Seafood & Shrimp Boil Experience
New Tour! | Just $89 | Offered Thurs thru Sunday
This walking tour explores the history and culture of our most famous seafood by (you guessed it) eating it! This New Orleans food tour includes your invite to an authentic shrimp boil, complete with corn, sausage, and more! | 3 Hrs
In New Orleans, there’s simply no such thing as too much seafood!
Person – $89
It’s true: what most people think of as delicacies, we include in our daily diet here in New
Orleans. Seafood is a cornerstone of our culture. And we want to share it with you!
This full lunch walking tour will guide you through a cornucopia of seafood delights, with our
local blue crab, crawfish, Gulf oysters, and some of the most beautiful shrimp you’ve ever seen.
While you feast, we will also discuss how our seafood is different from the rest of world. You’ll
learn how oysters are cultivated, why we’re so crazy for crawfish, and how locals “go crabbing.”
But that’s all just the appetizer.
After a few short tasting stops, it’s time for deviled crab and a down-home, picnic-style shrimp
boil! You’ll be able to see the pot, smell the seasonings, and learn the secrets for hosting your
own boil back home. Then, roll up those sleeves—we’re going to eat! Whether dining al fresco
on a French Quarter balcony or indoors (weather dependent), we’re talking picnic tables topped
with newspapers and the whole shebang. Plenty of large, peel-and- eat shrimp to go around plus the other boil staples: potatoes, corn on the cob, and sausage. Finished with dessert…it just can’t get any better than this!
Seating is limited. Price includes all food and restaurant costs; alcoholic beverages can be purchased separately.
This is a walking tour (about 0.75 mile total) on uneven sidewalks, so wear comfortable
shoes and prepare for the weather (sun, cold, or rain, depending on the season). All
guests must be able to walk up and down stairs, twice. This tour does not accommodate
vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, salt-free dietary restrictions or seafood allergies of any
kind. At least two people are needed to run this tour (may be booked separately).
Where Do We Meet?
We’ll meet on the steps of the Louisiana Supreme Court Building, 400 Royal Street, across the street from Brennan’s Restaurant in the French Quarter.
- Can vegetarians, pescatarians, or vegans attend?
While we can offer substitutions for most dishes to pescatarians, we cannot accommodate vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher, or low salt diets. Those very sensitive to spicy food may also want to consider another tour.
- How much walking will there be?
You will walk approximately 0.75 miles on this tour.
- What if someone in my party is allergic to shellfish?
This is definitely NOT the tour for those with a shellfish allergy! You may want to consider the Magazine Street Foodie Tour instead.
- Can I bring my baby in a stroller?
This tour is not suitable for children under 6 years old. In addition there are restaurants which can be quite packed and difficult for a stroller. Depending on the prefered tour date, we may be able to accommodate younger children and strollers on a private tour (please contact us for details).
- Will there just be small samples?
The first few stops will be smaller portions, but the shrimp boil will be a full meal! Come hungry!
- Are alcoholic drinks included?
We’ve priced the tour without the inclusion of drinks so that our guests can decide for themselves if they want to share a drink, have their own drink, or not drink at all.
- Where does the tour start?
We will meet outside of 1010 Decatur Street near the French Market.
- What if it’s raining?
Our tours run rain or shine; please bring an umbrella or poncho in order to stay dry during the tour. If the weather is severe enough that it poses a danger, we will call you to explain our decision and discuss alternatives (this is why it’s very important to list a good cell phone number when booking online!). If we cancel a tour because of severe weather, all guests will be given a full refund.
- Which restaurants will we be going to, and what will we eat?
The typical menu will consist of a variety of seafood and shellfish. Because we love anticipation (and because the tour may change on a given day because of restaurant closures/changes), we don’t release where we go or what we eat –– except to say that it’s all wonderful!
- How large are the tour groups?
This tour will max out at 8–10 guests. We pride ourselves on small group sizes so you’ll never be a part of one of those massive tour groups!
- Is there a different price for children?
Children 12 and under who share portions with their parents will be $35. If your child is a big eater, you may want to consider buying a full-priced ticket!