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

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    • 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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    Reviewed 15 July 2019

    This was our third trip to New Orleans, but we are so happy we went on this tour. Barbara gave us a wonderful 'off the beaten path' view of New Orleans. We truly enjoyed seeing the delta preserve and the historic Islenos community. We also...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    thegreatdeltatours, Owner at The Great Delta Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2019

    Thanks so much for taking the time to give us your feedback on your experience. It means the world to us to know how meaningful the tour was for you and what struck you most. Very helpful in our future planning. Take care!

    Reviewed 14 July 2019

    Dr. Peter Yaukey, did an amazing job identifying birds, providing geographical information and history on New Orleans as well as neighboring parishes. It was captivating observing the modifications homeowners in the flood zone took to protect their homes in the event of severe weather. It...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    thegreatdeltatours, Owner at The Great Delta Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2019

    We really appreciate you taking the time to give us your honest feedback and insights on the tour. It really helps us work to make this tour as informative, inspiring and fun as possible! Thanks so much!

    Reviewed 7 July 2019

    It was a wonderful experience to savor the nature side of NOLA and this tour helped a way lot . Professor Peter’s comprehensible guidance made this tour beneficiary and get to know the local ecosystem . Snack stop at Dong Phuong was a added bonus...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    thegreatdeltatours, Owner at The Great Delta Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2019

    Thanks so much for taking the time to provide this valuable feedback! Delighted you enjoyed the other side of NOLA and its beautiful, rich and fragile ecosystem, as well as your special Dong Phuong treat!!!

    Reviewed 15 June 2019 via mobile

    Having seen most of the top recommended sites in New Orleans I stumbled upon this tour and feel lucky. Barbara is very knowledgeable and articulate as well as being a nice person. She took us outside the area most visit and provided cultural, ecological, educational...More

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    thegreatdeltatours, Owner at The Great Delta Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2019

    Thanks so much for your great insights and positive feedback on our Great Delta Tour adventure together, Kris! What a delightful couple you are. Thanks much for sharing your beautiful pictures that especially captured the flowering beauty of our wetlands this summer summer!

    Reviewed 9 June 2019 via mobile

    Professor Peter Yaukey has designed and often hosts this outstanding, informative tour of points of interest in and around New Orleans. Put down your fishbowl and spot wildlife in the bayou & canals. Learn about historic forts, battlefields, settlements, and shell middens. Enjoy Banh-mi on...More

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    thegreatdeltatours, Owner at The Great Delta Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2019

    Thanks so much for your positive feedback. Delighted you enjoyed our one of a kind tour of the wetlands ecosystem, history and cultures of coastal New Orleans with Peter!

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    Response from aborrows11 | Reviewed this property |
    Around 45 minutes but this is split over several stops.
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    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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