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New Orleans Kayak Manchac Swamp Tour

Explore the magical Maurepas and Manchac swamps.

Quick Details


  • $55 per person (Drive Out)
  • Multiple Trips Per Day (Check Calendar For Times)
  • 30 Min From Downtown Nola
  • Beginner/Child Friendly


  • Roundtrip Shuttle From Nola $20 per person, meeting 1 hour 20 minutes prior to tour time
  • Pickup 1hr 20 mins before tour

Paddle Through New Orleans’ Picturesque Swamps on a Kayak

Are you looking for a scenic tour of the natural swamp landscapes of New Orleans? This picturesque kayak tour takes you through the Maurepas Swamp and Manchac Swamp, which offer some of the best wildlife viewings in the area.

What to Expect
  • A secluded, calm, and pristine setting
  • Dense cypress forest and expansive wetlands
  • An array of wildlife surrounding you as you paddle
  • Calm waters, ideal for beginners and adventure seekers alike
  • Your guide narrates the tour and educates you on your surroundings as well as the current preservation and conservation efforts of Louisiana’s endangered wetland ecosystem.

Reservations are highly recommended, as spaces fill up quickly.

If you do not use our transportation, driving directions are sent in the confirmation email you receive after booking.

What to bring

  • Sunscreen – kayaks do not offer any protection from the sun, so it is important that you wear sunscreen. We will be out on the water for at least an hour and a half. Don’t forget to apply to the tops of your legs, as we use sit-on-top kayaks.
  • Bug Repellent – while the mosquitoes are not typically a problem on our swamp tours, they can appear during dusk for 1/2 hour, but otherwise, our other tour times they don’t bug us.
  • Cash – cash is most definitely an essential for your swamp tour. It allows you to tip your tour guides.
  • Camera – bring your camera or phone camera so that you can capture the beauty of the swamp and its creatures. We sell waterproof cases for your photo if you need or want them.
  • Comfortable Clothing – Dress for the weather and wear light layered breathable, synthetic clothing/swimsuits during the warm months and a warm thermal cover in the winter for your swamp tour. Sandals or athletic shoes you don’t mind getting wet or dirty.
  • Questions – Our tour guides love answering questions from guests. If you have a question, they will have an answer.

Please see our FAQ for important information about our tours.