New Orleans Swamp Boat and Plantation Tour
2,597 Ratings
New Orleans
Experience the thrill of a swamp boat ride and the charm of a southern plantation on this New Orleans tour. Spot wildlife and explore Oak Alley Plantation.
Duration: 7 hours, 45 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Oak Alley Plantation - Your 1.5 hour Oak Alley experience will include a docent guided tour of the plantation home, a self guided tour of the grounds and many photo opportunities along the way. Save room for a Mint Julep or refreshment from the snack bar.
  • Cajun Pride Swamp Tours - This privately owned wildlife refuge ensures that you won’t encounter any other boats during your peaceful journey into the swamp. Local Cajun captains share personal tales of their own swamp explorations and fascinating information on the plants and wildlife you’ll encounter. The primitive beauty of moss draped cypress tress and abundant wildlife guarantees some amazing pictures! Enjoy a beverage and snack from the open air pavilion.
  • Lake Pontchartrain - Although called a lake, this is actually a large lagoon and brackish estuary fed by fresh water rivers and connected to the Gulf of Mexico. Covering 630 square miles (1600 km2) it is one of the largest wetlands in North America.
  • I-10 Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge - View the spillway, a flood control operation in the Lower Mississippi west of New Orleans. The spillway, when open, allows floodwaters from the Mississippi River to flow into Lake Pontchartrain and thence into the Gulf of Mexico.
What's Included
  • Exciting swamp boat tour
  • Comfortable in-vehicle air conditioning
  • Informative guided tour of a historic plantation home
  • Convenient narrated round-trip transportation by a local guide
What's Not Included
  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Food & Drink (Available for Purchase)
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Combine the ultimate experiences with this fusion tour! Experience the superior swamp tour and top-notch plantation on River Road.

Embark on a wildlife-filled swamp boat ride and set foot on a traditional southern plantation on this excursion from New Orleans. Spot alligators, egrets, raccoons, and snakes as you navigate around a secluded Louisiana swamp, following a visit to Oak Alley Plantation.

  • In order to help protect the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point – just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
  • Alternate Routes: Due to uneven and narrow paths, alternate routes may be necessary for guests traveling in wheelchairs.
  • 9am & 11am = Oak Alley Plantation
  • 1pm = Destrehan Plantation
Gray Line New Orleans
Toulouse Street
Departs from the Gray Line Lighthouse at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter. Please arrive 15 minutes before boarding to check in.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Jun 23, 2024
Great day trip! - Kate and Robert were great. The swamp boat tour was amazing and we enjoyed the whole day! I highly recommend the restaurant as well!
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Jun 23, 2024
If you’re lucky you’ll get Robert & Kate! - Robert and Kate were excellent hosts! We had a blast on the tour and couldn’t recommend highly enough!
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Jun 23, 2024
Amazing Tour - Alton was an amazing guide. Gave us information the whole way on the bus. The plantation was wonderful and the swamp tour was very fun.
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Jun 23, 2024
Great time at Oak Alley and swamp tour - We had an amazing experience on this tour. The Plantation was well presented and told a story of the hardships that slaves faced. Our tour guide did a wonderful job answering all questions. The swamp tour was an A+ as well
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Jun 21, 2024
Beautiful bayou - Beautiful bayou. Fun seeing alligator feedings. Would recommend for everyone. This is our first time in NOLA.
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Jun 21, 2024
Awesome swamp boat ride - Swamp boat ride was great Captain Danny was great. The Oak Valley Plantation was a great experience. I would recommend Grey Line Tours for your next Adventure
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Jun 20, 2024
Best tour in Nola. 10/10 - It was an amazing tour. Jo-an and Tiffany did a great job slowing us around and sharing the history of Nola and nearby places. The swamp tour was a highlight! Caption Danny was just incredible and super fun. The alligators and baby raccoons were such a delight to see!
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Jun 20, 2024
A must-see combo plate! - This is an excellent tour. The guide, John, was beyond knowledgable and had a keen sense of humor throughout. Both the Oak Alley and swamp tour were wonderful and the day did not feel long. It was fabulous!
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Jun 16, 2024
Fantastic way to spend a day seeing outside the city - Brilliant chance to see some genuine New Orleans history and learn about the development of the city! Our tour guide Robi was brilliant. He made everything fun and interesting and the 7.5 hours flew by! An excellent way to spend a day with a special highlight being the swamp tour with captain Tom giving close encounters with the wildlife of the swamp!
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Jun 16, 2024
Plantation & Swamp - Great tour! Very knowledgeable info from Robert and Swamp tour guide was great!! Beautiful plantation! Saw lots of gators!
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024