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Whitney Plantation and Large Airboat Tour

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Put New Orleans in context without the self-drive hassles on this enriching full-day tour. First, immerse in the city’s dark history on a guided tour of the Whitney Plantation, with time to explore the museum independently. Next, pass by the Evergreen Plantation, where Django Unchained was filmed, and board an airboat for a high-speed swamp adventure. Your package includes small-group transfers from all New Orleans hotels and some rentals.
  • Learn about New Orleans’ history of slavery at the Whitney Plantation
  • Pass by Destrehan, a key point in the 1811 Revolt of enslaved people
  • Race through marsh and swamps on a thrilling airboat ride
  • Picks up and drops at hotels (and some rentals) in time-saving small groups
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8:00 AM

Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

We pickup at all New Orleans hotels and some AirBnb's
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY CRESCENT CITY TOURS & TRANSPORTATION
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Whitney Plantation and Large Airboat Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Whitney Plantation and Large Airboat Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Whitney Plantation and Large Airboat Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Whitney Plantation and Large Airboat Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Whitney Plantation and Large Airboat Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Whitney Plantation and Large Airboat Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whitney Plantation and Large Airboat Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Whitney Plantation and Large Airboat Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Boat was noisy and MUDDY - do not wear clothes, shoes, purses etc that cant get mud on them" See review
  • "There are a lot of plantation tours but consider Whitney if you want to learn from the perspective of the enslaved." See review

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Memorable Trip….
Jackie_h
, Oct 2021
Whitney Plantation was closed due to Hurricane Ida damage however, a few days before our departure we were contacted and provided options. We chose Laura Plantation instead and the airboat adventure into the bayou was a hit with our son! Thanks for memorable trip!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for coming guys we enjoyed having you!!! Happy birthday buddy. Thanks for spending it with us
star-5
Fantastic tour, well worth the cost!
Marlene_S
, Jun 2021
This tour was well worth the cost! The history was so important for our family to hear and see. This part of our history is not covered as it should be in schools today. The staff at the plantation and the air boat were fantastic and happy to see us. We saw 5 alligators in the swamp and the plantation grounds are kept in pristine condition. The art work is powerful and a must see. Our driver, Brian, was hilarious! He was very knowledgeable about the city's history. We had lunch at another plantation which was delicious. We were picked up around 8am and returned to our car a little after 5pm. We had a party of 6 and were easily accommodated. It was such a great day!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you so much for choosing Crescent City Tours we enjoyed serving you. Until next time stay safe and keep smiling 😊😊
star-5
Slavery was not as pretty as Gone with the Wind's portrayal
Becky_A
, Jun 2021
I had wanted to go on this tour for awhile, working on research of slave history. This included lots of stories and not a glamorize plantation experience. 1 1/2 hr. Was just right. Intro in gift shop was very well done. Loved the sculptures of the children.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thanks for coming guys we enjoyed having you it was a pleasure serving you until next time stay safe and keep smiling.☺️☺️
star-5
Great tour
Cathy_S
, May 2021
Brian was a very entertaining host, welcoming and friendly. His guests are very important to him. The Whitney Plantation was so educational and moving. So many facts and stories. The airboat tour was a lot of fun. Very relaxing, and got to see swamp critters.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thanks for coming guys we enjoyed having you!!! We insist on having fun on our tours and you guys make it so easy. Thank you
star-4
Nice tour. Overbooked so we got a private driver
Duane_B
, May 2021
For some reason our tour got overbooked, but they sent us a private driver to drive us around and narrate us. Brian was very knowledgeable and very likable to talk to. The tours were nice. The plantation was a nice place to learn about the effects of slavery and how things transpired. The swamp boat tour was great. Depending on the season, it’s either an hit or miss. On 5/16/21, we saw a few gators but they weren’t too active but the scenery was pretty and nice.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thanks for coming guys we enjoyed having you!!! Until next time stay safe and keep 😊😉😉
star-4
Wonderful but LONG day
Spoorthi_S
, Mar 2020
Both experiences were wonderful, and our driver was funny and fantastic. Keep in mind this takes up the whole day really, and there may be long periods of waiting for the driver to take you from site to site. Pack food as well!!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you for choosing Crescent City Tours. Until next time keep smiling
star-5
An educational tour with an adventure twist
MRSM_H
, Mar 2020
So glad I decided to do this tour. Brian was a wonderful guide. He has an infectious laugh and joie de vivre that made this tour very memorable. There are a lot of plantation tours but consider Whitney if you want to learn from the perspective of the enslaved. It was eye opening and so moving. Joy the guide at Whitney was wonderful and I left the tour curious to learn more. For the swamp tour, we got to see many alligators and some loval birds which was very nice. Please consider your options which boat you want carefully.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you for choosing Crescent City Tours. Until next time keep smiling
star-5
Great Day with Brian
Debra_O
, Jan 2020
We had a great day with Brian. We were the only passengers so we had a private tour in a sedan. The guide Brian was knowledgeable and fantastic company with a great sense of humor. He added a short stop at Oak Alley where we had some delicious gumbo, a quick stop in an excellent gift shop and the chance to see the exterior of the property. He pointed out many spots along the way. After the planation we went on to the swamp tour. It was chilly but sunny and we saw two alligators. Better sightings in warm weather. The guide did stop to pick up a snake and we saw many birds. Boat was noisy and MUDDY - do not wear clothes, shoes, purses etc that cant get mud on them
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks for coming!!! And thank you for letting us serve you for all of your needs. until next time keep smiling
star-5
Whitney/Swamp tour
Alice_E
, Dec 2019
I would definitely recommend this tour, the Whitney Plantation is a really moving and important experience and I am so glad I was able to go and learn more about the history of slavery. The swamp tour was also very beautiful and informative. Brian was a brilliant guide, really funny and with lots of recommendations for things to see in New Orleans. Thanks very much!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Everyone should go!
Elana_B
, Nov 2019
Beautiful and educational experience! Unique and important point of view of life plantations. Highly recommend.

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