Ideal for any nature lover, this swamp and wildlife tour doubles as a Louisiana swamp photography workshop.
- Person 2 – 3 hours
New Orleans Swamp Tour
Grab your paddles for this 2-to-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
During your Manchac swamp tour, we provide you with kayaks, paddles, life vests, and all the necessary gear. Your guide gives 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 gives you information on the history of the area and the wildlife that inhabit the swamp.
Wildlife you can expect to see includes alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets, herons, eagles, and owls. We cannot guarantee wildlife sightings, but the swamp has abundant wildlife activity, and we see a variety of wildlife every day. The Manchac swamp has a rich history from the Native American inhabitants, logging communities, and into the current day. Your Manchac swamp tour guide discusses the historical significance of the area and points out evidence of the people who 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!
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 Manchac swamp tour and your next scheduled engagement of the day. The kayak tour’s 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!