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Great Delta Tours: Get Down In The Delta With A 5-Star Rated Tour

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    What to Expect
     
    • Don’t forget your hat, camera and sunscreen for this memorable adventure tour!
    • Meet us at the Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street for 8:45 am. We will depart at 9am and return to the hotel for 2pm
    • Travel the ancient Indian portage from the French Quarter along the Esplanade Ridge to historic Bayou St. John that provided an important trade route to the Gulf of Mexico and backdoor to New Orleans
    • Visit City Park, a crown jewel of the South celebrating nature, recreation, art and music  and heart of the city’s innovations in reslience and water management
    • Stop at the London Avenue Canal and learn about the devastating impact of levee flood wall breaches during Hurricane Katrina and see the enhanced flood protection systems now in place
    • View that immense Lake Pontchartrain, created by Mississippi River sediment, with the largest bridge over water in the world and an immensely productive estuary of shellfish, finfish, wildlife and plant life.
    • Travel to Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge to experience freshwater marsh and wildlife at the Marsh Overlook. Enjoy a picnic lunch r from the James Beard award-winning Dong Phuong Bakery located in “Little Saigon”
    • Go beyond the hurricane protection system to experience the quaint fishing villages of Ycloskey and Shell Beach, the Oyster Capital of the world.   Visit with local fisherman to learn of their way
    • Travel through an authentic “Islenos Village” that celebrates the Canary Islanders who were recruited to the area, the last vestige of Spanish colonialism in America.  
    • Stop at the Caernarvon Canal to see first-hand a coastal restoration project and local wildlife; learn of the historic and devastating river breaches that had a profound impact on the area
    • Enjoy a ride back to New Orleans with views of the beautiful Docville Farm, the site of the Battle of New Orleans, the largest sugar refinery in the western hemisphere and Fat’s Domino’s home and recording studio.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Curbside at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, centrally located between the French Quarter and the  downtown central business district
    Departure Time
    Departure time is 9:00 am every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the curbside of the Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street.  Arrival time is recommended for 8:45am
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Tour returns to the Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
    Inclusions
    • Bottled water
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Private tour
    • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
    • Lunch (At your cost)
    • Beverages
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We had such a wonderful experience touring the region with Barbara. It was absolutely fascinating learning the many ways that the floodplains and waterways shaped the land and culture of this amazing region. Barbara shared tremendous insight in such an engaging way, truly treating us...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Karen P
    thegreatdeltatours, Owner at The Great Delta Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Such a pleasure to guide you two delightful people! Enjoyed touring our ecosystem with experts in the zoology field! Insects and spiders, especially our golden silk spider,have never been so much fun to experience!!! Really appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback! We...More

    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    Barbara's and Peter's customized tour of the Mississippi River Delta offers an intriguing perspective on the river's role in the founding of New Orleans and, more importantly, to how it impacts the future of city that spreads out from the crescent of the river. This...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank cynmaddox
    thegreatdeltatours, Owner at The Great Delta Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thanks so much for your positive feedback and highlights of some of your most special experiences on the tour. We were thrilled that you could join us and really appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedule to participate and to give us...More

    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    Barbara and Peter were knowledgeable and gracious hosts. Living in New Orleans for 25 years, I was surprised at how much I learned about the different parts of the city and region. We took a tour with my company, and I would recommend for any...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Dominique B
    thegreatdeltatours, Owner at The Great Delta Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thanks much for your terrific feedback! It was our pleasure to host your amazingly talented and experienced PR Team and to see you in action as the creative ideas and business strategy exploded along our adventure! Your expertise, comments and energy are greatly appreciated!

    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    I learned more things about New Orleans and the surrounding areas than I have in 10 years of living here thanks to this tour. Barbara is a gem with an incredible knowledge base and laid back personality. She is genuinley interested in making the tour...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    thegreatdeltatours, Owner at The Great Delta Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    We appreciated so much your reaction and summary of what your enjoyed and what impacted you most about out tour. This is so helpful to us as we strive to make sure that The Great Delta Tours is fun, inspiring and meaningful. Loved "Doin the...More

    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    This tour wasn't like those big commercial tours you can get in any city. The tour guides are highly knowledgeable about the area and you can tell they are personally invested in what the rich land provides its citizens - and really the whole country....More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Abcolls
    thegreatdeltatours, Owner at The Great Delta Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    We really appreciated your valuable comments and tour insights as we strive to make this the best experience for visitors. We strive, as you noted, to provide a VIP "insider's" first- hand experience of what makes this land, people, economy and culture one of the...More

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    Colin C
    23 July 2019|
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    Response from aborrows11 | Reviewed this property |
    Around 45 minutes but this is split over several stops.
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    tobis293
    28 November 2018|
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    Response from ginger c | Reviewed this property |
    I think it was most of the day. The owner is flexible
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