Destrehan Plantation & Swamp Boat Combo From New Orleans

Based on 380 reviews

Combination tour of Destrehan Plantation and a scenic swamp boat ride! Enjoy plantation history and a Cajun experience on the same day. First take a 1 hour and 20 minute guided tour of Destrehan Plantation, the oldest Plantation home in the Mississippi Valley, circa 1787. Stand in awe of the 300-year-old oak trees, and the beautifully restored home and grounds. After a quick (optional) lunch stop, hop aboard a covered swamp boat for a guided tour of the Barataria Swamp with your native boat captain!

Activity Highlights

  • Guided historical tour of Destrehan Plantation
  • Relaxing and scenic ride aboard a swamp boat
  • Round trip transportation from most downtown NOLA hotels
  • Free time for lunch on your own

What's Included

  • Narrated Transportation
  • Guided tour of Destrehan Plantation by costumed guides
  • Slave Quarter Museum
  • Covered swamp boat tour of the Barataria Swamp with a native boat captain

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes & weather appropriate clothing
  • Camera
  • Bottle of Water
  • Sun protection: sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
  • Umbrella and poncho in case of rain


  • Not handicap accessible.
  • Due to the historic nature of the home, access to the second floor is by stairs only.

Additional information

  • Wear clothes to match the conditions of the day.
  • The length of this tour includes travel time.
  • Walking the grounds of the plantation is an integral part of this experience.
  • Boats feature a roof, cushioned seats, windows that can be raised or lowered for the weather, restroom, and plenty of standing and walking room.
  • 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 21 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 24 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 25 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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