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Manchac Swamp Mystic Wildlife Kayak Tour

Highlights
  • Explore Louisiana swamps on a small-group guide kayak tour
  • Maurepas Swamp is located in less than an hour’s drive from New Orleans
  • Available transport for an easy, stress-free way to visit the bayou
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Manchac Swamp Mystic Wildlife Kayak Tour
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11:30am With Transportation
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Tour begins at 11:30am. Transportation provided from the French Quarter, meeting 1hour 20 minutes prior to tour time.
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2pm With Transportation
Tour begins at 2pm. Transportation provided from the French Quarter, meeting 1hour 20 minutes prior to tour time.
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11:30 Without Transportation
2-3 Hour Kayak Tour of Manchac Swamp
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Overview

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.

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 45-minute 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 approximately 2 hours on the water, learn about the wetland ecosystem and keep an eye out for native Louisiana wildlife including the famous American alligator.

Reviews (147)
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Reviewed yesterday
Unique and Beautiful tour of Stunning Fragile Ecosystem

Thank you NOLA Kayak Tours for a breathtakingly beautiful and informative journey into the canals and bayous right outside New Orleans. Kaylee (sp?) was our guide today, and she was fantastic! Held a pace that worked for all the folks on our tour, and she...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dimmydusty35
Reviewed 3 days ago
Sunny was great

Sunny was impressive. Knowledgeable, friendly, and very pleasant to talk to. I drove from Houston that day but along the way there was very good communication from them informing me about the weather. We ended up having a great kayak trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KennyL165
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Serene and educational

Mike was an excellent tour guide and wonderful person to talk to. I would do this tour again in a heartbeat. I learned a lot about the threats to the Louisiana ecosystem and saw them firsthand, along with the wildlife and calm waters. Will be...More

1  Thank moonbeam135
Newy O, General Manager at Kayak Swamp Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Ya'll had some perfect weather on the 7th! thanks for the kind review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful day outside

We greatly enjoyed our Christmas Day tour with Sunny. The swamp was beautiful, amd she knew a lot about it. I was worried there would be much to see in the winter, but it was still very nice.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Autumnsky
Newy O, Manager at Kayak Swamp Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's true that the likelihood of seeing reptiles in the winter goes down, though we agree with you that the wetlands are gorgeous any time of year! Birding opportunities are ever-present and a break from the city is always fun! Thanks for paddling with us!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Highlight of Our Trip

An amazing tour. We had a great time. The kayaking itself was great but our guide Mike was even better. We learned so much, from an enlightening perspective. He has a sharp eye for picking out wildlife and gives informative talks along the way in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank jungalist
Newy O, General Manager at Kayak Swamp Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Awesome feedback, thanks so much! Glad we hit the high mark! Come see us again in another location!

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Paradise13988289105
1 November 2018|
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Response from travelnadia78 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t work there but I’ve been on the tour. Its worth paying full price. The guides are amazing.
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Tom M
19 September 2018|
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Response from Jessyca505 | Reviewed this property |
1) We were on the water about 1.5 hours. 2) We booked directly from the website 3) Wr had several have a rental car and meet us. The guide gives directions to you when you book, but they are also listed on the website.
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7 September 2018|
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Response from Patty L | Reviewed this property |
We went in the morning because they picked us up around 9am and we got back around 4pm
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