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Manchac Swamp Mystic Wildlife 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 in less than an hour’s 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 travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Kayak Swamp Tours
Chris B
Wonderful journey through the swamp!
We had such a wonderful time on this tour. The swamp itself was beautiful and secluded; a completely different
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Lovely day on the swamp!
We had a great time. It was an absolutely beautiful day to be out on the water. We had our two daughters (ages 6
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Joel P
A great getaway close to the city
My family and I (including 2 teens) had a great time exploring nature on this tour. It was peaceful and we saw
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Great experience surrounded by nature
Great 1/2 day kayak experience. Beautiful nature and informative tour about swamps and bayous, gators, tortoises
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Oliver C
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Great way to spend an afternoon!
Would highly recommend this tour, extremely informative and gives you a really good understanding of the
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Василиса Ю
Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, Italy
It was a wonderful experience, beautiful nature and very nice and friendly guide! Thank you, Gertie for amazing
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Correen F
Edmonton, Canada
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
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Cypress Wonderland!
My wife of 15 years and I have visited New Orleans for years, but we have never been in nature before. This was
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Alina P
Highlight of my NOLA trip
A perfect half-day tour for anyone who likes water and being outdoors. My friend and I went in February, and
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Jessica G
Swamp Tour
So glad we booked this tour! Our tour guide Gertie made was extremely knowledgeable and made this a memorable
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Key Details
  • Kayak Swamp Tours
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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