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Discovering Manchac Swamp a Local Guided Small Group Kayak Tour

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    You can be picked up at the historic St. Roch Market right outside of the French Quarter or drive yourself the short 30 min drive to the tour location. The group will convene at the trip starting point and an introductory lecture on kayaking the swamp will be given. You will then enter your kayak and follow your guide through the scenic Manchac Swamp, a slow-moving bayou that once was home to the destroyed logging ghost town of Ruddock, LA and served as a passage way for historic New Orleans explorers; Iberville, Biennville, and more.
    Stops will be made along the way and your guide will teach you about the swamp's history and wildlife. The tour duration is anywhere from 2-3hrs depending on the groups kayaking experience. Once you return to the launch site you will join the rest of the group to be transported back to the city. If you drive out yourself you can depart as soon as you return to the launch site.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    We had a great time. Kate picked us up at the designated place early. We drove to the swamp and immediately saw 2 alligators sunning on the bank of the swamp. Kate is easy-going and very knowledgeable of all the plants, animals and birds in...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Traves R
    Reviewed 3 July 2019

    This was a blast! We stayed in New Orleans for 4 days, and out of everything we did and experienced kayaking through the swamp was the best time we had the whole time! We had a total blast, our tour guide was awesome! She was...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank kareenamathis
    Reviewed 27 June 2019 via mobile

    Booked this tour as hubby wanted to kayak the bayou. We were not disappointed. Kate was our tour guide and provided great information on the trees and animals along the way. Although we didn’t get to see any gators it was still nice to see...More

    Thank Joanna209
    Reviewed 24 June 2019

    Kate picked us up at the St Roch Market, about 30 mins walk from the FQ. Kate was alos out kayak guide. She was great, very informative and had a great time kayaking at the bayou. We saw good amount of wildlife--gator, birds, owl, a...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Gailstrails
    Josh R, Owner at Wild Louisiana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

    Thank you for your review and good reminder about a hat and sunglasses. Thanks!

    Reviewed 24 June 2019

    The tour was amazing. It was really great to see the bayous of Louisiana. I was nervous to kayak as I had never done it before. However, we had a great instructor who really took care with the group! Once we were out in the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank 402nathanielt
    Josh R, Owner at Wild Louisiana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

    Thank you for the great review and we are glad you had a good experience your first time kayaking!

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    Response from Karine3572 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, I can't tell you what the weather is like in Louisiana in December... Never been there at this time of year! But you will definitely not need or want a swimsuit!! You should ask the Tour as regards what you should... More
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    Response from Karine3572 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Joanna, During our kayak tour, I definitely had the feeling that the gators will not represent any danger for humans, except if you get close to nest! The ones we saw were sunbathing and, though we came very close to... More
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