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New Orleans, a city rich in history, culture, and mystique, boasts a vibrant tapestry of myths and legends. Here are some notable ones:

Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau

Marie Laveau, one of New Orleans folklore’s most famous figures, wielded significant influence as a powerful voodoo queen in the 19th century. People believe she possessed mystical powers and practiced voodoo rituals. Her tomb in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 attracts many visitors seeking wishes or spiritual intervention.

Haunted Places

The city’s haunted history is well-known, with several locations reputed to be haunted. The LaLaurie Mansion, which Madame Delphine LaLaurie owned in the 19th century, is infamous for its brutal treatment of slaves. The mansion reportedly houses the tortured souls of these slaves.

The Rougarou

This creature from Cajun folklore, often likened to a werewolf or swamp monster, supposedly roams the swamps around New Orleans. Legends say the Rougarou transforms from human to wolf-like creature during the full moon, serving as a warning for children to behave.

Pirates and Jean Lafitte

New Orleans’ history includes piracy, notably linked to the notorious pirate Jean Lafitte. Rumors claim Lafitte buried treasure in and around the city, with some believing his ghost still watches over this hidden wealth.

The Axeman of New Orleans

In the early 20th century, a serial killer known as the Axeman terrorized the city, targeting Italian immigrants. He sent a letter to a local newspaper, claiming he would spare any home where jazz music played. This threat led to a citywide jazz party on the specified night. The Axeman’s identity remains a mystery.

The Casket Girls

Legend holds that the Casket Girls, young women sent to marry colonists in 18th century New Orleans, brought small caskets containing vampires along with their belongings. This tale adds a supernatural element to the city’s history.

Well known New Orleans Myths and Legends

These myths and legends contribute to the mystique of New Orleans, making it a city with a unique and captivating cultural identity. Whether rooted in history or born out of imaginative storytelling, they add to the allure of this vibrant and enigmatic city.

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Real Swamp Tour Reviews - Ragin Cajun Airboat Tours

Vicky Winters rated us: 5 out of 5 stars.

First off if you’re gonna go in January make sure you have a blanket, hat, hoodie, 2 jackets, thick socks, a face mask and gloves lol cause it was so freaking cold. We only seen one gator unfortunately but the experience was so neat and our tour guide was amazing. We will be coming back during the summer time for sure!

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Real Swamp Tour Reviews - Ragin Cajun Airboat Tours

Natalie T rated us: 5 out of 5 stars.

Was recommended to use this tour company by a friend of mine who is British air crew who went on this company in the summer. Props to her cause it was totally fantastic. The driver who picked me up at my hostel was punctual and amicable. Tour guide/boat driver on the 6 person boat was superb. He did a couple of 360 turns and ramped up the speed when everyone was up for the thrill. Saw 2 gators, 1 of which was basking in the sun and it was massive. Saw a couple of wild boars too. The guide was very knowledgeable about alligators all around from life cycles to hatchlings to prey drive etc. wish I knew the guide’s name!! He answered everyone’s questions patiently.

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Taking an airboat plantation tour combo offers a unique and enriching experience. The is especially true if you’re interested in exploring the natural and historical aspects of a region like Louisiana.

Here are 10 reasons why this combo can be a great choice:

Diverse Experiences

Combining an airboat tour with a plantation visit provides a blend of natural and cultural exploration. You get to experience the excitement of gliding through the waterways on an airboat while also delving into the historical significance of the plantations.

Natural Beauty and Wildlife

Our airboat tours take you through the stunning landscape of bayous, swamps and marshes so that you can observe a variety of wildlife in their natural habitat. This can include alligators, birds, and other local fauna.

Cultural and Historical Insight

Visiting a plantation offers a glimpse into the past, particularly the history of the region, including the era of slavery and the agricultural economy. It’s an opportunity to learn about the architectural styles, lifestyle, and challenges of those times.

Educational Value

Both parts of the tour offer educational opportunities. You can learn about the ecosystem and environmental aspects during the airboat ride, and about the social, economic, and historical aspects at the plantation.

Unique Perspective

The airboat tour provides a perspective of the landscape that you can’t get any other way. It offers an up-close view of the waterways and marshes. Similarly, the plantation tour provides a personal look into a significant part of history.

Photographic Opportunities

Both settings offer unique and beautiful photographic opportunities – from capturing the fast-paced action of the airboat to the serene beauty of the historical plantations.

Fun and Adventure

Airboat tours can be thrilling, offering a bit of adventure along with the educational aspects. It’s a fun way to explore the natural environment.

Support Local Tourism

By taking one of our tours, you’re supporting a family-owned local business and tourism, which is vital to the Louisiana economy.

Customizable Experiences

We offer three different plantation tour options: Destrehan, Oak Alley, or Laura Plantations. You can choose which interests you the most. In addition our tour bus will pick you up and take you back.

Memorable Experience

The combination of adventure, education, and historical exploration makes for a memorable trip that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Airboat and Plantation Tour Combo

Overall, an airboat and plantation tour combo provides a comprehensive experience that is both enjoyable and enlightening, making it a unique way to explore New Orleans’s natural and historical heritage.

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Real Swamp Tour Reviews - Ragin Cajun Airboat Tours

Review by: Kristina Rezac

Kristina Rezac rated us: 4 out of 5 stars.

Great experience and had a lot of fun. Our boat person was really informational. The bus driver who picked us up was a hoot and created the perfect atmosphere when he dropped us off.

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Review by: Daniel Morales

Daniel Morales rated us: 1 out of 5 stars.

If you are looking for adrenaline, this is the WRONG place!!!!! We told the staff we wanted to ride on the fast airboat and we were put on the the slowest boat, no type of guided tour at all! Just riding in slow circles. It sucked!!!

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Review by: Amanda Henson

Amanda Henson rated us: 5 out of 5 stars.

Lots of fun! Very informative guide. Book this tour, It was literally the best part of my entire vacation!

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Review by: Candi Mullins

Candi Mullins rated us: 5 out of 5 stars.

Awesome day!!!! Guide was Super friendly & informative… Very reasonably priced for a nice afternoon…. Super side bonus we got to feed the gators!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

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Review by: Kevin Schneider

Kevin Schneider rated us: 5 out of 5 stars.

These guys are freakin awesome. Had a boat rented for 13 and they found those gators and took us for a nice drift.

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Review by: CPW

CPW rated us: 5 out of 5 stars.

Jeff was our tour guide, and he is AWESOME! He is passionate about his job and he is a great educator. We learned all about gators, other wildlife, vegetation, and the area surrounding the bayou. He even threw in some folktales and myths for fun. Our family had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend Raging Cajun airboat tours!!!

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