Day trip

New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation & Swamp Cruise Day Trip

Activity provider: Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
Day trip

New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation & Swamp Cruise Day Trip

Activity provider: Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
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From US$ 105 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover Louisiana’s bayous on a guided day trip from New Orleans. Tour the Oak Alley Plantation and cruise down Louisiana's wetlands. Keep an eye out for local wildlife, including alligators.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your chosen hotel between 10:30 am and 11:00 am.

Experience

Itinerary
7 hours
  • New Orleans

  • Oak Alley Plantation (guided tour, sightseeing)

  • Oak Alley Plantation (boat cruise)

  • New Orleans

Pickup included
Main stop
Highlights
  • Enjoy a narrated ride across the swamps and take in the unique scenery
  • See alligators, turtles, and water birds in their natural habitat
  • Discover the plantations and bayous of New Orleans with a guide
  • Visit the historic Oak Alley Plantation and learn about it
  • Learn about local Cajun and Creole history on a boat tour through the swamps
Full description

Experience 2 typical Louisiana features—plantation homes and bayous—on a guided day trip from New Orleans with hotel pickup. Tour Oak Alley Plantation, with entry tickets, included, and look out for wildlife on a boat trip through the swamplands.

Start with a pickup from your French Quarter hotel. Head out of New Orleans and travel to Oak Alley Plantation, one of the best-known in the area. Built in 1837-39, the plantation is famous for its alley of 28 evenly spaced live oak trees.

Take a guided tour of the historical plantation and gain an educational insight into the times of slavery.

Afterward, enjoy a fully narrated boat tour of the swamps. Keep a lookout for alligators, turtles, water birds, and other local wildlife. Listen as your captain tells stories of local Cajun and Creole history, and the people who live in the Bayou area.

Finish your tour with the return journey to New Orleans, where you’ll be dropped off at your French Quarter hotel.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Entry ticket to Oak Alley Plantation
  • Swamp cruise
  • Food and drinks
  • Tip
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The tour takes place in rain or shine
  • Pick up time is a 30 minute window between 10:30 & 11:00 am
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 553 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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We had a lovely experience. I was afraid it was gonna be underrated or underwhelming, but the swim tour was lovely. It’s actually quite beautiful out there and we saw lots of animals. The oak plantation is magnificent. The trees are a marvel. I wish the tour guide would explain more. I felt the reconstructed salve huts were too nice. I made it look kind of comfortable and comfy but it obviously wasn’t. There was a lot of time wasting I felt. We left at 11 AM. But I would’ve rather have left earlier and had more time. I felt it was quite pricey, especially as Americans expect tips for everything. If you have a car, just book these things separately as the guide comes with the activity anyway.

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March 25, 2023

I loved the swamp tour. The plantation is a beautiful property, the slave quarters are replicas. I was disappointed that you get to see so little of the big house and I was disappointed that you aren't told the truth about slavery, rather you're given the impression that they were a part of the family. Very odd and inaccurate.

March 25, 2023

The swamp tour was interesting. The guide was hilarious and knowledgeable. We even got to hold an alligator. The plantation was good however it was a 15 minute guided tour. Not much information was given about how it was ran. We couldn’t take pictures inside due to antiques in there. As an African American tourist, I wish there was more information on the slave life

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 20064