- 5 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Get ready for an exhilarating 1.5 hour airboat ride deep into secluded bayous in Cajun Country. You will see all sorts of wildlife on your journey - alligators, giant catfish and nutrias. Then, continue onto Destrehan Plantation for a glimpse into the historic past of New Orleans. The small-group atmosphere with maximum 14 people ensures a more personal experience.
- All entrance fees included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Fully narrated tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Small group ensures personal service
- Transport by 14-passenger air-conditioned van
- 1.5-hour airboat ride
- Tour of Destrehan Plantation
- Entry/Admission - Destrehan Plantation
- Food and drinks
Traveler pickup is offered
Tour picks up from any downtown or French Quarter hotel. Please specify hotel at time of booking.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, Louisiana
First, you will ride out along Lake Pontchartrain to the quaint and remote Cajun Village close to Paradis, LA for a thrilling high-speed ride onboard small airboats, comfortably gliding over marshes, deep into secluded bayous for approximately 2 hours. You may even get to hold a baby alligator, feed giant catfish, or meet a nutria face to face.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Destrehan Plantation, Destrehan, Louisiana
Then, travel to the Destrehan Plantation for a guided tour. This historic plantation, on Louisiana's Old River Road, is a lavishly restored Greek Revival antebellum mansion. Here you will have free time to enjoy lush gardens and majestic live oaks.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- Service animals are permitted. Please advise at time of booking to arrange accommodations
- Child rate applies for all children and infants
- Due to the nature of the airboat, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, people with back or neck issues or recent surgeries are not allowed to participate.
- Tour cannot accommodate wheelchairs of any kind
If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
This is definitely the way to see the swamps in the New Orleans area. Our guide provided an exciting but safe ride full of alligators, scenery, and stories. The 6 of us had a fabulous time.
Such a great experience. Would do this again in a second. Our driver was knowledgeable, respectful of the environment, kid focused pictures with alligators! and obviously loved what he does. The Plantation Tour part was interesting but really didn't come alive for us. I think our tour guide was new.
We had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend this tour to everyone. Guides were informative and pleasant.
I had the time of my life New Orleans air boat and plantation tour was awesome. i wish the air boat ride was longer however i love it
i plan to go back.
We had a wonderful time. The tour guide was exceptional. The weather was extremely hot! Yet, the guide went out of his way to ensure that we had a great airboat ride! Our driver was also exceptional. The entire ride to and from the plantation and swamp he provided historical information on the city he loved! Highly recommended.
This was a great tour. The people at the tour company Isabella Tours are true professionals. Their van was very nice and they were prompt on the pickup at the hotel. Katha was our guide and she is an expert at her craft. I would recommend this to anyone.
Brilliant trip on the small airboat and would certainly recommend this company. Loads of gators and birds and beautiful scenery as you travel through the swamps surrounded by moss covered trees. Good fun.
Excellent tour. On the first part of the tour, Plantation and its history were fascinating. We were able to see a lot of alligators on the second part of the tour, but really alligator sightings depend on time of year.
Transportation to/from the airboat tour and plantation tour via Tours by Isabelle was stellar. Airboat driver Gary was excellent very knowledgeable and skilled. Loved every minute it was great fun!
Loved this tour. No problems with pick up at our hotel. Being a small group the tour worked very well. Our guide Kat was friendly and knowledgeable. Plantation tour was very good and informative the tour guide there was fantastic. Airboat tour was sensational ...if you get the same boat driver as we had be prepared to get close and personal with his favorite alligators!!! We would definitely recommend this tour.
This was a highlight of our stay in New Orleans. Captain Gary made it fun and the cruise into the swamps will be one of my best memories of New Orleans. Even had an alligator swim to the boat.
More time was needed at the plantation. It was interesting and we would have enjoyed more of the history.
I only did the airboat ride of this tour and it was absolutely awesome!!!!!! My airboat guide was very knowledgeable and made sure everyone had a great time.
The small airboat was the way to go and we had an excellent captain. Gary had spent his life on and around the swamp and this was evident in his abundant knowledge. We had lots of laughs and enjoyed the peacefulness when the motor stopped running. Thank you Gary for your environmentalist views as well and the perfect tour
A great experience in a group of only 7 of us.
The air boat ride was a highlight of our trip meeting our guide and driver/ pilot Garry who was fun and knowledgable, entertaining us with his local knowledge and very funny tales.
I would highly recommend the airboat tour, the plantation house is a must, it is an important part of this areas history.
The swamp tour guide was very entertaining and informative. The plantation tour was also very nice. Madeleine was great as our tour host.
Special Kudos to Madeleine and the local tour operator for taking such good care of us!
This tour is a long one with no meals available to buy, so bring snacks and water. Or do like some folks on our tour did and bring a cooler. The plantation and swamp adventure do not have anything more than sodas and candy, so if you don't want to go into diabetic shock, bring something to munch on in between tours.
The Destrehan Plantation was very interesting and if you're lucky enough to Candance as your Interpreter of History, you are in for a treat! I felt like we needed another 20 minutes at this location to go check out the grounds a little more and see the 1811 Slave Revolt exhibit after the official tour. But we were strapped for time and had to jump back in the van to head to our Swamp tour.
Swamp Adventures is super fun. Don't be surprised and squeal with fright, like I did when Levi the Gator sidles up to the boat as you are boarding it at the dock. Note...while I get the impression some of the gators who are named are like pets... they are not ... they are still wild animals. Rodney was our driver and he's super skilled at maneuvering this boat over and around tight spots. It was so amazing where he took us. And I love the feel of zooming around the swamp. Rodney also has a wicked sense of humor and totally got me when he put an alligator chick really close to my ear as I was looking at something else. I'm embarrassed to say that I screamed again, which caused the rest of the boat to scream as well since they didn't know what happened and we were all in a heightened sense of where is the gator or snake we thought we saw? We were of course, totally safe. Rodney was just messing with me. I loved it of course. And my mom totally jumped at the chance to hold the alligator chick she's braver than me.
You want to do this tour if you like history, nature and a little bit of adventure. Oh... and if you like boats and zooming around.
Captain Gary was courteous and was able to show us a lot about the swamp. Joni and I had a great time and will do this again the next time we get down there. We were able to see gaters and a lot of birds. We also got to see several Nutrea.