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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Tours and Activities

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Named for a legendary 19th-century pirate, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve includes six sites scattered throughout Louisiana that offer outdoor activities, history lessons, swamp tours, and more. See them on an airboat tour of Barataria Preserve in Marrero—a 26,000-acre (10,521-hectare) wetland rich in wildlife.

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6588 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, Louisiana, 70072
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New Orleans Airboat Ride

New Orleans Airboat Ride

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Experience New Orleans’ wild bayou country on an exciting, family‐friendly airboat ride. This boat tour winds through the mossy cypress swamp close to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, named for the 19th‐century pirate and smuggler. While onboard, enjoy lively commentary from a native guide as you admire lush, forested shoreline and spot local wildlife.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Boat Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Boat Tour with Transportation 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
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$52.00
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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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New Orleans Swamp Tour Boat Adventure

New Orleans Swamp Tour Boat Adventure

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Immerse yourself in the rich culture and natural splendor of New Orleans’ mystifying swamps and wetlands on a 2-hour New Orleans swamp tour and wetlands adventure. Relax in the luxurious interior of a New Orleans swamp tour boat as you cruise past cultural highlights like a Cajun cemetery, an Indian burial mound and a traditional fishing village. Scour the scenery for fascinating flora and fauna like snakes, turtles and alligators while listening to interesting commentary from your professional guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.00
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Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans

Airboat Ride with Round-Trip Transportation from New Orleans

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Experience New Orleans’ wild bayou country on an exciting, family‐friendly airboat tour. This fun-filled tour includes a ride on the boat plus admission to an albino alligator exhibit and transportation from New Orleans. While on-board, enjoy lively commentary from your guide as you spot local wildlife, including alligators, nutria and native birds, and visit the secluded fishing village of Jean Lafitte, the infamous 19th‐century smuggler. The airboat holds 15-27 passengers.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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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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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
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New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour

New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour

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Delve into the atmospheric beauty of New Orleans’ vast swamplands on an exciting 2-hour small-group tour by airboat. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise past fascinating flora and fauna, scouring the picturesque scenery for sightings of alligators and other rare creatures. Experience the exhilaration of traveling at high velocity as your driver alternates between gentle cruising and high-speed bursts. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 9 passengers.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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90-Minute Jean Lafitte Swamp and Bayou Tour

90-Minute Jean Lafitte Swamp and Bayou Tour

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Experience the Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve on this pontoon excursion led by a local guide. After a convenient, optional pickup from your accommodation, learn about Southern Louisiana’s distinctive ecology while cruising past magnificent cypress trees and watch for native wildlife like gators and egrets. Enjoy flexible timing and opt for a delicious lunch at Restaurant Des Familes with the 10 a.m. tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.00
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New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour

New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour

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Discover the atmospheric swamps surrounding New Orleans on a fascinating 2-hour airboat tour, led by a professional guide. In a small group, head to the outskirts of the city and climb aboard an airboat destined for the rich flora and fauna of the swamplands. Enrich your natural knowledge as you listen to intriguing commentary from your guide; scour the scenery for sightings of ferocious alligators; and feel your adrenaline levels surge as you accelerate and reach high speeds.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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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
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Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New Orleans

Destrehan Plantation and Small Airboat Combo Tour from New Orleans

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Travel into the bayou on this combination swamp and plantation tour by 6 or 9 passenger Airboat. See the oldest documented plantation in the Mississippi Valley and visit the slave revolt museum located on the grounds. After the tour explore the grounds on your won and enjoy lunch (own expense) if time permits.
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  • 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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The New Orleans Sightseeing Day Pass: 20+ Attractions & Tours in The Big Easy

The New Orleans Sightseeing Day Pass: 20+ Attractions & Tours in The Big Easy

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Experience the best of New Orleans on your own schedule and at a discount of up to 50% with the New Orleans Sightseeing Pass. Save big at top attractions like the Audubon Zoo, Mardi Gras World, the WWII History Museum, Houmas House Plantation, and the Cabildo, and get around town hassle free with an included hop-on hop-off bus pass. Choose the pass that fits your plans, with 1- to 5-day options available.
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  • 1 to 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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The New Orleans Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 20+ Attractions and Tours

The New Orleans Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 20+ Attractions and Tours

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Experience the best of the Big Easy at a great value with the New Orleans Sightseeing Pass. With immediate activation, the pass gives you access to your choice of three or five of the city’s top attractions and tours, from Mardi Gras World and paddlewheel cruises to plantation, cemetery, and swamp tours. It’s valid for 30 days, so keep your pass handy and customize your visit on the go with a guidebook listing opening hours, directions, and other helpful info.
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  • 30 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Private New Orleans Airboat Adventure for 1-8 Passengers

Private New Orleans Airboat Adventure for 1-8 Passengers

Enjoy a private, personalized small group experience on this swamp tour just 35 minutes outside of New Orleans. There is a limit of 8 passengers, giving you plenty of room to admire the views of the Louisiana marshlands from all angles.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$499.95
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4-Hour Private Airboat Ride with Tranportation from New Orleans

4-Hour Private Airboat Ride with Tranportation from New Orleans

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Speed through the swamps of Louisiana on this 2-hour private airboat ride for your group of 6 or fewer. Expect to see gators, swamp grasses, and more during the tour. This tour includes round-trip transportation from your hotel, as well as guided commentary from a local captain.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New Orleans Plantation and Swamp Private Tour
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New Orleans Plantation and Swamp Private Tour

New Orleans quickly brings thoughts of Mardi Gras and jazz music to mind- but don’t let that limit your experience of this fascinating city! There’s plenty to explore outside of the main streets, and this day trip is what it’s all about. Let your local host show you another side of New Orleans on a private day trip. It’s an experience you’ll never forget! Who doesn’t love some scandalous history and hidden stories? The Barataria Swamps have plenty of those! Visit the Barataria Preserve in Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Reserve and learn about infamous pirate gangs, and see just where they conducted their black market businesses. You’ll be surprised at some of the turns the story of this outlaw takes. Get a unique look at the history behind plantations and slavery in the south as you visit the oldest plantation in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Take a walk through history as you explore the old plantation home.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Should I book Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 17 Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve costs USD 29.00. Guided Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve tours start around USD 29.00 per person. See all 17 Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve tickets and tours on Viator.
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