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

We may offer kayak swamp tours but we are not just a tour company.

For over 45 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

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 probably...

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Who we are and what we do

We are the #1 ranked boat tour on in New Orleans. Here is why... Established in 1972, for over 45 years Canoe and Trail Adventures (CTA) has provided to the Greater New Orleans community opportunities to experience and to learn about the habitats and...

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2017 Moonlight Paddles

Our Moonlight Paddles are one of our most popular events for locals in the New Orleans area.  Here is a list of the dates for our Moonlight Paddles coming up this year: Feburary 4: Manchac Swamp March 11: Cane Bayou April 8: Cane Bayou May 6: Cane Bayou June 3:...

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