Destrehan Plantation & Airboat Swamp Half Day Tour
Embark upon a fun half day journey to enjoy Louisiana's finest points of interest and more on the Destrehan Plantation Tour and Airboat Swamp Tour. This exciting journey allows you and your family (ages 6 and up) to enjoy the beauty of Louisiana! Combining history with thrills and a way to get out and experience nature, this tour truly captures the essence of Louisiana and its culture. Do not miss out on so many awesome tours and attractions the next time you visit the New Orleans area!
Your trip begins with a fun and comfortable ride in the 14-passenger Tours by Isabelle van. On the way out from New Orleans, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful sights towards the Southern Antebellum parts of Louisiana. On the ride, you will see scenic landmarks and the beautiful Lake Ponchartrain. Your drive will take you to Destrehan Plantation on Old River Road's East bank.
About Destrehan Plantation
Your tour at Destrehan Plantation is fun, informative, and expansive. The house was built in 1787 and completed in 1790. It is a fully-guided endeavor accompanied by a professional guide who can give you all of the stories from the plantation's history. You will be able to see the gorgeous mansion and its picturesque grounds that once was a major producer in growing indigo and sugar cane. While exploring its architectural history, enjoy a peaceful walk among the beautiful live oaks on the grounds and see the sobering slave quarters to truly understand the history of this southern plantation. After you spend time at Destrehan Plantation, you will be able to take a fun High-Speed Airboat Cajun Swamp Tour.
About the High-Speed Airboat Cajun Swamp Tour
After your fascinating tour of Destrehan Plantation, you will be whisked away on an exhilirating high-speed airboat tour through Louisiana's swampland. The boat can accommodate six - thirteen passengers and allows guests to see some awesome sights. Discover swampy marshes and bayous while you keep on the lookout for gorgeous wildlife. Just a few of the creatures you make see on this tour include bald eagles, alligators, catfish, birds, and turtles. Along the way, your Airboat Captain can clue you in on all the interesting facts about this eco system.
This half-day experience is sure to bring some unique fun and sightseeing excursion to your next New Orleans, LA vacation. Make sure you book it to uncover the history at Destrehan Plantation and glide through the swamplands on an adrenaline pumping Airboat Swamp Tour!
- What is the policy in case of inclement weather?
The tour goes out rain or shine!
- What type of clothing is appropriate?
Wear comfortable clothes. You may get a little wet on the air boat.
- Whom is Destrehan Plantation & Airboat Swamp Half Day Tour appropriate for?
Pregnant women and children aged 5 and under are not permitted on airboats.
- Is photography & video recording allowed?
Of course! Don't forget your cameras.
- Approximately how long is Destrehan Plantation & Airboat Swamp Half Day Tour?
The entire experience is approximately 5.5 hours.
- How many passengers does the boat hold?
Small airboats carry 6-13 passengers.