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.

The Manchac Magic kayak swamp tour is a great way to get out of the city and experience the scenic cypress swamps right outside of New Orleans. This paddle trip is a great beginner outing and all ages and skill levels are welcome to attend.

What to Expect

You will be provided with all kayaks, paddles, life vests, and necessary gear for your trip. Your guide will give you instructions on how  to paddle and what they expect from you while on the water. As you paddle down the historic waterway your guide will give you information on the history of the area and the wildlife that inhabit the swamp.

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“Wild Louisiana Tours guide tells guests about the historic Manchac swamp”

Wildlife you can expect to see include alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets, herons, eagles and owls. We can not guarantee wildlife spottings but the swamp has abundant wildlife activity and we see various wildlife everyday.   The Manchac swamp has a rich history from the Native American inhabitants, logging communities, and into the current day. Your guide will discuss the historical significance of the area and point out evidence of the people that once lived in the area.

Dress comfortably for an outdoor trip. The winters can be cool and the summer can be hot. Bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen if needed. Bugs and mosquitos aren’t a problem. Don’t forget to bring your camera to come home with great memories from the beautiful Manchac swamp!

Pricing for 2 – 3 hr tour:
• $59 per person
• $40 children (12 & under)

Once you make your reservation an email will be sent to you for confirmation, and further details for directions and arrangements will be provided. Please visit our contact page and send us an email if you have inquiries about large groups and specialized packages, we can put them together for you.

Please allot at least 2 hours between the end of our tour and your next scheduled engagement of the day. Tour beginning and ending times can fluctuate due to guests’ paddling experience and traffic to and from the city. Fridays and Saturdays are particularly bad traffic days. We do not want you to miss your next scheduled engagement!

Pickup Location
Ace Hardware 732 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Drive Out Location
118 Gary Rd, 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!