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Manchac Swamp 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 a short 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.
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Day K wrote a review Jun 2020
4 contributions
We took the 4:30 kayak tour with Vera, and since the coronavirus thing is still going on we were the only ones on the tour. Still, Vera was accommodating and friendly, and she is very knowledgeable about ecology and animal behavior. We had to go through some hyacinth that
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Date of experience: June 2020
Response from Newy O, General Manager at Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for coming out and leaving a shining review! We appreciate your business during this trying time. Please come back and see us very soon!
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Patricia B wrote a review Jun 2020
17 contributions5 helpful votes
Late afternoon made for a cooler experience. Sam was a great tour guide and was very knowledgeable and had laser gator eyes. A very enjoyable experience for those whole enjoy the outdoors
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Response from Newy O, General Manager at Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Sam was actually raised by alligators and now he's going to school to be a doctor! What a success story! Thanks for coming out! We really appreciate your patronage!
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Rachel K wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution
Exactly what I expected. Sam and Sarah were wonderful and made sure we got our money’s worth. They knew a lot about the plants and animals in the area. We saw gators and more. A little hard for us beginners, but we made it. They will help you. Be ready for lots of nature-
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Date of experience: June 2020
Response from Newy O, General Manager at Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Oh jeez! Hope the wasps didnt get ya! At least you have that story now! Regardless, glad you had a nice time and thanks for supporting our little outfit! Please come visit us again real soon.
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Alice E wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution
We had a great time kayaking today! I believe our guide was Jeffrey and he was really nice! It was nice to do something I had never done before in the area.
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Date of experience: June 2020
Response from Newy O, General Manager at Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
You have a friend in the swamp now Alice! Come back any time!
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Brad P wrote a review May 2020
2 contributions
I came in with 2 kiddos (8 and 10) and wanted it to be private due to the damn virus. Jeff had the boats waiting for us all wiped down when we arrived. He knew everything about every plant and animal and beyond and was happy to share. He even towed my 10 yr old’s boat the last
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Casey B
Great Family Experience
This was a great day with our family. Sam communicated well, picked us up on time. Was wonderful and safe with our
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Remarkable and phenomenal experience
Sam was an amazing tour guide. He made our experience remarkable and phenomenal. Their customer service was excelle
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Full Day Tour
We had a great time with our guide Kelly, he was great. Had a good lunch in a local Mom and Pop restaurant, and th
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Guide very sympathetic and knowledgeable on different topics during visit. Nice introduction to beginners as well v
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Nola kayak swamp tour
Our tour guide, Will was very informative. He spoke on the history of the swamp including the settlement of the are
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Honey island kayak
Gerdie was our tour guide and he was fun and informative! Good information and made sure everyone was together!
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It was a wonderful experience, beautiful nature and very nice and friendly guide! Thank you, Gertie for amazing swa
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Correen F
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 ar
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Excellent Kayak and Plantation Tour
We had a group of 5, including 3 who had never kayaked before. Gertie was our guide and he did a great job introduc
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Erica J
Wonderful day tour!
My mom and I had a great experience on the kayak swamp tour and plantation tour combo. Gertie (sp) was our guide an
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Kayaking and the Whitney plantation
We went out on 1/17 with Kelly. He did a great job getting to the location and through the kayak tour. Highly recom
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Great tour and guide - wonderful experience
Everything went exactly as planned. Kelly was a great guide, very knowledgeable and helpful. We lucked out with gre
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Jon V
Family fun outside of the Quarter
We have taken our kids to New Orleans since they were babies and we have always done the usual: zoo, aquarium, Inse
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Reyna F
Excellent tour
Both the kayak tour and the plantation tour were fabulous. I was so fortunate to see 3 alligators in the winter alo
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Honey Island Swamp Tour
We had Sammy as our guide and at first it was a little confusing to get to the launch location, but we found it. I
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