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Louisiana Swamp Boat Ride and Plantation Tour from New Orleans

By: Gray Line
  • Get a dose of southern antebellum culture and swamp life in one day
  • Tour the historic Destrehan Plantation with a costumed guide
  • Glide through a private Louisiana swamp on a wildlife-watching boat
Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans
From US$89.00
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Regular tour pricing; Tour departs at 1:00pm
Standard Tour 11:00am
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Experience the wilds of the Louisiana swamp plus hear the fascinating history of a Southern plantation all in one day with this great-value combo tour. Visit Destrehan Plantation, the oldest of its kind in the region, where you’ll learn about antebellum life while touring the restored mansion and grounds. Then ride in a covered boat through Manchac Swamp, a privately owned habitat for alligators, egrets, and other wildlife.
What to Expect
After boarding an air-conditioned coach in the French Quarter, follow the Lake Pontechartrain shoreline to Destrehan Plantation, the oldest plantation in the lower Mississippi Valley. Tour the carefully restored French colonial mansion with a costumed guide, learning about former inhabitants and the southern sugar cane industry. You'll also have a chance to explore the gardens and a museum dedicated to the 1811 slave revolt.

Continue on to the Manchac Swamp for a wildlife tour in a covered boat that provides protection from weather in all seasons. Learn about swamp culture and the endangered ecosystem from a guide as you look for alligators, raccoons, snakes, birdlife, and giant rodents. The swamp is privately owned, so you don't have to worry about crowds.

Return to the convenient French Quarter drop-off point in the late afternoon or evening.
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1 - 5 of 65 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago
Grayline Tour from New Orleans with Sweltering Heat

Top notch took care of everyone in sweltering heat. Safety was a major concern right from the start Billie Jo and Darren our hosts changed to a different bus with better AC right from start. The tour of the plantation was given by Rachael. She...More

1  Thank Dean L
Reviewed 6 days ago
Fantastic Day Out

Really loved our day visiting this beautiful plantation. Clean and cool drive to our first destination at the Plantations. The swamp boat was wonderful, loads of alligators and a cool beer to end this great boat trip. Would highly recommend this tour

Thank Carole M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Captain Tom is wonderful!!

I'll start with our bus driver Alton. He was super friendly. While we were waiting for the swamp tour to begin, we had the best time getting to know Alton. He is a great guy. The tour guide on the bus was friendly and funny...More

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Swamp and Plantation Tour

Our tour guide Mary was very friendly. We saw Destrahan Plantation first and then did the swamp tour. I think a little more time at Destrahan would have been nice, but we did a guided tour there as well and saw most of it. The...More

Thank lbf2730
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Ask for captain bishop!

Both tours were very fun and informative. They seem to really care about what they were present. The bus was very comfortable. And Captain bishop on the swamp tour was a hoot

Thank Sonja D
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Prashant S
25 July 2018|
Response from Rebecca S | Reviewed this property |
If it’s early October then yes, but it’s mid to late October, you might not see any because they hibernate from November-March.
Nicole B
6 July 2018|
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Response from 718trix | Reviewed this property |
Yes the voucher redemption kiosk is at end of Toulouse right before you get to Natchez steam boat.
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