About Us

About Us - Family - New Orleans Swamp Tours and Canoe AdventuresFounded as the Canoe and Trail Shop in 1972 by Byron Almquist and still family owned and operated Canoe and Trail Adventure Tours is the most experienced outdoor guide service in Louisiana. For over 40 years Canoe and Trail Adventure Tours has guided thousands of people into the swamps and bayous surrounding New Orleans. Now operated by Chad Almquist, Canoe and Trail has expanded into the kayak swamp tour scene. But we remain more than just an eco swamp tour company still offering monthly outings and our Moonlight Paddles series and other outdoor outings for residents schools and youth groups around Louisiana.

Over the decades, our guides have led tours through the Louisiana swamps, moving waters stream and creeks and plus many wilderness areas in numerous states. We have taught classes on wilderness skills for wilderness camping, backpacking, kayaking and canoeing. Our guides are trained and experienced in paddling safety, local history, and the ecology in our area.

We pride ourselves on supporting other local business and using only quality gear on all Canoe and Trail outings. When you support Canoe and Trail you are also supporting Massey’s Outfitters, Saia’s Grocery, Just Chillin Too Ice Cream, Crescent City Bike Tours, Rouse’s, and Zapp’s Chips.

Byron and Chad, and our experienced guides look forward to sharing the beauty of the swamps surrounding New Orleans with you.