Canoe and Kayak Swamp Tours near New Orleans

Moonlight Paddle Tours, Educational Paddles, & monthly Outdoor Events

Est. 1972, loved by both residents and visitors

Loved by both residents and visitors since 1972 Canoe and Trail has offered canoe and kayak swamp tours, educational outings for schools, Moonlight and Twilight Paddle Tours, and wilderness skills classes around New Orleans, Louisiana.  Our guides are the most experienced and passionate outdoor guides around New Orleans. We are a locally owned family business eager to share the beauty of the Louisiana eco systems with all adventurers. Join us and enjoy a day in the Louisiana outdoors paddling or hiking through the swamps and wetlands surrounding New Orleans.

Next Discounted Outing

Bogue Chitto River Paddle
  • A Guided Adventure
  • Moving water paddle with swimming breaks
  • Canoes and Kayaks available
  • Family Friendly, good for children over 5 years old
  • Fee includes paddles, lifevest, and waterproof cases to protect phones
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We are locally owned and locally operated. We get our snacks from local companies, like Abita Springs, and get our supplies from locally owned Massey’s Outfitters.


We have you covered. We provide all paddling equipment, lifevest PLUS waterproof cases for phones, for no additional fee.

Highly Rated

Don’t take our word for how great our tours are- check out our 5 out of 5 star rating on Trip Advisor.

Eco Friendly

We are low-impact and aren’t burning gasoline on the water. We never feed, approach, or handle the wildlife.



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