9 hrs
All Ages
Minimum Age
New Orleans

Swamp & Plantation Tour

Explore the Maurepas Swamp on our customized flat-bottom boat. Our small group size of six ensures that you get a chance to ask our local naturalist captain all the questions you want. Our small boat’s engine doesn’t scare wildlife away and allows us to get deeper into the swamp than you would with the large-boat operators. In fact, there are no other boat tours in the area where we go, which allows for a really special experience. Learn more and see more!

For lunch, we visit one of our favorite local Cajun restaurants (note that lunch is not included in the tour price).

After lunch, we visit the Whitney Plantation, which aims to give visitors a realistic look at life in the pre-Civil War South. While the restored antebellum mansion is beautiful and grand, the walking tour tells the story of this part of American history through the eyes of the enslaved. It’s an educational and moving experience not to be missed.

What’s Included

  • Guided 2-hour tour of the Maurepas Swamp in a purpose-built boat.
  • 90-minute audio walking tour of Whitney Plantation.
  • For the guided version of this tour:
    • A professional driver who provides attentive service and expert insights throughout the day.
    • Convenient personal pick-up, drop-off, and transportation between all activities.
  • Where to meet and how to get there: This time of the year we use a few different launch sites to optimize the wildlife viewing experience. We’ll be in touch after booking with directions to the launch site for your tour. Note that you should arrive 15 minutes before your tour time.
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive promptly 15-30 minutes before your adventure.
We offer full refunds if the tour is canceled due to weather. We can operate as long as there is no lightning in the area. If you need to cancel your tour for any other reason, 48 hours’ notice is required to receive a refund.
Swamp & Plantation Tour
All Ages

This adventure is operated by Beyond the Bayou Tours