Wild Louisiana Kayak Swamp Tours

Wild Louisiana Kayak Swamp Tours

Wild Louisiana Kayak Swamp Tours
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Wild Louisiana Tours offers kayaking swamp tours outside of New Orleans, LA. Paddle through scenic cypress swamps on your kayak swamp tour and see all of the beautiful sites that make Louisiana famous. Come book your New Orleans kayak swamp tour today.
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Travelers' Choice
2023

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finnks2022
Plano, TX1 contribution
Apr 2022
This was second time we’ve done this trip. Both times we had a great, knowledgeable and friendly guide. They let you take your time sneaking up on sunning alligators between pointing out and explaining features and animals.
Despite having a large group this time (12) Ryan (our guide) was able to insure everyone saw an eagle and their nest as well as many alligators.
This is a quiet, relaxing and educational tour. Also gave us a bit of much needed light exercise :)
Our group included two family groups, one with a young (10?) girl, several couples as well as solo participants.
Written April 9, 2022
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627patrick
Rockwall, TX1 contribution
Apr 2021
What a fun adventure! Everything about this adventure was great! The shuttle van was on time and very comfortable. The swamp tour was guided by Max, a local who grew up, worked and camped in the very swamp that we were touring. The weather was picture perfect, a slight breeze, no clouds and 70's temperature you couldn't have asked for a better day. Max expertly guided us through the foliage, detailing not only the flora and fauna, but his own personal take on what it is like living and growing up in the swamp. The group was small and socially distant. The only complaint that we had for the day was it wasn't long enough. If there was a 4 hour or even 8 hour tour, we would have signed up. We will be going back for sure!
Written April 6, 2021
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Thank you Patrick!! Next time you come down let us know and we will try and setup a private tour so you can stay out longer!!
Written April 14, 2021
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Laura H
Shawnee, KS2 contributions
Oct 2021
My fiancé and I had a great time on this kayak tour in late October. The biggest highlight was seeing the wildlife, an owl and alligators. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the local plants and animals and we were super happy that we got to see beyond New Orleans without needing to rent a car. We took advantage of the French Quarter pick up which was very easy. Even got a little ab exercise from the kayaking, I was sore the next day.
Their snack and restroom out near the kayaking location was swept away during Ida in summer of 2021 and will probably not be back for many months. If you need a restroom from time of pickup to time of return to the city, be sure to speak up for a short stop at the gas station near the highway, as this is the only restroom option available. Do wear very quick drying clothing as your feet and legs will get wet from the paddle drips. Extra shoes, socks, jackets, etc can be left in the van during the kayak trip. The van is parked along a highway at the entry point, so leaving valuables is discouraged.
We would definitely recommend this to friends and family traveling to the area and would go again.
Written December 7, 2021
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Thank you for the great review and we hope to see you again soon!
Written December 9, 2021
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273carl
Barrie, Canada1 contribution
Apr 2022
I did the Louisiana Cypress Swamp Photography Tour. I you are a photographer and want to come home with great pictures of cypress trees and swamps in general, this tour is for you. My guide, Josh, was really helpful and being a photographer himself, he knows where to find to good spots in the best light possible. I initially book the sunrise tour but Josh contacted me the day before and recommended me to change it to the sunset tour as the weather wasn’t forecasted to be favorable. This motorboat tour designed for photographers was definitely the highlight of my trip to New Orleans!
Written April 21, 2022
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gais
Daly City, CA, United States5 contributions
Oct 2021
We had a lovely kayak through the Manchac Swamp. The guide gave you good details on the swamp ecology and history. He also kept his eyes out to make sure we did not miss the local wildlife (i.e., birds, snakes and gators). The tour is very well-priced for the time on the swamp compared to other kayaking experiences. Kayaking in the swamp is truly an easy paddle so a great experience for all beginner kayakers. It is a great way to see a part of Louisiana outside the French Quarter.

I took away a star because the guide drove the full ~120 mi round trip, mostly on a highway, a tire that he knew had a nail in it and was not holding air. When you are kayaking in the swamp there are submerged obstacles, mostly tree stumps. Half of the time he pointed that we were entering a area known to be full of more submerged obstacles a little late vs giving us a forewarning to keep to a side and avoid the obstacles. He did give us good guidance for what to if we found ourselves stuck and said worse case he would come back and help. Well, a fellow kayaker got stuck but he did not stop his forward progress to make sure they were unstuck and it took a team of 3 of us to get them unstuck. Thankfully we were just in a swamp not a river! These poor behaviors, which when you think about were putting us in danger, distracted from what would otherwise been a perfect morning kayaking in the swamp.
Written October 27, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review! In regards to the tire, round trip was 60miles, 30 miles there, and 30 miles back, not 120. Because the tire wasn't in danger of being damaged your guide Evan opted to make sure the tire was topped off before leaving the city then again before leaving the swamp. The only other option would have been to put on a spare, making the tour late. We then changed the tire as soon as the tour was over. We do make sure our guides let people know of obstacles and we ask guests to let us know when they get stuck, which can require letting your guide know while on the water, if you do not let them know they might not know to come back and help. Thank you! Josh
Written January 3, 2022
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Brooke Y
9 contributions
Aug 2022
This swamp tour was my absolute favorite part of my New Orleans trip. Ryan was an excellent tour guide, very personable and knowledgeable. The tour itself was a perfect length, between 2-3 hours on the water, and the morning was the best time of day to go! While we were paddling back to the van at the conclusion of our trip (around 10:30-11am), the temperature and humidity spiked drastically. I couldn’t imagine just starting out on the water at that time of day. The “Beat the Heat” morning tour is, without a doubt, the best way to go. I would take this tour again in a heartbeat and recommend it enthusiastically.
Written August 29, 2022
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Nicholas T
Richmond, VA1 contribution
Jan 2024
Zach gave us an informative and relaxing tour of the Manjec Swamp, about a 45 minutes drive from the French Quarter. The shuttle service is efficient, adding a reasonable extra cost to the tour price. My partner and I loved seeing a different side of the area, away from the city. Definetly recommend for those seeking an accessible, outdoor adventure while visiting NOLA!
Written January 6, 2024
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NorthrnVA
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
Feb 2020
This was an amazing trip. 10 minutes into the paddle, the noise of the highway melted away and the beauty of the bayou awarded us. Even in the winter we say little alligators, a large owl flying over us and a raccoon scampering up a tree. The great herons flew in front of us every 100 yards.

Good equipment, knowlegeable guides, and good company.
Written February 26, 2020
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Thank you so much for the wonderful write-up! The trip you describe is exactly what we set out to provide for guests. Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing you on another tour in the future!
Written April 27, 2020
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jon c
Atlanta, Georgia, United States3 contributions
Jun 2023
Our guide, Zach was kind, articulate and well informed about the bayou ecosystem and the history of NOLA in relation to the vast swampy waterways that are around the city. I definitely recommend getting the transportation, because they're right...not many ubers out that way! We saw some splendid wildlife (though no gators, but that's ok...I'm sure they saw us!). One of the highlights of our weekend in NOLA. Great job, WLKST!
Written June 12, 2023
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austin247h
New Orleans, LA1 contribution
Feb 2024
Before the tour started our group had got pushed to the next tour time, which is ok because it was only a ten min wait. But this is when things get shaky. The second tour guid with the hand braise was terribly rude to me and my friend because we wanted our own individual kayak and made it a point the reason was because the couple next to us fat and couldn’t be on the same boat. Then proceeded to curse out loud about his coworker because he took to many single kayaks and left us for his tour. Mind you he had plenty of single kayaks still on his rank but didn’t want to use them because they were damaged. Why bring them then if they are damaged? Regardless when it came down to it, the real issue was that he did not want to use the double seater kayak by himself. He was not directly cursing out but was cursing and wishing some people would just get with the program. Then as the tour started he didn’t lead it and made constant jokes about how stupid everyone is going to look because they didn’t know where they were going. He also made it a point to stay quiet during the tour, but was having a loud conversation for half the tour, luckily no gators were startled by this. And lastly he didn’t have much commentary during the tour so essentially it was a supervised kayak trail. One more thing he wanted only my group of 4 to put away the kayaks while the 10 others he drove sat around, this lead to my friend getting hurt because a kayak fell on her. I recommend either going with a different tour guid or just bringing your own rental doing it yourself.
Written February 13, 2024
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