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New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation & Airboat Swamp Combo Tour

New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation & Airboat Swamp Combo Tour

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company
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From US$ 148 per person

On this full-day combo tour from New Orleans, take a guided day trip to visit Oak Alley Plantation and enjoy a thrilling airboat tour in the Barataria Basin. Entry tickets and hotel pickup are included.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your accommodation in New Orleans
Small group available


  • Journey back in time on a guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation
  • Spark your adrenaline on an airboat tour of the bayou swamplands
  • Explore the plantation grounds and learn about the history of slavery
  • See gators, racoons, and wild pigs as you ride through the Barataria Basin
  • Enjoy a convenient and seamless transfer to and from your accommodation
Full description

Discover Louisiana on a guided day trip from New Orleans to the historical Oak Alley Plantation, with entry tickets included, and a bayou airboat ride. Benefit from round-trip transportation from your New Orleans hotel.

Start your experience with hotel pickup, and relax on the drive to Oak Alley Plantation. Enjoy a guided tour of the plantation home by guides in period dress while you hear and learn about the times of slavery. 

Take in the house's Greek Revival architecture, the antique farm equipment exhibits, and walk around the grounds where 28 evenly spaced, huge oak trees grow. Browse the blacksmith shop and souvenir shop, or stop for a snack (at your own expense) in the restaurant.

Continue onto Barataria Basin for an airboat tour of the bayou swamplands, where your local captain will guide you through the swamps, marshes, and lakes. Travel at high speeds for an exciting ride, then slow down to spot local wildlife on this exciting airboat experience.

Look out for alligators, birds, and other animals. Every airboat tour is unique, so you never know what you’ll see. Even in winter — when alligators hibernate — you’ll have a good chance of spotting these reptiles. 

Back on dry land, return to the bus for the drive back to New Orleans, where you’ll finish off your trip with a convenient drop-off back at your hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Entry ticket to Oak Alley Plantation
  • Airboat tour
  • Guide
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Airboat tours are performed in an open boat.
  • Children must be 48” in height to sit and wear a seat belt
  • Hearing protection will be provided by the company
  • You can purchase inexpensive rain ponchos at the swamp tour gift shop
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 278 reviews

Review summary

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Great way to do both activities in one day! Definitely need to check this out if you're visiting New Orleans! Didn't feel rushed at all (we even had time for lunch/shopping) and all tour guides were excellent - lots of cool photo opportunities too! Plus, being picked up and dropped off at each location and our hotel was perfect. Highly recommend!

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May 9, 2022

They picked us up at designated area and dropped us off too. Just a heads up, I was told over the phone 8:15 and by 8:30 no one had come. When I called she said pick up is actually between 8:15 and 8:45. So, we waited. Took us to the swamp tour first. This was such a great time! We took the small airboat tour through the Bayou and really had the best time! The guide made it lively and really new the area. Wear sunscreen because there is no shade! Hats fly off. Next off to the Oak Alley Plantation and it is a gorgeous property! The trees alone will blow you away. When you get there you have time for a quick sandwich and then do house tour. It is a cool experience and quite interesting to see a little history. The ride back is about an hour. Overall we really had a great time and I highly recommend doing it at least once!

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April 2, 2022

Our bus driver Gary was awesome! He was super knowledgeable and made the drive fun. The airboat tour was very informative and a unique experience. Don’t forget your sunscreen! The plantation is a historical piece of New Orleans that everyone should learn about! A great experience through and through and I learned so much about New Orleans.

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March 7, 2022

Product ID: 145632