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On a New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours you create memories exploring the beauty of the Louisiana swamps and the New Orleans plantation tours like the Whitney Plantation tour with the help of our eco-guides. We aim to provide the best kayak experience for each and every customer that comes our way. Your experienced guide takes you on an small group swamp tour you won’t forget!

We make sure that you are having an amazing time on and off the water. Safety and fun are our top priorities. Enjoy the spectacular swamp scenery of the Manchac & Maurepas Swamp tour and the Honey Island swamp tour while learning about the unique surrounding ecosystem from our amazing guides. The Gulf Coast ecosystem is the largest and fastest disappearing land mass on the planet. Come and enjoy these bayous and swamps with us while you still can and learn what you can do to help save them!

Which swamp tour is the best?

We have explored and put to the test all of the swamps around Nola.  We decided to focus on two swamps!  Manchac/Maurepas and Honey Island Swamp.  Not sure which one to do? Find out which swamp tour is the greatest!  New Orleans tour locations vary and are dependent on water levels and weather. We provide all necessary gear.  Ages 8+ and all abilities.

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Find out what to wear on a swamp tour, what makes our swamp tour better from the rest, and the best time to visit the swamps all on our FAQ page.

What are people saying about New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours?

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"Was the best part of our trip to New Orleans and the French Quarter Fest. You really get away from it all without being very far away. The swamps are a whole different world full of life. And kayaks are the way to explore! You feel like you are more a part of the environment. We saw alligators, eagles, owls etc."

– Deirdre V. on TripAdvisor
Emma in a kayak A great way to see what's off the beaten path

"I had a great experience with New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours. Sammy, our guide, was a local who'd grown up in the area and knew the swamp like the back of his hand, which was really cool. He even spotted an alligator for us. If you like kayaking and want to explore a real Louisiana swamp, this is the place to do it. I'd definitely go back."

– Lauren V. on TripAdvisor
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"No problems. Everything was a advertised. Pick up and drop off in New Orleans was great. I kayak in the Adirondacks and Catskills and it was fun to see the quite different scenery of the LA swamps. Easy paddle but enough effort to work off some of those New Orleans food and drink calories."

– Martin H. on TripAdvisor
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"I’m simply in love with AJ and Jeff! Had a blast kayaking and sightseeing the swamps with these guys. Definitely recommend going with Kayak Swamp Tours if you’re looking for a nice relaxing day surrounded by beautiful nature."

– Alison F. on TripAdvisor

New Orleans things to do and Ramblings

SWAMP CLEAN UP & PIZZA PARTY

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CLEAN UP ON AISLE SWAMP!   Nola Kayak Tours has recently adopted a mile stretch of swamp-front highway along the beautiful Manchac Greenway in LaPlace.  The goal is to clean up the trash and debris along our adopted section of roadway before it has negative environmental impacts on the area (ie birds choking or getting…

Best day trips from New Orleans

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Best things to do within a short drive from New Orleans. by Jeffrey Chitek   1. Clark Creek Natural Area/ Tunica Falls Louisiana, especially around the Greater New Orleans area is flat…very flat.  We have many iconic and beautiful swamps, wetlands and marshes to explore by boat, but the prospect of a hike across dry…

Top 5 underrated New Orleans restaurants that we LOVE

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Best New Orleans restaurants to fill your belly after a swamp tour.   1. Marjie’s Grill – This creative joint in Mid City blends the rich and homey cuisine of the gulf south with fiery and pungent flavors of Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand and Vietnam. Their menu changes regularly based on season and what they…

The best swamp tour for your family

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A family tour that will please When exploring the Bayou of Louisiana there are many different choices for things to do. There is a lot to do, see and drink in the French Quarter, but there’s also so much to explore outside of it! Experience a colorful side outside of the quarter, a kayak swamp…

Which is the best kind of Swamp Tour near New Orleans?

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The Best kind of Swamp Tour in New Orleans A Kayak tour An Airboat tour A motorboat tour There are many ways to get into the louisiana swamp.  Each has it pros and cons.  As well, as there are many areas where these tours go.  Here is a quick cheat sheet to finding the tour…

Autumn Blooms

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Autumn Blooms by Emma Reid Here are a few flowers  that bloom in the fall that I identified the other day out on a swamp tour. Late Goldenrod, Solidago altissima, L. Goldenrod’s piney-tasting leaves and flowers are an important medicinal remedy for the urinary, digestive, and respiratory systems….

Muddy Bridges

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Muddy Bridges by Jeffrey Chitek   As you cruise southbound into New Orleans on 55, something happens…The rolling hills of Mississippi taper of into the flat plains of the primeval Silurian seabed and then.. seemingly no land at all.  Towering Cypress and tangled sawgrass give the facade of solid ground but when you cross that…

WHAT LIES BENEATH

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WHAT LIES BENEATH backyard archaeology in New Orleans by Jeffrey Chitek   New Orleans has a long history by new world standards…an obvious statement.  One can find this history in plain site…in the architecture and the streets, in the food and callused hands.  The thick river air still reeks of a time past.  But many secrets…