TOUR FAQS

Are reservations required for tours?

Reservations are required for all tours. Some tours they can be made a few hours in advance however. You can reserve your tour online or by CALLING US at 225-772-7253 


Our tours sell out quite often and a reservation is the best way to avoid missing your desired date and time.     

What days/hours do tours operate?

Not all tours and times are available every day. Please check our reservation sites or call to verify. 225-772-7253.


MONDAYS:

(Call to see what we can offer on Mondays, varies by guest request), 

  • Baton Rouge City Tour without Museum
  • LSU Rural Life Museum
  • Swamp Tour
  • Plantation Tour
  • Baton Rouge Haunted Tour (evening only)


TUESDAYS THROUGH SATURDAYS:

  • Baton Rouge City Tour with State Museum
  • Swamp Tour
  • Plantation Tour
  • Baton Rouge Haunted Tour (evening only)
  • Custom Tours

SUNDAYS:

  • Baton Rouge City Tour without Museum
  • Swamp Tour
  • Plantation Tour

TOUR TIMES MAY VARY, HOWEVER WE TYPICALLY RUN THE TOURS DURING THESE TIMES. SWAMP AND PLANTATION TOURS ARE THE LONGEST DUE TO TRAVEL TIME.


DURATION/TIMES:


BATON ROUGE CITY TOUR WITHOUT MUSEUM (Sundays and Mondays or by request) (2 hours)

  • 9:30am - 11:30pm
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Customized time 

BATON ROUGE CITY TOUR WITH MUSEUM (3 hours)

  • 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Customized time 

BATON ROUGE HAUNTED ADVENTURE (Monday-Saturday evenings only) (2 hours)

  • FALL/WINTER HOURS - 7pm-9pm
  • SPRING/SUMMER HOURS - 8pm -10pm


SWAMP TOUR BY RESERVATION (approximate) (4 hrs- allotting for traffic):

  • 7:45am - 12pm
  • 12:15pm - 5:00pm

PLANTATION TOURS (varies by request) (3-4 hours)

  • MYRTLES DAYTIME - TUESDAYS 2pm
  • MYRTLES DAYTIME - THURSDAYS -9am
  • HOUMAS HOUSE - 8am or 1pm

LSU RURAL LIFE MUSEUM (Mondays only, or by request) (3 hours)

  • 1:30pm - 4:30pm

MYSTERY/HAUNTED PLANTATION TOUR (FRIDAY OR SATURDAY NIGHT ONLY- operates only if minimum attendance is met) (3-4 hours)

  • 6:00 pm



Where will you pick me up? Drop me off?

Red Stick Adventures offers transportation with our tours from many area Baton Rouge hotels and two downtown locations.   THIS MUST BE ARRANGED IN ADVANCE BY CALLING US AT 225-772-7253- LEAVE A MESSAGE PLEASE FOR A RETURN CALL

Hotel pick up is a courtesy service included in your tour price, however we cannot guarantee service to your hotel. 

** IF YOU ARE USING A MOBILE/CELLULAR DEVICE TO MAKE A RESERVATION, PLEASE EMAIL US AT info@redstickadventures.com WITH YOUR TOUR DATE AND NAME AND HOTEL SO WE CAN ARRANGE PICK UP FOR YOU**

We provide hotel pick up service, by reservation,  to the following hotels

  • Belle of BR Casino Hotel (meet at Valet Circle) 
  • Hampton Inn and Suites BR (Downtown) 
  • Hilton BR Capitol Center (Downtown)  
  • Holiday Inn Express Downtown
  • Hotel Indigo (Meet across the street at the Hilton BR) 
  • WATERMARK BR (Downtown) 

FOR OTHER BATON ROUGE AREA HOTEL LOCATIONS, Please contact us BY PHONE AT 225-772-7253 OR  BY EMAIL at info@redstickadventures.com at least 12 hours in advance of your desired tour date/time.  Please include your contact information, hotel name and location and date/time of desired tour.    

To be picked up from your hotel: Please indicate on your reservation in which hotel you are staying. If your hotel is not included on the list, please call at 225-772-7253 or by emailing us ASAP at info@redstickadventures.com with the day and time of your tour so we can make arrangements for your pickup. We will contact you with your pickup time soon after you make your reservation.  

  • Where will you pick me up at the hotel? Please be at the hotel check-in driveway, outdoor awning or lobby at the designated time. Hotel Indigo Guests please meet on Convention Street. 


WHEN ACCESSIBLE, OUR REGULAR WALK UP PICK UP SPOTS ARE, BUT PLEASE CALL US TO TELL US YOU WILL MEET US HERE: 

  • Information/Transportation Gazebo (located between the LASM Planetarium and the USS Kidd) at 100 S. River Road (across the street from the Raising Cane’s River Center) 
  • Visit Baton Rouge: 359 Third Street (Corner of Laurel and 3rd)    

Baton Rouge also offers UBER and Lyft services (apps available for your smartphone or mobile device) that can bring you to our pickup locations. 

  • When will you pick me up? We will contact you with your pickup time soon after you make your reservation.  

Due to schedule, you may need to be ready for your hotel pick up to 1-2 hours in advance of the scheduled tour time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we promise the tour is worth the wait. 

Due to the potential for unexpected traffic delays within the city, we cannot guarantee an exact pick up or return time, but we will do our best to be as close as possible.  Every attempt is made to remain on schedule and to return you to your hotel for the time indicated. We suggest giving yourself 1-2 hours extra time “cushion” in advance of any other scheduled event or appointment you may have later in the day. Should you have a special concern regarding your return time, please advise us upon making your reservation and discuss this with your driver.     

What if it RAINS?

Red Stick Adventures tours operate RAIN OR SHINE, unless there is closure due to an extreme weather event (such as torrential storms, tropical storms, hurricanes, or in the extreme rare event- snow) or closures of most of our accessible areas due to circumstances beyond our control or ACTS of NATURE/GOD.  

Red Stick Adventures has a no refund policy for tours, unless you cancel more than 12 hours in advance of your scheduled tour. 

In the rare event that Red Stick Adventures cancels a tour, you will be offered a refund of your purchase price only (does not include fees, postage or other incidental costs).  

On rainy days, we suggest wearing water-resistant shoes, bringing an extra pair of socks, wearing a poncho or raincoat, and/or carrying an umbrella.     

What Should I Wear?

Comfortable, casual attire is recommended.  

We recommend comfortable walking shoes for all of our tours.

  • THE MOST WALKING OCCURS ON THE BATON ROUGE HAUNTED ADVENTURE, THE PLANTATION TOUR AND THE LSU RURAL LIFE MUSEUM!

All tours will require walking from the mini bus to the venue and back, so you may consider weather as a factor in your outfit decision. 

If you have insect or sun exposure concerns, we suggest the use of sunscreen and/or bug repellent, especially for the Swamp Tours and LSU Rural Life Museum Tours.   

How do I pay?

ON THE PHONE: You can hold your reservation by credit card (fees do apply). 

IN PERSON: We accept cash and credit cards (fee applies) or PayPal (fee does apply) with photo i.d.   

Credit cards accepted include Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.   


Tour faqs (continued)

Can I bring small children?

Yes. Our tours are perfect for any age group, with the exception of two that require parental discretion. 


!!! WARNING - Parental discretion is advised for the Baton Rouge Haunted Adventure and the Mystery Haunted Tour!!!


On our other tours, the content and concepts contained in our narrative are geared more toward adults.

For larger groups with more children (reserved groups of more than 6), we can accommodate a different narrative for a younger audience, with a minimum of 24 hours advanced notice. Please email us at info@redstickadventures.com to discuss. 


STROLLERS AND HARD INFANT CARRIERS/CARSEATS:

Due to space limitations, and for the comfort of all of our guests, strollers are not permitted on the tours. Child-carrier backpacks, slings, and front-packs are allowed.  

Children under three years-old should be lap sitting and must sit in a parent’s lap for the entirety of the tour. 

If you wish for your child of any age to have a seat for himself/herself, or if you wish for your child to ride in a carrier/carseat,  please pay the “Child Ticket” rate (under age 11 only) versus the “Lap sitting child” ticket.   

Is the Tip included?

No, tips are not included but are welcome and appreciated!!!

Do you give discounts?

Until January 2018, yes, we offer a discount on SOME (not all) TOURS. We offer senior citizen discount (over 65 years-old only), Active Military discount (with valid Active Military ID), and children three years-old and younger are free (but MUST BE LAP SITTING TO QUALIFY FOR FREE limit one child per paid adult).


Coupons are available in some publications, HOWEVER all the terms of the coupon must be met in order to receive the benefit of the coupon. 


We do not honor other coupons or discounts to actual venues, as they have already provided us with their best discounts.

Are there bathrooms on the bus or boat?

There are no bathrooms on the mini motor coaches. 


Tours are 2-4 hours long. Please make arrangements for your comfort prior to the tour, or use the museum/plantation/swamp shop facilities on those tours . 


THERE IS NO READILY AVAILABLE BATHROOM ACCESS DURING THE BATON ROUGE HAUNTED ADVENTURE. WE WILL BE EXPLORING AREAS THAT ARE CLOSED (NIGHTTIME) AND DO NOT HAVE EXTERIOR FACILITIES. PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS "TO GO" BEFORE THE TOUR OR WAIT UNTIL WE ARE FINISHED WITH THE TOUR. REMEMBER- IT IS ONLY 2 HOURS LONG.


For our other tours- bathrooms are available at the swamp site, the plantation grounds, the LSU Rural Life Museum, and the Capitol Park/LA State Museum.    

Why Should We Choose a Red Stick Adventures Tour?

You should choose a Red Stick Adventures Tour because we offer unforgettable journeys, and sightseeing tours. All of our tours provide you with great memories from your visit to Louisiana

With service from most area hotels, we offer convenience and provide a relaxing way to travel as you enjoy learning more about our unique culture and history. 

We are Authentic Louisiana at Every Turn!

We look forward to serving you!

Are your buses handicap accessible?

Unfortunately, our buses are not handicap-lift equipped and for insurance reasons, our drivers are not able to offer assistance.  

* A printed tour is available for any hearing impaired guests who may join us on our tour.