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Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours

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Address: 2411 Octavia St, New Orleans, LA 70115-6533
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+1 504-858-7575
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We are anything but your typical swamp tour! Our lead tour guides include a...

We are anything but your typical swamp tour! Our lead tour guides include a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who has covered wetlands issues for 30 years, a former television producer who wrote for the only series covering erosion, and a former forest ranger and experienced environmental educator. Lost Lands takes customers out on boats or in kayaks to show the beauty of Louisiana's costal landscape. We also educate our customers on the rapid land loss occurring in the region and explain why south Louisiana is ground zero for global warming. You’ll start with an in-depth audio-visual education on the history of this problem and the proposed cures from award-winning experts. Then come with us for a first-hand experience into the beauty and peril of the largest wetlands ecosystems left in the lower 48 states.After taking our tour, you’ll understand why the wetlands are worth fighting for!

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A wonderful experience, the highlight of our New Orleans vacation

We had the great pleasure and good fortune of finding Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours on our New Orleans vacation last October. We had our guide, Marie, all to ourselves... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Scott S

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had the great pleasure and good fortune of finding Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours on our New Orleans vacation last October. We had our guide, Marie, all to ourselves and had a truly splendid day. Starting with an educational presentation about the history of the waters and land of Louisiana, the threats and hopes of it's fragile future, we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

The whole experience was just great, including the introduction to the environmental issues of the Louisiana wetlands. It really gave us knowledge that was great to carry with us for the rest of our travels around Louisiana. Tour was great, we got to see snakes, turtles, eagle and more alligators than we could count. In addition our tour guide Clyde... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

We came to Louisiana to find out about the water, and this was probably the best introduction we could have hoped to have. After an incredibly detailed and interesting presentation about the issues facing the local environment we headed out on a short drive to the edge of the swamps. The kayak journey itself was brilliant too, (including good paddling... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

We LOVED our kayak tour in the bayous with Lost Lands. It began with a very interesting presentation about the environmental changes taking place in Louisiana and its impact on land erosion. Definitely eye-opening. Our guide then took us and another couple to the bayous. Even though it wasn't summer, it was great. We got to see lots of birds... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

I've taken a group on this tour twice, and it has been amazing each time. The guides are incredibly knowledgable and Marie is a pleasure to work with to arrange everything. We needed to change dates at the last minute due to weather and it worked out perfectly due to the flexibility of Lost Lands' organizers and guides. It's also... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

This is far more than a swamp tour; Lost Lands is a gift. Owner Marie Gould and her husband, Bob, offer this gift with authenticity and intelligence, a wry sense of humor and, most of all, hope. The tour starts with understanding, thanks to a 45-minute presentation and discussion about the fragile and diminishing Louisiana bayou. It's powerful and provides... More 

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Lindsay P, Owner at Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours, responded to this review

Hi. This message is from Marie. Thank you, thank you for the very nice review. I am touched by what you had to say. We enjoyed very much spending the day with you!! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Kayaking in the bayou is the highlight of our trip to New Orleans. Once we paddled away from the noisy highway, we were engulfed in tall cypress, still water and birds silently flying away from us. We did get close to some birds, especially a large barred owl. Stopping at an abandoned home, many of us speculated on what life... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

We didn't want to do a swamp tour that would be harmful to the environment and Lost Lands was just what we had hoped for an more. It was a fantastic blend of education and entertainment. We really enjoyed our time kayaking with Chris and the educational presentation by Bob provided a rich and enlightening context to our experience. Marie... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Most swamp tours claim to care about the wildlife and land and then use large, loud boats to disrupt the environment so that tourists can feed marshmallows to alligators. It's very evident that Lost Lands is run by locals who care deeply about the community and the impact changes in the environment has on New Orleans and the country. Kayaking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

My experience on this tour was nothing short of fantastic. You will start with a very interesting presentation that prepares you to look beyond what other tour companies provide at the surface-level, and delve deep into the issues surrounding the wetland ecosystem and human impacts on it. However, the tale which is told is not a standard example of human... More 

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