Day trip

New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation & Swamp Cruise Day Trip

New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation & Swamp Cruise Day Trip

From US$ 105 per person

Discover Louisiana’s bayous on a day trip. Tour the Oak Alley Plantation and explore Louisiana's wetlands by boat in 1 handy trip.

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Duration 7 hours
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Pickup included
• Pickup from selected French Quarter hotels • Please wait outside your accommodation at the activity start time


  • Visit the historic Oak Alley Plantation
  • Enjoy a narrated ride across the swamps and take in the unique scenery
  • See alligators, turtles, and water birds in their natural habitat
Full description

Experience 2 typical Louisiana features—plantation homes and bayous—on a guided day trip from New Orleans with hotel pickup. Tour Oak Alley Plantation, with entry tickets, included, and look out for wildlife on a boat trip through the swamplands.

Start with a pickup from your French Quarter hotel. Head out of New Orleans and travel to Oak Alley Plantation, one of the best-known in the area. Built in 1837-39, the plantation is famous for its alley of 28 evenly spaced live oak trees.

Take a guided tour of the historical plantation and gain an educational insight into the times of slavery.

Afterward, enjoy a fully narrated boat tour of the swamps. Keep a lookout for alligators, turtles, water birds, and other local wildlife. Listen as your captain tells stories of local Cajun and Creole history, and the people who live in the Bayou area.

Finish your tour with the return journey to New Orleans, where you’ll be dropped off at your French Quarter hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Entry ticket to Oak Alley Plantation
  • Swamp cruise
  • Food or beverages
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Our swamp tours take place rain or shine
  • Please dress comfortably
  • Pickup will be between 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 323 reviews

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We did the Oak Alley plantation/ swamp tour combo, and had a fantastic experience! Our driver "Big Joe" went above and beyond with interesting and helpful information. Our boat captain, Tom, was very animated. The amount of time at each destination was just about right, and seeing all the alligators was such a thrill!

November 19, 2021

The swamp tour was lots of fun and I would recommend taking one. Fun to cruise the bayou waters. Something a tourist doesn't do everyday. Seen lots of alligators along with many raccoons running around. Our guide was very informative and fun loving. Cannot remember his name ( had a salt and pepper beard tho lol).

August 13, 2021

We had so much fun. Our driver big Joe was excellent, loved his stories, history about the area’s we drove through. He gave us great tips on places to visit and places to eat. Captain Tom was our guide in the bayou swamps. I loved listening to his awesome Louisiana accent. He taught us a lot about alligators and birds and animals at the Bayou. We got a kick out of watching him feed the alligators. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is looking for something fun to do while staying in New Orleans

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June 16, 2021

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