Wild Louisiana Tours

2 – 3hr kayak and canoe swamp tour through the historic Manchac swamp. Very little experience is necessary to paddle the slow-moving bayou that once was home to the destroyed logging ghost town of Ruddock, LA.

One of the most under photographed yet most unique landscapes in the country, Louisiana’s cypress swamps make great subjects for landscape photography. The workshop is an all day experience where photography is key.

Journey into the expansive marsh lands of southeast Louisiana to sightcast hungry redfish. Louisiana is one of the best places in the country to sight cast redfish congregated in big numbers feeding in our productive marsh lands.

Schedule New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours

There are few things that enrich a travel experience more than immersing yourself in nature. And the lust ecosystem of Louisiana is one of the best places to do so. This state is home to one of the most diverse habitats for plants and wildlife in the country: the world famous Louisiana bayou.

Here at Wild Louisiana Tours, we want to bring you this experience.

If you’re planning a trip to New Orleans for the food, the music, and the sights, then don’t forget to put a little adventure in your itinerary. When you book your New Orleans kayak swamp tour with us, you can expect to get up close with Louisiana’s beautiful natural environment — leaving you with a deeper appreciation for this historic region.

About Our Famous New Orleans Swamp Kayak Tour

Guided by native Louisiana naturalists, our swamp tours take you and your group far from the ordinary. Once you paddle into the swap with our experienced guides, you can expect to learn about all of the unique flora and fauna this region has to offer. We are committed to guiding you to the hidden spots that most tourists will never see, allowing you to fish and take photos along the way.

On our New Orleans swamp kayak tours, our expert guides know that simply learning about the names of different plants and animals is not enough. As native Southerners, they will teach you about the ways that the health of these natural lands impact the health and culture of Louisiana as a whole.

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  • Not only do we have the most immersive kayak swamp tour New Orleans can provide, but we also offer a variety of tour options for the adventurous traveler:

    • Manchac Magic Tour: Grab your paddles for this 2-3 hour kayak and canoe tour of the historic Manchac swamp. This area was once home to Ruddock, a destroyed logging ghost town.
    • Swamp Landscape Photo Workshop: Ideal for any nature lover, this swamp and wildlife tour doubles as a photography workshop. Your guide, an experienced nature photographer, will help you capture some of the most beautiful landscapes and enticing wildlife in the region.
    • Overnight Camping Tour: This overnight adventure will bring you to one of Louisiana’s many state parks, wildlife preserves, or other natural areas. Once you get done paddling through the ghostly cypress bayous, you can gather around a fire to cook and enjoy some delicious local food.
    • Inshore Kayak Fishing Charter: This tour will take you to the marshlands of the Louisiana coast, where you can sight cast redfish. Fishing gear and full instruction is provided for beginners, but we also welcome anglers of all fishing levels.

    Ready to book the most unique swamp kayak tour New Orleans has ever seen? More information on our tour packages is available on our website. Use our online booking tools to schedule your next adventure today!


William K.

“I’ve done about five or six swamp tours since i’ve moved to LA but this was definitely the best, the guy leading was friendly and informative and I saw so much more wildlife than I ever saw on those loud motorboats.”

Edward B.

“What a great experience! The tour was so peaceful and majestic. We got to take part in something most Louisiana visitors never get to see. The guides were great guys who made the trip so easy and fun. They went beyond our expectation with helping with the gear and guiding the tour. I will definitely be back for round two!”

Eunhee L.

“Josh showed us a side of New Orleans we never expected. He was so knowledgable about the natural habitat and patient ( I am a beginner kayaker). We even saw an alligator!!! Highly recommended to round out the bustle of New Orleans with the surprising serenity that surrounds it.”

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Pickup Location
St. Roch Market
2381 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

Drive Out Location
4325 US 51 LaPlace, LA 70068

Please contact us by phone or email for any inquiries about tours and scheduling. We hope to see you on the water soon!