Water activity

New Orleans: Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans

New Orleans: Swamp Boat Ride and Oak Alley Plantation Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans

From US$ 109 per person

Visit the Oak Alley Plantation, built in 1839, and learn about its history on this guided tour from New Orleans. Later, enjoy a swamp boat ride and discover the legend of the Rougarou werewolf.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Oak Alley Plantation, which dates back to 1839
  • See the plantation's alley of oak trees, each over 250 years old
  • Learn about Oak Alley's history, former uses, and residents
  • Take a boat ride across the Manchac Swamp
  • Hear stories of the legend of the Rougarou werewolf
Full description
Meet your guide in New Orleans, then leave the city behind as you travel back in time to the Oak Alley Plantation, passing by the impressive Lake Pontchartrain. See the plantation's quarter-mile long alley of oak trees, each over 250 years old, and the cypress trees which border the Mississippi River. Explore the plantation with your guide, and listen to stories of its history, which dates back to 1839. Learn about the site’s former uses and residents, and visit the plantation's on-site exhibitions, Slavery at Oak Alley, Blacksmith Shop, and Sugarcane Theater, to find out more about its past.  Afterwards, travel past several of the area’s plantations as you head to the Manchac Swamp. Explore this privately-owned wildlife refuge, and hear about the legend of the Rougarou werewolf. Take a boat ride across the swamp, and get up close to alligators and other wildlife.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Oak Alley admission
  • Swamp tour and admission
  • Gratuities
  • Food or drinks (available to purchase at the swamp)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Date

Meeting point

Meet at the Gray Line Lighthouse at 400 Toulouse Street, New Orleans (behind Jax Brewery). Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure to exchange your voucher for a boarding ticket.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Video recording

Know before you go

  •  Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. If wheelchairs collapse and fold, they can be placed in the storage compartment on the bus. If the wheelchair is a scooter, then special arrangements need to be made with the local partner for an accessible bus. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to the tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher
  •  Please note, due to the plantation’s historic nature, access to the second floor is by stairs only
  •  Please note, videography is not permitted inside the plantation
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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Robi was a fantastic guide. and Dwayne drove us safely from place to place. the day was super structured, we had enough time to visit the plantation and the boat tour was amazing. many animals up close and great stories. the captain was very knowledgeable and even knew some alligators and their history. impressive. we would recommend to everyone. if Robi offered another tour then we would book it immediately. only Robi made the day unforgettable. thanks for that

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May 22, 2022

Una esperienza da fare! La piantagione è incredibile, la guida ( la nostra era John) era fantastica, ci ha raccontato tantissime storie della città e della vita di Nola. La tappa nelle paludi poi è stata perfetta per concludere la giornata con la vista di un luogo super conservato con moltissimi animali.

August 12, 2022

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Excellent tour. Half the time was the plantation, half on the Swamp. I thought when I booked it was an airboat tour, it is not, but we saw plenty of gators.

June 8, 2022

Product ID: 397950