Discover New Orleans’ Wild Side
New Orleans may offer all the amenities you’d expect from a major city – great restaurants, entertainment, and shopping – but its location on the Mississippi River also makes it a top destination for outdoor activities like kayaking.
The wild swamps and bayous of Louisiana are ripe for exploring, with lush Spanish moss and crooked cypress trees, plus hundreds of animal species perfect for wildlife watching. On a swamp kayak tour from New Orleans, you can expect to find otters, wild pigs, turtles, snakes, and even the American alligator, not to mention dozens of birds like the great blue heron.
Kayaking in Bayous and Swamps
Kayaking in bayous and swamps outside of New Orleans can be both relaxing and thrilling. The slow-moving waterways offer the perfect opportunity to bask in the sunlight and take in the serenity of the peaceful, quiet environment. The potential to see wildlife and gorgeous plants makes a kayak tour a truly special experience, especially for young kids hoping to spot a nutria (river rat!) or snake. Of course, a kayak tour offers the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and it’s a nice way to cool off on a hot summer day. You can’t miss the chance to venture into the Louisiana swamps, one of the most unique landscapes in the country.
One of the most popular swamps near New Orleans to visit on a kayak tour is the historic Manchac Swamp. Once home to the destroyed logging town of Ruddock, this swamp features a dense cypress forest with expansive wetlands and countless wildlife sighting opportunities. On your kayak tour, paddle through century-old canals dug for the town’s timber transportation and enter freshwater marshes and ponds. The lush green forest surrounds you as you listen for birds and other swamp creatures. Your guide will fill you in on some interesting facts about the swamp as you navigate your kayak through its peaceful waters.
Kayaking is a great activity to try during your time in New Orleans because it’s a relatively easy water sport that people of all ages can enjoy. And with so much to see in the swamps and bayous of New Orleans, you’ll hardly notice the effort spent paddling.
Immerse yourself in the Louisiana swamps on a kayak tour. Book online today.