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 45 years Canoe and Trail Adventure Tours has guided thousands of people into the swamps and bayous surrounding New Orleans. Canoe and Trail has now expanded into the kayak swamp tour eco tourism industry, but we still remain more than just another eco swamp tour company. We still offer monthly paddle outings around south Louisiana and our Moonlight Paddles series. We also continue to offer educational 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.

At Canoe and Trail you will find the most passionate, knowledgeable and qualified outdoor guides in Louisiana.  When not leading outings you will find our guides canoeing, kayaking, birding, hiking, planting, herping, camping and gaining more knowledge about the nature that surrounds us.  

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, Nan’s Cafe, Rouse’s, Zapp’s Chips, Krummel’s Mandeville Bakery and Mandeville Seafood.

Byron, Chad, and our wonderful guides look forward to sharing the beauty of the Louisiana outdoors with you.