Animal Photography Tips for Beginners

a bird standing next to a body of water

Animal photography is one of the most rewarding and exciting subcategories of the medium. Not only does this pastime take skill, patience, and a bit of stealth work, but it also puts you up close with various species of stunning wildlife. However, when pursuing this craft, it can test your physical and mental limits—making it…

How to Find an Alligator in the Water

How to Find an Alligator in the Water

One of the planet’s last living links to the prehistoric era, the American alligator is a powerful and captivating animal that many want to see. However, as much as individuals want to witness them up close and in person, their elusive nature makes it both difficult and dangerous to do so. As such, it’s important…

Lesser-Known Facts about Kayaking

a person riding on the back of a boat in the water

Kayaking is a sport beloved by many for its physically demanding workout and fun adventures out on the water. That’s not all there is to it though. In fact, kayaking has a very interesting and surprising history that many don’t know about. Take this opportunity to learn a few lesser-known facts about kayaking and gain a better…

Is it Safe to Kayak with Alligators?

Is it Safe to Kayak with Alligators?

Kayaking in the swamplands is one of the most rewarding activities that an outdoor enthusiast can experience. From enjoying the beautiful sights to learning more about the lush ecosystem, each outing provides insight and adventure. Most visitors, however, come to the swamp to see the alligators that call it home. Learn how safe it is to kayak with…

How to Quell Anxiety about Kayaking for First-Time Kayakers

How to Quell Anxiety about Kayaking for First-Time Kayakers

For many who want to take up the sport, kayaking can be an adventure of a lifetime. It can, however, also come with a lot of beginner’s anxiety on the first few excursions. Don’t let your fears get in the way of a fun outing—take a few of these steps to ease your anxiety about kayaking….

Kayaking Safety Basics: Tips and Precautions

Kayaking Safety Basics: Tips and Precautions

Kayaking is a great way to get in a workout while you enjoy everything nature has to offer. Like all outdoor activities, however, it comes with its own set of risks you need to account for before you leave the shore. As you set out on your adventure, remember these kayaking safety basics to ensure it goes…

2019 Fall Cypress Photo Excursions

  Wild Louisiana Tours is excited to announce a new multi-day photo workshop for fall 2019. These three day workshops will be offered every weekend Friday-Sunday of November 2019. We will be…

4 Best Hidden Gems For Your 2019 Mardi Gras Visit


While Mardi Gras is a hugely publicized and documented party in New Orleans, sometimes it is hard to find some of the more off the beaten path options available to visitors to the city. While just strolling the streets and running into what passes you will keep most visitors interested their entire trip, it can…

The Three Best Nature Hikes A Short Drive From New Orleans

1. Big Branch Marsh NWR kayak, kayak tour, kayak swamp tour, new orleans, new orleans trips, things to do in new orleans, “A beautiful Louisiana Sunset reflects golden light on the Big Branch Marsh…