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About Canoe & Trail Adventures
Locally and family owned. Offering eco canoe & kayak swamp tours near New Orleans plus educational outings for schools. For over 40 years Canoe & Trail has guided countless people into the Louisiana swamps. We strive to make each adventure a unique experience mixed with information and relaxation. Our guided canoe and kayak swamp tours are the most rewarding experience into the Louisiana outdoors. We paddle into swamps, along bayous and through local marshes. Loved by residents and travelers we are the most experienced guide service in Louisiana. If a guided trip is not for you, we offer kayak (solo and tandem) and canoe rentals daily! We deliver the boats with all the necessary gear to the launch and give you a little paddle lesson and you will be off on your adventure. Want to rent a few boats for delivery other than Cane Bayou? We can do that as well!
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Kathryn L wrote a review Mar 2020
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The guides Hannah and Matt were both friendly and knowledgeable about the swamp ecosystem. We went in early March, and were able to see all types of birds and reptiles, including turtles, snakes, and alligators. I especially appreciated how much time it felt like we had, we never felt like we had to rush or do a lot of paddling to keep up.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from mattmay4887, Guest Relations Manager at Canoe & Trail Adventures
Responded Mar 25, 2020
thekatsmeow113, Thank you for taking some time to review your paddle with us! We love paddling in March and are glad you had a great paddle with us! We enjoy taking our time while out so we can look/find more stuff to show you. Come back anytime!!
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Christine R wrote a review Mar 2020
Narragansett, Rhode Island54 contributions4 helpful votes
Hannah took us through the Manchac Swamp. We were in a group that totalled 11, which was a good size and made for a quiet and intimate experience. Hannah was amazing at spotting alligators and we saw 16 in 2 hours! Really a unique experience. She also helped identify the plants and talked about the ecosystem of the swamp. Some of this is a tragic story, as the old growth cypress were all clear cut and some of the waterways are clogged by invasive species, but it was still beautiful. We went on a tour with Byron (the founder of the company) in 2007 and this company remains a stand out. With a particular focus on ecology and conservation, this tour is fun and educational in equal parts!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from mattmay4887, Guest Relations Manager at Canoe & Trail Adventures
Responded Mar 25, 2020
Hey Christine, First off, welcome back and thank you for joining us again! Second, thank you for this amazing review! That may be a record for our gator sightings, awesome job!! We look forward to another visit in a few years ;)
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Jess H wrote a review Mar 2020
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My friend and I spent the morning out in the bayou on a kayak trip with Matt as our guide. It was magical being out on the water. Once we were out of ear shot of the interstate (which happened very quickly) it was so serene, hearing the birds and frogs and our paddles on the water. We didn’t have high expectations for seeing many critters, and were so happy with just the vegetation and the info Matt shared. However, we lucked out and saw gators, (non-venomous) snakes, frogs, birds and a turtle!! This was such a great way to see a different side of Louisiana. I highly recommend you consider Canoe & Trail Adventures if you want to support a great company and have an incredible experience out in nature.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from mattmay4887, Guest Relations Manager at Canoe & Trail Adventures
Responded Mar 25, 2020
Hey Jess, Thank you so much for this awesome review of your paddle with us! We had a blast paddling with you as well! Come back anytime
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Hannah S wrote a review Mar 2020
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My boyfriend and I took a tour with Matt and Hannah this past Monday and had a fabulous time. Both were very informative and shared history of the swamp as well as facts about the wildlife and botany. We saw more than five alligators, lots of birds (egrets, bald eagles, + more!), turtles and snakes. The swamp was beautiful and the tour was well paced without feeling rushed. The small tour (8 people) lent to the quality of the tour, it felt personal and the swamp was quiet and peaceful. I am a novice kayaker but felt at ease kayaking throughout the swamp. The pickup/drop-off service was punctual and I'd advise if you do not have access to a car. We've recommended already to friends who have future trips planned to NO!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from mattmay4887, Guest Relations Manager at Canoe & Trail Adventures
Responded Mar 11, 2020
This review is simply amazing!!! We are excited to hear you had a great paddle with Matt and Hannah! Kayaking in the swamp is almost always peaceful so we are glad you were able to take part in that. Thank you so much for recommending us to your friends, we hope they take it! Come back anytime.
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Kathy W wrote a review Feb 2020
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Many thanks to Hannah for a fun, informative and relaxing kayak trip to the Manchac Swamp. We appreciated her good nature, expert knowledge and passion for the wetlands. This trip is well organized and we highly recommend this to other visitors!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from mattmay4887, Guest Relations Manager at Canoe & Trail Adventures
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Kathy, Thank you so much for the kind words about Hannah! We strive to keep our trips organized and informed for everyone involved. Come back anytime!!
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