Kayak Swamp Tours, Kayak Rentals, Moonlight Paddles & more
Guided by Louisiana Master Naturalist

Full Flavor of the Bayou

Guided by Master Naturalist- Limited seats available
  • • Includes all the essentials – drinking water, local snack, & waterproof cases to protect phones
  • • Certified Louisiana Master Naturalist Guides
  • • Average group size of just 8 paddlers
  • • No experience required, laid back tour pace
  • • Transportation from New Orleans available
  • •3-4 hour tour, including a mid tour break – relaxed paddling pace with stops for wildlife viewing
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  • Canoe & Kayak Tour with transportation

Twilight Paddle

We've been offering these outings since the 70's
  • • Experience sunset on Lake Pontchartrain after a leisurely paddle down the bayou
  • • Guided by certified Louisiana Master Naturalist
  • • A unique experience
  • • No experience required
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Kayak & Canoe Rentals

Paddle at your own pace
$35/and up
  • • Delivered to Cane Bayou in Mandeville near Fontainebleau State Park
  • • Two person kayaks, solo kayaks, and canoes all available
  • • Includes paddles, lifevest and waterproof cases to protect your phone and car keys plus a map of the area with points of interest
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We may offer kayak swamp tours but we are not 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, youth groups 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.



We are locally owned and locally operated. We get our snacks from local companies 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 the wildlife.

Certified guides from the Louisiana Master Naturalist Program

Certificate of Excellence 2017

Certificate of Excellence 2016

Certificate of Excellence 2015


 These prehistoric creatures still roam the earth today, only a bit smaller. They used to be about 2 feet wingtip to wingtip. These insects start as aquatic nymphs, living off smaller larva and insects.  It has an amazing lower jaw that shoots out, captures prey with...

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Osprey nesting on Cane Bayou

Now nearing the end of May, visitors on our kayak tours can view several young osprey as they jostle about their parent’s nest.   Located about midway to Lake Pontchartrain, the conspicuous nest is almost over the bayou, in a sturdy dead cypress tree.   One of our...

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Looking up not just down during your kayak tour

We know, we know. Of course you're going to be paddling through every turn hoping an American Alligator will be around the bend and of course was want to make that dream come true but if you are only looking down focusing and searching for one thing you are...

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