Plantation and Airboat Half-Day Tour
Cost: $150 Per Person
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM or 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
This tour runs when we reach a minimum of 4 people.
Lunch not included.
Our 13 passenger tour van and excellent driver-guide pick you up for a narrated scenic drive out of New Orleans and along the shores of Lake Ponchartrain to this 1789 Louisiana plantation on the East bank of the Old River Road: a pilgrimage back in time to the Antebellum South.
Guided tour of DESTREHAN PLANTATION where guides in period costumes will bring to life the stories of generations who lived on and worked this land - both owners and slaves. They will share with you every detail of this mansion's history and architecture. Free time to walk around under a spectacular canopy of live oaks around the mansion and the slave quarters.
We drive down to a remote Louisiana swamp in Cajun Country for a thrilling fast and fun high-speed ride onboard a small (6-13 passenger) AIRBOAT, comfortably gliding over marshes, deep into secluded bayous for approximately 2 hours. Alternate between high speed bursts and gentle cruising with stops to capture fantastic pictures.
Your Cajun boat captain will explain all about the swamp's flora and fauna and he may even let you hold a baby alligator, feed giant catfish, and you might meet a nutria face to face.
*In case of lightning or very hard rain the airboat tour may be shortened, postponed, or replaced with the Cajun Bayou tour because it is a covered boat.
**Children under the age of 5, pregnant women, people with back or neck issues or recent surgeries are not allowed on airboats for insurance reasons.
***Any type of glasses are recommended for eye protection on the airboats, we provide ear protectors.