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Fly a Plane in New Orleans: No Experience or License Required

Fly a Plane in New Orleans: No Experience or License Required

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Get your flying chops in beautiful New Orleans with a personal 50-minute flying lesson! No prior experience is needed for this excursion, which includes a 20-minute on-ground lesson and 30 minutes of flying time in the company of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified instructor. You’ll help guide the small plane through take-off and landing, and — once airborne — maneuver over New Orleans’ famous sights such as the French Quarter, the Mississippi River and the sleepy Louisiana bayous.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$258.14
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$258.14
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New Orleans Helicopter City Tour

New Orleans Helicopter City Tour

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Get amazing aerial views of New Orleans on this 15-mile helicopter tour. While listening to guided commentary from your pilot through your headset, you and just a two other passengers will fly over Jackson Square, the French Quarter, City Park, and Lake Pontchartrain, among other landmarks.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
Price varies by group size
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Full Day Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour from New Orleans

Full Day Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour from New Orleans

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Soak up the atmosphere of the bayou on this 8-hour cultural tour from New Orleans. Visit the Oak Alley Plantation House, dating from 1837, and view the stately row of 28 evenly spaced mature oaks that line the driveway. Follow your guide, dressed in period costume, through the mansion, the blacksmith shop and the onsite restaurant. Then, learn about life in the bayou's waterways aboard a swamp and wetlands boat tour. See the amazing variety of flora and fauna native to the area and hear about life in the Barataria Swamps from your native guides. Round-trip transportation from New Orleans is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.00
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$115.00
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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (Self Transport)

New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour (Self Transport)

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Discover one of Louisiana’s last preserved wetlands on a Honey Island Swamp boat tour. After making a short drive to Slidell, travel deep into the secluded swamp across Lake Pontchartrain to view native wildlife and witness a remote Cajun village only accessible by boat. Enjoy guided commentary on Cajun culture and the lush swamps as you spot alligators, wild boar, snakes, and native birds. This tour does not include transportation.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.36
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$25.36
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Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup

Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup

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Experience the iconic New Orleans swamplands during a small-group airboat tour, led by a professional guide. Alternate between adrenaline-fuelled high speeds and gentle cruising as you sail past fascinating flora and fauna. Capture fantastic photographs of alligators in their natural habitat, and relish the intimate atmosphere of a small-group, limited to only nine passengers. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned coach from your hotel in Downtown New Orleans.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
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$95.00
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New Orleans VIP Sightseeing Flight Including Champagne and Chocolates or Wine and Cheese

New Orleans VIP Sightseeing Flight Including Champagne and Chocolates or Wine and Cheese

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Add magic and romance to your New Orleans vacation with an unforgettable VIP sightseeing flight! Choose between champagne and chocolate or wine and cheese as you glide by small plane over urban New Orleans and the surrounded wetlands. On the 45-minute flight, hear colorful tales of the city from your experienced pilot and enjoy aerial views the French Quarter, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the winding bayous and more. Sightseeing requests are welcome!
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  • 45 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$168.00
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$168.00
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New Orleans City Tour with Swamp Tour Options

New Orleans City Tour with Swamp Tour Options

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Travel through the bayou on this three-hour New Orleans city tour with optional swap adventure. Journey with your professional guide in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus as you learn about the history, culture and highlights of southern Creoles. You'll see major city highlights, plus areas affected by Hurricane Katrina and have the opportunity to add an optional swamp tour to this already comprehensive trip.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.00
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$98.00
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Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour

Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour

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Venture beyond New Orleans to the wilds of the Louisiana bayous on a small-group kayaking tour of the Manchac and Maurepas swamps. Climb aboard a tandem kayak and paddle through a lush landscape of cypress forests and wetlands teeming with wildlife. No kayaking experience is necessary, as a guide teaches you everything need to know to enjoy this Southern-style adventure.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.18
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$87.18

New Orleans Night Sightseeing Flight

New Orleans Night Sightseeing Flight

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Delight in sweeping views of New Orleans at twilight on an evening sightseeing tour! Choose a 30-, 45- or 60-minute flight time, and glide by small plane over dazzling urban New Orleans and the surrounding wetlands. You’ll hear colorful tales of the city from your experienced pilot and glimpse famous sights by night including the French Quarter, the Mississippi River and the sleepy Louisiana bayous. Sightseeing requests are welcome!
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.34
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Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New Orleans

Ultimate Swamp Tour Experience from New Orleans

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Experience life on the Louisiana bayou on this ultimate swamp tour from New Orleans, run by one of the city’s oldest tour companies. Ride on a state-of-the-art swamp boat through the famous wetlands teeming with native wildlife, while learning about Cajun culture from your tale-spinning captain.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.00
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Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans

Oak Alley Plantation and Large Airboat Swamp Tour from New Orleans

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Visit a former plantation and ride through the swamp during this two-in-one tour. Start with a visit to Oak Alley Plantation for a tour of the antebellum mansion. Follow the oak-shaded paths to the blacksmith shop during your free time. Lunch is available to purchase at the restaurant on-site. Next, head to the dock for your swamp tour. Search for alligators and other wildlife and stop for photo ops while aboard an airboat. Round-trip hotel transport provided from New Orleans.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.00
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Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans

Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans

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Trade in the urban bustle for the bayou on a half-day trip from New Orleans to the wilds of the Honey Island Swamp. Relax on the ride from your downtown or French Quarter hotel, and then cruise beneath hanging moss and cypress trees while a wetland ecologist shares tall tales and fun facts about this protected nature reserve on the shores of Lake Ponchartrain. Learn about Louisiana’s long-standing fishing industry, and keep an eye out for native critters like otters, turtles, egrets, and alligators lurking beneath the surface.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.27
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Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans

Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans

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Experience New Orleans from a perspective rare to visitors on a carriage ride through the French Quarter. In addition to navigating for you, your guide tells anecdotes about the historic landmarks from Jackson Square to Bourbon Street. Booking a private tour ensures the itinerary is customized to your own interests, whether it be a food–themed tour or a quiet, romantic ride.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$230.00
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Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans

Destrehan Plantation and Swamp Tour Combo from New Orleans

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Explore Louisiana’s unique history and ecology on this combo day tour from New Orleans. Travel along the oak-lined River Road to Destrehan Plantation, where you can tour the 1787 sugar plantation home, grounds and slave quarters while learning about life in the antebellum South and the site’s changing role during the Civil War. Then, venture into the bayou on a narrated swamp cruise through wild wetlands that are home to turtles, otters, snakes and famous Louisiana gators.
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  • 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.00
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New Orleans Sightseeing Flight

New Orleans Sightseeing Flight

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See New Orleans in a whole new way on an exhilarating sightseeing flight! Choose a 30-, 45- or 60-minute flight time, and delight in lovely aerial views as you glide by small plane over urban New Orleans and the surrounded wetlands. You’ll hear colorful tales of the city from your experienced pilot and glimpse famous sights including the French Quarter, the Mississippi River and sleepy Louisiana bayous.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.00
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$128.00
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Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

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Go beyond the French Quarter and discover the unique Cajun and Creole cultures of New Orleans during this full-day swamp and plantation tour. Venture deep into the bayous, with a small group limited to 8, to see Cajun living and spot wildlife like alligators and pelicans. Then, admire the beautiful architecture and learn about the history of Houmas House and Laura plantations. Upgrade your ticket to include a high-speed airboat ride through the bayous.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$194.00
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$194.00
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Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up

Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up

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Uncover the mysteries of the swamps surrounding New Orleans on an exhilarating airboat tour of the area, led by a professional guide. Cruise along the picturesque waterways in search of ferocious alligators and other rare wildlife while listening to illuminating commentary from your guide. Feel your adrenaline levels surge as your driver accelerates to high speeds, and capture fantastic photographs during regular stops. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned coach.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Small-Group Airboat Swamp Adventure and Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Small-Group Airboat Swamp Adventure and Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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Take a wild ride through the bayous of Cajun Country on this airboat adventure from New Orleans. In a small group, wind through tree‐lined swampland and spot abundant local wildlife, including nutria, alligators, and giant catfish, and stop at Destrehan Plantation to get a taste of the elegant antebellum south.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.00
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Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

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Experience Louisiana’s wild bayou country on an exciting, family-friendly airboat tour. This tour includes an airboat ride that zips through the tree‐lined marshes at speeds up to 45 mph (72 kph). While onboard, enjoy lively commentary from your guide as you view lush scenery and local wildlife, including alligators, nutria, and native birds. Pickup and drop-off from downtown New Orleans and French Quarter hotels included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.00
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Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise

Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise

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Sail down this Mississippi River on a classic Paddlewheeler boat on this New Orleans river cruise. Enjoy illuminating narration from a licensed historian and stop part-way through the trip to learn about the Battle of New Orleans. Then, get back aboard the vessel and enjoy a cash bar while admiring the views.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.00
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Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Jazz Cruise with Optional Dinner

Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Jazz Cruise with Optional Dinner

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Go for a sunset cruise aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen on this boat trip. Listen to an on-board jazz band and choose to add on a Creole-style dinner buffet as the boat sails along the Mississippi River. Take in the views from the promenade deck and sip New Orleans-inspired cocktails.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.00
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Honey Island Swamp Private Tour with Transport from New Orleans

Honey Island Swamp Private Tour with Transport from New Orleans

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Let a wetland ecologist guide you through the Honey Island Swamp during this private tour from New Orleans. Listen to engaging commentary about the city as you make your way to the West Pearl River. Then, climb aboard a shaded flat-bottom boat, equipped for up to 14 passengers, to get a close look at one of the country's wildest swamps. This private tour offers flexibility and personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$960.00
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Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

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Discover the mystique of the swamps and bayous on a sightseeing boat tour from New Orleans. Travel deep into the secluded bayous across the Mississippi River to witness Cajun life and spot native wildlife. Your guide will provide commentary on Cajun culture and the myth‐laden swamps while you snap photos of alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles, and native birds.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.00
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New Orleans Group Sightseeing Flight for 4-5 people

New Orleans Group Sightseeing Flight for 4-5 people

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In New Orleans we don't need an excuse to have fun. So forget Bourbon Street, and take the party to the sky! Leave the crowds behind and take your small group of 4-5 people on a private 30, 45 or 60 minute sightseeing aerial tour of New Orleans by airplane. You'll fly over the Superdome, the Mississippi River, French Quarter, the bayou, and more...but the itinerary can be tailored to the sights your group wants to see.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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