Our small groups and custom built boat make this a completely unique swamp experience. We are the only tour in the area that doesn’t feed the Gators!
- Duration: 8 hours
- Capacity: Minimum of 2 guests | Call if less than 48 hours notice
- Where to meet: Pick-up & drop-off in New Orleans
About the Paddle & Plantation Tour
First we visit Whitney Plantation, built in 1752 and recently restored as a museum and slave memorial. Next we enjoy a home cooked Cajun meal with lots of fresh caught seafood available. Then we meet our master naturalist guide and head out for a paddle through one of Louisiana’s most scenic swamps. Great for photographers and wildlife lovers!
- Guided 2-hour walking tour of Whitney Plantation
- Guided 2-hour kayak eco-tour in the area’s most scenic swamp.
- Paddle lesson and all necessary gear, including complimentary dry box
- Local trip leader who provides attentive service and expert insights throughout the day
- Convenient personal pick-up/drop-off and transportation between all activities
8:45 a.m. – Our driver picks you up in New Orleans and drives you up to the German Coast, which is rich with history and culture. This area is home to many beautiful properties, including Whitney Plantation.
10:00 a.m. – Take a tour of the beautiful Whitney Plantation, located along the Mississippi on historic River Road and originally founded in 1752. After 16 years and $8 million worth of renovations, Whitney reopened its gates in 2014. It is the only museum in America dedicated to telling the story of the African slave trade and what life was like for the people who worked on these plantations. It is a beautiful property and an important educational experience for anyone interested in the history of Louisiana. (If you would prefer a different style of plantation tour we can also offer visits to nearby Laura Plantation and Oak Alley Plantation. Oak Alley is a self-guided tour.)
12:00 pm – Our driver takes you to B&C Seafood near Whitney Plantation for amazing gumbo and specialties made with locally caught seafood. Snack on alligator bites, frog legs, or chow down on a soft-shell crab po’ boy. Owner Tommy Breaux is a well-known entrepreneur in the community. It is only a 10-minute drive to this location.
1:15 p.m. – Your trip leader drives you to our area’s most scenic swamp and fills you in on local history.
2:00 p.m. – Our local naturalist guide takes you on a two-hour paddle tour of the most scenic and secluded swamps in Southern Louisiana. Its towering cypress trees draped with Spanish moss provide shelter for turtles, snakes, alligators, the great blue heron, and countless other creatures, including the largest woodpecker in North America.
4:00 p.m. – Our driver takes you back to your hotel, answering any questions you have and providing advice for the rest of your time here in New Orleans.
5:00p.m. – Drop-off in New Orleans
About B&C Seafood
This down-home Cajun joint is owned by local entrepreneur Tommy Breaux. You can tell it’s the real deal because of all the local regulars. The prices are very reasonable, and the seafood is caught locally and processed at his own facility. There is no middleman – this is as fresh as it gets! Everything here is homemade, even the bread! Snack on boiled crabs, alligator bites, frog legs, and incredible gumbo, or chow down on a soft-shell crab po’ boy. Check out the Gators and historic memorabilia on the walls and pictures from Tommy’s fishing and hunting expeditions. Check out their menu here!
On Sundays they are closed, so we visit the restaurant at Oak Alley Plantation down the road. See their menu here!