Moonlight & Twilight Paddle Tours near New Orleans

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What are Louisiana swamps and bayous like at night? What sounds do you hear? What can you see? What is it like to paddle through open ponds and marshes or down a maze of bayous, with the moon overhead and surrounded by a symphony of night sounds? 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!!

Moonlight Paddles™ Details

  • average group size is 25-30 paddlers 
  • scheduled the Saturday on or before the Full Moon
  • transportation not available – drive time is 35 to 45 minutes
  • rotating locations & paddle routes
  • 3-4 hour tour
  • Meeting time and take-out vary according to sunset
  • Relaxed paddling pace
  • discounted rate of $40 per adult, $15 off for providing your own canoe/kayak

Twilight Paddles™ Details

  • max of just 15 paddlers for a small group experience
  • scheduled by request at anytimecontact us if the date you want is not listed
  • kayaks & canoes available
  • Cane Bayou route only – sunset on Lake Pontchartrain
  • transportation may be available 
  • Meeting time and take-out vary according to sunset
  • 3-4 hour tour
  • Relaxed paddling pace
  • $55 per adult, $10 discount for providing your own canoe/kayak

What You Bring

  • Evening meal and drink (optional)
  • Flashlight
  • Bug spray
  • Rain gear

What We Bring

  • Guided by certified Louisiana Master Naturalist
  • Canoes/kayaks, paddles, life vest
  • Waterproof cases to protect phones
  • A unique experience in a natural Louisiana swamp

Price

  • $40 per paddler for Moonlight Paddles™, $55 per paddler on Twilight Paddles™ (smaller group size)
  • Bring your own canoe or kayak and save
  • Children between 6 and 10 years old can be added as a passenger for just $10

Our meeting time and take-out will vary according to sunset. Generally we launch 2 hours before sunset and return about 1.5 to 2 hours after sunset. Driving directions to the launch will be emailed once your reservation is complete. Travel time to all launch sites is 35-45 minutes from New Orleans. Transportation is not provided to the launch sites on Moonlight Paddles but may be available on some Twilight Paddles. Please do not rely on Uber or Taxis as the fees will be high and the return trip is not reliable.

What’s the main difference between our Moonlight and Twilight Paddle Tours?   The group size of our Twilight Paddle Tours are smaller, averaging just 8 paddlers and we cap the tour at just 15 paddlers. Twilight Paddles are also scheduled more often.
Moonlight Paddlers average 25 paddlers and are only schedule monthly based of the full moon date.

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