboat tour and plantation tour via Tours by Isabelle was stellar. Airboat driver Gary was excellent very knowledgeable and skilled. Loved every minute it was great fun!

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