Canoe and Kayak Swamp Tours in New Orleans

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.

Small Group Canoe & Kayak Tour

Our Most Popular Tour
  • 3 to 3.5 hour guided tour
  • We’ll provide all the essentials – tour includes drinking water, local snacks, & waterproof cases to protect phones
  • Average group size of just 8 paddlers
  • No experience required, laid back tour pace
  • Transportation from New Orleans available for just $10 per person
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Summer Canoe & Kayak Rentals
  • No Time Limit
  • Solo and Tandem Kayaks available
  • Family sized canoes available
  • Choose your own start time
  • Fee includes paddles, lifevest, and waterproof cases to protect phones
  • Rentals must be returned by 4:30pm
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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.



American Alligators – the wilder the better

Let’s discuss alligators for a minute. At least once a week we get the“Is it safe to kayak next to alligators?” or “Will the alligators jump into my canoe” question. Usually the question is accompanied by an apology or embarrassment, “Please don’t laugh at...

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Great Egret Fly Away

The other day we were on our swamp tour with a group and I had the camera out.  We came around a corner and BAM a Great Egret is sitting on the bank. I turn on the camera and started taking pictures.  It looked to be stalking something to eat because it was leaning...

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