Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour - Extended: Adventure Through America's 2nd Largest Bald Cypress Swamp
14 Ratings
New Orleans
Embark on a 4-hour kayak tour through Manchac Swamp, America's 2nd largest bald cypress swamp. Explore the stunning cypress forests and bayous with an experienced local naturalist.
Duration: 6 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Maurepas - A beautiful swamp just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana
What's Included
  • Comfortable in-vehicle air conditioning
  • Kayak, paddle, and life jacket provided
What's Not Included
  • Food/ Drinks
Additional Information

If you’re an adept kayaker looking to escape the general public and the spectrum of aptitude they possess, the 4-hour adventure trip is tailor-made for you. This trek is meant for thrill-seekers, offering the chance to delve a bit deeper and witness much more. A knowledgeable local naturalist will guide you through 4 hours of extensive exploration of our immense cypress woodlands and marshes that form the second largest bald cypress swamp in the country.

740 N Rampart St
North Rampart Street
in front of 10 pizza. We meet 1hr15 minutes prior to tour time here. Refunds will not be given for late arrivals.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(14 Ratings)
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May 30, 2024
Hot but good time - This was a great time. Nice long and hot tour of the swamp. We were able to see alligators and other wildlife. Was casually guided so not like typical tours where you are forced into a small group. AJ did point out several interesting areas. Recommend that you are experienced and prepared for 4 hours on the water!
Review provided by Viator
May 18, 2024
Fantastic time - Our guide Nick was knowledgeable about the area and all the plants and critters. Had a fantastic time seeing a part of the world I didn’t know much about. Would recommend it highly. Fun and eye opening.
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Apr 26, 2024
Immersive Wildlife Paddle Experience - I went on the extended Manchac tour and cannot recommend this experience highly enough!!! Our guide, Nick, was stellar! His passion for and knowledge of that ecosystem really made it a magical adventure; we were not just traveling through it, we were a part of it! And so much wildlife!! Barred owls (& chicks), Great Egret, Anhinga, Scissor-tailed Kite, and.....Roseate Spoonbill!!! We had first-time paddlers and veteran paddlers and the experience was great for all of us. Already thinking about my next trip back!
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Apr 26, 2024
Great day on the water - This was the highlight of my trip. We saw a lot of animals and it was slightly overcast so it wasn't too hot. There weren't mosquitos out either (I went mid/late April). We saw baby alligators in the nest up close and a baby owl (plus the mothers)! AJ the guide was awesome!
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Apr 6, 2024
Extended manchac kayak tour - Great trip super well organized, knowledgeable guide super friendly and adaptable. The extended tour allowed us to get deep into the Bayou and see alligators barn owls herons kytes and more.
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Apr 5, 2024
Do the extended tour, totally worth it! - The extended Manchak tour was totally worth the extra time and cost -- we got to paddle our way into some fascinating areas and see an incredible perspective of the area. Highly recommend this company and the extended tour!
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Apr 3, 2024
Amazing experience, great guides - A must do if you are the active type and want to see the swamps and bayous around Nola without scaring away the wildlife in an airboat. Well organized company, easy to find pickup spot, and the guides (Nick and MJ) were both welcoming and very knowledgeable and truly care about the delicate environment. This isn't a company that just wants your money, they want a good experience and it shows. The paddling wasn't difficult but a little kayak experience on a lake is probably needed. Highlight of my trip for sure.
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Mar 13, 2024
Don't think just do it! - Outstanding experience! I was very pleased with the length of this outing. AJ was the perfect guy to guide our group! He was very knowledgeable about the whole area and very patience in answering everyone's questions throughly. He took extra time pointing critters out to all of us, explaining their needs, habitat and what is now impacting the swamps. I would 1000x recommend booking this excursion and ask for AJ for an unforgettable experience! I don't have a single negative thing to say about the day!!
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Mar 9, 2024
A Beautiful Adventure - The swamp was gorgeous because spring was just beginning to turn the plants and trees bright green. Our guide, Ryan, was perfect. He was very easy going and very knowledgeable. The extended tour allowed us to get off the bayous and deep into the swamp, surrounded by plant life. I would recommend this trip to anyone!
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Mar 1, 2024
Somehow both exciting and relaxing! - The tour was fantastic! Our guide (thank you AJ!) made sure we saw the most wildlife possible and told us loads of interesting things about the plants, alligators, and birds of the area. I'm glad I chose the extended tour and would recommend it to anyone.
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up to 12 guests
July 2024