New Orleans Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Tour LaPlace, LA

110 Frenier RoadLaPlace, LA 70068
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Total Price: $119.34 (USD)


Cruise the Louisiana bayous on a thrilling swamp boat ride, then step back in time with a visit to the historic Oak Alley Plantation in one full-day tour from New Orleans. Get up close with alligators and soak in the wild beauty of Manchac Swamp. Then, continue up the historic River Road for a guided tour of the Oak Alley Plantation Home by a costumed guide.

up to 7 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Immerse yourself in the Louisiana backcountry and wetlands on a Cajun-style boat cruise of Manchac Swamp.
  • Explore the stunning Oak Alley Plantation's historic mansion and gardens.
  • Includes hotel pick-up and drop-off from most New Orleans, Metairie and Kenner hotels.
  • Tour duration is approximately 7 hours, including travel time.
  • Due to the tour's length, it is recommended to eat a hearty breakfast and pack a bagged lunch or snack.
  • Lunch is not provided; however, snacks are available for purchase at the swamp and a picnic table area is available for your use.
  • Wear weather-appropriate attire and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Bring a lunch or snacks, bug spray, sunscreen, hat or sunglasses, a camera, an ID, and cash for gratuities.
  • Wheelchair accessible, but please note that access to the second floor of the Plantation Home is by stairs only; an iPad tour is available for guests who are unable to climb the stairs.


from Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour
Discover Louisiana’s rugged bayous and take a guided tour the historic Oak Alley Plantation along the banks of the Mississippi River in one full-day combo tour from New Orleans.

Your adventure begins with an immersive swamp boat ride into the depths of the legendary Manchac Swamp, a thriving ecosystem featuring fascinating plants and wildlife. Swamp creatures see the boats daily and recognize them as part of their normal environment. Unafraid and responsive to the boat captain's call, swamp creatures peak out from underbrush and between moss-draped trees and shrubs, frequently coming directly to the boat. In the safety and comfort of the boat, you can actually come within a few feet of jumping alligators.

Learn about the Louisiana Wetlands and the inhabitants of the swamp, particularly the life and habits of the American Alligator. Listen to informative commentary about the swamp's legends, lore and history as you glide through the bayous, including the unique history of the Cajun town of Frenier within the Manchac Swamp.

The adventure continues with your next stop at the iconic Oak Alley Plantation, a living testament to a bygone era. History, architecture, beauty and adventure can be found at this historic sugar plantation along the legendary River Road.

A Greek Revival-style home dating back to 1837, Oak Alley is famous for its’ alley of 28 evenly spaced Live Oak trees that go from River Road to the Plantation mansion. These Live Oaks are believed to be at least 100 years older than the plantation mansion, often referred to as "Big House" by virtue of its size and position.

Explore the grounds and exhibits that reflect the evolution of this National Historic site. Enjoy a professionally guided tour of the plantation mansion conducted by guides in period costumes.

Your tour will conclude with a return shuttle to New Orleans, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour

Where does the Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour depart from?

This tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off from most New Orleans, Metairie and Kenner hotels. Please call the number on your e-ticket to confirm hotel pick-up locations and times.

How far away is the swamp and plantation?

The swamp is 27 miles from Downtown New Orleans/French Quarter and only 15 minutes from the New Orleans Airport. The Plantation is 20-30 minutes further past the swamp or about 1 hour from Downtown New Orleans/French Quarter.

Can we eat and drink while on the tour?

Eating and drinking are allowed on the boat (in limited quantities) and at picnic tables throughout Cajun Pride Swamp Tour, but please note that eating and drinking are not permitted in the shuttle vans. Picnic tables are available for use on the grounds adjacent to the parking lot of the Oak Alley Plantation, but please note that picnics are not allowed on the historic grounds.

Are food and drinks available at the Cajun Pride Swamp Tour location?

Limited snack options are available in the gift shop at all times.

Can I take pictures while on tour?

Yes, but please note that photography is not allowed inside the "Big House: exhibit at the Oak Alley Plantation.

What should I wear?

It is best to wear casual attire and comfortable walking shoes.

How much walking is involved?

The plantation tour involves some walking, but not a great distance, while the swamp tour is entirely by boat. You'll only walk a short distance from your vehicle to the boat.

What if it rains?

The plantation and swamp tours are offered come rain or shine unless canceled due to extreme weather conditions. The boats used in the swamp tour are covered for protection from rain, and the plantation tours are mostly indoors, but please bring your umbrella for the walk from your vehicle to the plantation and the swamp.

Is the tour wheelchair-accessible?

The plantation grounds are wheelchair-accessible, but please note that there are stairs to get to the second floor of the Big House exhibit. An iPad tour is offered in the media room, but please indicate while booking your ticket(s) if you or anyone in your group will need this assistance. One of the boats in the swamp is wheelchair-accessible, but please indicate while booking your ticket(s) if you or anyone in your group will use a wheelchair, as the boat space is limited.

Is gratuity included?

No, tips are not included but are always welcome and appreciated.