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The Great Delta Tours

610 John Churchill Chase St, New Orleans, LA 70130-4006
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Wildlife, history and contours of the Delta

My wife and I had a wonderful trip with Peter, who tailored our tour to exactly what we wanted to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
David L
Great sights and information

Peter is an excellent guide. Well informed, insightful. A highlight of the trip. Great to learn... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Enjoy a four hour adventure of the Great Mississippi River Delta! Great Delta Tours provides unique ecotourism experiences that inspire people to celebrate, protect, and advocate for a sustainable natural environment in southeast Louisiana. From group to private tours, we share the stories of New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta through unforgettable adventures connecting people to the local wildlife, vegetation and cultures. Private eco-tours are also available for individuals and groups. Retrace the steps of the earliest founders in establishing "Nouvelle Orleans" in the Great River Delta and follow its development as one of the most unique and diverse cultures, ecologies and economies in the world.
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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610 John Churchill Chase St, New Orleans, LA 70130-4006

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I had a wonderful trip with Peter, who tailored our tour to exactly what we wanted to see. Freshwater and salt marsh habitats, an amazing sighting of a swallowtail kite, alligators, green winged teals, turtles, and a juvenile bald eagle. Also the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Peter is an excellent guide. Well informed, insightful. A highlight of the trip. Great to learn about the natural history, people and environment. From indigenous beginnings and first European settlement to current flood management debates. Loved the bird sightings. Overall, a great experience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this tour in December and it was a highlight of our trip to hear JoAnn share history, cultural context, social justice and ecological concerns for this important part of the US and the state. The drive through New Orleans helped us understand not...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a five star educational eco- tour. Barbara showed us quite a bit of New Orleans and its environs. We learned about The waterways, the history, the local industry, and met some really interesting local Fishermen. Barbara is passionate about all things New Orleans...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peter picked my husband and I up at 5:30 am at our hotel for a magical birding and nature tour. By 7 am we were amazed as we watched rare red cockaded woodpeckers surround us calling and drumming as they exited their nesting sites. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for an authentic tour of the New Orleans area, not one of the cookie-cutter Disneyesque plantation tours or swamp tours where a bunch of terrified baby alligators with their mouths taped shut are pulled from a bucket to the delight of attention-needy...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing tour! The Great Delta Tour team took us through a wide variety of different locations all across Orleans and St. Bernard Parish. Even as a life long New Orleanian, I learned so much from their expertise. This is a can't miss tour...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent our first 3 days in New Orleans saying to each other "I wonder what those huge pipes are that go up and over that canal... and what is the purpose of that canal - drainage? did they use it to...More

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Excellent tour with history, whys and wherefores of New Orleans region, lake, MS River and the wetlands as early settlers determined where and how to build this city, protect people and maintainpreserve wild life for food and for commerce including oil exploration. Reasons for costal...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

This is a VERY unique tour. I was taken to some off the beaten track areas of New Orleans and had the opportunity to learn a lot about the city's ecosystem and environment. Barbara, the company's owner, is very passionate about what she does. Moreover,...More

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Response from Donna P | Reviewed this property |
They pick up in several locations, but not every hotel.
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