Destrehan Plantation & Airboat Combo From New Orleans

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Combination tour of Destrehan Plantation and a thrilling airboat tour! Enjoy plantation history and a Cajun experience in the same day. First take a guided tour of Destrehan Plantation, the oldest plantation home in the Mississippi Valley, circa 1787. After a quick (optional) lunch stop, it's off for an exciting airboat tour with your licensed captain, in the swamps of South Louisiana!

Activity Highlights

  • Combination tour of Destrehan Plantation and a thrilling airboat tour
  • Visit the Slave Quarter Museum on the plantation grounds
  • Round trip transportation from most hotels in & around the French Quarter
  • Free time for lunch on your own

What's Included

  • Narrated round trip transportation from most French Quarter and downtown hotels.
  • Guided tour for Destrehan Plantation.
  • Slave Quarter Museum on the plantation grounds.
  • Optional lunch stop.
  • Airboat tour with certified, local boat captain.
  • Hearing protection provided for airboats.

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera


  • Tour is not handicapped accessible.
  • No pregnant women on the airboat.
  • No children less than 48" on the airboat.
  • People with neck or back problems are not allowed to ride the airboat.
  • Cost of food & beverages are not included.
  • Do not bring expensive jewelry on the airboat.
  • Due to the historic nature of the home, access to the second floor is by stairs only.
  • Transportation services do not pick up at private residences or short term rentals like Air B&Bs or VRBO. Please locate the nearest hotel in downtown New Orleans for pick up.

Additional information

  • This tour runs daily, rain or shine.
  • The length of this tour includes travel time.
  • Walking the grounds of the plantation is an integral part of this experience.
  • When booking, list the name of the hotel you are staying at in the comments box.
  • Please call 504-689-3599 to confirm pickup time and locations at least 24 hours before your scheduled tour time.
  • You will return to your hotel around 2:45pm.

Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 48 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 48 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If the guide calls off the tour due to weather, the tour may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 48 hour cancellation period. No-shows will not be refunded.

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  • Mel J. about 20 days ago

    Our boat operator was Brad. I learned that he fought MMA, has been divorced a few times, has 4 kids, and was upset he didn't get a fan boat today. Other... Read More on Yelp

  • Allen S. about 23 days ago

    This review is for the airboat tour - Our tour guide - Ernie (I think was his name) was a VERY VERY knowledgeable person and an excellent airboat driver.... Read More on Yelp

  • Natalie M. about 24 days ago

    This tour was SO fun, book it.I was in NOLA in June, hot, so we picked the 8 am tour time with pick up from our hotel because reviews said catching an Uber... Read More on Yelp

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