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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.

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Kayak Swamp Tours

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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Awesome Experience and Guide

Ross was an awesome guide who took us through a great section of the bayou. We ended up seeing some cool wildlife and he was able to provide a great amount of knowledge on the ecosystem. When we come back we will be doing more...More

Thank RayPolcino
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great way to see the swamps

This was a great way to see the swamps - no regrets signing up for this trip. Kelley was awesome on the tour - knowledgable and very entertaining. We got to see a few alligators along the way. If you're going to NOLA, this is...More

Thank jonnywang1985
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was great to get out of the city and enjoy the swamps so personally. Within 5 minutes of getting our kayaks in the water we saw an alligator and proceeded to see another baby alligator later on. They mostly keep to themselves and are...More

Thank Tyler S
Newy O, General Manager at Kayak Swamp Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Two good pointer! alligators are'nt aggressive and wear sunscreen! (: Glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed 6 days ago
Great experience

I'm so glad to got to experience the magic of the Louisiana bayou in a kayak. Our guide, Ross, was super cool, friendly, and knowledgeable. Having grown up in the region, his passion for sharing the beauty of the Louisiana coastal wetlands and educating others...More

Thank amandacL4974HZ
Newy O, General Manager at Kayak Swamp Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad you got the full experience! sweat and all! (: .. It was a pleasure driving you back and hope to have you out again next time you visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago
A magical tour with a fantastic guide!

Our swamp tour was a wonderful experience and a highlight of our trip to New Orleans. Before we'd even gotten into the boats, we saw fantastic wildlife including snakes, skinks and frogs. We loved our guide Kelly, who was so friendly but also extremely knowledgeable...More

Thank Rachel B
Newy O, General Manager at Kayak Swamp Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Awesome to hear! see you down the road.

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Erika F
26 June 2018|
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Response from 5uzanna | Reviewed this property |
Not at all. I was worried about this myself but when we were there it felt very safe and the alligators are not aggressive at all. Most of them are also not very big and like to avoid human traffic. Gators are hunted over... More
14 April 2018|
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Response from mangkurat | Reviewed this property |
We toured in May.. no issues on the trip. I think you will see wildlife at either time....
8 April 2018|
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Response from Chris T | Reviewed this property |
Very easy trip and made for beginners. The guides are super helpful and hang back if you are struggling with your steering. They are very helpful!
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