Having lived in New Orelans the last 5 years I can provide guest with a wealth of knowledge not only about the wetlands surrounding the Nola but also the best local restaurants, music venues, and hangouts. I can tell you where to go and where not to go and most importantly, how to have fun and be safe. If you are searching for a a rich cultural and ecological experience of Louisiana! – this is your tour! Kayak through dense cypress forest and expansive wetlands, eat at an authentic cajun restaurant, and visit the Whitney Plantation. An adventure ideal for beginners and adventure seekers alike. Total tour time from getting picked up in the French Quarter, Wetlands Kayak Tour and Plantation Tour, to getting dropped back of in the quarter is about 8 hours total. The drive takes about 45 minutes each way, we take a bathroom break right before and right after the tour as well. Before you head out on tour you are outfitted with all proper equipment and given a paddle lesson. We will meet at Nola Cantina 1 Hour and 15 minutes before tour start time.
Kayak Gear and Instruction
My love of the outdoors began at summer camp where I went camper to counselor. I enjoyed leading expeditions so much that I wanted to continue with teaching and educating people when I was older. And now I lead people on adventure trips which I have been doing professionally for the last 5 years here in Louisiana. Preservation, conservation, and education are my main focuses when guiding you through Louisiana's Most Endangered Natural Resource, the swamps, bayou's and wetlands. I also love giving recommendations to my guests on the best places to eat and see live music in town.
We will start off kayaking Manchac Wetlands and Lake Maurepas are part of a beautiful wildlife refuge unlike anything you've ever seen. Just North of La Place and South of Middendorf's Seafood Restaurant in Manchac, LA. You will paddle through Tupelo and Cypress Groves that are abundant with wildlife and fauna. After kayaking we will stop at B&C Seafood Restaurant before continuing on to the Whitney Plantation in Edgard, LA.
Meet@ Nola Cantina 1 Hour & 15 minutes before tour start time! Tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Dress for the weather.
Swamp Kayak & Plantation Tour