Ross Baringer, a Louisiana summer in photos

Manchac Swamp TourMeet a New Orleans GuideWildlife

Ross Baringer a Louisiana summer in color.   The American alligator is undoubtedly the most famous resident of Louisiana swamps. Hollywood has given this animal a monstrous reputation, and while it is a dangerous predator it tends not to be aggressive. Alligator attacks are rare. One of the most common sounds…

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Understanding vs. Fear

Understanding vs. Fear Breaking down our misconceptions about swamps. By Ross Baringer   Swamps have carried a negative connotation and inspired fear for centuries, even in Louisiana where most of our culture is in some way connected to that environment. In literature and film they are often portrayed as dark festering areas full of evil….

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“Who hoots for you?”

Manchac Swamp TourWildlife

“Who hoots for you?” by Ross Baringer You don’t have to spend much time in a cypress swamp to realize that every inch of the place is overflowing with life. Millions of organisms are whirling along the repetitive course of their little life-cycles – birth, life, death, rebirth rolling on and on in…

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Why Are We Afraid Of Spiders?!


Why Are We Afraid of Spiders? by Jeffrey Chitek   Being a kayak guide for over 7 years has taught me a lot about people.  You start to see trends in people; what makes them happy, what jokes make for a cheap laugh, how people communicate differently when working as a pair, and…

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Southern Louisiana. ‘Our Natural History in Verse’


Southern Louisiana ‘Our natural history in verse’ by Josh Jack   A land shaped in a welter of silt and mud churned from the heart of the continent by the Mighty Mississippi: gouged by rivers, bayous, and canals, and stitched together by the knees of the Bald Cypress. When the floods came they heaped and…

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An Easter Egg for Louisiana Bird Lovers


An Easter Egg for Louisiana Bird Lovers by Ross Baringer   Spring is a season long associated with renewal and new life, and the egg has always been a symbol of that season. People have been decorating eggs as part of spring rituals since ancient times, as evidenced by engraved ostrich eggs found in Africa which…

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A river of trash…

Honey Island Swamp TourManchac Swamp TourRiver clean up

Be a part of the solution Every year, around 28 billion pounds of trash finds it way into our oceans.  The infamous “trash island” know as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch alone is estimated to be greater than the size of Texas.  It seems to be common knowledge that these massive garbage clusters…

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Kayak Trip New Orleans to Baton Rouge

Meet A LocalMeet a New Orleans Guide

New Orleans to Baton Rogue by Kayak In March of 2017 a small crew of adventurers, assembled by swamp guide and filmmaker Ross Baringer, will embark on a 100 mile expedition to journey from Baton Rouge to New Orleans entirely by water.  The crew will paddle kayaks and canoes through some of the most…

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Austin Kayak Tours- Our sister company in Austin, Texas

Lonestar Kayak Tours Opens in Austin

Are you looking for the perfect thing to do in Austin Texas? Lone Star Kayak Tours brings you the very best, with something to suit all interests and needs. Now open in Austin, this is your chance to book the vacation of your dreams.

Make Austin Your…

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Bring out the Bacchus within

Things to do in New Orleans

Mardi Gras 2017 Of uncertain origins, Bacchus is the Roman God of wine and a personification of the lifestyle and culture that makes up New Orleans past and present.  He was born, blood of Zeus, through an affair with a mortal woman, Semele. Also known as Dionysus, he was celebrated for…

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(Transportation Pickup Locations)  


Honey Island Kayak Swamp Tour: (At the corner of) 838 Esplanade Ave New Orleans, LA 70116


Manchac Swamp Tour: (In front of) 437 Esplanade Ave New Orleans, LA 70116


Swamp Kayak Tour and Plantation Tour: (At the corner of) 838 Esplanande Ave New Orleans, LA 70116


(Kayak Launch Locations)


Honey Island Kayak Swamp Tour: (Boat Launch just North of the Riverside Travel Center 65583 Pump Slough Rd. Pearl River, LA 70452) Take a left off the exit onto Pump Slough Rd. – Boat Launch will be on your right.


Manchac Swamp Tour: Lat: 30.16218 Long: -90.44475