New Orleans Airboat and Plantation Tour: Gourmet Experience
1,180 Ratings
Experience the best of Cajun and Creole cultures with a thrilling airboat tour, a visit to Laura Plantation, and a gourmet buffet lunch at Houmas House Plantation. Book now!
Duration: 9 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Luling - You’ll start your day driving out to Cajun Country, where you’ll go through wild cypress swamps, over the Mississippi River on an impressive suspended bridge, and along vast sugarcane fields, as the guide tells a unique story of the odyssey of the Cajun people.

Next take a thrilling high-speed airboat ride as you comfortably glide over marshes and into deep, secluded bayous. Your Cajun guide, also an alligator hunter and fur trapper, will share his knowledge of the swamp including reptile habits, healing plants, and exotic birds. After your ride, explore his picturesque swamp zoo on Bayou Boeuf.

What's Included
  • Air-conditioned van transport for 14 passengers with live narration
  • Convenient hotel pickup with scheduled time
  • Exciting airboat tour experience
  • Exclusive tour of Houmas House and Laura Plantation
  • Gourmet buffet lunch with unlimited options at Houmas House
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Experience a splendid blend of Cajun and Creole cultures, with an exhilarating airboat ride through the cypress swamps. Take a trip to the Laura Plantation, constructed in 1804, and discover the intimate familial narrative of Laura. Relish a well-crafted, all-you-can-eat buffet lunch in the sophisticated dining hall of Houmas House Plantation, complemented with an informative guided expedition of this majestic mansion. The intimate group size guarantees a more individualized interaction.

  • Service animals are permitted. Please advise at time of booking to arrange accommodations
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking in the special requirements field
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions. Umbrellas and rain ponchos are available for use if guests forget their own. If a tour cannot operate due to inclement weather you will be notified
  • Due to the nature of the airboat, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, people with back or neck issues or recent surgeries are not allowed to participate in the airboat portion of the tour.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Mar 21, 2024
Excellent although the airboat ride was very cold and a wet seat - The last plantation was incredible with amazing grounds, great tour guide and very informative…highly recommend
Review provided by Viator
Mar 7, 2024
Great day of learning and exploring - Gisèle, our tour guide was wonderful! Our day was perfect from pick up at our condo to drop off. We learned so much and enjoyed every aspect of the thoughtful plantation tours, yummy lunch and exciting airboat ride. From my 80 year old parents to my 25 year old daughter- everyone enjoyed the day. We would all highly recommend Tours by Isabel - personal and professional. 10 out of 10!
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Mar 3, 2024
Highly recommended! - Great tour all around - our guide, Steve, was so knowledgeable! The food was delicious and it was very interesting to see 2 very different plantations. The boat tour was fun too - saw tons of alligators. Thanks for a great time!!
Review provided by Viator
Feb 20, 2024
A complete louisiana experience with careful guides! - This tour was beyond my expectations! Giselle is a wonderful guide, who shares with passion her knowledge about the history and the culture of Louisiana, but also funny anecdotes. It is a complete experience of quality, from the plantations visits to the lunch and the airboat tour! Last but not least, the communication with Isabelle was easy and smooth! I highly recommend this tour, specifically because being in a small group allows more discussions and time for the visit to enjoy it fully! Thank you very much!
Review provided by Viator
Jan 19, 2024
Awesome Tour! - The whole tour was wonderful and well organized. Isabelle made it very easy for us by staying in touch prior to our tour to make sure there were not any issues with our pick-up. Our guide Gisele was very friendly and knowledgable. She took great care of us all day. Things moved along well and there wasn't a lot of waiting around. We loved the airboat ride with Corey! He was able to find a couple of gators for us to see even though they generally "hibernate" this time of year. The plantation guides, Cheryl and Renee, were very knowledgable on their properties and made the tours very interesting and enlightening. We learned a lot about New Orleans and the area history. For sure a must do tour. It's a full day but held our attention the whole time. Highly recommended!!
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Jan 6, 2024
Best guide and tour! - Gisele was absolutely amazing completely accommodating informative a wealth of knowledge has so much experience in making every aspect of the trip comfortable and that's saying a lot because it rained substantially towards the end of our tour and it started off a cold overcast day without a guarantee of seeing Wildlife but we saw unusual things and the boat tour was exciting as well the plantation was very informative ....overall the whole trip was very worth it ; took my 18 year old son
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Nov 16, 2023
Great tour - Great tour! Air boat was fun, even in the rainy weather. They provided us with ponchos to insure us being able to enjoy our time. Lunch was great! Loved seeing the plantations. Giselle our driver and guide was wonderful!
Review provided by Viator
Oct 31, 2023
Our tour guide John was... - Our tour guide John was great. Very knowledgeable of the area. We had a great time, and are thankful for the experience.
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Oct 19, 2023
Beautiful with alot of History! - Renee was an amazing tour guide!! He gave us insight and history about New Orleans. Very personable and funny!!
Review provided by Viator
Nov 15, 2023
Airboat fun - Loved the airboat ride even tho the gators were few. The first plantation was pretty boring the second one was better but if I had to do it again I would only do the airboat n not waste my twine with plantations
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up to 13 guests
1 Adult
April 2024