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Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours

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New Orleans, LA, USA
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About Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours
We are anything but your typical swamp tour! Our lead tour guides include a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who has covered wetlands issues for 30 years, a former television producer who wrote for the only series covering erosion, and a former forest ranger and experienced environmental educator. Lost Lands takes customers out on boats or in kayaks to show the beauty of Louisiana's costal landscape. We also educate our customers on the rapid land loss occurring in the region and explain why south Louisiana is ground zero for global warming. You’ll start with an in-depth audio-visual education on the history of this problem and the proposed cures from award-winning experts. Then come with us for a first-hand experience into the beauty and peril of the largest wetlands ecosystems left in the lower 48 states.After taking our tour, you’ll understand why the wetlands are worth fighting for!
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Rumskys wrote a review Oct 2020
Portland, Oregon246 contributions36 helpful votes
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This is an opportunity to really learn about and experience the wetlands from a kayak! It was really informative about the status of the wetlands today and you learn about the fact that Louisiana is currently loosing massive amounts of land. John was our guide and he really went out of his way to customize the trip for us and we had just a fabulous day. We saw lots of wildlife including at least 5 alligators, bald eagles, some black vultures, red-eared sliders (turtles), egrets, herons and more. One of the highlights was spending a good amount of time up close and personal with a barred owl. Note that they do NOT feed or harass the wildlife and that is very important to keeping these beautiful places natural. I highly recommend you take a trip with them if you have the time. It will be an experience you will always remember.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Shannon L wrote a review Jul 2020
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The joy of writing a belated review is that I get to revisit how wonderful an experience this was. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough: it begins with an informative presentation by Bob about the precarious state of the wetlands and the damaging impact human activity has had/is having on the local environment. After the presentation, we drove to the swamp, unpacked the kayaks, and hit the water. John (and his son) were excellent guides. We saw alligators, turtles, owls, a snake and different species of vegetation--for all of these John provided rich and informative histories and stories. He had also thoughtfully packed sandwiches and snacks for all of us. The environment itself is both peaceful and stunning--kayaking allowed us to slowly take in our surrounds. Months on, writing this review, what stands out most in my memory of this tour is not actually 'how many' alligators we saw (though, we had fun keeping count), but how thoughtful, passionate, and respectful Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours are about their environment. Thank you for this memorable experience!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Meg H wrote a review Mar 2020
Stockton Springs, Maine3 contributions1 helpful vote
We paddled deep into the bayou and cypress forest, seeing lots of wildlife and learning about the water-management challenges facing the natural environment and the city and port of New Orleans. Our guide was excellent. The day started with a one-hour slide presentation and discussion of the issues to help us understand what we were about to see. We highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Detroit425 wrote a review Feb 2020
Detroit17 contributions
Being in a kayak is a great way to experience this environmentally rich and diverse place. Not an experienced kayaker, I was a little apprehensive, but our guide, John, was very attentive and encouraging. The educational component of this tour makes for not only a great day in nature, but for understanding the forces at work that may determine whether these resources will be there for future generations to enjoy. Thanks for providing this great experience!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Cris M wrote a review Dec 2019
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This was a wonderful experience. John was very patient, flexible, professional and informative. We were able to see some amazing wildlife and tremendous flora. A life experience I will always cherish.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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