& Twilight Paddles™
are Louisiana swamps like at night? What sounds do you hear? What can
you see? What is it like to paddle through open ponds and marshes or a
maze of bayous, sloughs, small slender lakes and rivers, with the moon
overhead and surrounded by a symphony of night sounds?
It's a vivid experience to paddle into a wetlands in the daylight, lunch
at sunset and then paddle out by moonlight during twilight. Every sense
will be strained to absorb as much of the experience as possible. At night,
swamps are alive with sounds of its inhabitants. Sometimes reflective
orange-red eyes can be seen - alligators!!!
the difference between a Moonlight Paddle and a Twilight Paddle?
Simple, the phase of the moon that evening. Moonlight Paddles are when the moon is at Waxing (getting bigger) or on
a full moon. Twilight Paddles are when the moon is Waning (getting smaller).
On Twilight paddles the moon is sometimes not present which makes for
much better star gazing.
* Guide Service
* Canoes, paddles, life vests
* a unique experience
What you provide?
*Transportation (drive is about 40 mins from New Orleans)
* Lunch and drink
* Bug spray
* Rain gear
* $40 per adult paddler
* A credit of $10 per paddler is given for providing your own canoe or
Our meeting time and take-out will vary according to sunset. Generally
we launch two hours before sunset and return about two hours after sunset.
directions to the launch will be emailed once your reservation is complete.
Travel time to launch sites is 30-45 minutes from downtown New Orleans.
Transportation is not provided to the launch sites.
Moonlight Paddles™ are usually on Cane Bayou,
at Manchac Swamp, or in Big
Branch NWR depending on time of year, water level, and our other scheduled
Can't make these dates? Checkout our daily
tour options here.
about Ian's Moonlight Adventure in Chapter One of Louisiana
*pictures taken by James
Shaw in the Manchac Wetlands
Moonlight Paddles and Twilghit Paddles are a registered trademark