- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
On this full-day tour, you'll be driven to the Oak Alley Plantation House, then see the Cajuns of the bayou living and surviving in harmony with the swamps. Located about an hour and a half outside the city of New Orleans, Oak Alley is one of the most magnificent plantation tours because of the 28, evenly spaced, huge Oak Trees that go from the river road to the Plantation House. Experience bayou living where here, the waterways are their highways. From the relaxed comfort of our covered New Orleans Swamp Tour Boats, you will drift slowly past a 2000 year old Indian Burial Mound, a Cajun cemetery and Fishing village! You may see the wildlife that made the Barataria Swamps the Crown Jewel of the Louisiana Purchase.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Family friendly
- Get up-close to native wildlife
- All entrance fees included
- Hotel pickup included
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
- Food and drinks
Traveler pickup is offered
Between 8:15am to 8:45am (approx.)
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Returns to original departure point (approx. 4:45pm)
Daily; except Major Holidays
Oak Alley Plantation Tour: The Greek revival home dates back to 1837. Located on the grounds, is a restaurant, blacksmith shop, souvenir shop and antique farm equipment. It is a comprehensive plantation experience. The tour of the Oak Alley’s house is conducted by guides in authentic plantation style apparel. Walking is required for this tour. Plantation house to the restaurant and souvenir shop is about one block in distance. There are benches along the path, shaded by the Oaks.
Swamp and Wetlands Adventure: The New Orleans swamp tour boats are fully narrated and our captains are natives of the Barataria Swamps with a background of gator hunting, fishing and trapping. They will entertain you and amaze you with the ecology of the swampland. They have lived the life! Here, birds, snakes, turtles, fur animals, and gators are the kings of the swamp and easily spotted in spring, summer, and fall. Gators do hibernate during the cold winter months, but lay on the bayou banks on warmer days. So even in Winter, our native Captains can sometimes find a sunning Gator on our tour. The slow drift of our tour boats through moss draped trees and small waterways, will provide ample opportunity for viewing and photography. Your comfort is guaranteed on our tour boats. They have a roof, restroom, cushioned seats, and windows that can be raised or lowered during cold or rainy weather, along with plenty of standing and walking room. These tours are entertaining, educational and exciting.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved at Oak Alley
- Hotel information and valid contact number required at time of booking.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
I didn’t go on the tour but I booked it for my elderly parents and they said they had a blast and both tours were worth the money, especially with the ease of the pick up/drop off service from their hotel. Thanks for giving them such a nice day to remember.
loved this tour only one problem would have liked a bit more time to explore oak alley. otherwise really good choice.
Overall, we had a nice day, however there were hiccups along the way so we did not fully enjoy the day. The tour company never showed up to pick numerous guests up at various hotel across New Orleans. The company then blamed us saying that the buses came and never saw us, which was very false considering we were outside of our hotel 10-12 minutes early from the original time that they had confirmed the night before. They then switch our tour completely without telling anyone because they said Viator did not provide them with our cell phone numbers at the time of the booking. We were forced to not do the airboat tour and instead do a pontoon boat tour, which is not what we wanted, so that was very disappointing. Oak Alley Planation is picturesque! It is absolutely beautiful. I do wish we had a little bit more time there to explore the grounds. The tour of the house is about 35-40 minutes with a guide. Definitely worth while to see!
Did the combo tour on 6/27/18. The swamp tour was very fun and informative. The guide did a good job and kept everyone engaged. The afternoon plantation was interesting too, however there was not enough time to fully enjoy the beauty of the plantation and take in all the info. After lunch and the guided tour only had about a half hour to explore and take photos. I would have gave 5 stars but there should be more time allowed at the plantation.
This tour was absolutely outstanding. We loved every minute of it. We had plenty of time to tour Oak Alley and take in all it's splendor and glory. Make sure you buy a Mint Julep to drink, it's delicious. After the tour of the house we were allowed to roam the grounds freely and explore the slave quarters.
The Swamp tour was so much fun. Our tour guide was a little quiet to start off with, but he soon warmed up to everyone and was quite numerous and friendly. The highlight was definitely being able to hold a baby alligator.
The plantation and swamp boat tours were wonderful. I would suggest attending both while in the area. It received a three star because of the Louisiana tour company. The late arrival at the plantation left the group rushed and only an hour at the plantation not enough for a tour and walking the grounds. The ride was very noisy and bumpy.
We enjoyed our day trip to Oak Alley plantation, and the swamp boat tour. It was a great way to spend a full day outside of the city. The plantation tour was interesting as it was immaculately maintained, and the host explained a dark time in Louisiana's history though I would have preferred a bit more time to explore the area on our own. The swamp tour was a lot of fun, and the highlight was being able to hold a baby alligator. If I were to do the trip over, I would have paid extra for the faster fan-boat tour rather than taking the slower, larger boat.
This was a wonderful experience, very nice, funny driver and excellent value
LeMonde was our driver for the day and he was very informative and kept everything on schedule. He pointed out many points of interest as we went by.
The tour of Oak Alley was amazing. Tara, was our tour guide in the house. She was very articulate and spoke clearly as she gave us the story of the families and the history of this grand home. I just would have liked a bit more time to be able to explore this gorgeous plantation.
Capt. Rob, a native to the area, was able to give us a great tour of the swamp with his personal experience and stories. We were treated to multiple 'gator' sightings with a real treat of getting a good look at a large gator posing on the bogs! Loved 'Elvis' ,Capt .Rob 's junior gator on board. We all learned a lot about the precious swamps and the animals , reptiles and birds that inhabit it them.
The Oak Alley plantation was spectacular.
Would recommend that when you arrive before the tour of the mansion if you have time, to go to the front gate and get
the wonderful shots looking down the alley of oaks. We did this after the mansion tour we found that we were then rushed for time to get back on the bus to go to the swamp tour. I think there should be at least 15/20 more minutes spent at oak alley.
The swamp tour was great, got to hold a baby alligator and see them being fed etc.
Would recommend this tour if you are visiting New Orleans
Oak Alley plantation was beautiful. The tour was very informative. Just the right amount of time. We also enjoyed our Swamp Boat tour. We saw many alligators, some turtles and a blue heron. We were allowed to feed the alligators marshmallows and even hold a baby alligator.
Overall the tour was good and the bus driver very informative. Unfortunately, due to a late hotel pickup and then have the most disorganized tour company, I've ever experienced. We had passengers onboard that hadn't bought their tickets, pay onboard and then we had to wait for more passengers from another bus. This took a good 30 minutes. This late start cut into my Oak Alley Plantation tour and I missed numerous exhibits with only about 1.5 hours, instead of the promised 2 hours. Until the Louisiana Tour Company gets their act together, I would not recommend this tour.
Very friendly tour guide picked our group of 6 up from our hotel right on time. Driver was very fun and friendly. Oak Alley was gorgeous and we had just the right amount of time to spend there. Swamp boat tour was a lot of fun we took the big covered boat not an air boat. Got back to the hotel around 5-6pm. Head a great time - definitely recommend!
This was the best ever. Loved the plantation. Tony our boat guide introduced us to big Loretta. On the way back we got to hold his baby gator. Just awesome and will do it again.
Plantation tour was great! There were only 2 very small alligators - we went end of October - maybe there Are alligator seasons ? I did hear that September is alligator hunting season so maybe that's why so few. So yes to the plantation but no to the swamp tour - in Oct.
Oak Alley was wonderful- our driver was very fun and informative.
the swamp boat tour was amazing with lots of photo opportunities. i do highly recommend this tour.
Both were good. I especially liked the swamp tour. Our guide was fantastic. We had a lot of fun taking pictures of gators and turtle and watching him playing with gators.
The only complaint I had was that the bus driver was actually going to leave without me instead of counting heads. I was in bathroom, and almost missed the bus going back to the hotel. Maybe, he had said when to meet, but the instruction was not super clear.
We enjoyed the tour. It was well organized. The transportation was good. The guides were friendly and knowledgable.