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Manchac Swamp Mystic Wildlife Kayak Tour

  • 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
Manchac Swamp Mystic Wildlife Kayak Tour
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11:30am With TransportationMost Popular
Tour begins at 11:30am. Transportation provided from the French Quarter, meeting 1hour 20 minutes prior to tour time.
USD 85.00
11:30 Without Transportation
2-3 Hour Kayak Tour of Manchac Swamp
USD 65.00
4:30pm With Transportation
Tour begins at 4:30pm. Transportation provided from the French Quarter, meeting 1hour 20 minutes prior to tour time.
USD 85.00
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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.

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 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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Reviewed 3 days 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
Reviewed 3 days ago
Fun and adventurous nature tour

Kelly was our fearless guide and they were really great. On the trip out we listened to some chill dance music and watched the city turn to swamp in the cool van with AC. We had a relatively small tour group of ~10 people and...More

Thank Kat B
Reviewed 4 days ago
Awesome trip from start to finish

Our guide Kelly(?) was great. Made us laugh on the way to the swamp and did a great job leading us while we kayaked, pointing out some alligators and egret birds along the way. Awesome experience that I'd recommend to anyone looking to explore nature...More

Thank bluej711
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome kayaking experience

This was my very first kayaking trip and our guide, Sam, was awesome.He knew so much about the natural wildlife, was very kind, and was willing to ask any questions that we had. We booked the trip in order to experience the bayou in a...More

1  Thank Sofia K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
wonderful experience

We loved the kayak tour! The swamp was absolutely stunning...it was an amazing feeling to get so close to nature. Our guide, Kelly, was fabulous (including rescuing a stranded turtle on the road on the drive to the landing point). We learnt a lot about...More

Thank Ingrid H
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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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