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Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour

New Orleans, United States

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up to 24 hours in advance
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Venture beyond New Orleans to the wilds of the Louisiana bayous on a small-group kayaking tour of the Manchac and Maurepas swamps. Climb aboard a tandem kayak and paddle through a lush landscape of cypress forests and wetlands teeming with wildlife. No kayaking experience is necessary, as a guide teaches you everything need to know to enjoy this Southern-style adventure.
  • Guided swamp kayak tour near New Orleans
  • Explore the bayous and wetlands of Louisiana on a tandem kayak
  • Look for alligators and other swamp wildlife
  • Great for beginners and experienced kayakers alike
  • Get a paddling lesson before launching out
  • Transportation from central New Orleans meeting point available
  • Small group ensures personalized service
All necessary gear and equipment
Paddle lesson
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

NOLA Cantina, 437 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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 travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Although the detail says no transport is included, you can get a ride to and from the French Quarter for a little extra."


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Kayak fun
, Mar 2020
Jesse our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We teased him and he teased back. Very enjoyable trip. Not strenuous at all.
Perfect Escape from the Quarter Debauchery
, Jan 2020
My friend and I signed up for this tour so as to have one activity that didn’t involve eating or drinking while in New Orleans. We found it very worthwhile! Our guide, Gertie, was laid back and fun, but still imparted a good deal of information about this ecosystem and conveyed his passion for the surrounding environment. The company was also very accommodating, in terms of rescheduling for weather and making sure we felt comfortable with our choices. And they offered a shuttle from the French Quarter, which is extremely helpful if you find yourself sans vehicle. The tour itself was very entertaining. It was a great way to get some exercise (for something other than our livers) and experience the natural beauty of New Orleans. Though we would’ve loved to see more wildlife, we thoroughly enjoyed being out on the water and taking in our surroundings. Also, the company was very upfront about how the winter weather would affect animal sightings, so we knew this going in. No alligators, but plenty of egrets and tons of fun!
Amazing tour!
, Sep 2019
We had Gerty as our tour guide and he did such a good job of keeping the tour fun, informative but also not super hoaky. I did it with my partner and it managed to be a fun group tour but also a great thing to do as a couple. Cannot recommend enough, and the bayou is beautiful
Kayak Tour from New Orleans
, Jul 2019
The tour was great but the transportation van had roaches in it!!!! Horrible experience driving 30 minutes like this

Product code: 22050P2

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