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Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour provided by Kayak Swamp Tours

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Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour

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Paddle through the bayous of Louisiana on this kayaking tour of the Manchac and Maurepas swamps. Trade the bustle of the Big Easy for the lush serenity of cypress forests located just a short drive away from New Orleans. No kayak experience is needed to enjoy a voyage through these lush, wildlife-rich wetlands. Optional transportation means you can visit without renting a car.
  • Explore Louisiana swamps on a small-group guide kayak tour
  • Maurepas Swamp is located a short drive from New Orleans
  • Available transport for an easy, stress-free way to visit the bayou
  • Spot swamp wildlife while paddling through a cypress forest
What to Expect
Depending on transport option selected, meet at the launch location or get picked up at a central New Orleans meeting point for the drive outside the city. After a safety briefing and basic paddling instructions, climb aboard a tandem kayak and launch into the swamp with a guide and small group of no more than eight (single kayaks are available for odd-number groups). Feel a world away from Bourbon Street as you paddle on the calm waters that wind through the moss-draped cypress forests of the Maurepas and Manchac swamps. During your ride on the water, learn about the wetland ecosystem and keep an eye out for native Louisiana wildlife including owls, turtles, and the famous American alligator.
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Important Information
Departure Point
NOLA Cantina, 437 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Guide
  • All necessary gear and equipment
  • Paddle lesson
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bring swimsuit or light, layered synthetic clothing, windbreaker/fleece if cooler, change of clothes, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunglasses retainer, waterproof camera, and water
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 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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Kym wrote a review Nov 2020
8 contributions
What a great experience! It was so beautiful and we saw 3 alligators! A real experience and was so nice to get outside!
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Date of experience: November 2020
Shae S wrote a review Nov 2020
13 contributions4 helpful votes
fantastic way to spend some time in a safe way these days. Get outside, get fresh air, sunshine, see nature.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Dave W wrote a review Nov 2020
Mobile, Alabama1 contribution
Nick, our guide was personable and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the ecosystem of the swamps and bayous. The trip was the right length and good exercise without being tedious. Would definitely recommend it to other visitors.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Kat B wrote a review Nov 2020
Dallas, Texas1 contribution
We had a great time on this swamp tour. Our guide Kelley was obviously super knowledgeable and really excited about the material he was sharing with us. We covered a lot of ground and got to see pretty distinct areas in the swamp making the 2 hours really varied and enjoyable.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Stephanie Shivaya wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions
This was a great way to spend the afternoon... absolutely serene... Our guides were fun and informative... this is a must do activity if you enjoy getting out in nature!!! We will be back!!!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Best tour of the swamps
The swamp kayak tour is the best way to see the swamp! We have done a boat tour in the past, but you can not see th
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Small groups and big experiences! A must do!
Mike was a great guide. He was knowledgeable, patient, and really down to earth. The tour was beautiful and we le
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Fun to do as a family!
We had a blast and Nick was a wonderful guide. Even thru a pandemic we can get out safely and enjoy the beauty arou
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Awesome experience!
We loved the entire tour! Maggie, our tour guide was patient with our group as we were a little uncoordinated with
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It was great
Maggie was a hoot. Super charismatic and funny! She was super laid back and loved all of her factoids. We had a bla
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Casey B
Great Family Experience
This was a great day with our family. Sam communicated well, picked us up on time. Was wonderful and safe with our
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Remarkable and phenomenal experience
Sam was an amazing tour guide. He made our experience remarkable and phenomenal. Their customer service was excelle
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Full Day Tour
We had a great time with our guide Kelly, he was great. Had a good lunch in a local Mom and Pop restaurant, and th
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Guide very sympathetic and knowledgeable on different topics during visit. Nice introduction to beginners as well v
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Nola kayak swamp tour
Our tour guide, Will was very informative. He spoke on the history of the swamp including the settlement of the are
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Honey island kayak
Gerdie was our tour guide and he was fun and informative! Good information and made sure everyone was together!
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It was a wonderful experience, beautiful nature and very nice and friendly guide! Thank you, Gertie for amazing swa
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Correen F
Great Combo Tour
Our Guide, Olive was very nice. My friend and I did the Kayak, Plantation Tour which was perfect for us as there ar
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Excellent Kayak and Plantation Tour
We had a group of 5, including 3 who had never kayaked before. Gertie was our guide and he did a great job introduc
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Erica J
Wonderful day tour!
My mom and I had a great experience on the kayak swamp tour and plantation tour combo. Gertie (sp) was our guide an
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  • Duration: 2h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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