Canoe & Kayak Swamp Tours, Educational Outings, Moonlight Paddles™ and more

Canoe in Swamp
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We may offer kayak swamp tours but we are more than just a tour company.

For over 40 years our swamp tours have helped guest make memories that last a lifetime. With paddles and land outings designed for visitors, residents, birders, and schools let us plan your adventure today.

Loved by both residents and visitors since 1972. Canoe and Trail has offered canoe and kayak swamp tours, educational outings for schools and youth groups, Moonlight Paddles and Twilight Paddle Tours seasonally, and  other wilderness experiences all within a short distance of New Orleans, Louisiana.  Our guides are experienced passionate outdoor enthusiast. Canoe and Trail is a locally owned family business operated by a father and son team. We are eager to share the beauty of the Louisiana swamps and bayous with all adventurers both expert and novice. Join us and enjoy a day in the Louisiana outdoors canoeing, kayaking, birding or hiking through the swamps, wetlands, and rivers surrounding New Orleans. Transportation is available on only our Daily Canoe and Kayak Swamp Tours.

3 Hour Kayak and Canoe Tour

#1 Rated Boating Tour on TripAdvisor
  • • Price includes all the essentials – drinking water, local snack, & waterproof cases to protect phones
  • • Average group size of just 8 paddlers
  • • No experience required, laid back tour pace
  • • Transportation from New Orleans available
  • Canoe & Kayak Tour (drive yourself)

Customized Private Tour

Guided by the best in the industry
  • • Private Guided adventure
  • • Canoes and Kayaks available
  • • Custom designed for your desires
  • • Transportation available
  • • No group minimum
  • Contact Us for pricing & details

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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.



Master Naturalist

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Early Fall Sightings

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