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Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours

2411 Octavia St, New Orleans, LA 70115-6533
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Fantastic adventure

This tour was such an interesting and fantastic adventure. We started the day with a brief slide... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Elizabeth H
Amazing educational talk and tour through Louisiana's disappearing wetlands

This was a fantastic tour. It started with an extremely informative and entertaining "lecture... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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We are anything but your typical swamp tour! Our lead tour guides include a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who has covered wetlands issues for 30 years, a former television producer who wrote for the only series covering erosion, and a former forest ranger and experienced environmental educator. Lost Lands takes customers out on boats or in kayaks to show the beauty of Louisiana's costal landscape. We also educate our customers on the rapid land loss occurring in the region and explain why south Louisiana is ground zero for global warming. You’ll start with an in-depth audio-visual education on the history of this problem and the proposed cures from award-winning experts. Then come with us for a first-hand experience into the beauty and peril of the largest wetlands ecosystems left in the lower 48 states.After taking our tour, you’ll understand why the wetlands are worth fighting for!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2411 Octavia St, New Orleans, LA 70115-6533
Uptown / Carrollton
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Reviewed yesterday

This tour was such an interesting and fantastic adventure. We started the day with a brief slide show with commentary by John Hazlett explaining the multitude of factors contributing to Louisiana's disappearing coast. John broke down each of the factors in a really accessible way...More

Thank Elizabeth H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fantastic tour. It started with an extremely informative and entertaining "lecture" discussion about Louisiana's disappearing coast and the geologic, hydrologic, and political/bureaucratic reasons behind this concerning phenomenon, replete with an amazing slideshow and compelling narrative by writer Bob Marshall. Then, we headed...More

Thank ehtyler
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us went paddling this past week. The presentation on the loss of coastal waters and forests was incredibly well done and informative. Our time along the bayou and into the swamps was so beautiful, and our guide, Marie, added her knowledge to the...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

I didn't know what to expect and it was a great day. I booked my trip in the last minute and Marie was kind enough to accommodate me, despite she had to move all her clients from Saturday to Sunday due to a bad-weather Saturday....More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is not your average kayak tour! The quality is simply outstanding. I've done numerous tours to natural places, but never have I experienced a tour that provides such an in-depth overview of the region being visited. The presentation on the state of Louisiana's environment...More

2  Thank 81macyz
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

If you want to experience something different in New Orleans, definitely go kayaking with Lost Lands Tours. They're not like the other swamp tours where you get 20 people on a boat with bags of marshmallow to feed the alligators -- Lost Lands Tours is...More

2  Thank Aleah T
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This is hands-down the best way to get a taste of the coastal Louisiana swamplands. Our guide John started by giving an excellent environmental education presentation so we had a deeper understanding of how the Mississippi delta formed and how natural and human forces continue...More

1  Thank Gabrielle G
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

To understand how water has shaped New Orleans is to understand one of the most fundamental elements of the city. Lost Land Tours first takes you thru the ecological history and possible/probable future of New Orleans. After that, a expert and conscientious guide literally guides...More

2  Thank LILI T
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

What a wonderful, environmentally educational tour that is great for kids!! We began with an outstanding presentation on the history of southern Louisiana's lands and marshlands as well as threats to their existence. The overview was given in a beautiful, colorful home which gave the...More

3  Thank Johanna N
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We have been so lucky to do a tour with Lost Lands twice - once in the heat of summer and once more in December. Both tours were absolutely great. To start, Bob Marshall, a veteran journalist who has been writing about the Louisiana landscape...More

Thank Carline T
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goneguy62
6 May 2017|
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Response from jmilesvilla | Reviewed this property |
Apparently there has been one alligator attack in Louisiana in the past fifty or so years and it was on land. This tour also takes you places where the alligators are not fed by tour companies so they stay way away from the... More
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mskovacs1
13 March 2017|
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Thank you Lindsay. We will be there mid next week. I expect we will book it, just need to plan the day. As soon as we know I will call. Mike
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Duretta L
27 January 2017|
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Response from Lindsay P | Property representative |
Good to hear from you. Tours are $95 per person when we take out four or more people, $120 each for three, and $175 each for two people. We make efforts to combine groups who are interested in the same time period to try to... More
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