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Manchac Swamp Kayak and Wildlife Tour

 New Orleans, LA
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Escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown New Orleans on this outdoor adventure. Relax and unwind for 2-3 hours as a trained guide takes guests down the slow-moving bayous of the Manchac Swamp in a kayak or canoe. Take in local wildlife as guests learn of the rich cultural history of the area. The moss-covered cypress groves of Manchac are a sight guests have to see, so book a trip today!

Activity Highlights
  • 2-3 -hour guided kayak/canoe tour through Manchac swamp, including a logging ghost town
  • See nature at its finest with alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets, eagles, owls, and more
  • Wonderful picture taking opportunities
  • Paddle the slow-moving waters through moss-covered cypress trees

Duration: 2 - 3 Hrs.

What's Included
  • All kayaking equipment
  • Life jacket
  • Tour guide
What to bring
  • Bring a hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Small coolers
  • Bug spray
  • All children 8 and under must wear a life jacket during the entire experience.
  • Glass bottles or items are prohibited on the kayak.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tour is not handicap accessible.
  • No service dogs allowed.
  • Guests who appear to be intoxicated will not be allowed on tour.
Additional information
  • Gratuity is not included.
  • Free parking on site is available.
  • Please arrive at 105 Gary Rd, Laplace, LA 70068, by 10AM for 10:15AM tour or 12:45PM for 1PM tour.
  • Very little experience is necessary to paddle the slow-moving bayou, making it a perfect activity for people of all ages.
  • Kayaks and canoes seat up to 2-people.
  • Tour goes rain or shine.
  • Please phone 850-424-5125 for inquiries about large groups and specialized packages.

118 Gary Rd, Ponchatoula, LA 70454, USA

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Manchac Swamp Kayak and Wildlife Tour

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Swamp tour

about 1 year ago
It was fantastic! Gary was a great guide. We loved the slow pace and peacefulness of kayaking. Thank you
Ben G

Peace in the midst of this “unprecedented time”

about 1 year ago
My 20-year-old son and I thoroughly enjoyed a quiet paddle through a bayou and a swamp, and the educated, lovable, quirky Max will tell you the difference between the two. He’ll also tell you the difference in an alligator and a crocodile, as well as a beaver and a nutria. This wonderful guide is equal parts informative naturalist and funny great-uncle, who gives you any and all information you’d want on this environment, sprinkling in charming stories of his relationship with this nature. (Including a story in which his family briefly had a nutria as a pet, until the animal’s habit of eating half its weight in grass everyday— and the poop that followed — dampened the family’s enthusiasm. ) We’d both highly recommend this option over the more touristy boats that feed alligators and motor over the quiet of 1000-year-old cypresses, baby eagles and rippling waters. Especially in this anxiety- producing pandemic time. This was a true respite from all.
christy k

Swamp Kayak Tour

about 2 years ago
Truly a fun and relaxing experience! The beauty of the swamp was breathtaking.
Marisa C

kayak tour

about 3 years ago
we did see small alligators, that was the best part for me. Very little about the marine life and mostly about the flora and fauna above water. Unfortunately, we were hit by really cold pounding rain for at least a third of the trip.
Rodrick D
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