- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
The Oak Alley plantation tour is one of the most magnificent plantation tours near New Orleans because of the 28 evenly spaced, huge Oak Trees that go from the river road to the Plantation House. The Greek Revival home dates back to 1837. Located on the grounds is a restaurant, blacksmith shop, Souvenir Shop and antique farm equipment. Next up is an airboat tour - hold onto your hat! Our New Orleans Airboat Swamp Tour is a high speed adventure that is part tour and part ride. Along the way, you will get a personal tour by your local Captain. Our airboats have stadium seating, so that the person in front of you does not obstruct your view. So, every airboat seat is great for experiencing the tour and viewing the wildlife.
- Close encounter with wildlife
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Excellent value for money
- All entrance fees included
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (Please indicate New Orleans Hotel and Valid cell phone number)
- Entry/Admission - Alert Transportation LLC.
- Entry/Admission - Oak Alley Plantation
- Entry/Admission - Louisiana Tour Company
- Food and drinks
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from most New Orleans hotels. Please specify your hotel if it's not listed in the drop-down menu.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Returns back to point of pickup.
7 days a week, excluding major holidays
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Alert Transportation LLC., 3 Westbank Expy B, New Orleans, LA 70114, USA
The Oak Alley Plantation is located 70 miles or about 1 hour 10 min from the French Quarter. The pick-up begins at 8:15am. We use our sister company “Alert Transportation” for the ground transportation service. The driver goes hotel to hotel for the pick-up service. We ask that you allow us up to 30 minutes for the pick-up service. Pick up will be curbside of your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Stop At: Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-7079
You will spend approximately 2 hours at the plantation. The house tour will be about 35 minutes in length. The Oak Alley plantation house tour is provided by Plantation tour guides. The remainder of your time will be spent with self-exploration of the grounds. If you use your time wisely, you can grab a sandwich at the gift shop for lunch and still have time to walk the grounds. You'll then be brought to the swamp tour dock for your next adventure.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Louisiana Tour Company, Marrero, LA 70072
On this tour, you will experience the best of both: an informative swamp tour and high speed thrill airboat ride. You will travel at high speeds in the airboat then slow down and stop for pictures. Your Captain will give you a tour of a life time explaining the culture, animals, and the swamps. You may even experience a close encounter with some of the local swamp life. You will return to you hotel around 5:00pm. Please note: the order of the combination tours may change based upon availability and weather.
Duration: 2 hours
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
- Confirmation received at time of booking
- Children Must be at least 48 inches
- Air-boats are not recommended for people with back or neck problems and pregnant women.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We took the tour on 26th and it doesn't seem to be worth. There's no notification about picking up and the bus was late. Seats were not that comfortable and it was freaking cold because the bus driver turned on the A/C to like 50F. My wife caught cold because of that. The transportation costed roughly 80 per person but there's quite limited sightseeing introduction provided.
Beautiful scenery coupled with interesting information. The guides were very knowledgeable, as well as accommodating.
Oak Alley and its docents made the tour very interesting. We enjoyed the grounds as well and the historical slave cabins. Swamp Boat guide, Ernie, was fantastic. I learned so much about the bayou and alligators. Being late in the season we were fortunate to see many small gators.
The airboat was very fun. The guide was knowledgeable and personable. We also saw lots of alligators! Tour at oak alley was full of info about the house but would have liked more stories about the people who lived there. Would have enjoyed a smaller group for the plantation tour as well. The grounds were beautiful. I liked having time to explore on our own. Caesar, our bus driver tried his best to give us info along the drive and stop at some other plantations for pictures.
Oak valley tour had beautiful grounds and nice to learn the history of the plantation. Airboat tour was fun. We had the owner as our tour guide so we learned so much of all the surrounding warers.
Very good . Informative and superb location . Our young guide was welcoming and very knowledgeable about the house .
Airboat trip was fantastic and the guide was very good . Would recommend it .
Both the Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp were great places to visit with interesting stories and engaging tour guides.
Having said that we did experience a couple of hiccups. One of the issues we had was with the timing of the house tour of Oak Alley. The plantation not the tour company that was transporting us booked our tour group with another group later after we arrived. This effectively meant that the house tour took a lot longer than necessary as there were too many people in the group about 50. It also meant that we couldn't do the house tour first and then spend the remaining time in the gardens and looking at the slavery exhibit properly. It really restricted us and we would have liked further time at the plantation. We also experienced some transportation issues. Effectively we travelled on four different buses during the day as the company collects people and splits them depending on which tour you are doing. At one stage no one knew who was meant to be driving us back to New Orleans, which was very frustrating. The idea of collecting people from hotels in one area and then reshuffling them at a central location to get the right bus for their tour makes sense, but once you are on that bus you should not have to change again.
The combo tour for the airboat swamp tour and Oak Alley plantation did not disappoint. We were picked up at our hotel in the French quarter- on time, and proceeded to area to embark on a 16 person air boat. The guide, Kenny, couldn't be more enjoyable, funny, and knowledgeable. We didn't see many gators, but that was somewhat expected, as the weather was a bit cool and overcast, but Kenny did deliver, knowing where there would be one. Once in the swamp area, all of those that wanted to participate in holding a small gator could do so I did . All in all, and experience that should be had if visiting the NOLA area.
Once departed from the swamp area, we proceeded to Oak Alley plantation, another must see in the NOLA area. We again had a pleasant and knowledgeable guide, who provided a about 45 min. tour of the main house. After the tour, we had time to walk the grounds, and as the weather cooperated turning sunny and warm, made for a pleasant time. there is an opportunity to get food and drinks at this plantation.
After the plantation, we were delivered back to our hotel, at the time that was stated for the tours. Again, a well worth tour if in the NOLA area.
Excellent. It was cold so we only saw some small gators, but both adventures are worth the trip
From the minute we were picked up at our hotel to the time we were dropped off everything was terrific! Our driver out to the plantation, Brian, was an absolute comedian and a knowledgeable guide. The plantation itself was beautiful and the guide there was also well versed in the history of the house. Then came the swamp airboat ride, WOW. Captain Ernie was the best! He knows that swamp and that delta and knows his alligators. Plus the airboat ride is more thrilling than some things at Disney. This combo is a must do!
Beautiful Plantation and our driver Brian was both knowledgeable and hilarious. Swamp boat tour was lots of fun and our guide knew where to find the alligators, even had trained one. He also knew a lot about the swamp vegetation etc...
The plantation and tour are a must, especially if you have never been on an old plantation. Very eye opening and beautiful. The swamp tour, though, is what really wins this combo. Our tour guide older gentleman and I'm so mad I cannot remember his name was simply amazing. He was funny and personable. Taught us a lot about the gators and had some great anecdotes to share with the boat. Educational and super fun!
Everything was great. The tour in the house was very short, but I really wanted time on the grounds. The trees are amazing. The air boat tour was fantastic. If you are going in the colder months, alligators hibernate, so don't be disappointed, but the birds were amazing.
I absolutely loved this tour. It was awesome to learn the history. The plantation was educational and the oak trees were breathtaking. the swamp boat tour was great. we went in October and the gators were still out. saw numerous gators. its an all day adventure but well worth it.
Really great experience and the guides were great! A MUST do when visiting NOLA!