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Canoe & Trail Adventures

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626 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112-3506
+1 504-233-0686
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We did the four hour kayak trip with Matt and had a wonderful time. Matt was very knowledgeable... read more

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Kelcey D
Twilight paddle truly unique experience

We were staying at Fontainebleau cabins which is right down the road and looking for a fun... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Locally and family owned. Offering eco canoe & kayak swamp tours near New Orleans plus educational outings for schools. For over 40 years Canoe & Trail has guided countless people into the Louisiana swamps. We strive to make each adventure a unique experience mixed with information and relaxation. Our guided canoe and kayak swamp tours are the most rewarding experience into the Louisiana outdoors. We paddle into swamps, along bayous and through local marshes. Loved by residents and travelers we are the most experienced guide service in Louisiana. If a guided trip is not for you, we offer kayak (solo and tandem) and canoe rentals daily! We deliver the boats with all the necessary gear to the launch and give you a little paddle lesson and you will be off on your adventure. Want to rent a few boats for delivery other than Cane Bayou? We can do that as well!
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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626 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112-3506
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Reviewed today

We did the four hour kayak trip with Matt and had a wonderful time. Matt was very knowledgeable about the bayou, and you could tell he was genuinely excited to explore and show us everything. We came away with so much more knowledge than we...More

Thank Kelcey D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were staying at Fontainebleau cabins which is right down the road and looking for a fun Louisiana experience for older kids. I tried to book a twilight paddle just a few days before we wanted to go and there were no spots, but when...More

Thank finbarsmom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're looking to visit Lousiana bayous and discover its wildlife, this is the best way. An incredible experience, with an awesome crew, happy to share their knowledge with you. Being on your kayak in the middle of the bayou/swamp and lake Ponchartrain, contemplating the...More

Thank Romain R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Kevin was an excellent guide. Leisurely paddle. Do it! Saw an owl, unusual for daylight. saw 'gator, strange insects, deer. "YMMV - your mileage may vary."

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did the half day taste of the bayou tour in June. It was the perfect length of trip for kayaking so your arms don’t get too tired and you don’t get too sunburnt. You start out in very calm water at a boat launch...More

Thank Kelsey B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the years with out of town guests, I've been on airboat tours and pontoon tours and this canoe tour is the real deal. If you want to experience Louisiana wilderness these canoes are just way more personal and interactive than sitting up on a...More

1  Thank Matt N
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Matt M, Guest Relations Manager at Canoe & Trail Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded today

Matt N, We are glad you came paddle with us. We agree that taking a canoe or kayak lets you feel all the surroundings. We hope to see you again one day! Thank you so much!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kevin was a wonder guide who knew the wildlife and the ecosystem of the area and enjoyed spending time on the water. It was a relaxing paddle with plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings. Highly recommend. It was hot but no bugs which I...More

1  Thank Glenda W
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Matt M, Guest Relations Manager at Canoe & Trail Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded today

Glenda, Thank you for the kind words regarding your kayak trip with us! We are glad you had the chance to relax and take in all the bayou has to offer! Hope to see you again one day!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. The pace of the tour was perfect. We saw an alligator, birds, cypress trees and my son held a green tree frog on his finger. The tour guide talked about the local bio life and showed us different...More

1  Thank Pamela B
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Matt M, Guest Relations Manager at Canoe & Trail Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Pamela, It sounds like yall really enjoyed the paddle on the bayou! We are so glad you son was able to get some hands on experience. Thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you again some day.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great way to see the bayou, felt very safe with our guide (Matt). He pointed out as much of wild life to us as he could. Saw two alligators from the distance they disappeared off when we got too close. We went...More

Thank Bernadette H
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Matt M, Social Media Director at Canoe & Trail Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bernadette, We appreciate you taking the time to review your paddle with us. I am glad you felt safe with me while kayaking on the bayou. I hope you are able to join us again one day.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong, I love all that NOLA offers: great food, refreshing drinks, and music that revives the soul. Sometimes, it is nice to get out of the city and get in touch with nature. Canoe and Trail Adventures make this so easy: they...More

Thank GayeP P
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Matt M, Social Media Director at Canoe & Trail Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Gayep, Thank you so much for the kind words! We love the food and drinks as well. We like the outdoors a bit more ;) We love keeping the groups small so we can visit with everyone and still be able to have a sense...More

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liz10527
21 April 2018|
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TripAdviors will not let us post contact info here but you can see the number on our TripAdvisor page or book directly on our website which can also be found on our TripAdvisor page. Since you are traveling international we... More
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Brittany N
14 April 2018|
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Brittany, we paddle in an area where the alligators are still wild and do not associate humans with food so they do not approach the kayaks. Alligators become dangerous when they are taught to approach small boats to receive... More
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Jacqueline C
28 October 2017|
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Many of our guides are good birders, even the ones that don’t bird routinely are good spotters. If you would like a guide who birds just let us know what date you’re booking for and we’ll try to scheduled a birder guide for... More
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