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Manchac Swamp Tour

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 An Airboat A motorboat There are many ways to get into the 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 that works for you….

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….

SWAMP “DO-NOTS”

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A list of things not to do in the swamp for the most enjoyable experience and also your general safety. by Jeffrey Chitek   I’ve taken thousands of people, (of widely varying intelligence) from all over the world into the swamps of Louisiana.  Fortunately, no one has been seriously injured, as I am a savant…

ALLIGATORS VS. CROCODILES

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Stuff you should know about Alligators and Crocodiles. by Emma Reid   On our tours, people ask A LOT of questions about alligators, but the most common question by far is, “What is the difference between an alligator and a crocodile?” It is important to know that we will not see any crocodiles on our…

The Plagues to Come

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The Plagues to Come by Josh Jack   Apart from their striking beauty, the coastal reaches of southern Louisiana are some of the most productive and fecund environs on the planet, encompassing about a quarter of all the wetlands in the United States. Two-thirds of all the migratory birds in North America lay-over here at…

Benefits of kayaking

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Benefits of Kayaking Interview of The Great Jeffrey Chitek by Abbey Wise Do you know of any physical or mental benefits of kayaking? I am not a health freak at all.  I love red meat and I live in Louisiana, one of our nation’s fattest states, with the temptation of fried chicken and lard baked…

A Louisiana summer in swamp photos

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A Louisiana summer in swamp photo color. by Ross Baringer 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.

Understanding vs. Fear

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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….