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Moonlight Paddles™ & Twilight Paddles™

Please be aware these events are pre-set dates based off the moon's phase.For Twilight Tours offered on more dates with smaller group sizes please visit our Canoe and Kayak Tours section.

What 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!!!

What's 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.

What is provided?
Guide Service
* Canoes, paddles, life vests
* a unique experience

What you provide?
*Transportation (drive is about 40 mins from New Orleans)
* Lunch and drink
* Flashlight
* Bug spray
* Rain gear

* $40 per adult paddler
* A credit of $10 per paddler is given for providing your own canoe or kayak.

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.

Driving 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 paddle tours.

Can't make these dates? Checkout our canoe and kayak tour options here.

Read about Ian's Moonlight Adventure in Chapter One of Louisiana Rambles

*pictures taken by James Shaw in the Manchac Wetlands

™ Moonlight Paddles and Twilghit Paddles are a registered trademark


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