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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…

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December 5, 2019

Best Reasons to Go on a Swamp Tour

As a visitor to the New Orleans area, you have numerous ways to spend your time. With great food, people, and shopping, this location provides one of the most diverse getaways in the United States. If you’re looking for a unique adventure on your trip, though, there’s nothing quite like a swamp tour. Discover some…

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October 21, 2019

What to Expect on a Swamp Tour: Safety and Fun

Swamp tours are a fun and exciting activity for the entire family. Many newcomers often wonder what to expect when they embark on one of these excursions. Learn what to expect on a swamp tour and begin your adventure in an informed manner. Weather-Watching Professional tour guides acknowledge that the weather can shift at any time. This…

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October 4, 2019

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….

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September 20, 2019

What Lives in the Swamp: The Wildlife of Louisiana

Swamplands are one of the most valuable ecosystems on Earth. Collecting excess rainwater and runoff from higher altitudes, swamps provide many native species with a fertile environment to thrive. Though located around large bodies of water, such as lakes or seas, these habitats are home to a series of animals that you can’t find anywhere…

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September 13, 2019

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…

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September 3, 2019

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 doing sunrise and sunset shoots in some of the last remaining old growth cypress swamps of the Atchafalaya Basin. We will have a…

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July 8, 2019

Spring New Orleans Kayak Fishing Report

The Redfish Are In Full Swing “kayak fishing for redfish” This spring we have been spared from heavy rain, big winds, and strong storms. The water in the shallow ponds that we target is crystal clear. The crabs are abundant and the redfish are busy tailing and crushing bait. We’ve had unseasonably cool temperatures and…

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May 6, 2019

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…

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February 14, 2019

The Three Best Nature Hikes A Short Drive From New Orleans

1. Big Branch Marsh NWR “A beautiful Louisiana Sunset reflects golden light on the Big Branch Marsh NWR a short drive from New Orleans” If you are visiting the Big Easy and want to get off the beaten path, try one of our daily kayak swamp tours of the historic Manchac Swamp. If you want…

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January 23, 2019

Fall Fishing is Under Way

Nice and healthy 4lb speckled trout  The most common question I get about kayak charters is, “when is the best time of year to go?” While fishing is great year around in Louisiana compared to many other places in the US, my safe answer is March, April, May, and October, November, and December. The spring…

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November 29, 2018

Swamp Landscape Photography Trip Report

Here at Wild Louisiana Tours we have been experimenting with some new photo trip options for our guests. George Bailey is a great photographer out of Ottawa who joined us on one of our first outings in a small “go-devil” mud-boat. We were able to visit some areas too far to reach by kayak and…

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November 23, 2018