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Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New Orleans

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New Orleans, United States
Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New Orleans
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icon6 hours 15 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Travel into the bayou on this combination swamp and plantation tour by 6 or 9 passenger Airboat. See the oldest documented plantation in the Mississippi Valley and visit the slave revolt museum located on the grounds. After the tour explore the grounds on your won and enjoy lunch (own expense) if time permits.
  • Destrehan Plantation and swamp tour
  • Escape the city and travel back in time
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the plantation and time to explore on your own
  • Tour the Slave Revolt Museum
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
8:15 am from your New Orleans Hotel. Pickup will be between 8:15 am and 8:45 am.

Departure Time

8:15 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Louisiana Tour company
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New Orleans?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New Orleans.
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What is the social distancing policy during Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New Orleans?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New Orleans.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New Orleans?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Lori_E
, Aug 2021
Would have liked some time to see the grounds. Had five minutes after the tour of the house no time to see video or demonstrations. Was disappointed. But the tour was informative.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
We are sorry about your experience. We understand that you would have liked more time at the plantation. We do appreciate the feedback. Thank you!
star-5
Great airboat ride
Nicole_R
, Jun 2021
Airboat tour was awesome. Seen lots of alligators. Biggest was about 10-12 ft. Very knowledgeable about the area, vegetation and animals both. Definitely recommend. The plantation tour was good but felt rushed. Didn’t have time to look around at the other buildings.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for the great review, Nicole!
star-5
Highly recommend
Linda_O
, Apr 2021
Airboat ride was excellent - tour guide was exceptional. Plantation guide very good- beautiful setting
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you for the great recommendation!
star-4
More time Needed at the Plantation
Joseph_R
, Aug 2019
The only issue we had was the limited time at the plantation. We had just enough time for the one hour tour of the house. Would have liked to explore the grounds to learn about the various buildings located on the property. We had absolutely NO time to eat between the plantation tour and the swamp tour. The swamp tour was great, plenty of time to see quite a bit of the area and alligators. Captain Brad was very informative.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you for the very positive review. The plantation is 1 hour 10 minutes from New Orleans. About the same to the swamp tour dock. Add in the approx 2 hours at the plantation, to make the tour work between 8:15am to 5pm with hotel pick up, it would have to be longer and cost more. The driver usually advises the guests to grab a wrap sandwich in the gift shop. Thank you for the very positive review of your swamp tour with Capt Brad.
star-4
Visiting the plantation was amazing...
Stephanie W
, Jan 2017
Visiting the plantation was amazing. It was so full of history and the architecture of the house was incredible. I wish that the house tour wasn't so rushed. As soon as we finished, we had to hurry back to the bus, and I thought we would be able to explore the grounds, which we weren't able to do. The air boat ride was outstanding. We saw a lot of interesting sights, and given the 90 degree weather that day, it felt great going at the speed they were. Seeing the alligators up close was an interesting experience, and the air boat company personnel were very friendly.
star-1
The plantation portion was excellent...
LAVONNE T
, Sep 2016
The plantation portion was excellent. The airboat took us out despite rain, lightening, and thunder. We could not cancel this portion without forfeit of our money. We were soaked they wanted 6 for the rain ponchos that everyone else gave away free, cold, scared, and both ended up with colds. NEVER again
star-5
My friend and I both found the...
Sandra H
, Sep 2016
My friend and I both found the plantation visit very disappointing. A 10 minute video and a quick walk around the house, followed by a visit to the farrier. The airboat ride round the Bayou was BRILLIANT! Great guide, gave us lots of interesting facts and info and plenty of photo opportunities. Would love to do that again!
star-5
Another item to take off my wife's...
Sandra_H
, Jul 2016
Another item to take off my wife's bucket list. We absolutely loved the airboat ride and swamp tour. We tell everyone about petting the 12 ft. alligator in the swamp. The plantation tour was so informative . It was just the icing on the cake for the day. Can't recommend this tour enough.
star-5
Interesting but not a huge amount of...
richard h
, Jul 2016
Interesting but not a huge amount of history covered during tour. Felt we were given a slightly sanatised view of slavery and life on the plantation. The aitboat ride however was awesome, I have been on a few of these type of tours and this was easily the best. Holding an alligator and feeding them as well was brilliant.

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